Playfair’s Restaurant Wins the Best Restaurant, North East at the Food Awards Scotland

After being shortlisted as a finalist for Best Restaurant in the North East region at The Food Awards Scotland, we are extremely pleased to announce that Playfair’s Restaurant won the title!

If you haven’t come across the awards before, then the best way to describe it is like the Oscars of the Scottish food industry. It’s an award ceremony that recognises and celebrates true talent throughout the sector. There are categories for everyone from restaurateurs and café owners to suppliers and takeaways.

Rachel and Duncan McLachlan holding the Best Restaurant, North East Region Award.

Playfair's Restaurant wins best restaurant in NE in the Scottish Food Awards

A family affair

The Food Awards Scotland was held at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow and it was an honour to attend. It was a family affair with Head Chef Duncan McLachlan, Director of Marketing Rachel McLachlan and owners Roy and Eliza McLachlan all in attendance. We were ready to celebrate all of the fantastic achievements this year and mingle with the people behind Scotland’s finest restaurants and suppliers.

It was always going to be a fantastic evening but winning the Best Restaurant in the North East category made it all the more memorable for us. Playfair’s was up against some really strong competition in the North East category, so we were absolutely delighted to have been announced as the winner.

Praise from the public

What made the win all the more special to us was the fact it was decided by the public. Our aim is to achieve perfection in all that we do for our guests, from the quality of food we serve and the way we present it, to the service provided by our staff. It’s extremely heart-warming to know that our customers appreciate our hard work and we are extremely thankful for their loyalty.

Our awards

The McLachlan’s have owned Playfair’s Restaurant since 2003 and Duncan took over as Head Chef in 2012, when the restaurant had a complete renovation. Since then, it’s gone from strength to strength and we are proud to have received recognition from a number of industry awards and bodies. Just last year we won Visit Scotland’s Taste Our Best Award and earlier this year we were recognised by the prestigious AA Rosette Scheme and awarded our very first Rosette. Now, thanks to our hard working team and loyal customers we can add Best Restaurant in the North East to our achievements. We couldn’t be more proud!

What’s next for Playfair’s?

Just because the awards are over for another year, it doesn’t mean the hard work stops there! The team here at Playfair’s are always striving to improve the dining experience offered to customers, through providing exceptional quality food and excellent customer service to match. You can view our delicious dishes by viewing our menus.

We like to keep up with the latest culinary trends and listen to what our customers have to say, to ensure that we always remain one step ahead of our competitors.

The next few months are going to be extremely busy for Playfair’s as we head towards Christmas but we are very much looking forward to it. Busy is what we do best!

A big, big thank you

Thank you again to all those who voted for Playfair’s Restaurant as The Food Award Scotland’s Best Restaurant in the North East. We hope to continue exceeding your expectations and who knows, maybe even achieve another win next year

Join us in celebration

If you fancy seeing what all the fuss is about, book yourself a table. We’re in the mood to celebrate and we’re firm believers in the more the merrier!