Diners Decide Who Sits at Awards Top Table

Ordinary diners across Scotland have voted Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart’s restaurant as the best in the country.

The first toptable.com Scottish Restaurant Awards were based entirely on the ratings and reviews provided by restaurant-goers who visited the 260 eateries listed on the site.

The celebrated chef’s Leith eaterie claimed top spot in three of the seven categories, including the Best Overall Rating. It also collected the awards for Best Food and Best Service.

The other big winner was Glasgow’s India Quay, which ran away with the title of Most Popular Restaurant. Meanwhile relative newcomer The Prime Cuts in Aberdeen collected the gong for Best Toilets.

One of the most important aspects of toptable.com is that users are encouraged to rate restaurants after dining in them – with the 400,000-plus existing reviews growing by 1000 per day. The site provides a vital tool for other diners to choose the best places to eat.

Despite having earned a Michelin star and praise from the country’s top restaurant critics, Martin Wishart said he was delighted customers were also being given a voice.

He added: “We are proud to be recognised as one

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