Gordon’s is named AA restaurant of the year

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GORDON’S Restaurant in Inverkeilor received nationwide recognition on Monday evening when it was named AA Restaurant of the Year for Scotland at the AA Hospitality Awards 2011-12, hosted by Sophie Raworth, at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

Gordon Watson, proprietor, who received the award in front of an audience of over 700 members of the hospitality industry, commented: “We are overwhelmed that our hard work and dedication has been recognised by winning this special award.

“This recognises restaurants that provide cuisine of truly excellent standard as well as demonstrating innovation and ambience and providing a high standard of service and hospitality.

“This could not have come at a better time when we are celebrating our 25 years in our business and, of course, we want to thank all our customers and suppliers who have supported us throughout these years. Scotland can truly become a culinary destination.”

The two Rosette-awarded restaurant is a family run-business founded 25 years ago by husband and wife, Gordon and Maria Watson who have now been joined by their son Garry.

This 24-seat restaurant is ideal for a relaxed intimate dining experience which complements the personal style of cooking utilising Scottish seasonal produce, cooked simply and imaginatively. Slick artistic presentation and fine ingredients add up to superb tasting beautiful dishes. The passion for good food is as evident today as ever.

AA hotel services manager Simon Numphud said: “We selected Gordon’s this year as AA Restaurant of the Year for Scotland because it is a truly charming local restaurant, full of character and warmth that epitomises everything about a family run business. The quality of food and the exquisite level of hospitality make this a commendable winner of this award.”