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The Peat Inn wins restaurant of the year at Scottish Restaurant Awards

By Emma Eversham , 23-Feb-2010

Charles Shaw with the team from the Peat Inn including chef/owner Geoffrey Smeddle (far right)

Charles Shaw with the team from the Peat Inn including chef/owner Geoffrey Smeddle (far right)

The Peat Inn in Fife has been voted Restaurant of the Year at The Scottish Restaurant Awards where Leith's Restaurant Martin Wishart and Kings Wark pub also picked up accolades

The awards, held at Edinburgh's Corn Exchange last night, saw a host of restaurants, pubs and hotels pick up awards from reservation and review website, who asked diners, restaurateurs and suppliers to vote online for their favourite venues in 15 categories before a judging panel cast the final votes.


The Peat Inn's chef/owner Geoffrey Smeddle also beat off Tom Kitchin and Ian McAndrew to win Chef Of The Year, making it a top night for the Fife-based restaurant with rooms.


Best Newcomer went to Rocpool Reserve Hotel in Inverness and the Best Customer Service tribute was won by Hotel Du Vin in Glasgow.


Charles Shaw, chairman of, said: “The culinary standard in Scotland gets better and better every year. is delighted to support the recognition of these fantastic chefs and restaurateurs.”


The winners are:


Best Italian Restaurant - Osteria Piero, Glasgow


Best Indian Restaurant - Mother India, Edinburgh


Best Oriental Restaurant - Nanakusa, Glasgow


Best Specialty Restaurant - Calistoga Central, Edinburgh


Best Family Friendly Restaurant - Di Maggio's, Glasgow


Best Chef of the Year - Geoffrey Smeddle, Peat Inn, Fife


Best Fine Dining Restaurant - Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh


Best Pub Grub - The Kings Wark, Edinburgh


Best Urban Restaurant - Opus One Restaurant, Perth


Best Seafood Restaurant - Ondine, Edinburgh


Best Newcomer Restaurant - Rocpool Reserve Restaurant & Bar, Inverness


Best Hotel Restaurant - Ardeonaig Hotel & Restaurant, Perthshire


Best Rural Restaurant - Cail Bruich, Bridge of Weir


Best Customer Service - Hotel du Vin and Bistro, Glasgow


Healthy Workplace - Eurest / Scottish Power