Winners of the 2008 List Eating and Drinking Guide Awards revealed
The List is delighted to reveal the winners of this year’s List Eating & Drinking Guide Awards, as we launch our 2008 guide, free with the latest issue of the magazine.
Now in their sixth year, The List awards highlight some of the best eating out experiences in Glasgow and Edinburgh. This year, we are pleased to announce the addition of a Readers’ Award in association with Taste of Edinburgh, as voted for by visitors to The List magazine’s website, www.list.co.uk.
Also returning this year will be the Judges’ Special Award, which recognises the contribution of an establishment, an individual or a family to the food and drink world in Scotland.
The List Eating & Drinking Guide’s co-editor, Donald Reid, said of the awards: ‘Our goal is not only to recognise the more upmarket and glamorous eateries but also to distinguish the more affordable places and, especially, those bringing innovation and integrity to the scene. These awards are not purely about rewarding the quality of cooking and the ingredients used, although excelling in those areas is a primary consideration.
‘As well as making an assessment of the calibre of the cuisine, we examine the service, looking for knowledge and personality, and we also consider the ambience and style of each venture. Finally, we look at value for money. A memorable meal out always depends on a restaurant working well on many different levels, so these awards reward the all-round dining experiences.’
In Edinburgh, The List Readers’ Award goes to Urban Angel with The Dogs and Wedgwood picking up the awards for Best Newcomers.
In Glasgow, Guy’s Restaurant & Bar in the Merchant City takes The List Readers’ Award, while Nanakusa and Two Fat Ladies @ The Buttery take the gongs for the Best Newcomers.
The Judges’ Special Award went to oyster farmer Andy Lane for his work with Loch Fyne Oysters and Loch Fyne Restaurants and his ‘ethical championing of rural Scottish produce in Great Britain and internationally.’