The Good Food Guide has announced Britain’s 100 Best Local Restaurants with over 37,000 public nominations, and 15 are in Scotland.
All of the restaurants in the list have been inspected by Good Food Guide inspectors, travelling the length and breadth of England, Scotland and Wales, to compile the final list.
The complete list includes city centre locations , as well as suburban and rural offerings.
Typically, Best Local Restaurants have been geographically located in classic ‘neighbourhood’ locations, but The Good Food Guide’s team of inspectors found that connection to the community is far more important than the restaurant’s address.
Britain’s 100 Best Local Restaurants will provide a huge boost to the hospitality industry across the country, highlighting those who often miss the spotlight whilst providing an excellent and vital service to their community.
Kate Nicholls, CEO of UKHospitality said of the awards; “Local restaurants are so often the heartbeat of communities; providing jobs, generating economic growth and, most importantly, providing fantastic food.
"It’s brilliant to see such huge support from the public for their local restaurants and is deserved recognition of their hard work.
"This sort of support is invaluable as venues face ever-rising costs and is essential in keeping valued businesses viable.”
Tallow, a neighbourhood restaurant in Southborough, Royal Tunbridge Wells was named the overall Best Local Restaurant by The Good Food Guide, topping a list of 100 local favourites across the country.
In Scotland the overall regional winner was the Kinneuchar Inn in Fife.