The amazing multi award winning Craig Millar, whose 16 West End restaurant in St Monans receives consistently rave reviews, has just featured in the Courier’s weekly food magazine ‘the menu’.
Born and educated in Dundee, Craig started his career as a chef with Crest Hotels in Buckinghamshire. After a few years, Craig moved back up to Scotland and worked in the hospitality industry around several well-known restaurants and hotels. The opportunity to set up a partnership then arose, creating what would be known as The Seafood Restaurant St. Monans, and later opening sister restaurant The Seafood Restaurant St Andrews.
During 13 years of partnership accolades won include:
SLTN Restaurant of the year
AA Seafood restaurant of the year
AA Restaurant of the year for Scotland
AA Wine list of the year
CIS Restaurant of the year
Scottish Restaurant Awards Specialty Restaurant of the year
As well as this, both restaurants were also named Newcomer of the year by the Good Food Guide.
Since then Craig has won:
Seafood restaurant Chef of the Year
Taste of Scotland lamb challenge winner
St Monans held 2 AA rosettes for 12 years
St Andrews held 3 AA rosettes for 7 years
In 2011 Craig took sole ownership and Craig Millar @ 16 West End was established.
Since then, Craig has won;
CIS Newcomer of the year 2012
Has been listed in the Good Food Guide
and continues 2 AA rosettes