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March 17, 2018 0

We’ve had plenty to celebrate this week with the national results of the Scottish Thistle Awards and The Courier’s inaugural Menu Food & Drink Awards, which is dedicated to the excellence of the culinary delights in Tayside and Fife. Something which we’re particularly proud of!

Reading the Menu’s award shortlist makes you appreciate the calibre of producers we attract to the festival with a large number of nominees having made an appearance at the harbour at some point throughout the years. Scotland food and drink is a vivacious and thriving industry and we couldn’t be prouder to represent our little corner of it here on the East Coast.

Here are some of the award winners that hopefully you can look forward to in June!

Street Vendor of the Year

The Cheesy Toast Shack

Farm to Fork Award

Ardross Farm Shop
Mixologist / Sommelier of the Year

Julie Adamson, The Adamson


Highly Commended

Wild and Smoky

Summer Harvest

The Little Herb Farm

As well as the triumphs of festival exhibitors and participants, we’re delighted to be celebrating a win of our own as well.

The Crail Food Festival was given a Special Commendation in the Working Together for Tourism category at the Scottish Thistle Awards; and fingers and toes are firmly crossed for the Scottish Rural Awards on Thursday 22nd March!

The festival wouldn’t be what it is without the exceptional quality of the producers we showcase every year, and we can’t wait to welcome them and you to Crail again in June 2018!


May 20, 2017
Family Fun at Crail Food Festival

Children’s Activities

The 7th annual Crail Food Festival has another exciting programme of children’s activities to make sure everyone has a fun-filled weekend.

Marine Hotel

Saturday & Sunday

There is plenty to entertain younger visitors to the Crail Food Festival at the Marine Hotel.

A family cafe from Nibbles ‘n’ Giggles which will have indoor and outdoor seating (weather permitting.) Children will be able to choose their own picnic lunch box to enjoy.

The team from Forgan’s will be on face painting duty, and there will be a special bookstore with children’s stories from through the ages.

Throughout the whole weekend there will be the exciting children’s ceilidh, along with traditional Scottish stories from Hamespun Tales – all taking place at the Marine Hotel.

Through the village there will be a treasure trail to encourage curious minds to explore the festival. Visit the stalls to find the hidden letters and discover the mystery word! The treasure trail will be available to pick up from selected venues across the festival.

Crail Harbour


Sunday is the return of the now infamous Harbour Lunch.

To complement the lunch we have a list of fun and games for the kids from the Crail Food Festival Children’s Champion.

Don’t worry about the sand and take part in the scavenger hunt on the beach. There will be a table with arts and crafts, parachute games and of course a sandcastle competition.

Crail Food Festival 2017 promises to be a fun-filled weekend for the whole family!

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May 18, 2016

Q&A with Adam Newth from The Tayberry Restaurant in Broughty Ferry

Inspired by his love of food and his desire to raise Tayside’s profile on the culinary map, Chef Proprietor, Adam Newth opened The Tayberry Restaurant in November 2015. Situated in a beautiful coastal setting, overlooking the Mouth O’ The Tay in Broughty Ferry, Dundee. The Tayberry Restaurant offers a contemporary dining experience, using a combination of modern and classic techniques to showcase the best of Scotland’s natural larder. “Team Tayberry” is at the heart of all that The Tayberry Restaurant strives to achieve. Led and nurtured by Chef Proprietor, Adam Newth, his fresh and dynamic team reflect his dedicated work ethic and ambition to take The Tayberry from strength to strength. Adam is passionate about discovering new talent and developing it for the future and is always keen to hear from aspiring Chefs and Front of House staff with an interest in a career in hospitality. Adam has won accolades such as Scottish Young Chef of the Year, Scottish Seafood Chef of the Year and is nominated in the Young Chef of the Year category at the CIS Excellence Awards 2016. Adam is a Crail Festival newbie! So we caught up with him to find out more about this talented young chef. Adam Newth answers the Citylicious’ Quick Fire Questions Chef-Adam-Newth-to-open-first-restaurant-The-Tayberry-in-Dundee_strict_xxl

Why a chef?

Quite simply it’s the best career in the world! There are no restrictions, you get out what you put in! Endless opportunities to travel the world, it’s artistic, challenging and you get to eat as a job!

Who was your mentor?

I’m very lucky to have two. Garry Watson of Gordons Restaurant in Inverkeilor and Paul Whitecross of Trump Aberdeen. They have both been there for me from the start and are still there for any info and guidance, I regard them as very close friends.

Your journey?

My first Commis Chef job was at Circus Wine Bar & Grill in Edinbrugh aged 15.

Then to St. Andrews Seafood Restaurant

Number One at The Balmoral Hotel

Martin Wishart at Cameron House

Angels With Bagpipes in Edinburgh

I opened Castlehill in Dundee where I gained 2 AA Rosettes

Food hero?

Rick Stein I used to watch his TV programs as a young boy before I was a chef. I love his simple approach, he has such love and enthusiasm. He’s also fun to watch!

Food Heaven?

Really good fish and chips. Lashings of home-made tartar sauce and mushy peas. Definitely my last supper! I’m also a big truffle fan!

Food Hell?

Tinned tuna… Yuk!

Favourite Restaurant?

Hard one, as I eat out frequently! I believe it’s part of the job. So… I’ll give my top three. The Kitchin in Edinburgh, Crab Shack in Glasgow, and Jules Verne in Paris

What’s your style?

I like to keep food natural and simple not really interested in crazy food chemicals and adding powders. For me it all focuses round good quality products served with flare but giving the fullest respect to the produce. And No Waste! I hate seeing great food being tossed out due to chefs being careless and uncreative.

Busman’s Holiday?

South of France probably Lyon. Although I’d love to go and work in a really good sushi restaurant in Japan.


“I’m fine” – No matter how hard things get, I’m always Mr. Positive. Either that or “Put Some Truffle On It” – Love it! Who doesn’t?

The Tayberry Restaurant Website: Crail Food Festival Website:


May 16, 2016


With a little over a month to go, Crail Food Festival is on everyone’s radar! One of the most anticipated events on the Food & Drink calendar has much to look forward to! We are going to look at what you can expect in a little more detail through a series of articles between now and June 10th when the town of Crail welcomes visitors from every corner of the UK and further afield. Crail Food Festival Crail Food Festival celebrates the strength of Scotland’s food and drink, in particular local Fife producers with around 70 participants scheduled to take part. With the return of the Producers’ Market and a series of new Food Conversations with chefs and food insiders, visitors are given a unique opportunity to find out the stories behind what they’re eating and drinking. Crail Food Festival Taking place in the coastal village of Crail, the Crail Food Festival is a highlight of the summer festival calendar. Held over a weekend, the festival programmes a variety of food and drink based events and opportunities for producers and public alike. Crail Food Festival With music events, evening dinners, indoor and outdoor markets, this festival has good, local food at its heart. The festival food market traditionally takes place on the Saturday and plays host to a wealth of independent producers from across Fife, selling direct to you! The Producers’ Market As always the Producers’ Market will be located in the Community Hall. From Ardross Farm to Wild Fig, there is always something special for everyone to sample and of course purchase. Crail Food Festival As you make your way into the village from the festival car park, the Community Hall is the first venue you will come to on your left hand side as you enter the town. Do NOT pass it by! Pies, jams, chutneys, oils, fruits, sweets and savoury galore awaits you! Some of the finest producers in the country are there to cater to your every whim and guess what… you can wash it down with a little tipple of whatever might be your pleasure! Crail Food Festival You can see a list of producers if you visit the Participants page on the new Crail Food Festival website: We look forward to seeing you there! Crail Food Festival tickets go on sale on the 10th May Email to reserve your tickets NOW and don’t miss out! Crail Food Festival: Twitter: Facebook: