2016 Restaurant of the Year Halfway Frontrunners

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Nominations have been flooding in, and already we have reached the half way point in the The Good Food Guide Readers’ Restaurant of the Year Awards. We are excited to share with you our current frontrunners.

The Waitrose Good Food Guide Readers' Restaurant of the Year Award champions local eateries and recognises great food and service at restaurants, pubs and cafés across the UK. 

You can find out more about the awards here, including information for restaurants, last year's winners and last year's overall winner.

At this halfway stage, regional frontrunners include: 

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The Leaping Hare, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The Crown, Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk
The Ingham Swan, Norfolk
Tuddenham Mill, Tuddenham, Norfolk

London
Boqueria Tapas, Brixton 
Brasserie Gustave, Chelsea
Lyle's, Shoreditch
500 Restaurant, Archway

Midlands
34 Windsor Street, Leicester
The Queen's Head, Sleaford
The Duncombe Arms, nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire
The King and Thai, Broseley, Shropshire

North East
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Peace & Loaf, Newcastle
The Magpie Cafe, Whitby, Yorkshire  
Le Cochon Aveugle, York, Yorkshire

North West
Lunya, Liverpool 
Quite Simply French, Lancaster
Grenache, Worsley, Greater Manchester

Scotland
Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh
Mountain Cafe, Aviemore
Cail Bruich, Glasgow
Birch Tree, Delny 

South East
La Perle, Lymington, Hampshire
Chapter One, Locksbottom, Kent
The Miller of Mansfield, Goring, BerkshireLunya.jpgThe Croft Kitchen, Biggleswade, Bedforshire

South West
Menu Gordon Jones, Bath
Olivers, Falmouth, Cornwall
Red Lion, East Chisenbury, Wiltshire
Ben's Cornish Kitchen, Marazion, Cornwall

Wales
Bar 44, Cowbridge, Glamorgan 
Sosban and the Old Butcher's, Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey
Cafe TwoCann, Swansea
Coast, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire 

Consultant editor Elizabeth Carter comments:'Once again Good Food Guide readers have come up trumps, nominating their favourite independent restaurants with enormous enthusiasm and in such detail. I’m delighted by the selection at this halfway stage and, as always, impressed by the sheer variety of owner-run eating places, from simple cafes and pubs to smart destination restaurants. I can’t wait to find out who the winners will be.'


The 10 regional winners will now be announced on Wednesday 1 July 2015 and the overall Readers’ Restaurant of the Year 2016 will be announced in late August 2015.