5pm.co.uk, the restaurant reservation and reviews website, and free business newspaper Business7 have announced that nominations for The Scottish Restaurant Awards 2011, which take place on Monday 28th February 2011 at the Glasgow Science Centre, are now open.
Dining out is a multi-million pound industry in Scotland and a big part of daily life, with the restaurant trade a vital component both as an employer and as a service provider to millions of customers every year. The Scottish Restaurant Awards celebrate and reward Scotland’s very best eating establishments, whether they offer fine dining or simple, good value family meals. The awards span sixteen categories, allowing the best restaurant in each field to stand out and be recognised. Nominations are invited from both the restaurant trade and diners to help potential contenders gain the exposure they deserve.
The awards, now in their 4th year, reflect the outstanding creativity, customer service and top-quality dining that is on offer throughout Scotland. The 2010 winners reflected the culinary diversity of modern Scotland and covered a wide geographical spread, with representation from Edinburgh Glasgow, Perth, Inverness, Fife and many other parts of the country. The top accolade of Restaurant Of The Year was won by The Peat Inn in Fife, while its chef/proprietor, Geoffrey Smeddle was handed the hotly contested Chef of the Year crown in a double victory for the establishment.