TartanSpoons 2017 Top Ten

2017 seen Scotland’s Food and Drink scene thrive. Many London restaurants opened additional branches in Edinburgh, Glasgow and across Scotland and there are no signs of this trend stopping with many more set to open in 2018.

The wonderful thing about food and drink is that there are so many genres of food – Indian, Asian, American, Nordic; there are so many great franchises and chains and there are loads of independents. There is a place for each one of them as most of us are foodies in some shape or form.

It’s a tough choice to try to choose my top ten places for 2017 as there are so many great overall experiences to choose from but here goes. In no particular order….

Geranium, Copenhagen

This restaurant was the one place on my ultimate foodie list of 2017 after seeing it on Rick Stein. I wanted to eat those edible razor clams and I did. Read my full review here.

Twenty Princes Street, Edinburgh

Consistently good food, great staff and those views. Their menus are seasonal and their steaks are utterly divine. Read my reviews here and here.

Nkd Pizza, Edinburgh

New kid on the block out in Morningside. They make their own tomato sauce, only use fresh ingredients and their bases are made using 10 grains. Read my full review here.

The Fifty Five, Bridge of Allan

The service was outstanding here and by far the best customer service in any place I have eaten in 2017. Along with this they accommodated and thoroughly looked after my wee mum who is coeliac. Read my full review here.

Ishka Afternoon Tea, Edinburgh

Totally for ladies that do lunch, small bites and bubbly. Everything was freshly baked and oh so pretty. Read my full review here.

Waldorf Astoria Breakfast, Edinburgh

There is no breakfast more beautiful than here. It was breakfast on the next level. Read my full review here.

Wagamamas, Edinburgh

I love Wagamamas and I cannot lie. It’s superb, tasty fast food. Read my full review here.

The Shore, North Queensferry

I gave them a Bronze Spoon Award, but this is a stunning place with views of the new Queensferry Crossing. They were just newly opened and I have no doubt that 2018, they will excel. Read my full review here

Veeno, Edinburgh

A highly enjoyable wine tasting experience in the new Quartermile. A wonderful way to spend a few hours drinking some great wines and tucking into their amazing platters. Read my full review here

The Dhabba, Glasgow

Oh Dhabba please come to Edinburgh. My favourite Indian meal this year. Read my full review here.

2017 has no doubt been a foodie delight and I cannot wait for 2018.

Happy New Year to you all and here’s to indulging in the best of food and drink next year.


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