A raft of north-east restaurants have been celebrating success after being named among the best in the country.
Yorokobi by CJ in Aberdeen and Inverurie’s Asian Kitchen took home trophies at Monday night’s inaugural Scottish Asian Food Awards.
Carron to Mumbai in Stonehaven, 5 in 1 Montrose and Inverurie restaurants Shahi Darbar and Selera Malaysia Bistro also picked up gongs.
Irfan Younis, chief executive of event organiser Oceanic Consulting, said: “The evening was a huge success, particularly given the fact that this was the first award of its kind in Scotland.
“We are keen to carry the momentum on from tonight, to future awards ceremonies celebrating Asian food in Scotland.”
Meanwhile The Quayside in Gourdon has been shortlisted alongside five others in the race to be the UK’s top fish and chip restaurant.
It is the only one from Scotland to have made it onto Seafish’s list of finalists.
The public body’s chief executive Marcus Coleman said: “This award category recognises and rewards our country’s best fish and chip restaurants for providing a stellar customer dining experience and the high level of standards and professionalism evidenced by our finalists this year is outstanding.
“They are exemplary ambassadors for our industry and are a prime example of why the UK is the home of the world’s best fish and chips.”
The winner will be announced on January 24.