THE winners of the Evening News Edinburgh Restaurant Awards were revealed at a glittering ceremony in the Principal Hotel, George Street, earlier this week. Here are 10 of our top award-winning eateries to try next time your thinking of dining out.
19 Shore Place
TAPA specialises in using the finest imported Spanish ingredients as well as the best of Scotland to create innovative dishes - the result is an amazing, tasty menu to pick and choose from as you while away an hour or two in the heart of Leith.
The restaurant, which was the out and out winner of the Hidden Gem Awards, voted for by our readers, also boasts an impressive Spanish Wine List.
BOARDWALK BEACH CAFE
50 Marine Drive
BOASTING amazing views across the Firth of Forth to Fife and with a name inspired by architect Sir Terry Farrell’s vision of a ten-mile boardwalk running along the shore between Cramond and Portobello, this cafe was winner of the award for Edinburgh’s Best Cafe/Deli. Time for a coffee and a tasty treat and a great view.
LE ROI FOU
1 Forth Street
FROM Isolde Nash and Jérôme Henry, previously Head Chef for Mosimann’s Dining Club, Belgravia and Les Trois Garçons, Shoreditch, Le Roi Fou won the Fine Dining category of the Edinburgh Restaurant Awards. Expect only the best from their pre-theatre, a la carte, lunch and tasting menus.
AURORA MODERN EATERY
187 Great Junction Street
AN interior made entirely of reclaimed materials sets Aurora up with a ‘nordic, raw, and modern atmosphere’ while locally sourced, seasonal and unprocessed produce ensure you know where the food comes from. Winner in the Best Newcomer category.
23-24 Sandport Place
THE winner in the Best Pub Grub category, Roseleaf is a family run bar/cafe serving ‘wholesome brunchies, lunchies, din-dins and munchies’. Watch for the daily specials.
SCRAN & SCALLIE
1 Comely Bank Road
THE rustic-chic gastropub with a modern Scottish menu, draught and bottled beers, and whiskies galore topped the Family Friendly category of the awards, so you know where to take the kids.
Dogs are also welcome.
FISHERS IN THE CITY
58 Thistle Street
IT will have come as little surprise to many to discover that the award for Best Seafood Restaurant went to Fishers In The City.
The classic city centre eatery, housed in an old converted warehouse is perfect for a casual lunch or intimate night out and a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike.
109 Hanover Street
LOOKING for a night out that won’t break the bank? With their casual red and yellow decor, this friendly bistro offers French classics and great set lunch menu deals.
Which will be why it won the Best Value for Money Award.
60 Henderson Street
HARMONIUM already boasts award-winning food. Specialising in sharing plates, nibbling with friends is the names of the game here.
However, if it’s something more substantial you’re looking for there are also a host of local dishes with a maritime twist - all meat free, naturally.
From crab cakes to mushroom scallops and juicy quarter pounders, Harmonium certainly lives up to its Best Vegetarian/Vegan restaurant accolade.
10 Gillespie Place
THE Capital’s ‘number 1 authentic Japanese food and sushi restaurant’ is how Harajuku Kitchen describes itself.
Fusing traditional family recipes passed down for three generations, with innovative AA rosette level flair, Harajuku walked off with the Best Street Food Award.