Best Local Restaurant 2018

The Duck Inn, Stanhoe - Regional Winner 2017

The Good Food Guide seeks the best local restaurants

The Good Food Guide Needs You! 

The Good Food Guide has launched its annual search for the nation’s favourite local restaurants. Our diner-nominated Best Local Restaurant awards celebrate the brilliant contribution that neighbourhood restaurants make to our communities.

Our Dining Out survey revealed that 22% of diners choose a local restaurant in order to support the local community, with 40%  enjoying the point of difference that a local, independent restaurant can offer when compared with a large chain.

If you want to recognise your local, neighbourhood restaurant in our awards, then nominate from 8 November – and be in with a chance of winning £500 worth of Waitrose vouchers.

What is a Local Restaurant?
- It’s independently run
- It’s owned by the chef or a hands-on proprietor
- Its menu is in line with the seasons
- It offers regularly changing menus at affordable prices
- It can demonstrate a strong relationship with local suppliers
- It has strong ties to, and support from, the local community
- It’s family friendly, offers affordable lunches and at least 2 dinner services a week
- It gives a genuine warm welcome
- And shows a passion for delivering all of the above.

Celebrate your favourite local restaurant and support your community by nominating now using the button below. Everyone who nominates will be entered into a prize draw to win £500 of Waitrose vouchers. See here for full terms and conditions.

The nomination period runs from 8 November to 17 January. Diners can nominate their favourite restaurant by visiting and using the form provided. 

If you're a restaurant interested in taking part, you can read more here