Organisers of the Midlothian Food and Drink Awards 2014 have hailed last Wednesday’s (June 4) glittering ceremony in Dalkeith as the “most successful yet”.
Celebrating the best that Midlothian has to offer in the way of food and drink, the event drew around 80 guests to Newbattle Abbey College.
Many were hoping to take home a prized accolade, and yet by the close of proceedings only a few had been given that honour.
Fresh on the back of reaching the finals of the Scottish Entertainment Awards, Bonnyrigg-based Gigi’s Italian Restaurant surprised organiser Gordon Hodgson by winning the coveted Best Customer Service award, as well as being named Best Place for Dinner.
He said: “Having sent our mystery shoppers out to restaurants that were in the running [for best Customer Service], it was clear that Gigi’s was the best. Feedback was that not only the customer service but everything about the place was excellent.”
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