Tapas at Singh’s, Bukharah and The Caley Sample Room are the 5pm restaurants which were in the winner’s enclosure at The Scottish Entertainment & Hospitality Awards.
Billed as ‘Scotland’s largest hospitality event’, finalists are voted in by the general public.
Venues on the finalist shortlist are then visited by an independent judging panel who mark them on very specific criteria.
Tapas at Singh’s by Mister Singhs India won the Best New Restaurant Award 2017.
A new development from the family behind Mr Singh’s India at Charing Cross, Tapas at Singh’s is part of Soar Intu Braehead.
As the name suggests, tapas are the main focus of the menu. Although the staff in kilts also get their fair share of attention.
Tapas at Singh’s charity work
The restaurant has been open less than a year but is already flying high.
Not only are they making their customers happy, they are also doing a lot for charity. Every curry sold at Tapas at Singh’s provides a meal for a hungry child around the world.
In the eight months they have been trading, Tapas at Singh’s have helped feed over 40,000 children with their charity partner Mary’s Meals.
And by the end of 2017, the restaurant aims to have fed over 100,000 children worldwide.
Big congratulations from 5pm Dining on both the award and your fantastic charity work.
You can check out the menus at Tapas at Singh’s and book in via 5pm Dining. Look out for a Big Deal offer next week.
Bukharah: Best Indian Restaurant
Staying in Glasgow, the winner of the Best Indian Restaurant category was Bukharah.
Part of the Lorne Hotel on Sauchiehall Street, Bukharah has long been popular with Indian food fans who are happy to look beyond the most familiar options.
With exposed piping and brick walls, Bukharah Indian restaurant has the stylish modern looks to match its creative menus.
You can check out the menus and book in at Bukharah with 5pm Dining.
Look out for their offer of £12.95 for two courses on the set menu plus a glass of wine.
Caley Sample Room: Best Craft Beer Selection
Moving to Edinburgh, The Caley Sample Room was judged to have the Best Craft Beer Selection.
We can only agree. Their nine real ale lines showcase the good work of local breweries and they stock a huge range of canned and bottled beers from around the world as well as wines and spirits.
The food menus are pretty nifty too.
Serving from breakfast through to dinner, they are designed to cover most occasions from a morning plate of eggs Benedict to a dinner of beef shin pie via an after work sharing board.
They often run a 5pm Dining deal at £25 per couple for steak plus a bottle of wine.
You can book into The Caley Sample Room with 5pm Dining.
Finally, the Lifetime Achievement Award went to James Mortimer, a man who has done vast amounts for Glasgow’s hospitality industry over the last three decades.
It would take a very long blog to do justice to all his achievements but you can get an idea from this list of just some of his city centre venues: 29 – the Grill art the Square, Rogano, Citation and The Chippy doon the Lane.