Here’s the businesses shortlisted for the Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year award at this year’s Evening Express Retailer Awards.
8848 on Union Street hopes to be recognised locally.
Manager Krish Bhetuwal said: “At 8848 we are very excited to be a finalist in this prestigious award.
“Since opening we have won many regional awards, however to be recogised at home with this prestigious newspaper is very overwhelming.
“We hope to win this award as we bring real cultural infusion to Aberdeen.
“We also try to use fresh, local ingredients in our food wherever possible.”
Inverurie’s Porterhouse supports local suppliers.
General manager Graham Fryers said: “This nomination reflects the hard work and professionalism of our team, which consistently delivers a first-class dining experience to our customers and their families.
“Supporting local suppliers is important to us and we are proud to serve a wide range of high quality, locally-sourced food and drink from the north and north-east of Scotland.”
Focusing on traditional Japanese methods, Yatai Izakaya on Langstane Place offers its own unique take on the cuisine.
Specialising in authentic izakaya style (a type of informal Japanese bistro), the small independent restaurant is often described as a hidden gem.
The eatery, which was established in 2006, offers delicious food made from fresh local ingredients that is served by experienced waiting staff.
Cafe Harmony on Bon-Accord Terrace was excited and humbled to be shortlisted.
Operations manager David Griffiths said: “We are passionate about showcasing local artisan food and drinks producers.
We strive to source as much of our produce from as close to the restaurant as possible, not only to reduce the negative impact on the environment, but also to support our local economy.
“We don’t just serve local produce – we showcase it!”