Results : The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards 2018

The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards 2018 – Results

Forgive any typos today, there’s a pair of bloggers with sore heads.  We won 💃🕺 – Most dedicated food blogger  at The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards 2018 last night.

Scotsman Food and Drink Awards

Sitting alongside the best of Scotland’s Food and Drink producers, restaurants and cafes was an achievement in itself .  So proud of everyone in the room.

The results are:-

Best Craft Beer

Brew Toon
Bute Brew Co
Lerwick Brewery
**Stewart Brewing**

Best Bar and Kitchen

Inn on Loch Lomond
**Scotch & Rye, Inverness**
The Marine, Stonehaven

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Best Use of Scottish Produce

Loch Levens Larder, Kinross
Luss Smokehouse,Luss
**Thule Ventus, Shetland**

Best Scottish Spirit

**Aelder Elixir**
Isle of Skye Distillers – Misty Isle Gin
Wester Spirit Co – Wester Spiced Rum

Best Newcomer

Paul Tamburrini, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh
Pennygate Lodge, Isle of Mull
Provender Melrose
**The Fishmarket, Newhaven harbour**

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Catching up with Dockyard Social

Best Street Food

Bonnie Burrito
**Dockyard Social, Glasgow**
The Crema Caravan

Best Dining Experience

21212, Edinburgh
**Eusebi Deli, Glasgow**
The Sun Dancer, Nairn

Best Eco-Friendly

Bute Brew Co, Isle of Bute
**Hickory Catering Company, Edinburgh**

Best Chef

Adam Neweth, Tayberry, Broughty Ferry
**Paul Kitching, 21212, Edinburgh**
Scott Smith, Fhior, Edinburgh

Best Cafe/Deli

**Eusebi Deli, Glasgow**
Mrs Greens Tea Room, Dumfries
Porto & Fi, Edinburgh

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Best Local Pub

Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar
Station Buffet Bar, Leven, Fife
**The Steam Packet Inn, Dumfries and Galloway**

Your Hidden Gem – voted by readers of The Scotsman

North Harbour Bistro, Scalpay
The Caddy Mann, Jedburgh
**The Sun Dancer, Nairn**
The Steam Packet Inn, Dumfries and Galloway
Aberdeenshire Larder
Brodies, Moffat
Cavens House, Dumfries
The Tin Coo, Aberdeenshire
Stevenson Tea Room, Shetland
Aurora, Edinburgh
Leftfield, Edinburgh
The Clunybank, Moray

Congratulations to everyone 💋 Now where’s that paracetamol?






I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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1 Comment


    Fantastic! it’s a very nice challenge for new food comers.

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