Eating & Drinking Guide Awards 2019: Glasgow winners
Nanika; Five March; Locavore (credit: James Gourlay); Gather by Zique
The List's annual food and drink award winners in Glasgow include Locavore, Five March and the team behind Cafezique
The List's annual Eating & Drinking Guide has announced the winners of its Eating & Drinking Awards for 2019.
With the publication of the guide's 26th annual edition, ten venues across Edinburgh and Glasgow have been highlighted by the reviewers, editors and readers of the guide as the most exciting and essential places of the past 12 months in Edinburgh and Glasgow to uncover great food and drink.
The long-established guide covers around 1000 restaurants, bars, cafés, street food vendors, food shops and food-linked experiences. The new edition features some 160 new arrivals on the scene from the past 12 months, and the awards highlight the best of these newcomers as well as celebrating the contribution of one or two individuals to Scotland's food and drink scene.
Five of the winners are based in Glasgow (five others are based in Edinburgh). Five March bar and restaurant is evidence of the continued vibrancy and innovation of the Finnieston scene, with its inventive small plates and exotic cocktail list. Justin Valmassoi's tiny 14-seat diner Nanika on the Southside is evidence that exciting dining often arrives in small packages, with his passionate take on South-east Asian street food. Also on the Southside, Locavore is a dynamic community oriented food project that has expanded into bigger, better, busier premises in the past year with a café and organic grocery shop. An award was also announced for Mhairi Taylor and the Zique team, recognising the recent arrivals of Bakery by Zique and the sophisticated Gather by Zique as part of the much-loved Cafezique family of good food establishments in the Hyndland area.
Meanwhile, the annual Birra Moretti Readers' Awards saw thousands of readers voting online for their favourite dining venue in each city.
Winner of the Glasgow poll was Battlefield Rest a Southside favourite which has been serving Italian food for 25 years in an elegant former tram stop waiting room.
The runners-up in the Readers' Award poll for Glasgow were idiosyncratic West End steakhouse Finsbay Flatiron and Broomhill bistro The Square Bar and Restaurant.
The 26th edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is available now from outlets including Waterstones, priced at £5.95, as well as direct from list.co.uk/shop.
The Square Bar & Restaurant
6-8 Norby Road, Broomhill,
Westend bistro serving from brunch to dinner, with plenty of Scottish produce and influences, plus occasional pop-ups and take-overs.
The Bakery by Zique
79 Lauderdale Gardens,
Chic bakery from the folks behind Cafezique, with wide-ranging bakes and cakes plus plenty of savoury options. Also provide catering services.
66 Hyndland Street,
A neighbourhood café-restaurant cooking fresh local ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
140 Elderslie Street,
A convivial and spacious restaurant and bar with its finger on Finnieston's pulse, doing inventive small plates and exotic cocktails.
160 Woodlands Road,
Bar and kitchen with one main course option: an inexpensive, juicy flat iron steak, served up in funky 1970s, retro surroundings.
55 Battlefield Road,
Old tram station that blends the best in Italian cooking with Scottish ingredients and influence.
72 Victoria Road,
In Glasgow’s most ethnically diverse area, Nanika offers exciting and original South-east Asian dishes at affordable prices.
349 Victoria Road,
Locavore (meaning ‘eater of local food’) is a not-for-profit organisation working on projects to encourage more people to eat locally and sustainably. Their hub is the shop-cum-community kitchen in Shawlands, from where they sell local and Scottish food…