Restaurant up for top hospitality award

Eat on the Green owner and chef Craig Wilson.
Eat on the Green owner and chef Craig Wilson.

A north east restaurant is in the running for a national award.

Eat on the Green in Udny Green is up against two other eateries in The Food Tourism Award category, sponsored by BidFood Scotland.

The other restaurants up for the award are Ballintaggart Farm in Pitlochry, and Salar Smokehouse Ltd in South Uist.

As the country’s annual contest for the hospitality, catering and tourism sectors, the CIS Excellence Awards are widely accepted as the ultimate accolade for chefs, hotels, restaurants, gastropubs and educational institutions.

In this, their 15th anniversary, the awards will be presented at the Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central on Thursday, May 31.

For more information on the shortlist of finalists or to book a place at the event, call 0131 557 5767 or visit

Eat on the Green was opened by Craig Wilson, better known as The Kilted Chef, in 2004.

Since then it has become one of the best known restaurants in the area and has won numerous awards.