The Anstruther Fish Bar has added to its numerous accolades by being included in next year’s Good Food Guide.
The Fife eatery, which has previously been named the best fish and chip shop in the UK, joins the most famous restaurant names in the UK in the prestigious book.
Owners Robert and Alison Smith said they were delighted to be one of the 11 new Scottish eateries included in the guide.
Alison said: “This is fantastic news, not just for our family and hardworking staff but also for our loyal customers who enjoy a visit and blether with us while waiting for their fish suppers.”
She said the recognition was timely as the Shore Street shop was just a few weeks away from its 10th anniversary.
“This has certainly been the quickest and most exciting 10 years of our lives,” added Alison. As a family, we can honestly say it was never about simply running a fish and chip shop.
“Generations of our family have lived and worked in the fishing industry here in the East Neuk of Fife for well over 200 years.
“We are very passionate about what we do and living here in the East Neuk of Fife we are fortunate to have some of the UK’s best quality seafood right on our doorstep.”
Meanwhile, Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles was named Scotland’s best restaurant and placed 20th in the Good Food Guide’s top 50. The Peat Inn in Fife was ranked 28th in the UK.
Tayside restaurants mentioned in the guide were Kinloch House Hotel and Little’s in Blairgowrie, Gordon’s in Inverkeilor, Killie-crankie House in Perthshire, Barley Bree in Muthill as well as Deans @ Let’s Eat and 63 Tay Street in Perth and The Apron Stage in Stanley.
Other Fife restaurants receiving recognition are Ostlers Close in Cupar, Sangster’s in Elie, The Wee Restaurant in North Queensferry Craig Millar @ 16 West End in St Monans and The Doll’s House and The Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews.