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Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Awards 2015

Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Awards 2015

Corks were popping as the winners were crowned at this years Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Awards in the Pavilion Chester Racecourse.

In front of over 300 of Cheshire's hospitality sector at a black tie ceremony to celebrate the best of Cheshire Food and Drink, the winners were announced after much anticipation and a record breaking number of votes cast by the public.

Now in it's 14th year, the food and drink establishment categories are voted for by the public, and then each of the top 4/5 venues in each category is mystery dined or shopped to come up with the roll of honour. The awards complete an amazing few days of food and drink focus around Chester and Cheshire as record numbers of 29,700 attended the 3 day Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival over the Easter weekend held at the Chester Racecourse.

Taste Cheshire General Manager, Hannah Lucy described the number of votes cast as "Simply phenomenal. In 2014 we had over 5,000 votes and this year that number exceeded 20,000 a 400% increase. The public have definitely voted and they have told us exactly who they want winning our awards. To my knowledge there is no awards for our sector anywhere in the country with anything like this number of votes cast. My sincere congratulations to every venue or business nominated and the list shows us that right now the Cheshire hospitality scene has never been better".

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners, and thank you to all the sponsors and members of the public who voted.

Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Awards Results:

G: Gold S: Silver B: Bronze

Large Restaurant - ALLINGTON HUGHES

G: Hickory's Smokehouse

S: Restaurant 1539

B: Chester Fields

Gold Winner - Best Large Restaurant - Hickory's Smokehouse

Small Restaurant - REFOOD

G: Chef's Table

S: Piste

B: Upstairs at the Grill

Gold Winner - Best Small Restuarant - Chef's Table


G: Egerton Arms

S: George & Dragon

B: Coach House

Best Bar - DEE 106.3

G: Suburbs

S: Barlounge

B: Kuckoo


G: Enzo

S: Café.com

B: Little Yellow Pig Hoole


G: Deli-Vert

S: Hawarden Estate Farm Shop

B: Spoilt for Choice

Gold Winner - Best Deli - Deli-Vert


G: The Millstone

S: Chime

B: Gin Rickey's and Luke's Eating House

Family Friendly - CLAIRE HOUSE

G: The White Horse

S: Ring o Bells

B: George & Dragon

Local Produce in a Menu - TASTE CHESHIRE

G: George & Dragon

S: Chefs Table

B: Chesterfields

Local Produce Shop - MADE IN CHESHIRE

G: Cheerbrook Farm Shop

S: Hawarden Estate Farm Shop

B: The Hollies

Gold Winner - Local Produce Shop - Cheerbrook Farm Shop

Best Sandwich Shop - ROOMZZZ

G -Deli-Vert



Excellence in Customer Care - MARKETING CHESHIRE

G: Hawarden Farm Shop

S: Egerton Arms

B: Chime

Gold Winners - Excellence in Customer Care - Hawarden Farm Shop

2015 Sausage of the Food Drinkn & Lifestyle Festival - NOWFOOD

Overall Winner: Dutton's of Kelsall

Plain Winner: EW Edge and Son

Flavoured Winner: Dutton's of Kelsall

Sous Chef Challenge - WE LOVE CHESHIRE

WINNER- Matt Egan

Images courtesy of Taste Cheshire.

Header Image: Winner Gold - Family Friendly - The White Horse.

Tags: cheshire food and drink, taste cheshire awards, chester racecourse, best restaurant, best bar, cheshire west and chester, cheshire east

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