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Foodie Explorers Awards 2018

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The end of the year is always a good time to look back and think about all the delicious meals and amazing places we visited in 2018.  This year we’ve decided to make things a little more official with the love of our favourites by giving them a very public hug for providing memorable experiences.

BEST NEWCOMER

Stack and Still, Glasgow

Splashing onto the Glasgow Foodie scene this year was Stack and Still. Towers of American-style pancakes in both a sweet and savoury style.  The queue to get in is almost as long as the list of pancake combos!

 

Stack and still pancakes
Stack and Still, Glasgow

BEST INDIAN

The Radhuni, Loanhead

A hidden gem, just south of Edinburgh with an award-winning chef, fish curries and great service.

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BEST THAI

Nok’s Kitchen, Edinburgh

Noks Kitchen Stockbridge edinburgh thai

Mr Foodie loves Thai cuisine and this was the more flavoursome Thai meal we had in 2018.

 

BEST SPANISH

Iberica, Glasgow

Iberica Spanish food glasgow spring menu

High-class Spanish cuisine with excellent Spanish wine, beer and cider to match!

 

BEST FINE DINING

111 by Nico, Glasgow

Trust 111 by Nico Glasgow tasting menu

111 by Nico is a fine introduction to fine dining.  Expertly priced, good service and relaxed.  A firm fave of all the foodie family.

BEST BRUNCH

PotLuck, Glasgow

Pot luck cafe glasgow

Restaurant-quality dishes in a bijou cafe in Strathbungo. Special mention for the hot cakes!

 

BEST COFFEE

Toro Coffee, Glasgow

Toro coffee co Shawlands cafe Glasgow

Coffee flights, great cakes and limited edition coffees from around the world made this our favourite coffee spot of 2018 despite only opening in September!

BEST ITALIAN

La Lanterna, Glasgow

la lanterna glasgow

A firm favourite of the Foodie family. It’s hard to beat the monkfish wrapped in parma ham with tagliolini!

BEST PIZZA

Mozza, Glasgow

Mozza pizza glasgow

Authentic ingredients and the best pizza base in Glasgow in our opinion.

BEST FARM TO FORK

Ardross Farm Shop, Fife

Ardross Farm Shop

A family-owned business stocking loads of their own produce (such as grass-fed beef) and so much artisan produce from further afield.

 

BEST BAR

The Pot Still, Glasgow

The pot still GLASGOW Whisky bar

Another favourite of the foodie family, and not just for whisky as the beer selection is ace too (and includes real ale).

BEST HOTEL MEAL

Paul Tamburrini at MacDonald Holyrood Hotel

Iberico pork bistro Deluxe by Paul Tamburrini

Martin Wishart’s former chef director at the Honours went solo and opened up his own restaurant in the capital with impressive results!

 

BEST HOTEL EXPERIENCE

Moor of Rannoch

Moor of Rannoch Hotel

Want to get away from it all? You’ll certainly feel a million miles from civilisation where the road ends at Moor of Rannoch but inside a warm welcome awaits, excellent food, a great whisky and gin selection and complimentary evening cheeseboard.

 

BEST MEAL

Inver, Argyll

Inver restaurant Strachur Argyll scotland

This is where we went after getting married, and very memorable it was too!

 

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  • Mrs Foodie aka Emma loves to snuggle with Fred and Cleo, sleep and read. Can be found with gin or a pint in hand.

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