At: The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
On: Wednesday 1st November 2017


Best Craft Beer or Cider

Whether you brew your own beer or offer the most comprehensive selection of ciders, we want to celebrate those who fill Scotland’s pint with the best drink in town. 

Our 2017 finalists are:

Spey valley Brewery
Tempest Beer
Waulkmill Cider

Best Cocktail Bar

Shaken, not stirred! We want to celebrate your favourite venue so help us name the best spot for the best cocktail in Scotland.

Our 2017 finalists are:

Kelvingrove Cafe
The Voyage of Buck

Scottish Salmon

Use of Scottish Produce

Sponsored by Scottish Salmon

Great ingredients make a big difference in the kitchen. We are proud to support and celebrate the best sourcing, use and promotion of Scottish local produce. Nominate your favourite place that makes use of local Scottish ingredients to create great flavours in their kitchen's.

Our 2017 finalists are:

Ardross Farm 
Isle of Mull Cheese
The Alexander Smokery 

Best Scottish Spirit

Some are perfect by themselves and others go well when you add a little something extra. No matter how you take yours, we want to celebrate this year’s surprises or the undefeated champion of spirits.

Our 2017 finalists are:

Arbikie - Kirsty's Gin
Harris Gin

Your Hidden Gem

Secret spots, creative locations, stunning views or quirky decor; whether you like them from the mystery they’re surrounded by or the crazy lampshade hanging from the ceiling, we want to celebrate Scotland’s best surprises.

Our 2017 finalists:

Glendale Highland Market
Good Brothers Wine Bar, Edinburgh
Kimchi Cult, Glasgow
Le Roi Fou, Edinburgh
Loch Arthur, Dumfries
The Old Post Office, Lochbuie
The Glenfinnan Dining Car
The Whitehouse restaurant, Lochaline

Please vote for your winner now by clicking this link!

Most Inspirational Creation

Innovation and surprising combinations can inspire the palate, we’re here to celebrate those of your who have wowed the audience and brought something new and unexpectedly good to their taste buds. This is open to both food and drink creations.

Our 2017 finalists are:

Edinburgh Food Studio
IQ Chocolate
Mark Greenaway Cookbook

Most Dedicated Food Blogger

Be it Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat we want to find that one blogger that makes your mouth water with their reviews of the best spots in town.

Our 2017 shortlist is:

Boys Eat Scotland
Foodie Quine
Tartan Spoon

Best Street Food

Whether they are always on the road or have found a regular home in your city, they bring people together and offer satisfying quick bites to please people on the go.

Our 2017 finalists are:

Arbroath Smokie - Iain R Spink
Saiko Kitchen
The Big Feed
The Pitt

Best Dining Experience

The excitement, the preparation, the lighting, the service, the music, the wine that matches every bite of your menu selection so perfectly...nothing beats this complete dining experience. Help us celebrate the venue that has it all.

Our 2017 finalists are:

 The Kitchin
The Newport Restaurant

Best Vegetarian

We want to celebrate the places that have transformed the eating out experience, giving us a greater choice vegetarian alternatives that leave us wanting more and more. And more.

Our 2017 finalists are:

Foodstory Cafe
Hug and Pint

Corn Exchange Edinburgh

Most Innovative Chef

Sponsored by Corn Exchange Edinburgh

From deep fried mars bars to bacon doughnuts, tell us who creates these crazy, delicious dishes that shouldn’t go but really, REALLY, do.

Our 2017 finalists are:

Scott Smith - Norn
Nico Simeone - Six by Nico
Ben Reade and Sashana Souza Zanella - Edinburgh Food Studio

Best Cafe

Thinking cake, coffee and some chat? Join us in the celebration of the place you go to when you want to satisfy your sweet tooth and treat yourself and friends.

Our 2017 finalists are:

The Storehouse
Castleton Farm Shop

Best Local Pub

Quiet or crowded? DJ or jukebox? We want to find out what your local pub is all about and how it beats the rest.

Our 2017 finalists are:

Kays Bar
Glen Cova - Climbers' Bar
The Ship Inn

The Scotsman Food & Drink Awards 2017

At: The Corn Exchange
EH14 1RJ

On: Wednesday 1st November 2017

Scotsman Food & Drink Awards 2017