Prestigious awards crown county's finest food and drink venues
15 January 2013
The county's finest food and drink businesses have been crowned at the prestigious Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards.
TV chef Simon Rimmer presented winners in 12 categories with their Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards during a glitzy Chatsworth House dinner last night (Jan 14).
Photographs of all winners in the Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards are available to download from our Flickr stream (opens in a new window).
Derbyshire Restaurant of the Year
Derbyshire Gastro Pub of the year (joint winners)
- Dovecote Restaurant at Morley Hayes
Derbyshire Traditional Pub of the Year
- Red Lion Pub and Bistro, Peak Edge Hotel, Stonedge
- The Devonshire Arms at Beeley
Derbyshire Cafe of the Year
Best Derbyshire Breakfast
Best International Restaurant
Best Healthy Eating Venue
- Anoki, Derby (sister restaurant of Matlock Bath Balti)
Best Family Friendly Venue
- Fairways Garden Centre Restaurant, Ashbourne
Derbyshire Tea Room of the Year
- Foresters Bar and Restaurant, Two Dales
- Woodlands Tea Room, Charlesworth
Local Producer of the Year
- Three Roofs Cafe, Castleton
Local Food Hero
- Robin Maycock Family Butchers and Bakers, Holloway
- Chris Norfolk, Elm Tree, Elmton
Councillor Kevin Parkinson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said:
"Yet again the standard of entries for our annual Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards was of a very high quality and Chatsworth was a fantastic venue to host our celebration.
"We're blessed with some fantastic restaurants, bistros, pubs and cafes which make the most of excellent food produced locally to serve delicious food and drink.
"The food and drink sector plays an important role in the Derbyshire economy and our awards give much deserved recognition to some very talented people."
For the third year the Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards were sponsored by HSKS Greenhalgh Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors.
Entries are judged on a number of criteria including the quality of food and drink served, customer service, use of county produce and acknowledgement of it on menus.
They are then judged by an independent panel of food specialists and each short-listed venue has a mystery shopper visit.