2012 Scottish Restaurant Awards shortlist unveiled

31 October 2011 by
2012 Scottish Restaurant Awards shortlist unveiled

The shortlist for the 2012 Scottish Restaurant Awards has been unveiled.

The awards, which are now in their fifth year and recognise the best restaurants across Scotland, have this year introduced two new categories: Most Innovative Restaurant of the Year and Best Takeaway Restaurant.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Glasgow's Science Centre on 27 February 2012.

Ronnie Sommerville of 5pm.co.uk, organiser of the awards, said: "It's great to have such a wide variety of venues chosen by the public and finalists are spread across the length and breadth of the country.

"These awards highlight the very best of what the Scottish dining scene has to offer and we congratulate each of the finalists on getting this far."

The finalists are:

Best Italian Restaurant of the Year Cucina at Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh
Italian Caffe, Glasgow
Osteria, North Berwick

Best Indian Restaurant of the Year Mithas, Edinburgh
Mother India, Edinburgh
Punjabi Tadka, East Kilbride

Best Oriental Restaurant of the Year Nahm-Jim, Fife
Opium, Glasgow
Yorokobi by CJ, Aberdeen

Best Family Restaurant of the Year Cruize, Auchrannie Resort, Isle of Arran
Di Maggios, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow
Room, Largs

Most Innovative Restaurant of the Year 21212, Edinburgh
Castle Terrace, Edinburgh
Restaurant Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh

Best Pub Grub of the Year Caley Sample Rooms, Edinburgh
Cock & Bull, Aberdeen
The Fox & Hounds, Houston
The Sun Inn, Edinburgh

Best Hotel Restaurant of the Year Airds Hotel, Argyll
Chez Roux - Greywalls, Gullane
The Albannach, Inverness

Best Customer Service of the Year 29 The Grill at the Square, Glasgow
EH15, Edinburgh
The Scottish Café & Restaurant, Edinburgh

Best Rural Restaurant of the Year Braidwoods, Dalry
Gordon's Restaurant, Angus
The Whitehouse, Argyll

Best Takeaway Restaurant of the Year Dining In, Bearsden
Mhor Fish, Perthshire
The Wee Hurrie, Troon
Zen Kitchen, Edinburgh

Best Seafood Restaurant of the Year Café Fish, Edinburgh
Crabshakk, Glasgow
Mhor Fish, Perthshire

Newcomer of the Year Barolo Grill, Glasgow
Kanpai Sushi, Edinburgh
The Honours, Edinburgh

The winners of the overall Restaurant of the Year and the Chef of the Year title will be announced at the event in February.

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By Kerstin Kühn

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