The Observer names The Kitchin as Best Restaurant 2010

By Becky Paskin

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Tom Kitchin recently opened his second Edinburgh restaurant, Castle Terrace
Tom Kitchin recently opened his second Edinburgh restaurant, Castle Terrace
The Kitchin in Edinburgh has been voted the Best Restaurant in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2010

Tom Kitchin’s Michelin-starred restaurant was voted by readers to be the best in the country for its “consistency and quality in customer service” and local, seasonal menu.

Kitchin said: “Our greatest achievement is happy diners so this award, as voted by the public, is really special. Our team work incredibly hard to make sure each and every diner at our restaurant has the best possible experience and I’m proud to be taking this award back to Scotland in recognition of what the team has achieved.”

Readers' choice

Now in its seventh year, the awards combine votes from the newspaper’s readers with those from a panel of judges, including Jay Rayner, Nigel Slater, Thomasina Miers and Mariella Frostrup.

Other reader-voted award winners included 69 Colebrooke row for Best place to drink, and Hawksmoor for Best Sunday Lunch.

Jamie Oliver was recognised as being the Food Personality of the Year, while the judges named River Cafe chef Stevie Parle as Young Chef of the Year.
The winners of the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2010 are:

Reader voted award winners:

Best restaurant
The Kitchin, Edinburgh

Best place to drink
69 Colebrooke Row, London

Best independent local retailer
Fodder, Great Yorkshire

Food personality
Jamie Oliver

Best Sunday lunch
Hawksmoor, London

Best food blog
Salad Club

Best cheap eat
Thali Cafe, Bristol

Best ethical restaurant
Riverford Field Kitchen

Judges' award winners:

Best newcomer
Sipsmith, London

Best producer
Trealy Farm

Reader's cocktail recipe
Will Parry Brown

Reader's recipe
​Maya Glaser

Lifetime achievement
Prue Leith

Young chef of the year
Stevie Parle

Outstanding contribution
​Sheila Dillon

Highly Commended:

Best newcomer
Paul Wayne Gregory

Best producer
Clarence Court

Best food blog
Eat Like a Girl
Cheese and Biscuits

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