Award Success For Contini Restaurant

Top Sustainable Business Award for The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant


The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, has won the top Sustainable Business Award at the Catering in Scotland (CIS) Excellence Awards 2018.

The CIS Awards took place on May 31 at Doubletree by Hilton, Glasgow. Launched in 2004, the awards aim to recognise exceptionally high degrees of creativity, innovation and excellence.

A team of industry expert judges singled out The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant for the top award based on its company-wide commitment to environmental awareness, energy-efficiency, waste reduction and sustainable business practices.

It is a great win for The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant owner Carina Contini. Carina and husband, Victor, also own the award-winning Contini George Street and Cannonball Restaurant & Bar on Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

“We’re honoured to have been recognised by Catering in Scotland for our passionate commitment to sustainable business practices,” Carina said.

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant’s green credentials also include a
Green Tourism Gold Star accreditation and a VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards Commendation in 2017.

“We dedicate a huge amount of our time to sourcing produce direct from the very best suppliers from across Scotland. 90% of ingredients coming from trusted Scottish artisan producers, including some of those our grandparents worked with.”

Located within the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound, The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, high tea, and Sunday brunch. More here.

You can catch a new, seasonal recipe from Carina in The Scots Magazine each month, and find a new online collection of some of our favourites, here.