The prestigious Good Food Guide, owned by Waitrose, is currently half way through its much sought after ‘Readers Restaurant’ nominations campaign, and have announced the front runners so far.
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. Nominations are for readers, as well as the public who can vote at participating restaurants by completing the nomination post cards available at many across the region. Also nominations on line often linking from their own websites.
Previous winners from the region include Carters of Moseley, Birmingham who currently hold the accolade as overall winner for the UK, as well as Turners Michelin Restaurant in Harborne, and the Bluebell in Henley in Arden, alongside Edmunds when Andy Waters was Chef Patron.
At this halfway stage, Midlands frontrunners include:
34 Windsor Street, Leicester
The Queen’s Head, Sleaford
The Duncombe Arms, nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire
The King and Thai, Broseley, Shropshire
Chef Patron Suree Coates of the King and Thai who are shortlisted for Shropshire commented,”We are delighted to hear we are even in the competition. Its a real honour. Any customer feedback is welcomed and last year we were highlighted as one of the Waitrose Good Food Guides ’Local Gems’ which was incredible – but to be nominated as finalist for the readers award is a huge accolade to even get this far. We would like to thank all our customers for their kind comments to date ask wish everyone the best of luck”
Consultant editor Elizabeth Carter commented ’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.’
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