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Wednesday March 20th 2019

Midlothian Food and Drinks Awards 2019

More than 30 businesses across East Lothian and Midlothian are celebrating after reaching the finals of the esteemed Mid & East Lothian Food & Drink Awards 2019 following applications across all categories.
Organised by the Mid & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce, the awards are open to food and drink outlets, providers and producers in East Lothian & Midlothian.

East Lothian and Midlothian have an excellent base for growth in food, drink, agriculture and seafood, with its wide range of primary produce, new businesses, big name brands and international connections. The food, drink and agriculture sector is a significant part of the region’s economy.

This year’s award categories include Best Eatery in a Visitor Attraction, Takeaway of the Year, Café / Tea Room of the Year, Pub of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Excellence in Customer Service, Most Innovative Product, Local Producer of the Year and Commitment to Developing Young Talent.

The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 27th March at Eskmills Venue, Musselburgh. Ticket is £54pp including VAT and can be purchased online at HERE

Chamber Chief Executive, George Archibald said: “The quality of entries to this year’s Midlothian & East Lothian Food & Drink Awards was incredibly high, which made the judging process challenging, but enjoyable.

“It was great to see the strength and diversity of businesses flourishing across the two regions and we believe the finalists reflect the very best East Lothian & Midlothian have to offer. Congratulations again to everyone that entered and I’d like to wish all the finalists the very best of luck.”

The full list of finalists are:

Best Eatery in a Visitor Attraction (sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland):

  •          Archerfield Walled Garden
  •          Bistro at the Brunton
  •          Saltire Hospitality at Roslin Chapel – The Chapel Café
  •          Restoration Yard
  •          Secret Herb Garden

Takeaway of the Year (sponsored by Costco)

  •          The Bombay Spice
  •          Dino’s of Loanhead
  •          The Filling Station
  •          The Lobster Shack

Café / Tea Room of the Year (sponsored by Midlothian Innovation Centre)

  •          Giovanni Bistro
  •          Lewis & Clarke Artisan Kitchen
  •          The Loft Café & Bakery
  •          Soutra Coffee House

Pub of the Year (sponsored by East Lothian Food & Drink Ltd)

  •          Laird and Dog
  •          The Nether Abbey
  •          Royal Mackintosh Hotel
  •          Tweeddale Arms Hotel

Restaurant / Bistro of the Year (sponsored by Business Gateway – Midlothian)

  •          Buenos Aires
  •          The Campaign Room Bistro at Carberry Tower
  •          The Paper Mill
  •          The Radhuni
  •          Osteria

Excellence in Customer Service (sponsored by HR Dept Edinburgh and the Lothians)

  •          Dunmuir Hotel
  •          Gigi’s Italian Restaurant
  •          Hickory
  •          Saltire Hospitality

Local Producer of the Year (sponsored by Shawfair Park)

  •          Ross’s of Edinburgh Ltd
  •          The Spice Witch
  •          Stewart Brewing Ltd
  •          William Robertson & Sons Ltd

Most innovative New Product (sponsored by CATAX)

  •          Aye Pickled
  •          MaRobert’s
  •          The Old Curiosity Distillery
  •          The Rocketeer Restaurant

Commitment to Developing Young Talent (sponsored by DYW Edinburgh, Midlothian & East Lothian)

  •          Borthwick Castle
  •          Carberry Tower Mansion House & Estate
  •          Nether Abbey Hotel
  •          Stewart Brewing Ltd
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