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Bristol Good Food Awards 2016: the winners

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On the evening of Sunday, November 13th at Ashton Gate Stadium, the great and the good of Bristol’s food and drink world gathered for a £90 per head gala dinner to celebrate the winners of the Bristol Good Food Awards 2016. After public nominations, the final decisions as to who would be crowned the winners were down to the awards’ judges, with the awards now under new management after the demise of Guide2Bristol.

The winners of this year’s 2016 Bristol Good Food Awards were as follows:


Best Local Cheese:

Winner: Westcombe Dairy

Best Local Charcuterie:

Winner: Native Breeds

Best Bakery:

Winner: Baked

Best Pies:

Winner: Snowdrop Cottage

Best Oils and Sauces:

Winner: Bath Harvest

Best Pickles and Condiments:

Winner: Gingerbeard’s Preserves

Best Preserves:

Winner: Heavenly Hedgerows

Best Confectionery:

Winner: Zara’s Chocolates

Best Cakes:

Winner: Pinkmans Bakery

Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks:

Winner: Lovely Drinks

Best Cider:

Winner: Orchard Pig

Best Beer:

Winner: Wiper & True

Best Wine:

Winner: Dunleavy Vineyards

Best Spirit:

Winner: Bramley & Gage

Best Grower:

Winner: Grow Bristol

Best Meat:

Winner: Stream Farm

Best Butcher:

Winner: Rare Butchers

Best Farm Shop:

Winner: Farrington’s Farm Shop


Restaurant Awards:

Best Breakfast:

Winner: Spoke & Stringer

Highly Commended: Bakers & Co

Best Deli:

Winner: Divino Deli

Highly Commended: Papadeli

Best Fish & Chips:

Winner: Salt & Malt

Highly Commended: Soul Fish

Best Chain: 

Winner: Friska

Highly Commended: Boston Tea Party

Best Burgers:

Winner: Chomp

Highly Commended: Squire

Best Coffee Shop:

Winner: Full Court Press

Highly Commended: Tincan

Best Family-Friendly:

Winner: Windmill Hill City Farm

Highly Commended: Bocabar

Best Gluten-Free:

Winner: Pho

Highly Commended: Fishers

Best Café Food:

Winner: Primrose Café

Highly Commended: Brew

Best Supporter of Local Produce:

Winner: Cauldron

Highly Commended: Poco

Best Express/Takeaway:

Winner: Chilli Daddy

Highly Commended: Tiffins

Best Pizza:

Winner: Pi Shop

Highly Commended: Flour & Ash

Best Vegetarian:

Winner: Kale & Kettle

Highly Commended: Barley Mow

Best Asian: 

Winner: Sticks & Broth

Highly Commended: Yume

Best Steak:

Winner: The Ox

Highly Commended: Cowshed

Best British:

Winner: Pump House

Highly Commended: Chin! Chin!

Best Sunday Lunch:

Winner: Yurt Lush

Highly Commended: Nettle & Rye

Best Seafood:

Winner: Spiny Lobster

Highly Commended: Pump House

Best Italian: 

Winner: Pasta Loco

Highly Commended: Al Bacio

Best Tapas: 

Winner: Bellita

Highly Commended: Bravas

Best Wine List:

Winner: Bravas

Highly Commended: The Library

Best Fine Dining Wine List:

Winner: Casamia

Highly Commended: Ronnies

Best Mediterranean:

Winner: Souk Kitchen

Highly Commended: Bravas

Best Food Pub:

Winner: The Lazy Dog

Highly Commended: Volunteer Tavern

Best Indian:

Winner: Mint Room

Highly Commended: Urban Tandoor

Best European:

Winner: Bell’s Diner

Highly Commended: Zazu’s Kitchen

Best Front of House:

Winner: Wilks

Highly Commended: Souk Kitchen

Best Newcomer:

Winner: Pinkmans

Highly Commended: Adelina Yard

Best Chef:

Winner: George Livesey (Bulrush)

Highly Commended: Jamie Randall (Adelina Yard)

Best Restaurant:

Winner: Casamia

Highly Commended: Bulrush


What do you think of this year’s results? Would you have picked different winners? I know that my choices would be very different for some categories! 


*Note – I’m in no way affiliated with the Bristol Good Food Awards 2016.




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