More than 9,000 people have nominated their favourite restaurants, pubs and cafes for The Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year Award – but diners still have almost three weeks left to have their say.
Ten regional winners will be announced in early May and the overall winner will be announced at the Which? Awards ceremony on 19 May.
If your favourite independently owned eaterie goes that extra mile to make every visit a delight, The Good Food Guide wants to hear about it. Submit your nomination before 21 April and you could win a meal for two.
In line with this year’s Which? Awards theme of ‘Who cares, wins’, we’re looking for impeccable customer service as well as eateries that deliver excellent regional dishes and use local producers where possible.
Front-runners at the half-way stage include:
> The Great House in Lavenham
> The Lavender House in Brundall
> Tatlers in Norwich
> Morston Hall in Morston
> Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds, last year’s regional winner.
> The French Table in Surbiton
> Pied-à-Terre in Fitzrovia
> The Victoria in East Sheen
> Indian Zing in Hammersmith
> L’Etranger in South Kensington, last year’s regional winner.
> Loves Restaurant in Birmingham
> Saffron in Oldbury
> Bluebell in Henley-in-Arden
> Colmans in South Shields
> Lanterna in Scarborough
> Lockwoods in Ripon
> Salvo’s in Leeds
> Vennell’s in Masham
> Grenache in Worsley
> L’Endroit in Congleton
> Fraiche in Oxton
> Da Piero in Irby
> Nutters in Norden, last year’s regional winner.
> Chesil Rectory in Winchester
> Gee’s in Oxford
> Vanilla Pod in Marlow
> East Beach Café in Littlehampton
> Wellington Arms in Baughurst
> Mya Lacarte in Caversham
> The Tilbury in Datchworth
> The Griffin Inn in Fletching
> The Mulberry Tree in Boughton Monchelsea, last year’s regional winner.
> Fat Fowl in Bradford on Avon
> River Cottage Canteen in Bath
> The Swan at Southrop in Southrop
> The Wild Garlic in Beaminster
> Allium in Fairford
> Crab House Café in Weymouth
> Ronnies in Thornbury, last year’s overall winner.
> No 27 Talbot Street in Belfast
> Ginger Bistro in Belfast
> Mourne Seafood Bar in Belfast, last year’s regional winner.
> La Garrigue in Edinburgh
> La Vallée Blanche in Glasgow
> Blackaddie House Hotel in Sanquhar
> The Crown at Whitebrook
> Fairyhill in Reynoldston
> Le Gallois in Cardiff
> Slice in Swansea, and
> Tyddyn Llan in Llandrillo, last year’s regional winner.
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