1986 Scottish Field/Bollinger Newcomer of the Year
1987 Acorn Award, Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine
1990 Scottish Field/Charles Heidsieck Scottish Restaurant of the Year
1991 Good Food Guide, Country Restaurant of the Year
1991 Michelin star
1991 Macallan/Decanter Restaurant of the Year
1992 Member Masterchefs of Great Britain
1991 Founder member Scottish Chefs Association
1996 Scottish Chef of the Year
1998 President Drambuie Chefs School
1998 Tourist Board Thistle Award for Tourism And The Media
1998 Jacob’s Creek World Food Media Award – Silver Ladle for Best Television Show (Island Harvest)
2000 Winners @the Web Design and Innovation
2000 Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards 2000 for contribution to Food & Drink
2002 Personality of The Year, Food Processing Awards 2002 for development of Baxter’s sauce range
2002 Best Cookware and Bakeware, 2002 Housewares Industry Awards. For Nick Nairn / Tower Cookware range
2003 Fellowship to the Master Chefs of Great Britain
2004 Glenfiddich Food and Drink Awards – Winner Best Food and Drink TV Show for Nick Nairn And The Dinner Ladies
2005 Nick Nairn’s Top 100 Chicken recipes selected in Food and Wine magazine’s top 25 cook books of 2004
2007 Honorary Doctorate from Stirling University for outstanding contribution to Scottish cuisine and work in promoting healthy eating