The Menu Food and Drink Awards

The Menu Food and Drink Awards


Well folks, that’s it for another year…WOW!!!!!!

What a fantastic night. Thank you to everyone who made it to our awards ceremony and thank you to our host Jak O’Donnell,  our sponsors, our winners, the Old Course Hotel, all our guests and the amazing chefs  for a fabulous meal.

We look forward to seeing you all for our Food & Drink Awards in 2020.

For more information regarding the awards in 2020 please contact Lesley Taylor  or call 01224 343290

Key Dates

3 Nov 2018 Entries open
18 Jan 2019 Entries close
13 Feb 2019 Finalists announced
28 Mar 2019 The Event


  • Coffee Shop of the Year

    1. Winner AliBob Cafe, Errol
    2. Jannettas Gelateria Ltd, St Andrews
    3. Highly Commended Loch Leven's Larder, Kinross
    4. The Cafe at Balgove, St Andrews
    5. Highly Commended We are Zest, St Andrews
    6. Wee Bear Cafe, Kirriemuir
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  • Street Vendor of the Year

    1. Relish It, Kirkcaldy
    2. The Cheesy Toast Shack, Kingsbarns and St Andrews
    3. The Rolling Stove, Crieff
    4. Winner Wild & Smoky, Dundee
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  • Restaurant of the year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner 63 Tay Street, Perth
    2. El Tajin Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Montrose
    3. Highly Commended Little's Restaurant, Blairgowrie
    4. Venachar Lochside, Callander
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  • Chef of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner Alec Cruikshank, Fonab Farm Foods, Pitlochry
    2. Chris Hazelton, The Rookery, Carnoustie
    3. Graeme Pallister, 63 Tay Street, Perth
    4. Praveen Kumar, Tabla Indian Restaurant, Perth
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  • Best Newcomer

    Sponsored By:

    1. Coolinary Cafe, Montrose
    2. Highly Commended El Tajin Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Montrose
    3. Fonab Farm Foods, Pitlochry
    4. Winner The Crieff Food Company, Crieff
    5. The Dory Bistro, Pittenweem
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  • Farm to Fork Award

    Sponsored By:

    1. Ardross Farm Shop, Elie
    2. Balgove Larder, St Andrews
    3. Cairn o' Mhor, Errol
    4. St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company, Pittenweem
    5. Winner The Wright Root, Coupar Angus
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  • Pub of the Year

    1. Winner The Criterion, St Andrews
    2. The Inn on the Tay, Grandtully
    3. The Kirkstyle Inn, Dunning
    4. The Ship Inn, Elie
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  • Best Craft Beer

    1. Winner 71 Brewing, Dundee
    2. Coul Brewing Company, Glenrothes
    3. Law Brewing Company, Dundee
    4. Ovenstone 109, Anstruther
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  • Best Craft Distiller

    1. Lundin Distilling, Kirkcaldy
    2. Redcastle Spirits Ltd, Carymyllie
    3. Winner Tayport Distillery, Tayport
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  • Cocktail Bar of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. 3 Session Street, Dundee
    2. Winner The Adamson, St Andrews
    3. Tom's, Dundee
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  • Old Course Hotel

    Bordering the renowned 17th Road Hole of the Old Course, the Old Course Hotel overlooks the famous links courses, the West Sands Beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. This prestigious AA Five Star-awarded hotel has 144 rooms including 35 suites and is recognised as one of Europe’s leading resorts. The Old Course Hotel features a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, and French designer Jacques Garcia designed many of the hotel’s suites. Located just a short stroll from the historic university town of St Andrews, it’s a great vacation spot for golfers and non-golfers alike.

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