Drum roll please … nominations for the Food Reader Awards 2019 are open!
It’s time to review your year of incredible edibles and vote for your favourite restaurants, chefs, farm shops and more in the Food Reader Awards 2019
Get a flavour of the South West’s biggest reader voted awards and find who scooped foodie glory last year …
After much anticipation, the Food Reader Awards 2018 winners were revealed at a foodie-studded ceremony at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall on February 5.
Following a whopping 20,000 reader votes in two rounds of voting, the new kings and queens of South West dining were crowned at the bash at Watergate Bay. Between gongs, Fifteen’s head chef Adam Banks and brigade treated lucky guests to a lip-smacking menu of next level Italian dishes, while Sharp’s Brewery, Enotria & Coe and Frobishers supplied a lustworthy line-up of Cornish beers, noteworthy wines and sensational softies.
Missed all the live action on Twitter? Here’s who scooped top honours this year …
Best Chef – sponsored by Sharp’s Brewery
Winner: Michael Caines – Lympstone Manor
Best Restaurant – sponsored by Total Produce
Winner: Oliver’s – Falmouth
Best Foodie Hotel – sponsored by Enotria & Coe
Winner: Arundell Arms Hotel – Lifton
Best Cocktail Bar – sponsored by Wrecking Coast Gin
Winner: Dr Ink’s Curiosities – Exeter
Best Cafe – sponsored by Frobishers
Winner: Gylly Beach Cafe – Falmouth
Best Foodie Pub – sponsored by Flying Fish Seafoods and Philip Warren
Winner: The Star & Garter, Falmouth
Best Drink – sponsored by Impact
Winner: Black Cow Vodka
Best Foodie Product – sponsored by Michelmores
Winner: Cornish Gouda Co Gouda
Best Indie Retailer – sponsored by Salt Media
Winner: Riverford Organic, Buckfastleigh
Best Cookery School – sponsored by Fifteen Cornwall
Winner: Exeter Cookery School – Devon
Best Wine List – sponsored by Trencherman’s Guide
Winner: Gidleigh Park – Chagford
Best Farm Shop – sponsored by Rodda’s
Winner: Darts Farm – Topsham
These fabulous awards wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic sponsors. Big love to Total Produce, Sharp’s Brewery, Enotria & Coe, Wrecking Coast Gin, Frobishers, Impact, Michelmores, Philip Warren and Flying Fish Seafoods.