Hospitality Awards 2022

AA Restaurant of the Year Scotland

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About the award

Each year the AA independently inspects hundreds of restaurants across the British Isles. Introduced in 2000, this award recognises restaurants that provide cuisine of a truly excellent standard, as well as demonstrating innovation and ambience and providing a high standard of hospitality.

The Cellar, Anstruther, Fife

The charming fishing harbour of Anstruther is a fitting location for chef Billy Boyter’s restaurant, housed in a 17th-century former smokehouse and cooperage just off the quayside.

With beamed ceilings, stone walls and wood-burning stoves, the ambience is calmly rustic, with thoughtfully chosen artworks and beautiful wooden and ceramic dishes. Boyter’s inventive modern Scottish cooking sticks faithfully to the seasons, making excellent use of local and foraged produce on the nine-course tasting menu at dinner (six at lunch).

Previous Winners

2022 - The Cellar

2019 – Sugar Boat
2018 – The Newport Restaurant 
2017 – The Dining Room
2016 – Inver
2015 – The Gannet
2014 – Timberyard
2013 – Ondine Restaurant
2012 – Rogano
2011 – Gordon’s
2010 – The Peat Inn
2009 – Plumed Horse
2008 – The Kitchin