The List Reader Award reveals 2019 longlist nominees, vote for your favourite now

The List Reader Award reveals longlist nominees, vote for your favourite now

Edinburgh's Leftfield winning The List Reader Award in association with Birra Moretti in 2018 / James Gourlay

In association with Birra Moretti, The List is celebrating our readers' favourite eating and drinking spots

Cue the drumroll because it's time to announce the longlist nominees for The List's Reader Award 2019, in association with Birra Moretti.

The award gives The List's readers the chance to have their say on what eateries and bars across Glasgow and Edinburgh deserve an honourable mention. Last year, Glasgow's Café Strange Brew and Edinburgh's LeftField left with the coveted prize. This year's longlist nominees includes newly opened establishments, as well as classic favourites.

Readers have been voting in droves for their favourite eateries in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, but it doesn't stop there. Over the next few days, you have the chance to vote for a winner. The ballot closes on Wednesday 20 March at midnight, with the shortlist being revealed on Friday 22 March. So why not show your fave some support by giving them a vote?

Without further ado, here's the longlist in no particular order:



Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery
A fine-dining experience with a Glaswegian backbone.
Finsbay Flatiron
Chilled out steaks on Woodlands Road with one cut on the menu: an 8oz flat iron.
El Perro Negro
Successful burger pop-up that has evolved into a permanent burger mecca on the Finnieston Strip.
Casual and cool dining with Southeast Asian flavours.
Five March
Small plates and seasonal ingredients in a wee space on Elderslie Street.
Battlefield Rest
Modern Italian dishes with Scottish elements on the Southside.
Square Bar & Restaurant
Westend bistro that hosts interesting pop-ups and takeovers.
Mediterranean sharing plates from head chef Rosie Healy of Ottolenghi fame.
Family-run Dennistoun staple that recently extended its deli-restaurant with a branch in Partick.
Ox and Finch
Creative, contemporary cooking with Michelin Bib Gourmand status in Finnieston.

The List Reader Award reveals longlist nominees, vote for your favourite now

The Café Strange Brew team also bagged The List Reader Award last year / credit: James Gourlay


Bross Bagels
Portobello's bagel bakery with new branch in Leith.
Locanda de Gusti
Friendly Neapolitan restaurant, from husband and wife team Rosario and Maria Sartore.
Spanish tapas restaurant that uses Spanish and Scottish ingredients.
Down the Hatch
North American influenced food in Port Edgar Marina, with a view of the Forth Road Bridge.
Café St Honoré
Scottish cooking in a French-Bistro surrounding, located in Edinburgh's New Town.
The Kitchin
Tom and Michaela Kitchin's Michelin starred restaurant uses the best of the country's natural larder.
Creative design and seasonal produce in an informal neighbourhood setting.
Exciting, unpretentious tasting menu committed to local sourcing and expert presentation.
The Pantry
Wholesome meals in Stockbridge with a popular brunch menu.
Contini George Street
Modern Italian cuisine in a grand and elegant setting.

The longlist for The List Reader Award in association with Birra Moretti is open until Wednesday 20 March at midnight. Cast your vote here.