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Best Place to Eat

This award is open to all food establishments which provide a table service. This includes cafes, restaurants, hotels and pubs that provide a 'sit down' meal.

The finalists for the Best Place to Eat Award are:

  • 14 Upgate
  • The Brackenborough Hotel
  • The Ranch

Main judging criteria

An establishment whose cuisine is of the highest quality, demonstrates excellent customer service and celebrates the best of local ingredients.

Evidence Requirements

This award is about the production and supply of food and drink products, customer satisfaction and route to market.

The judges will look for evidence of:

  • Current business performance.
  • Understanding of the market in which the business operates including examples of customer feedback.
  • Challenges encountered and how they have been overcome.
  • Evidence of support to the local economy i.e. use of local ingredients, investment in staff and skills, supply to local retailers, etc.
  • Vision / strategy for future development.
  • Demonstration that the business performance is sustainable in the long term.
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