Food Magazine Reader Awards 2018

This year Frobishers was delighted to again sponsor a category – the Best Café category – with nominees epitomising the icing on the cake in terms of the best places to nip out for a quick bite to eat!

Held at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall on February 5th, guests on the night were also treated to a stunning Italian menu with drinks served from ourselves and other sponsors, including Sharp’s Brewery and Enotria & Coe.

Marketing Manager, Jessica Waller attended the event and presented the Best Café category award to the owners of the Gylly Beach Café in Falmouth, Simon and Viv Daw, along with their staff. The venue was commended for its innovative family run ethos and a menu that centres on offering locally sourced food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Close runners-up in the Best Café category included Block in Barnstaple and Society Cafe in Bath.

Commenting on the evening, Jessica says;

“These awards are always such a major event in the South West’s foodie calendar, gaining huge interest from both Food Magazine readers and the industry as a whole. An amazing 20,000 votes were received this year, demonstrating that good food really does matter to the people who live, work and play in our area. Frobishers is immensely proud of its South West heritage and connections, you’ll find us lining the fridges and shelves of many pubs, restaurants, hotels and cafes in the region. Thanks again to Food Magazine for championing our great food and drink heroes and for allowing us to be part of these gastronomic celebrations.”

For a full list of all the winners in the Food Magazine Reader Awards please see below:

Best Chef – sponsored by Sharp’s Brewery

Winner: Michael Caines – Lympstone Manor.

Grand finalists: Steve Pidgeon – Arundell Arms Hotel, Nathan Outlaw – Restaurant Nathan Outlaw.

Best Restaurant – sponsored by Total Produce

Winner: Oliver’s – Falmouth.

Grand finalists: The Square – Porthleven, Olive Tree Restaurant – Bath.

Best Foodie Hotel – sponsored by Enotria & Coe

Winner: Arundell Arms Hotel – Lifton.

Grand finalists: Soar Mill Cove Hotel – Devon, The Scarlet – Mawgan Porth.

Best Cocktail Bar – sponsored by Wrecking Coast Gin

Winner: Dr Ink’s Curiosities – Exeter.

Grand finalists: North Coast Wine Co – Bude, The Dark Horse – Bath.

Best Cafe – sponsored by Frobishers

Winner: Gylly Beach Cafe – Falmouth.

Grand finalists: Block – Barnstaple, Society Cafe – Bath.

Best Foodie Pub – sponsored by Flying Fish Seafoods and Philip Warren

Winner: The Star & Garter, Falmouth.

Grand finalists: The Methuen Arms – Corsham, The Rising Sun – Truro.

Best Drink – sponsored by Impact

Winner: Black Cow Vodka.

Grand finalists: Wrecking Coast Clotted Cream Gin, Salcombe Gin.

Best Foodie Product – sponsored by Michelmores

Winner: Cornish Gouda Co Gouda.

Grand finalists: Primrose Herd Cornish Hogs Pudding, Eat The Smoke Rubs.

Best Indie Retailer

Winner: Riverford Organic, Buckfastleigh.

Grand finalists: Fillet & Bone – Chipping Campden, Johns of Instow – North Devon.

Best Cookery School

Winner: Exeter Cookery School – Devon.

Grand finalists: Rick Stein’s Cookery School – Padstow, Ashburton Cookery School – Devon.

Best Wine List

Winner: Gidleigh Park – Chagford.

Grand finalists: The Idle Rocks -St Mawes, Ben’s Wine & Tapas – Totnes.

Best Farm Shop

Winner: Darts Farm – Topsham.

Grand finalists: Greendale Farm Shop – Woodbury, Daylesford – Moreton-in-Marsh.

Join the crew!

Sign up for juicy news, fanciful musings and the odd freebie, too.

(By signing up, you’re confirming that you’re over 18 and would like us to send you our newsletters and offers by email. We promise we’ll never pass on your information – unless you’ve asked us to. See our Privacy Policy for more info.)