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February 22, 2011

The Scottish Restaurant AwardsDid you vote for your favourite restaurant in this year’s Scottish Restaurant Awards? Well the shortlist has been announced and Tam Cowan will be hosting what has been described as “Scotland’s Culinary Oscars” at Glasgow’s Science Centre on Monday 28th February.

The ceremony awards outstanding creativity, customer service and top quality dining on offer throughout Scotland and restaurants were nominated by food fans across the country. The nominees have been visited anonymously by a team of prestigious judges and the winners will be announced on the 28th February.

Ronnie here at, who run the awards with Business 7, says: “Each year, the judging process gets more and more difficult because restaurants across the country continue to raise their standards, offering delicious food and excellent service. The current climate has been difficult for restaurateurs, so these awards are more important than ever in celebrating and rewarding the industry’s hard work.”

So, which of your favourite restaurants have been nominated? Check out this year’s shortlist below and let us know what you think!

**Best Italian Restaurant of the Year****

** Cucina, Edinburgh

La Parmigiana, Glasgow

Osteria Piero, Glasgow

**Best Indian Restaurant of the Year****

** Mother India, Glasgow

Itihaas, Dalkeith

Balbirs, Glasgow**

** Kalpna, Edinburgh

**Best Oriental Restaurant of the Year****

** See Woo, Glasgow

Chop Chop, Edinburgh

Nanakusa, Glasgow ****

Best Family Friendly Restaurant **

** Bon Appetit, Dundee

Di Maggios, Glasgow

West Brewery, Glasgow

Chef of the Year **

** Winner will be announced at the event

**Fine Dining Experience of the Year****

** Martin Wishart, Edinburgh

Three Chimneys, Isle of Skye

Hotel Du Vin, Glasgow

**Best Pub Grub of the Year****

** Fox & Hounds, Houston

Tweeddale Arms, East Lothian

Stravaigin, Glasgow

**Best Hotel Restaurant of the Year****

** Hotel Du Vin, Glasgow**

** Isle of Eriska

Number One @ The Balmoral, Edinburgh

**Best Customer Service of the Year****

** The Pompador, Edinburgh

Abode @ Michael Caine, Glasgow

Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery, Glasgow ****

**Best Rural Restaurant of the Year****

** Three Chimneys, Isle of Skye

Eat on the Green, Ellon, Aberdeen

Monachyle Mhor, Perthshire

**Best Urban Restaurant of the Year****

** 63 Tay Street, Perth

Cafe Gandolfi, Glasgow**

** Smiths, Uddingston

**Seafood Restaurant of the Year****

** Seafood Restaurant, St Andrews

Lochleven Seafood Cafe, Fort William

Two Fat Ladies, Glasgow

**Newcomer of the Year****

** Castle Terrace, Edinburgh

Biadh @ McSorleys, Glasgow

Bovine, Glasgow

Pelican, Glasgow ****