ENT Awards Category Descriptions

Best Beer Selection

Scotland is leading the wave of craft beer creation, from the big dogs to the snappy start-ups. Which bar or pub has the best beer selection in the country though?

Best Speciality Spirit Bar

Gin, vodka, rum, whisky…the spirits are having their day and we are looking for the venue that is offering innovative spirits from around the world

Scotland’s Best Hospitality Employer

A Good employer will not only employ a great team, they will also inspire and treat their staff like Gold! Nominate your employer now!

Best Independent Bar

Scotland has some of the most exciting bars in Europe, but where is the best independently run bar in the country? Bars within this category must be independently managed, but may be owned by a larger group.

Best Family Venue

We are looking for that perfect spot for a family get together; a restaurant or venue offering a great accessible experience for all generations!

Best Indian Restaurant

This venue needs to know its curry powder from garam masala, and treat the great Scottish public to the best India has to offer.

Best Italian Restaurant

This venue will be able to demonstrate everything that makes Italy famous. Passion, enthusiasm and great taste.

Best World Cuisine

From Australia to Mexico, Vietnam to India, up the Mediterranean and to Russia and China, this venue will bring the tastes and cultures of countries far and wide to Scotland.

Best Take Away

Whether we are grabbing a bite in a rush or ordering in for a cosy evening we all appreciate the merits of a good take away; whether fish and chips, pizza, burger or kebab the winner of this award will be providing outstanding food on the go.

Best Burger

Scotland’s Burger obsession continues, offering diners far more than just a poor man’s steak sandwich! Not limited just to meat burgers however as the last year has seen an explosion of meat alternative burgers and we welcome all sorts!

Best Wedding Venue

We are looking for the perfect wedding venue that creates life long memories for couples. If your venue the perfect place to say I do?

Best Events/Entertainment Venue

Gigs, dinners, parties and everything in between- we’re looking for the ultimate venue to host it all!

Best Newcomer

The winner will be a new hospitality venue which will have been open no more than 2 years from the date of the Gala Final.

Best Irish Bar

Boasting a friendly atmosphere, hearty food and drink and traditional Irish entertainment, the winner of this category will be Scotland’s best showcase of the unique spirit of Irish culture.

Best Late Night Venue

A place to socialise well into the night! The winner will have a great range of drinks, promos and the best atmosphere for a night out.- must be open after 1am 3 nights a week.

Best Pub

Maybe it’s smack bang in the city or way out in the sticks, we all have that special pub we return to time and time again…either way we want to find THE best pub in Scotland.

Best Sports Bar

This award will be presented to the bar with the best provision for showcasing local, national and international sports.

Best Gastro Pub

Far more than just pub grub, Scotland’s gastro Pubs are leading the way in informal dining! If you think your local is the best, then we want to hear about it.