Winners of The List Eating & Drinking Guide Readers' Award
Dishoom and The Grill on the Corner come out victorious in our readers' vote
The List Readers' Award in association with Birra Moretti has returned with a bang in 2017. This is the first time we've run the formerly-annual award since our 2012/2013 Guide, in which First Coast and Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery scooped the prizes for Edinburgh and Glasgow respectively.
For our current Guide (out now), we grilled readers back in November, asking them to let us know the places in their cities they always recommend to pals, and the joints they find themselves going back to again and again because they're so darn great. From a host of amazing suggestions, we whittled down to a shortlist, and from that, we now have winners for Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as two runners-up for each city.
This fun, funky Irani café has had them queuing round the block since it opened in December 2016. With perky small plates that pack a spicy punch, a cracking underground bar and what's already being touted as the best breakfast in town, our readers have bowed to the power of the bacon naan and voted Dishoom their top pick for 2017.
Read our full review of Dishoom
Civerinos Italian Street Food & Pizza Slice Bar
It's all about the dough in this bustling Italian pizza joint. Our readers rave about their sourdough slices, cool atmosphere and of course the much Instagrammed Nutella calzone.
This tiny Leith Walk tacqueria has built a fiercely loyal following among List readers, thanks to their perfectly formed collections
Winner: The Grill on the Corner
The twinkling lights signalling the Grill on the Corner have been illuminating a city centre junction since 2005 – long before the recent steakhouse revival. With sister branches in England, the stylish Glasgow restaurant uses well-sourced meat and seafood for their surf and turf menu, served up in a lively atmosphere helped along by classy cocktails.
Read our full review of The Grill on the Corner
Café Strange Brew
'Keep Shawlands strange' is the mantra at this popular café, recently moved across the street to larger premises, such is the demand for its globally inspired dishes and great coffee.
Housed in an iconic and elegant tram station at Langside, Battlefield Rest has been providing eager Southside residents with modern Italian food for over two decades.