Four eateries fight for top spot

FOUR Scottish restaurants are competing to be named the top eatery north of the border by readers of the Waitrose Good Food Guide.

The annual readers’ poll will result in ten regional winners and one overall Readers’ Restaurant of the Year.

With voting entering the final weeks (consumers have until May 12 to vote) Restaurant Mark Greenaway in Edinburgh, Mountain Cafe in Aviemore, Cail Bruich in Glasgow and The Birch Tree in Delny, near Invergordon, were the top contenders in the Scottish category.

Elizabeth Carter, editor of the Good Food Guide, said: “Once again our readers have come up trumps, nominating their favourite independent restaurants with enormous enthusiasm and in such detail.

“I’m delighted by the selection at this halfway stage and, as always, impressed by the sheer variety of owner-run eating places.

“From simple cafes and pubs to smart destination restaurants, we can’t wait to find out who the overall winners will be later in the year.

“And there’s still time to get involved with voting open until May 12. Many winning restaurants report an uplift in bookings, takings and staff morale as a result of an award from The Good Food Guide so it’s a great way to support your local eatery.”

The winners will be announced in July.