Food and Travel Reader Awards | The Winners

Thank you to everyone who has nominated and voted in the Awards process. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, you, the readers, have guided us to those destinations, organisations and individuals who have stepped up to the plate and earned their place on the podium of one of the most important awards programmes in the UK.

To have made the 2021 Food and Travel Reader Awards shortlist means you are amongst the best.



For the best of the best, a drum roll please…

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Restaurant of the Year

London – Core by Clare Smyth

THE SHORTLIST
• A. Wong
• Brat
• The Clove Club
• Core by Clare Smyth
• Frog by Adam Handling
• Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
• Holborn Dining Room
• Ikoyi
• Lyle’s
• Noble Rot (Lamb’s Conduit)


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Outside London – Box-E

THE SHORTLIST
• Artichoke (Amersham)
• Box-E (Bristol)
• Carters of Moseley (Birmingham)
• Heaneys (Cardiff)
• L’Enclume (Grange-over-Sands)
• Midsummer House (Cambridge)
• The Seafood Restaurant (Padstow)
• Wedgwood (Edinburgh)
• Ynyshir (Eglwys Fach)


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Newcomer –
The Double Red Duke

THE SHORTLIST
• Akoko (London)
• José Pizarro at RA (London)
• Native at Browns (London)
• Sessions Arts Club (London)
• The Double Red Duke (Bampton)
• Outlaw’s New Road (Port Isaac)
• Sargasso (Margate)


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Timeless Classic –
Le Gavroche

THE SHORTLIST

• Corrigan’s (London)
• Le Gavroche (London)
• The Ritz (London)
• Veeraswamy (London)
• The Wolseley (London)
• Northcote (Langho)
• The Waterside Inn (Bray)
• Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons (Great Milton)
• Ondine Oyster & Grill (Edinburgh)
• Restaurant Andrew Fairlie (Auchterarder)


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Chef of the Year – José Pizarro

THE SHORTLIST
• Sally Abé
• Paul Ainsworth
• Nieves Barragán Mohacho
• Elliot Moss
• Adam Handling
• Tom Kerridge
• Merlin Labron-Johnson
• Isaac McHale
• Nathan Outlaw
• José Pizarro


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Breakthrough Chef of the Year – Stuart Deeley
(Smoke at Hampton Manor)


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Specialist Retailer of the Year – Daylesford Farm

THE SHORTLIST
• Boat2Door (Paignton)
• Darts Farm (Topsham)
• Daylesford Farm (Moreton-in-Marsh)
• HG Walter (London)
• Table @ Vallebona (London)
• Valvona & Crolla (Edinburgh)


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Cookery School of the Year – Edinburgh New Town Cookery School

THE SHORTLIST
• Ballymaloe (Shanagarry, Ireland)
• The Cooking School (Warminster)
• Edinburgh New Town Cookery School (Edinburgh)
• Edinburgh School of Food and Wine (Edinburgh)
• Leiths School of Food and Wine (London)
• Philleigh Way (Truro)
• Waitrose Cookery School (various locations)
• Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School (Driffield)


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Bar of the Year – The Milk Thistle

THE SHORTLIST
• Connaught Bar (London)
• Eve Bar (London)
• Kol Mezcaleria (London)
• Below Stairs (Leeds)
• Eve Bar (London)
• The Milk Thistle (Bristol)
• Nauticus (Edinburgh)
• Public (Sheffield)


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Hotel of the Year

Gourmet Bolthole – Restaurant Sat Bains

THE SHORTLIST
• The Black Swan at Oldstead (Oldstead)
• Jöro (Sheffield)
• Meadowsweet (Holt)
• Moor Hall (Aughton)
• Padstow Townhouse (Padstow)
• Restaurant Sat Bains (Nottingham)


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City Hotel – The Gainsborough Bath Spa

THE SHORTLIST
• The Balmoral (Edinburgh)
• Corinthia (London)
• Rosewood (London)
• The Gainsborough Bath Spa (Bath)
• King Street Townhouse (Manchester)
• Old Parsonage Hotel (Oxford)


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Rural Hotel – The Newt in Somerset

THE SHORTLIST
• The Fife Arms (Braemar)
• Grantley Hall (Ripon)
• Heckfield Place (Hook)
• Lympstone Manor (Exmouth)
• Middleton Lodge (Richmond, North Yorks)
• The Newt in Somerset (Bruton)
• Watergate Bay Hotel (Newquay)


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Bed and Breakfast – Horseshoe Cottage Farm

THE SHORTLIST
• Cnapan Guest House (Newport)
• Horseshoe Cottage Farm (Cropston)
• Low Mill Guest House (Bainbridge)
• Trevose Harbour House (St Ives)


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International Hotel – The Stay Warehouse

THE SHORTLIST
• Aurelio Lech (Austria)
• Four Seasons Langkawi (Malaysia)
• Hotel Le Negresco (France)
• Joali (Maldives)
• The Stay Warehouse (Turkey)


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Tour Operator of the Year – Sandals

THE SHORTLIST
• Artisan Travel
• Barrhead Travel
• Caribtours
• Citalia
• Inntravel
• Sandals
• Sunvil
• Trailfinders
• Villa Plus


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Book of the Year – Ottolenghi Flavour (Yotam Ottolenghi)

THE SHORTLIST
The Hand & Flowers Cookbook (Tom Kerridge)
Mother (Marsel van Oosten)
Ottolenghi Flavour (Yotam Ottolenghi)
Petersham Nurseries (The Boglione Family)
Ripe Figs (Yasmin Khan)
Sicilia (Ben Tish)
Simply (Sabrina Ghayour)


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Airline of the Year – British Airways

THE SHORTLIST
• British Airways
• Emirates
• Lufthansa
• Qatar Airways
• Singapore Airlines
• Turkish Airlines
• Virgin Atlantic


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Cruise Line of the Year

River Cruise Line – Viking River Cruises

THE SHORTLIST
• APT
• Avalon Waterways
• Crystal Cruises
• Scenic
• Uniworld
• Viking


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Ocean Cruise Line – Oceania Cruises

THE SHORTLIST
• Celebrity Cruises
• Crystal Cruises
• Cunard
• Oceania Cruises
• Norwegian Cruise Line
• Saga
• Silversea


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Boutique/Adventure Cruise Line – Seabourn

THE SHORTLIST
• Crystal Expedition Cruises
• Hapag-Lloyd
• Hebridean Island Cruises
• Ponant
• Seabourn
• Variety Cruises


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City of the Year – Venice

THE SHORTLIST
• Amsterdam
• Berlin
• Budapest
• Copenhagen
• Dublin
• Lisbon
• Tokyo
• Venice
• Vienna


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Short-Haul Destination of the Year – Greece

THE SHORTLIST
• Croatia
• Greece
• Italy
• Malta
• Portugal
• Spain
• Switzerland
• Turkey


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Long-Haul Destination of the Year – Caribbean

THE SHORTLIST
• Canada
• Caribbean
• Indonesia
• South Africa
• USA
• Vietnam


Congratulations to all the winners. Read more about them in the March issue of Food and Travel, on sale 18 February – pick up a copy at any quality retailer or click here to subscribe today, and do connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.


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