Pictured: Castle Terrace
Restaurant Magazine's annual National Restaurant Awards were announced last night, and while it was predictably London-heavy (Barrafina Adelaide Street bagged the top spot), a handful of Edinburgh eateries still managed to find their way into the list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the UK.
The Kitchin in Leith was the only capital restaurant to crack the top 50, landing at 46; a few steps further down, Castle Terrace (operated by Tom Kitchin associate Dominic Jack) occupied the number 52 slot, while Restaurant Martin Wishart and the Scran and Scallie (a Kitchin and Jack co-production) both sneaked in at numbers 91 and 96 respectively.
The list was also punctuated by a smattering of other Scottish names. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Auchterarder was, at number 28, crowned the best restaurant in Scotland, but that was pretty much a given for the only restaurant in the country with not one but two Michelin stars to its name (The Kitchin, Martin Wishart and Castle Terrace all have one apiece). Elsewhere, Monachyle Mhor in Perthshire was number 68, and Glasgow's sole entry, Ox and Finch, came in at 84.
You're of course free to check out the whole list; for a more local angle, though, see our own suggestions for the best restaurants in Edinburgh - or even those fine dining hot spots without a Michelin star.