The Menu Food and Drink Awards

The Menu Food and Drink Awards

We are deeply disappointed to be cancelling The Courier Menu Awards that were scheduled to take place this evening.

The wellbeing of our team, guests and partners is of utmost importance, and in line with government advice on the Coronavirus outbreak, it has been decided to cancel this evenings event.

We are currently investigating how we can mark the worthy nomineees and winners of The Menu Awards, and will update on this through The Courier and at in due course.

The DC Thomson Media Events team will be working to contact all of the guests and suppliers due to attend.


Key Dates

23 Nov 2019 Entries open
20 Jan 2020 Entries close
5 Feb 2020 Finalists announced
12 Mar 2020 The Event


19:00: Arrival drinks reception
19:30: Welcome
19:45: 5 course gala dinner
22:00: Awards commence
23:00: Entertainment/networking
00:00: Carriages
Email Lesley Taylor or call 01224 343290';


  • Chef of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Dean Banks , Haar Restaurant
    2. Highly Commended Lorna McNee, Restaurant Andrew Fairlie
    3. Winner Martin Hollis, Old Course Hotel
    4. Praveen Kumar, Tabla Indian Restaurant
    5. Scott Hessel, Crieff Hydro
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  • Cocktail and Wine Bar of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Bird & Bear
    2. Winner Draffens
    3. Highly Commended The Wine Press
    4. 3 Session Street
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  • Craft Beer/Cider of the Year

    1. Winner Lost Orchards Cider
    2. Law Brewing Company
    3. Ovenstone 109
    4. St Andrews Brewing Company
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  • Craft Distiller of the Year

    1. Carnoustie Distillery
    2. Winner Darnley's Gin
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  • Entrepreneur of the Year

    1. Alec Cruikshank, Fonab Farm Foods
    2. Phil Donaldson, Macmerry 300
    3. Winner Praveen Kumar, Tabla Indian Restaurant
    4. Hayley Wilkes, WeeCOOK Pies
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  • Food/Drink Visitor Destination of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Angus Farmers Market
    2. Winner Bowhouse
    3. Cairn O Mohr
    4. The Gin Bothy
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  • Independent Coffee Shop of the Year

    1. AliBob Cafe
    2. Sweet Pea Cafe
    3. The Post House
    4. Highly Commended The Whistle Stop
    5. Winner Wee Bear Cafe
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  • Newcomer of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Highly Commended Crafty Maltsters
    2. La Sicilyana
    3. Lost Orchards Cider
    4. Podberry
    5. Winner The Kinneuchar Inn
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  • Producer of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Ardross Farm Shop
    2. Crafty Malsters
    3. Podberry
    4. Winner Summer Harvest Oils
    Read More
  • Pub of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. The Jigger Inn
    2. The Bankfoot Inn
    3. Winner The Kirkstyle Inn
    4. The Pitcairngreen Inn
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  • Restaurant of the Year

    1. Cromwell Kitchen
    2. Highly Commended Little's
    3. Moor of Rannoch Restaurant
    4. Winner The Kinneuchar Inn
    5. The Tayberry
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  • Street Vendor of the Year

    1. Winner Mezzaluna
    2. Relish It
    3. SimplyFlo
    4. Wild Fire Pizza
    Read More

The Judges

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    Graham Huband

    Deputy Editor The Courier

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    Gillian Lord

    Features Editor, The Courier

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    Martha Bryce

    Director, Sound Bite PR

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    Murray Chalmers

    The Courier Restaurant Reviewer

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    Jamie Scott

    Head Chef, The Newport

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    Owen Hazel

    Co Owner, Jannettas Gelateria

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