OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANinth Wave has just won RESTAURANT of the YEAR 2015 . In the highly competitive best restaurant category at the Highlands & Islands Food and Drink Awards! We beat out 5 other entries including michelin-starred Isle of Eriska Hotel and The Whitehouse, Lochaline to win.

It was a wonderfully decadent event at The Kingsmill Spa Hotel in Inverness. Presenter Fred Macaulay read out ” The very freshest of seafood , outstanding provenance and the enthusiasm and knowledge of its charming staff, along with a highly original chef and foraged croft ingredients made Ninth Wave our 2015 winner!”

This is the second time Ninth Wave has won the award, the first being in 2013. This year’s Restaurant of the Year Award was sponsored by Eat Local.Shirley Spear, co-owner of the acclaimed 3 Chimneys restaurant was the first to congratulate John & Carla Lamont as they stepped off the stage after receiving their award.

“The contest was fierce and we were surprised to hear our winning name announced. Supported by our unbeatable staff, we have tried very hard to keep our standards up, and endeavoured to improve every year.” Says Chef Carla Lamont “We love what we do and thankfully it comes across to our wonderful diners and of course the award judges.” says Jonny the rugged fisherman and proud waiter.