WEDGWOOD Restaurant on The Canongate has been short-listed for Best Restaurant Outside London for the third year running in the Food and Travel Reader Awards.
Chef Paul Wedgwood’s eponymous Capital restaurant originally won the award in 2016 and has been short-listed for the annual awards since.
Entrants of the awards, organised by Food and Travel Magazine, are chosen through a nomination process by readers of the magazine, before being short listed and facing a public vote to reach the final.
Wedgwood says, “Scotland has always been well known for its hospitality, and as an industry it’s really been coming of age recently.
“In Edinburgh we’ve seen large national restaurants like Dishoom and The Ivy open around St Andrew Square, but it’s brilliant to see the city’s independent businesses represented in national awards such as this.”
Although Wedgwood is the only Scottish restaurant to be recognised in the Best Restaurant Outside London category this year, the Capital has a strong showing in other categories with Pilrig Street’s Millers64 nominated for Best B&B while The Balmoral is nominated for Best City Hotel.
Paul Kitching’s 21212 meanwhile is up for the Best Gourmet Bolthole award and Bramble Cocktail Bar is in the running for Bar of the Year.
Edinburgh itself is also recognised with a nomination for Destination City of the Year.
Wedgwood adds, “It’s flattering to have been recognised by the readers of Food and Travel Magazine for three years running.
“To win again would just be the most incredible feeling, to do so alongside so many neighbouring businesses would be even better.”
Winners of the 7th Annual Food and Travel Readers Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony in London.
Cast your vote for your favourites at www.foodandtravel.com/awards. Voting closes in the first week of September.