The fourth annual Asian Restaurant Awards Scotland took place virtually this month.

The winners of the annual Asian Restaurant Awards Scotland have been announced via a virtual ceremony that was broadcast live.

The Asian restaurants shortlisted were nominated online by the public and then narrowed down to just 15 winners and two highly commended, recognising the best Asian, Chinese, Japanese, and Nepalese restaurants and takeaways in the country.

Organised by the Asian Catering Federation, the awards have become have united the Asian restaurant industry and showcase innovative vision and exceptional food.

On announcing the winners Asian Catering Federation Chairman Yawar Khan said: “ I would like to thank all our sponsors, supporters and members who have made these awards possible.

“The Scottish Asian Restaurant Awards are a key event for our industry. Not only do they recognise the excellence of Asian and Oriental restaurants in Scotland, but they also celebrate the significant contribution our industry makes to the economy.

Andrew Kenny, Just Eat Managing Director, UK, Headline sponsors of the awards added: “We are honoured to be able to support these industry awards and would like to congratulate all the winners for their fantastic achievement during what has been an incredibly challenging year for our industry.”

Pat Chapman, Chief Judge and author of Good Curry Guide said: “I would like to congratulate all the winners and thank you for your excellent cuisine and commitment to our industry – looking forward to better times ahead.”

The 2020 Asian Restaurant Awards Scotland winners in full

AWARD RESTAURANT City/Region
JUST EAT Takeaway/Delivery Curry Pot Indian Takeaway – Joint Winner Dunfermline
  St John’s Curry Club – Joint Winner Edinburgh
Best Asian Restaurant of the Year (Edinburgh) Ignite, Haymarket – Winner Edinburgh
  The Cove – Highly Commended Edinburgh
Best Asian Restaurant of  the Year (Edinburgh) – Casual Dining Mother India’s Café – Winner Edinburgh
Best Asian Restaurant of the Year (Aberdeenshire) Light of Bengal – Winner Aberdeen
Best Asian Restaurant of the Year (Stirlingshire) Sanam Tandoori – Winner Falkirk
Best Asian Restaurant of the Year (Central and Fife) The Raj Mahal – Winner Kinross
Best Asian Restaurant of the Year (Midlothian) Itihaas – Winner Dalkeith
Best Asian Restaurant of the Year (Highlands) Panache – Winner Elgin
Best Asian Restaurant of the Year (Glasgow & West) Charcoal’s – Winner Glasgow
Best Asian Restaurant of the Year (Tayside) Tabla – Winner Perth
     
Japanese Restaurant of the Year Yamato – Winner Edinburgh
Harajuku Kitchen – Highly Commended Edinburgh
     
Chinese Restaurant of the Year Imperial Palace – Winner Edinburgh
Nepalese Restaurant of the Year – Winner The Khukuri Edinburgh
Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year – Winner Chaskaa Indian Restaurant Edinburgh

This year’s awards can be watched on You Tube

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