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Midlothian Food and Drink Awards 2015

Wednesday June 10th 2015

Midlothian Food & Drink

The winners of the Midlothian Food and Drink Awards were announced this week at an event held at Oxenfoord Castle Pathhead, was attended by around 90 food and drink businesses including the winners of the Midlothian Taste the Difference Schools’ Competition.

Councillor Jim Bryant, the cabinet member for tourism, said: “Run by the Midlothian Tourism Forum along with Midlothian Council, and with local business sponsorship, these awards recognise excellence among local food producers, restaurants and caterers.

“The sheer number of votes and the wide range of producers, cafes, pubs and restaurants voted for, serve as a reminder of just how lucky we are to enjoy great food and drink on our doorstep.

“Well done to all our winners and runners up. With the Borders Railway opening in September, it will bring huge economic opportunities. I’m confident that it will mean millions more people get the chance to enjoy the hospitality of all businesses here tonight.”

The winners and runners up are:

Best place for a coffee – winner: Little Italy, Penicuik, with runners up Poddingtons Coffee House, Straiton, and Cafe Panola, Loanhead

Best customer service – winner: Itihaas, Dalkeith, with runners up Gigi’s, Bonnyrigg and Little Italy, Penicuik Best place for a pint – winner: The Dean Tavern, Newtongrange with runners up The Paper Mill, Lasswade, and The Black Bull, Dalkeith

Best outside caterer – winner: Deli-licious, Bilston, with runners up The Wheelhouse,Newtongrange, and Stotties, Loanhead

Best place for lunch – winner: The Sun Inn, Lothian Bridge, with runners up The Paper Mill, Lasswade and Cafe Panola, Loanhead

Best local food or drink producer – winner: Stewart Brewing, Loanhead, with runners up Macsween, Loanhead and Toatie Tablet, Danderhall

Best place for dinner – winner: Itihaas, Dalkeith with runners up Gigi’s, Bonnyrigg, and Little Italy, Penicuik

Best place for a takeaway – winner: Dino’s, Loanhead, with runners up Itihaas, Dalkeith and Peny-cook, Penicuik

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