The Regional Restaurant of the Year Award winners
The Good Food Guide has announced the ten regional winners in its prestigious Readers’ Restaurant of the Year Awards, and the winners are...
East of England – The Ingham Swan, Ingham
London – Charlotte’s Bistro, Chiswick
Midlands – Carters of Moseley, Birmingham
North East – The Spiced Pear, Holmfirth
North West – Lunya, Liverpool
Northern Ireland – James Street South, Belfast
Scotland – The Birch Tree, Delny
South East – Stovells, Chobham
South West – Menu Gordon Jones, Bath
Wales – Bar 44, Cowbridge
Congratulations to the winning restaurants, and thank you to everyone who nominated!
Elizabeth Carter, consultant editor of the Good Food Guide adds; 'Now in its seventh year, the Good Food Guide’s Reader Awards prove once again that it is an exciting time to eat out across the country. The response has been tremendous - a bumper crop of nominations from an army of loyal fans. From appealingly simple venues that chime with the times to big city eateries that are genuinely user-friendly, these are the fantastic places that have won our readers’ hearts this year. By understanding the way we want to eat now and judging their market exactly, each winner had a simple recipe for success that made them stand out against some very strong competition.'
Of the ten regional winners, one will go on to be named as the overall The Good Food Guide Readers’ Restaurant of the Year, to be announced at the beginning of September.
How are the winners decided?
Over 30,000 food-loving members of the public nominated their favourite eateries around the UK for an award, either via postcards or using the online restaurant feedback form. The Good Food Guide editors then verified all the nominations to pick the winners and celebrate some of the best dining experiences around the country.
To qualify for these awards, aimed at championing local neighbourhood eateries, restaurants needed to be independently run and offer regional or local produce where possible.
The standard of entries this year has been exceptionally high, which is a great indicator of the many fantastic restaurants, pubs and cafés from around the country offering outstanding cooking, stellar service and an all-round top-notch dining experience.
Update September 2014: Read about our overall winner - Carters of Moseley here
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