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Uber Eats Scotland Restaurant of the Year shortlist announced - and they need your vote

A new award from food delivery specialists Uber Eats is seeking to name the UK's best Restaurant - and ten Scottish eateries have been named in the final shortlist.

The inaugural UK & Ireland Restaurant of the Year Awards will be judged by a selection of famous faces.

The eventual winner of the ‘Restaurant of the Year’ will win £100,000 to build and expand their business.

Earlier this year, the public was invited to nominate their favourite spots from across the UK and today the shortlist for the finalists in Scotland has been revealed.

Each of the ten nominees represents the most highly rated and most popular restaurants that Scotland has to offer.

The ten Scottish finalists include:

  • Bonnie Burrito, Edinburgh – Mexican food specialists with two outlets in the capital.
  • Bread Meats Bread, Glasgow – Burger champions with several locations in Glasgow.
  • Buck's Bar – Hugely popular fried chicken restaurant chain in Glasgow.
  • Bundits of Leith - Delicious Bao Bar pop-up in Edinburgh.
  • Crazy Wok – Vegan-friendly Chinese food at its finest in Glasgow.
  • Julie's Kopitiam – Malaysian Street food eatery that's wowing the southside of Glasgow.
  • Mother India – Authentic Indian food that's become an institution in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  • Smiddy BBQ - Slow-cooked craft BBQ featuring Scottish meat cooked American style in Edinburgh.
  • So... NYC Bagels and Brew – Aberdeen's premier NYC bagels and coffee gurus
  • Yippon Sushi – Japanese sushi experts based in Glasgow close to the University of Strathclyde.

For the next stage in the voting process, customers can view the shortlist and vote for their favourite restaurants HERE from now until June 16.

The top restaurant from each region will then be invited to take part in a judging day, where their food will be tasted by the panel of judges, including Prue Leith, restaurateur and TV host, and Rachel Ama, vegan chef.

Matthew Price, Uber Eats General Manager, said: “There are so many amazing independent restaurants on Uber Eats and the shortlist really demonstrates the vast amount of options and cuisines available across the UK and Ireland.

"I can’t wait to see the fantastic stories that are brought to light, try some of the best food available on our high streets up and down the country and recognise the pioneers and innovators shaping the future of our restaurant industry.”

Dame Prue Leith, cook, restaurateur, TV presenter and author, said: “Opening your own restaurant is desperately hard work, nerve-wracking and expensive. But there are few things as exciting and satisfying.

"I’m delighted to work with Uber Eats to crown their first Restaurant of the Year and shine a light on some extraordinary people and restaurants. They are the future of the industry. I’m looking forward to discovering pioneers across the UK and Ireland and of course to eating some amazing food.”

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