Ondine owner crowned 'Chef of the Year'

Updated: Dec 7, 2021

Ondine Oyster & Grill has undergone a major modernisation and has introduced meat into their menu thanks to their new robata grill


Edinburgh’s Roy Brett, Chef and Owner of Ondine Oyster & Grill has been awarded ‘Chef of the Year’ at the Staff Canteen Awards in Birmingham, celebrating the very best of hospitality throughout the UK.


Chef Roy Brett, who took home the prestigious award, was the only Scottish Chef and Restaurateur to be awarded throughout the event.



The Staff Canteen is the UK’s largest network for professional Chefs and the awards are a celebration of hospitality throughout the country with all votes nominated solely by their industry peers.


Ondine Oyster & Grill, which specialises in seafood and shellfish, first opened its doors in 2009 in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town and has since become an institution in the Scottish Capital.



While scaffolding that currently sits outside the restaurant may be present until early next year, that has not stopped the location from undergoing a complete modernisation of the restaurant, oyster bar and private dining area.


Ondine has also begun to incorporate meat into their menu thanks to their brand new robata grill, which adds a new dimension of texture and flavour to their meat and fish. More meat options will slowly be introduced over time to the menu, the name of the restaurant has also been adapted to ‘Ondine Oyster & Grill’ to accommodate this change.



Chef and Owner Roy Brett commenting on the award stated: “I am absolutely honoured to be awarded ‘Chef of the Year’ at the Staff Canteen Awards."


"It means so much to us as a restaurant to be awarded this from our own industry and peers throughout the UK. These awards really are all that hospitality stands for."


"Following the pandemic as well as the external scaffolding covering the entire restaurant, we are thrilled to celebrate Ondine Oyster & Grill together as a team and to continue doing what we love.”





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