Congratulations to all our winners and finalists!


Cheshire Life Restaurant of the Year Sponsored by Slingsby Gin

A restaurant in Cheshire which offers the best dining experience including food, décor and service.

Alderley Edge Hotel Bar & Restaurant

La Boheme, Lymm 


WINNER Alderley Edge Hotel Bar and Restaurant

Cheshire Life Dining Pub of the Year Sponsored by Stephensons Catering Equipment

 It should serve good beer, great food and give guests a warm welcome.

The Church Green  

The Thatch Inn

The Cholmondeley Arms

WINNER The Cholmondeley Arms

Cheshire Life Independent Retailer of the Year Sponsored by Carden Park Hotel

Your favourite deli, farm shop, baker or food retailer

Wienholt Bakery,

Define Food & Wine

Burwardsley Village Store

WINNER Wienholt Bakery

North Wales Dining Excellence of the Year Sponsored by Life in North Wales Magazine

This establishment must showcase the finest food in North Wales and can be a pub, restaurant or hotel.

Signatures Restaurant

Bodnant Welsh Food Centre

Machine House

WINNER Bodnant Welsh Food Centre

Cheshire Life Food Hero of the Year Sponsored by Cheshire Bride

This person will have made a lasting contribution to the local food and drink community. It could be a celebrity, a critic, a barman, waiter or farmer. Who goes that extra mile to make a difference to our local food and drink in Cheshire?

WINNER Andrew Pimbley,Claremont Farm

Cheshire Life Chef of the Year Sponsored by Total Foodservice

Someone who has devoted themselves to the cause of serving the best possible food within the county.

WINNER Simon Radley, Chester Grosvenor

Cheshire Life Tearoom/Cafe of the Year Sponsored by Tea from the Manor

Who serves the best tea or coffee and the nicest cakes or the best scones in Cheshire?

Aubergine Café

Gran T’s, Altrincham

The Hollies Farmshop Cafe

WINNER The Hollies Farmshop Cafe

City Restaurant of the Year Sponsored by Whitehouse Event Crockery

A restaurant in Manchester or Liverpool city centre which offers the best dining experience including food, décor and service.

WOOD restaurant

Caffé Grand by Piccolino

Randall and Aubin

WINNER Caffé Grand by Piccolino

Cheshire Life Food or Drink Product of the Year Sponsored by The Royal Cheshire Show

Your favourite food or drink product – whether made by a Cheshire farmer, producer, retailer or manufacturer.

Forest Gin

Jeffrey’s Tonic

Fruits of the Forage

WINNER Jeffrey’s Tonic

Cheshire Life Newcomer of the Year Sponsored by Hallgarten and Novum Wines

This category is open to anyone in the food or drink industry who has started a new venture within the last 18 months. We want to know what impact they have made on the local community and whether they have started to achieve any success further afield. Are they helping to promote Cheshire food and drink to a new audience?

Barristers Restaurant and Bar 


The Tapas Kitchen

WINNER Barristers Restaurant and Bar

Cheshire Life Family Dining of the Year sponsored by Harlech Foodservice

Judges of this category will be looking for a restaurant, café or pub which really meets the needs of family dining, by demonstrating attention to the requirements across the generations of diners both in terms of its food offering, atmosphere, entertainment, sense of theatre, and the variety of menu for guests regardless of age. The award reflects the whole experience, so is aimed at establishments that place a great emphasis on standards of service, both front of house and in the food preparation, as well as having that “certain something” which makes it appeal to the whole family.

The Oakwood

The Partridge

Fox and Hounds

WINNER The Oakwood

Outstanding Customer Service. Sponsored by Porsche, Chester

Service has to be just right — not lacking, but not intrusive either. We want you to tell us about the place that blends warmth and courtesy with knowledge and efficiency

 WINNER Nicola Kent at The Cheshire Cat Nantwich