Glasgow hunts for city’s best

Public shapes short-list for annual awards scheme

Brian Maule, Guy Cowan and John Quigley.

ALMOST thirty restaurants have been shortlisted for trophies at next month’s Glasgow Restaurant Awards.
After a public voting phase, which attracted 17,000 nominations, 27 restaurants have been shortlisted across nine different public categories. There are also nine trade categories and one organised by deals website 5pm.
Among the categories open to public voting were Posh Nosh, Smart but Casual, Family Dining and Best Breakfast. The three restaurants that received the most votes in each category were shortlisted and will now be visited anonymously by a panel of industry judges. The winners will be revealed at the Glasgow Restaurant Awards on December 10.
“This is the second year of these awards and it seems that the dining public are keen to ensure that their favourite establishment gets the recognition it deserves,” said Ryan James, chairman of the Glasgow Restaurant Association. “Glaswegians are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in the city. In return, restaurant owners and chefs are creating outstanding dining experiences by using the freshest ingredients, served by enthusiastic staff, in the best surroundings.”
The trade categories include Glasgow’s Greenest Restaurant, Aspiring Front of House Manager and Lifetime Achievement.
Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council, said the awards are “an important tool in highlighting the high standards of dining the city enjoys, but also in encouraging those who work in the industry”.