Three cheers for Scots at awards

Scottish restaurants at ‘forefront’ of sustainable food movement

Charlie Cornelius
• Charlie Cornelius of Iglu receiving the SRA award from Raymond Blanc.

SCOTTISH restaurants scored a hat trick in the UK-wide Sustainable Restaurant Awards, with three different businesses picking up trophies.

Edinburgh bar and restaurant Iglu was named Scottish Sustainable Restaurant of the Year at the event, which is organised by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).
The outlet was recognised for its ethical work practices, as well as for its organic food.
Elsewhere, the James Miller Room at Ayrshire resort Turnberry picked up the SRA Society Award for its work with the local community and its treatment of staff.
And The Bay Fish and Chips of Stonehaven won the SRA Environment Award, in recognition of the Aberdeenshire chip shop’s commitment to renewable energy and materials.
The Scottish flavour wasn’t confined to the winners list, however.
Guests at the event, held in Roast Restaurant in London’s Borough Market, were offered a lunch prepared by three Scottish eateries – each with a SRA three star rating.
Edinburgh restaurants Cafe St Honore and The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant, and award winner The Bay Fish and Chips served up a menu of Scottish dishes that included haggis bon bons, Arbroath smokies, Cmullen skink and Forfar bridies.
Mark Linehan, managing director of the SRA, described Scotland as a “treasure trove” of good food.
“By winning three of the sustainable restaurant awards, Scottish restaurants and chefs have demonstrated that they are at the forefront of the sustainable food movement, giving diners what they want –good food that isn’t costing the earth,” said Linehan.