Top Aberdeen restaurant named Restaurant Newcomer of the Year

The Chester Hotel’s IX Restaurant wins prestigious industry award

KevinThe Chester Hotel’s fine dining IX Restaurant was named ‘Restaurant Newcomer of the Year’ at last night’s Catering in Scotland Excellence Awards 2016 in Glasgow.

The award aims to identify the restaurant which sets the benchmark for culinary expertise, exceptional service, ambience and value for money. IX Restaurant’s culinary team, led by executive chef Kevin Dalgleish, has been awarded seven industry awards since the restaurant opened in 2014, as well as two AA Rosettes and a recommendation in the Michelin Guide.

The team at IX Restaurant specialise in fresh fish, shellfish and quality steak dishes sourcing from Aberdeenshire and Scotland’s best suppliers. Only the freshest seasonal ingredients are used to ensure each dish reflects their signature cooking style.

Kevin Dalgleish, executive chef at IX Restaurant, says: “We are delighted with this award. We pride ourselves on our high standards, use of quality Scottish produce and a classic cooking style, so it’s great to be recognised by Catering in Scotland as Restaurant Newcomer of the Year.”

Graham Wood, owner of The Chester Hotel, says: “I am extremely proud of what our kitchen team has achieved over the last two years. Their talent, hard work and dedication shines through with the high quality dishes they produce every day. The team has gone from strength to strength and being awarded industry accolades such as this is testament to the calibre of chefs here in Aberdeen.”

Matthew Lobban, senior chef de partie at IX Restaurant, was also nominated in the new ‘Young Chef of the Year’ category.