Oh my...what a night!

Oh my...what a night!

Thrilled to be crowned National Winners at VisitScotland’s Thistle Awards 2020 as the 'Best Informal Eating Experience'

During 35 years of working in catering and hospitality and over the course of this time attending many events, the Thistle Awards National Final 2020 was one of THE best nights of my career.  

Fabulous event at the Edinburgh ICC organised by VisitScotland. The fact we won was a huge thrill and honour as this is an award we have wanted for some years and finally this year we triumphed…It just goes to show that perseverance can pay off.

This award is given to an informal eatery who offers great food and service and places the utmost importance of the provenance and sourcing of their food, using and promoting Scottish ingredients wherever possible.  Take a look at our interactive map on our ‘suppliers’ page to learn more about our fabulous suppliers.

Very importantly, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank our hard working team, fantastic great quality suppliers and of course our loyal customers. None of this happens without these groups of people and a lot of sustained hard work from our own team. THANK YOU ALL.

Finally, we believe its important to be able to substantiate our menu claims. One of the ways we do this is by belonging to various quality assurance schemes such as VisitScotland’s 'Taste Our Best' scheme along with membership of the Marine Stewardship Council’s 'Chain of Custody' which means we can use the blue ecolabel for the use of sustainable fish and seafood on our menus. Additionally, we are members of The Scotch Beef Club which means all our beef comes from Scottish Farm Assured Farms and is fully traceable.

Photos by Chris Watt Photography
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