Award Categories

Best Craft Beer

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

Best Bar and Kitchen

Food in bars used to mean nuts, pork scratchings and prawn cocktail crisps. We have come far since then. Now it’s all about the burgers, pies and fish and chips and good comforting food to go ...

Use of Scottish Produce

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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 ...

Best Scottish Spirit

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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 ...

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 ...

Best Newcomer

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This is a category where we are open to suggestions. We want to be impressed but have no preconceived ideas. We want to judge the entries on the impression they have made in a relatively short ...

Most Dedicated Food Blogger

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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. Judges will consider: Quality of ...

Best Street Food

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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. Judges will consider: ...

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 ...

Best Eco Friendly

This category celebrates the establishments that have the environment at the heart of their business. Maybe you know somewhere with a zero waste policy, somewhere that emphasises using seasonal ...

Best Chef

No one is more key to the success of a restaurant than its chef. The flair and skill of this person affects everyone else who works there, as well as the customer. We want to reward a chef who ...

Best Cafe/Deli

You might go to escape the office for a while, catch up with friends over a coffee or run in to grab the meat and cheese selection that everyone has been raving about. It’s your greasy spoon or ...

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. Judges will consider: How long the pub has been in the area Customer ...