Safetray's starring role at the Glasgow Restaurant Awards 2012

The moves were Sexy and he Knew It when chair of the Glasgow Restaurant Association Ryan James took to the stage at the Citizens Theatre to dance to the LMFAO hit. Since he knew his backing dancers would be working their trays hard at yesterday's Glasgow Restaurant Awards ceremony, he chose Safetrays to add a touch of flair - as well as safety - to proceedings.

Click below for a gallery of images from the event on the website, and click the link below for more info on all the winners.


The Glasgow Restaurant Awards 2012 celebrated the best in fine dining across the city.

Nominated by the public, each finalist restaurant was visited by a secret industry judge, before a panel of judges visited each category winner in order to identify the restaurant of the year.

The much anticipated event revealed Amarone, in the city’s Nelson Mandela Place, as Glasgow’s best restaurant.

Other winners included La Vita in George Square, who scooped the family restaurant of the year and Lychee Oriental who were named best newcomers.

This year’s awards were bigger and better with over 40 finalists up for the 19 award categories.

Councillor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council and chairman of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB), said: "Congratulations to all of the GRA award winners at what has been a fantastic celebration of Glasgow’s exceptional culinary standard.

"I had the honour of presenting the GCMB sponsored award for Best Use of Social Media, which went to Arisaig."

    IN PICTURES: All the photographs from the glitzy awards

The winners on the night were:

    Posh – Brian Maule at Chardon D’or.

    Smart But Casual – Amarone.

    Casual - Art Lovers Café At House For An Art Lover.

    Family Restaurant of The Year - La Vita George Square.

    Non European - Sapporo Teppanyaki.

    Best Newcomer - Lychee Oriental.

    Best Breakfast - Café Gandolfi.

    Best Italian - La Lanterna.

    Young Chef Of The Year - Morven Gibson, Restaurant At Blythswood Square.

    5pm On-Line Users - Number 16.

    Outstanding Maitre D Of The Year - Ali Mohammed at Charcoals.

    Kitchen Porter - Peter Hynes of The Pipers’ Tryst.

    Best Use Of Social Media – Arisaig.

    Aspiring Front Of House Manager - Claire Mcculloch of the Restaurant At Blythswood Square.

    Greenest Restaurant - Cup Tea Lounge.

    Spirit Of Glasgow - Guy Cowan.

    Entrepreneurial Spirit - Maurice Taylor, Chardon Group.

    Lifetime Achievement Award - Jim and Gilly Wilson.

Posted on December 11, 2012 .