Congratulations are due to the best Scottish restaurants as a round of new awards are announced.
Earlier this week, The Pompadour by Galvin was crowned Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year 2017 at the fourth annual Food Awards Scotland.
The Food Awards Scotland recognise the success of local professionals and establishments.
Pompadour Head Chef Dan Ashmore commented: ‘It’s an honour to be recognised for all the hard work that my team and I have put in. I feel very privileged to have the chance to showcase the best seasonal, Scottish ingredients in one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the country.’
We had a chat with Dan a few weeks ago. If you fancy eating at the Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year 2017, you can book in with 5pm Dining.
Book a table for two at The Pompadour and you can enjoy their three course seasonal menu for £35 per person. This offer is available in the evenings: Wednesday to Friday and Sunday.
The kitchens combine the best of classical French-inspired cuisine with locally sourced Scottish ingredients.
Sample options might be the iced tomato gazpacho with burrata mozzarella and Highland rapeseed oil to begin. You might follow that with poached Peterhead cod, crushed Jersey Royals and a Champagne cream sauce.
Best Scottish restaurants
The Good Food Guide has also announced its Top 50 UK Restaurants ahead of its new edition being published on the 4th of September.
Andrew Fairlie’s restaurant was ranked the eighth best restaurant in the UK. Other Scottish entrants in the Top 50 include The Kitchin, Castle Terrace and Restaurant Martin Wishart in Edinburgh plus The Peat Inn in Fife.
The Three Chimneys in Skye won the Restaurant of the Year award. This is what The Good Food Guide had to say about the restaurant founded by Shirley Spear:
‘It is superbly satisfying to come across a restaurant that knows just what it’s doing, without seeming to try. Chef Scott Davies is evangelistic about Skye’s culinary heritage and his menus are strongly rooted in the immediate area. Most ingredients come from a 20-mile radius. This is where the Three Chimneys truly excels, and makes its mark: in the quality of those raw ingredients and in the rich depth of flavour that distinguishes every dish. This is memorable, engaging cooking served by a proud team.’