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October 27, 2011

Online Lifestyle Booking Site Announces the Scottish Restaurant Award Finalists

After weeks of public voting,, online lifestyle booking site, has announced the finalists of the fifth Scottish Restaurant Awards.

A dedicated testing team with expertise in the particular sector they’re judging, will perform site visits to the finalists over the next month. Each team will evaluate the restaurant against a set list of criteria.

There are two new categories this year; ‘Most Innovative Restaurant of the Year’ goes to restaurants that push forward the boundaries of cooking in Scotland. Novelty for its own sake is not enough but this award aims to recognise thoughtful, creative kitchens that explore new flavours, techniques and textures. ‘Best Takeaway Restaurant’ awards the takeaway restaurant that offers the finest cuisine.

The crème de la crème of the Scottish Restaurant industry will come together to battle it out for the coveted gongs in the winners’ ceremony at Glasgow Science Centre on 27th February 2012.

Ronnie Somerville of It’s great to have such a wide variety of venues chosen by the public; finalists are spread across the length and breadth of the country. T__hese 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, and wish them good luck with the final judging!”_ __

2012 Finalists In Full

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

Chef of the Year

Winner will be announced at the event

Most Innovative Restaurant of the Year

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, Lochinver

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

Restaurant of the Year

****Winner will be announced at the event