The latest edition of the Good Food Guide has six new Scottish entries, many of which will be familiar to readers of the 5pm blog. Happily, a number of them have also featured in the Scottish Restaurant Awards over the last few years.
The new entrants include 5pm member Chez Roux in Gullane, which won the Best Hotel Restaurant in the Year 2012 and The Whitehouse Restaurant in Lochaline which was a finalist in the Best Rural Restaurant of the Year category.
Also new t0 the guide are Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond, a 5pm member; the Ardeonaig Hotel on Loch Tay; Tanjore Indian restaurant in Edinburgh and the Allanton Inn.
The new entries join high ranking Scottish restaurants such as The Kitchin, Restaurant Martin Wishart and Castle Terrace, all in Edinburgh, plus The Peat Inn in Fife; Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles and The Creel in Orkney – all of which feature in the top 50 UK restaurants.
Scotland also does well when it comes to long serving restaurants which are good enough to survive for decades in the fickle restaurant trade. The list of veterans includes: Airds Hotel, Port Appin (37 years); Kalpna, Edinburgh (31 years); Inverlochy Castle, Fort William (30 years); Ostlers Close, Cupar (30 years); The Cellar, Fife (29 years); The Three Chimneys, Isle of Skye (27 years); Silver Darling, Aberdeen (24 years).
The six new entries bring the number of Scottish entries in the Good Food Guide 2013 to 109. Now in its 62nd year, The Good Food Guide 2013 is published on the 3rd of September.