Graham Blaikie, owner of the Mercat Grill said: “It was such fantastic, positive news, finding out that we’d won during what is such a challenging and difficult time. The win really gave our team a great boast and we’re so delighted to be recognised for all the efforts we continually put into making the Mercat Grill a great place to come for dining.”
Keith Barbour, Chief Executive of the Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce said: “Many congratulations to Graham and his team at the Mercat Grill for their success in winning the award for ‘Pub/Bistro of the Year’ at the Midlothian and East Lothian Food and Drink Awards 2019/20.
“The competition in this category was exceptional this year, proving the quality of our hospitality sector throughout our area. The judges were looking for an overall degree of excellence in staff knowledge, quality of service, great food offering, range of beers, wines and spirits, warm and friendly atmosphere – and in all aspects, the Mercat Grill shone through and thoroughly deserve their award.”