Voting is now open for the Food Reader Awards 2017

Over 2000 food magazine readers took to their tablets, mobiles and laptops to cast their votes in the South West’s most prestigious foodie awards. After counting a mammoth 20,000 nominations, we’re delighted to announce the 2017 shortlist …

Local Food Hero – sponsored by Frobishers

Best Chef – sponsored by Sharp’s Brewery

Best Restaurant – sponsored by Total Produce

Best Foodie Hotel – sponsored by Jelf

Best Cafe

Best Foodie Pub

Best Drink – sponsored by Impact

  • Wicked Wolf Gin
  • Harbour IPA
  • Ham Hill Cider
  • Pilton Cider
  • St Austell Brewery’s Tribute
  • Sharp’s Doombar
  • The Wrecking Coast Gin
  • Roastworks Coffee
  • Thatchers Gold
  • Powderkeg Beer

Best Foodie Product – sponsored by Michelmores

  • Cornish Sea Salt
  • Darts Farm Turkey Bomb
  • Duchy Charcuterie Spreadable Salami
  • LittlePod Vanilla Paste
  • Bini Curries Moghul Chicken Curry
  • Popti Biscuits
  • Roddas Cornish Cream
  • Cornish Charcuterie Seaweed and Cider Salami
  • Waddling Free Duck Eggs
  • Chococo Chocolate

Best Indie Food Retailer

  • Philip Warren Butchers, Launceston
  • Great Cornish Food Store, Truro
  • The Shops at Dartington
  • Chococo, Exeter
  • The Arc, Wadebridge
  • Bampton Game, Devon
  • Stein’s Deli, Padstow
  • Queen Street Deli, Wells
  • North Coast Wine Co, Bude
  • Arch House Deli, Bristol

Best Street Food – sponsored by Blue Fizz Events

  • Cornish Pod
  • The Shellfish Pig
  • Wild Bake
  • Beauty and the Feast
  • The Tiny Thai
  • Taco Macho
  • Sizzle Grills
  • Craftworks Street Kitchen
  • Spice & Rice
  • Chai Walla

Best Cookery School

Best Wine List

Best Farm Shop

  • Padstow Farm Shop
  • Darts Farm, Topsham
  • Rumwell Farm Shop, Taunton
  • Trevaskis Farm, Hayle
  • Lifton Farm Shop
  • Lobbs Farm Shop, St Ewe
  • Boscastle Farm Shop
  • Farrington’s Farm Shop
  • Poplars Farm Shop, Bristol
  • Greendale Farm Shop, Farringdon

The second round of voting closes at 9am on January 4. Finalists will be revealed soon after before the winners are crowned at a swanky soiree at Yeo Valley HQ in Blagdon on February 6.

The winners of the Food Reader Awards 2016 (pictured above) were announced on January 25 at – what we’re chuffed to say was – a ruddy good shindig at Yeo Valley HQ in Blagdon.

After sifting through over 110,000 reader votes in 13 categories and two rounds of voting, the awards were given out at the foodie-studded ceremony alongside a fantastic four course meal from the talented team of chefs at Yeo Valley Canteen.

Food Reader Awards 2017 are sponsored by:

Last year’s winners