Double glory for Castle Terrace at Scottish Restaurant Awards

Restaurant InsuranceThe 2012 Scottish Restaurant Awards took place in Glasgow’s Science Centre on the 27th February and saw Edinburgh’s Castle Terrace basking in glory.

Co-owned by Dominic Jack and Tom Kitchin, the restaurant scooped the Restaurant of the Year and Most Innovative Restaurant of the Year awards. This comes hot on the tails of Castle Terrace’s victory in the Newcomer and Best New Restaurant categories in last year’s awards. Co-owner Dominic Jack is delighted with the recognition, “Since opening 18 months ago we have been on an incredible journey and being recognised with two awards really is testament to the hard work of the talented team. There are so many great restaurants in Scotland so to be recognised as Restaurant of the Year is a true honour. Myself and the rest of the team at Castle Terrace have really grown in strength and confidence and as a result we aren’t afraid to take risks and push boundaries.”

The Balmoral Hotel and Michelin-starred Number One restaurant also receive high praise from the judges. Speaking about executive chef, Jeff Bland, the judges had this to say; “From Perthshire girolles to Mull scallops, Scottish produce is at the heart of Jeff’s menus and he’s travelled the world telling other people just how good the food we produce in this country is, as well as being an ambassador for Scottish produce, Jeff has done a huge amount in terms of training, teaching and mentoring other chefs who have passed through his kitchens and then gone on to great things. He is a deserved winner.”

The full list of winners is as follows.

Best Italian Restaurant of the Year Cucina at Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh
Best Indian Restaurant of the Year Mithas, Edinburgh
Best Oriental Restaurant of the Year Opium, Glasgow
Best Family Friendly Restaurant of the Year Cruize, Auchrannie Resort, Isle of Arran
Best Chef of the Year Jeff Bland
Most Innovative Restaurant of the Year Castle Terrace, Edinburgh
Best Pub Grub of the Year Cock & Bull, Aberdeen
Best Hotel Restaurant of the Year Chez Roux – Greywalls, Gullane
Best Customer Service of the Year The Scottish Café & Restaurant, Edinburgh
Best Rural Restaurant of the Year Gordon’s Restaurant, Angus
Best Takeaway Restaurant of the Year The Wee Hurrie, Troon
Best Seafood Restaurant of the Year Café Fish, Edinburgh
Newcomer of the Year Kanpai Sushi, Edinburgh
Restaurant of the Year Castle Terrace, Edinburgh

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