West Fife restaurants are leading the way in the shortlist for the new The 2019 Restaurant Awards - Scottish Edition. 

No less than nine restaurants have been picked as finalists for the awards that take place at the end of the month. 

The establishments all deliver a huge variety of different cuisines. They include; Basil, Faodail, Ghillies, Incontri, Room with a View, Tapas Ducal, Taste of India, The Carnock Inn and The Viceroy. 

The black-tie ceremony will take place on Monday, April 29, at The Glasgow Marriott Hotel where top thriving restaurants and eateries from across Scotland will gather together for a celebration of the establishments that are considered the best in the country.

During the ceremony, the list of the top 100 restaurants will be revealed as voted for by the public and will receive a certificate of excellence. However, only 20 of them will get a trophy to take home.

This innovative awards ceremony will showcase meritorious restaurants that provide world class services to their customers, leading the way in serving unique flavours and gastronomic delights that tantalise their customers’ taste buds.

A Spokesperson for The 2019 Restaurant Awards-Scottish Edition said: “These awards aim to reflect the food experience as well as service excellence, ambience, quality and variety of choices that the restaurants in Scotland have to offer.

“All finalists should feel proud of themselves as it is their diners who put them forward to get the recognition they deserve.

"These finalists represent the gold standard of the restaurants that operate in the country, whose lively atmosphere and fantastic skill can crown them winners.

“We would like to wish all the finalists the best of luck and we are looking forward to welcoming all our guests at the ceremony and celebrating the winners with them.”