Choose yourself a tasty winner at the Edinburgh News Restaurant Awards

After a turbulent two years for the hospitality sector, the Edinburgh Evening News Restaurant Awards are back and bigger than ever.

Picture: Neil Hanna Photography
Picture: Neil Hanna Photography

Across 14 categories we will recognise the incredible achievements of the Edinburgh restaurant scene in the face of unprecedented adversity.

Launched in 2018, these awards were created to celebrate the flourishing Edinburgh dining scene and all it has to offer – from the finest city centre restaurants to cosy street food eateries in the Lothians.

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We believe it’s more important than ever to recognise excellence across the sector.

Edinburgh Restaurant Awards 2019

The event will take place at Brewhemia in Market Street.


Edinburgh Chef of the Year

Best Fine Dining Experience

Best Newcomer

Best Cafe/Deli

Best World Food Restaurant

Best Gastro Pub & Brewery

Best Family Friendly

Best Speciality

Best Takeaway Offering

Best Use of Outdoor Space

Best Customer Service

Best Seafood

Sustainability Award

In association with:

Edinburgh Restaurant of the Year Headline Sponsor AND Edinburgh Restaurant of the Year

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Edinburgh Chef of the Year

“Chef Works and Bragard are honoured to celebrate the achievements of such talented, creative individuals after such a challenging time for our wonderful hospitality sector.

“It’s going to be a great night and hopefully will also tempt readers to try somewhere new in and around this city’s great food scene.”

Emma Cohen, general manager and head of marketing at Chef Works Europe

Best Newcomer

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“We are very proud to be supporting the Edinburgh Restaurant Awards this year.” Mathew Gillies, director at Cowan & Partners

Sustainability Award

Everyone’s Edinburgh is supporting businesses to become more sustainable.

From the Sustainable Food Directory, showcasing local, environmentally friendly food, to the Edinburgh Climate Compact, a commitment by businesses to cut emissions, and Business For Good, helping people grow more sustainably with fairer business practices.

There is lots going on to help businesses shape Edinburgh into a greener, fairer and more sustainable city.

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