Food Awards Wales Winners Announced

18/05/2015

Monday evening welcomed a gathering of over 200 people in Cardiff to celebrate the hard work and dedication to the Welsh food industry.

The inaugural Food Awards Wales was hosted by Capital 1’s breakfast presenter, Polly James and the black tie ceremony took place at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff on May 11.

Yasmin Mahmood of event organisers Creative Oceanic commented “After the great success of the Food Awards England and Wales which were held in Manchester last year, it was apparent the Welsh food industry deserved a greater platform for recognition.”

“It was a fantastic evening and was a great pleasure to be amongst the top restaurants, takeaways, suppliers, manufacturers, specialists and many more attendees who were representing their businesses on the evening. Congratulations to all the winners and the finalists.”

As well as the awards, the event will also help raise funds for the official charity partner, Make A Wish Foundation UK granting magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

 

There are twenty five categories to award on the evening, and the winners are:

The winner of the Best Indian Establishment is Moksh (Cardiff).

The winner of the Italian Establishment is Gemelli Restaurant (Cardiff).

The winner of the Best Mediterranean Establishment is Tafarn Y Gader Tapas (Dolgellau).

The winner of the Best Oriental Establishment is The Coconut Kitchen (Abersoch).

The winner of the Best European Establishment is Chez Francis Restaurant (Cardiff).

The winner of the Best Mexican Establishment is Wahaca (Cardiff).

The winner of the Best Vegetarian Establishment is Canteen on Clifton Street (Cardiff).

The winner of the Best Seafood Establishment is [email protected] (Cardiff).

The winner of the Traditional Welsh Restaurant is The Walnut Tree Inn (Llanddewi Skirrid).

The winner of the Best Street Food is The Hemp Hut (Ceredigion).

The winner of the Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year is Arbennig Restaurant (Cardiff).

The winner of the Ambient Food Manufacturer of the Year is Aberffraw Biscuits Co. (Conwy).

The winner of the Bakery of the Year is Brutons The Bakers (Cardiff).

The winner of the Best Chilled Food Manufacturer is Zorba Foods (Ebbw Vale).

The winner of the Dairy Food Provider of the Year is Daffodil Foods (Pwllheli).

The winner of the Fresh Produce Provider of the Year is Organic Fresh Food Company (Lampeter).

The winner of the Frozen Food Provider of the Year is Joe’s Ice Cream (Cardiff).

The winner of the Meat Supplier of the Year is Natural Wagyu (Haverfordwest).

The winner of the Seafood Supplier of the Year is Solva Seafood (Solva).

The winner of the Caterer of the Year is Spiros The Fine Dining Caterers (Cardiff).

 

The following categories are split into four regional winners North Wales, Mid Wales, South West and South East and then one overall winner.

Gastro Pub

Gastro Pub of the Year North Wales winner is The Queen’s Head (Glanwydden).

Gastro Pub of the Year Mid Wales winner is The Pentre Arms (Llangrannog).

Gastro Pub of the Year South West Wales is winner Pen-Y-Cae Inn (Swansea).

Gastro Pub of the Year South East Wales is winner Gwaelod Y Garth Inn (Cardiff).

Gastro Pub of the Year overall winner is Pen-Y-Cae Inn (Swansea).

 Café/Bistro

Café/Bistro of the Year North Wales winner is Palas Café (Caenarfon).

Café/Bistro of the Year Mid Wales winner is The Drovers Rest Restaurant with Room (Llanwrtyd Wells).

Café/Bistro of the Year South West winner is Plum Vanilla (Narbeth).

Café/Bistro of the Year South East winner is The Deck Coffee House & Cakery (Cardiff Bay).

Café/Bistro of the Year overall winner is The Deck Coffee House & Cakery (Cardiff Bay).

 Hotel Restaurant

Hotel Restaurant of the Year North Wales winner is Chateau Rhianfa (Glyngarth).

Hotel Restaurant of the Year Mid Wales winner is The Penhelig Arms Hotel & Restaurant (Aberdovey).

Hotel Restaurant of the Year South West winner is The King’s Head Inn (Swansea).

Hotel Restaurant of the Year South East winner is Plas Derwen (Abergavenny).

Hotel Restaurant of the Year overall winner is Chateau Rhianfa (Glyngarth).

 Takeaway

Takeaway of the Year North Wales winner is What’s Cooking (Connah’s Quay).

Takeaway of the Year Mid Wales winner is Genie Fish & Chips (Newtown).

Takeaway of the Year South West Wales winner is D.Fecci & Sons (Tenby).

Takeaway of the Year South East Wales winner is Gateway of India (Cardiff).

Takeaway of the Year overall winner is Gateway of India (Cardiff).

 Restaurant

Restaurant of the Year North Wales winner is Blas (Caenarfon).

Restaurant of the Year Mid Wales winner is The Baskerville Arms (Clyro).

Restaurant of the Year South West Wales winner is The Coal House Restaurant (Oxwich Beach).

Restaurant of the Year South East Wales winner is The Ruperra (Newport).

Rest of the Year overall winner is The Ruperra (Newport).