The food Reader Awards shortlist: Best restaurants

In the run-up to the big reveal of winners in January 2012, we’re profiling the shortlisted businesses in the food Reader Awards – sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers.

As voted for by you, here are the best in the South West in the restaurant category (sponsored by Frobishers):

The Muset By Ronnie

The Muset by Ronnie shortlisted in the food Reader Awards 2012Less than a year since launching this elegant Modern European bistro in Clifton – thoroughly revamped to impeccable contemporary standards – chef-proprietor Ronnie Faulkner has a runaway success on his hands. It’s not surprising: in 2009 Ron’s other restaurant, Ronnies of Thornbury, was named Which? Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year.


Allium shortlisted in the food Reader Awards 2012 as best restaurantAt this Fairford restaurant, head chef James maintains rigorously close relationships with his suppliers. Locally caught game such as rabbit, venison and pigeon prominently features on the menu, as well as James’ own-reared pork. The food is then creatively prepared and served to reflect its origins in dishes.

Wild Garlic

Wild Garlic shortlisted in food Reader Awards as best restaurantThe name of this Nailsworth Restaurant reflects chef-proprietor Matthew Beardshall’s relationship with the produce that he cooks and serves in his unpretentious, modern dining room. Taking local food to another level, Matthew’s doing it on a micro scale, and the results are getting him a lot of attention.

Also see:

The food Reader Awards shortlist announced!

The food Reader Awards shortlist: Best retailers

The food Reader Awards shortlist: Best foodie pubs

The food Reader Awards shortlist: Best foodie hotels

By Jenny
December 23, 2012

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