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Scotland's best fish and chip shops named at top awards

Scotland's best chippies from across the country have been named at a top awards show. The Food Awards Scotland has picked out this year's winners from four regions around Scotland as well as crowning the overall winner.

The awards team said that all of the finalists and winners have helped "shape and build Scotland’s reputation of food".

The winners of the Scottish Food Awards were announced at a black-tie ceremony at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel on September 26.

The awards said the winners are a true reflection of high standards and customer service and are chosen by members of the general public. Several of the awards are split into local regions to ensure that local establishments from across the country are recognised for their exceptional performance.

A spokesperson for The Food Awards Scotland said: “It is true that Scotland combines tastes and flavours from all over the world, where visitors can find different restaurants, gastro pubs and bistros, to meet their needs.

“Creative Oceanic is proud to be part of this celebration and we would like to congratulate all finalists and winners for their achievements!”

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North winner: Val Di Vara Fish and Chips, Brechin

Situated on the town's Monstrose Street, this Brechin institution is a huge hit with the local community.

Central winner: The Wee Chippy, Anstruther

Founded in 1999, this family-owned chippie is located in the picturesque fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife and is a big draw for tourists and locals alike.

South West winner: The Place To Be, Kilmarnock

This award Winning Fish and Chip Shop situated in the heart of Kilmarnock, is regularly named as one of the best chippies in the country.

South East winner: Pierinos, Edinburgh

This long-time Leith favourite is a family-run fish and chip shop that has been pleasing locals for decades.

Overall Winner: Pierinos, Edinburgh

Speaking to Edinburgh Live, owner Domenico said: "This means so much to us, especially to our Leith customers. We have had a few messages that we've put Leith back on the map.

All of the winners at the Food Awards Scotland 2022

Restaurant of the Year North: The Stables Restaurant & Grill (Fort William)

Restaurant of the Year Central: Brea – Scottish Restaurant (Stirling)

Restaurant of the Year South West: The Pheasant Sorbie(Newton Stewart)

Restaurant of the Year Glasgow: Ristorante Pieno (Glasgow)

Restaurant of the Year South East: Mazzoli Italian Kitchen (Haddington)

Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: Brea – Scottish Restaurant (Stirling)

Café/Bistro of the Year North: Nooks & Crannies (Fraserburgh)

Café/Bistro of the Year Central: The Broch Café (Strathyre)

Café/Bistro of the Year South West: Lee-Anns Café (Raploch)

Café/Bistro of the Year Glasgow: Kemble & Jones (Glasgow)

Café/Bistro of the Year South East: Stewart’s Café Bistro (Jedburgh)

Café/Bistro of the Year Overall Winner: Nooks & Crannies (Fraserburgh)

Takeaway of the Year North: Siam Cottage (Aberdeen)

Takeaway of the Year Central: The Aladdins Indian Takeaway (Perth)

Takeaway of the Year South West: Zain’s Curry House (Dalry)

Takeaway of the Year South East: Go-Go’s Takeaway (Edinburgh)

Takeaway of the Year Overall Winner: Zain’s Curry House (Dalry)

Gastro Pub of the Year North: The Waterfront (Inverness)

Gastro Pub of the Year Central: The Drovers Inn (Inverarnan)

Gastro Pub of the Year South West: Carriages (Kilmacolm)

Gastro Pub of the Year South East: The Barony Bar (Edinburgh)

Gastro Pub of the Year Overall Winner: Carriages (Kilmacolm)

Hotel Restaurant of the Year North: Northern Sands Hotel (Thurso)

Hotel Restaurant of the Year Central: Inglewood House and Spa (Alloa)

Hotel Restaurant of the Year South West: Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Golf (Oban)

Hotel Restaurant of the Year South East: Norton House Hotel & Spa (Newbridge)

Hotel Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: Northern Sands Hotel (Thurso)

Best Fish ‘N’ Chips Establishment North: Val Di Vara Fish and Chips (Breechin)

Best Fish ‘N’ Chips Establishment Central: The Wee Chippy (Anstruther)

Best Fish ‘N’ Chips Establishment South West: The Place To Be (Kilmarnock)

Best Fish ‘N’ Chips Establishment South East: Pierinos (Edinburgh)

Best Fish ‘N’ Chips Establishment Overall Winner: Pierinos (Edinburgh)

Caterer of the Year: 3G Catering Services UK (Perth)

Best Indian Establishment: Swadish by Ajay Kumar (Glasgow)

Best Italian Establishment: La Vita Spuntini City Centre (Glasgow)

Best Mediterranean Establishment: Andreou’s Bistro (Arbroath)

Best Oriental Establishment: Sapporo Teppanyaki (Glasgow)

Best World Cuisine: The Mexican (Perth)

Best Vegetarian Establishment: Soul Food Kitchen (Glasgow)

Best Seafood Establishment: East Coast (Musselburgh)

Fine Dining Resturant of the Year: The Glasshouse Restaurant (Kilmarnock)

Dessert Outlet of the Year: Novelli’s (Burntisland)

Best Street Food: The Rolling Pig BBQ & Street Food (Johnstone)

Best Scottish Cuisine: The Birds and Bess (Stirling)

Bakery of the Year: Vera Artisan Bakery (Stirling)

Restaurant Supplier of the Year: TPS Fruit & Veg (Turriff)

Vegan Restaurant of the Year: The Wildcat (Fort William)

Island Food Business of the Year: The Wineport (Isle of Arran)

Family Restaurant of the Year: Loch Iall Brewers Fayre (Fort William)

Cookery School of the Year: Indian Cook School by Parveen Kumar (Perth)

Best of South Scotland: Adam’s Kitchen (Hawick)

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