Popular Fife seafood restaurant Room with a View has just picked up a prestigious prize at the regional finals of the Scottish Thistle Awards scheme.

The restaurant, which is spectacularly sited on the coast at Aberdour, was competing in the scheme’s Central South East region.

It won the Tennent Caledonian Breweries Best Cafe, Bar or Restaurant Award, and will now go on to the national finals in November.

The runners up in the category were The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant in Edinburgh, and Wedgewood The Restaurant.

Tucked away on Hawkcraig Point, Room with a View is part of the family run Forth View Hotel, which is owned by Hannah Norman with resident chef Tim Robson in the kitchen.

It offers a “small but special” menu including fresh scallops, halibut and langoustines.

The regional awards ceremony was organised by VisitScotland and hosted by the body’s chairman Mike Cantlay.

Visit Scotland regional director Richard Pinn said that Fife has a great deal to offer visitors in terms of the quality of things to see and do and the places to stay.

“This award helps attract more people to the area,” he said.

Mr Pinn said that the Scottish Thistle Awards celebrate excellence across the industry with special emphasis on quality and enhancing the overall visitor experience.

He added that VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme seeks to capitalise on this further and aims to position Scotland as one of the world’s best visitor destinations.

 VisitScotland, he said, will work closely with winners to tailor a package of benefits best suited to their needs.

This could include, among many other options: entry into the Quality Assurance scheme, advertising, promotion in a VisitScotland Information Centre, and promotion in VisitScotland PR activity.

 “Businesses need to think about what can help them to shine – whether it’s a Scottish Thistle Award or being graded in our world leading Quality Assurance scheme – now is the time for businesses to do all they can to stay at the very top of their game and reap the rewards.”

The photo shows Hannah receiving the regional award from Mike Cantlay.

See the website at www.roomwithaviewrestaurant.co.uk


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