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
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.
Bodnant Welsh Food Centre
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?
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.
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.
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.
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