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Liverpool Food And Drink Awards Winners

Rodney Street venue picks up Restaurant of the Year....can you guess which one?

Published on September 13th 2011.


Liverpool Food And Drink Awards Winners

GUESTS in their hundreds headed to  Camp and Furnace last night to celebrate the city’s culinary talent at The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival Awards hosted by The Great British Bake-Off judge Paul Hollywood.

And the winner was...Puschka  (see here for our review).

The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival Awards were the culmination of a 10-day foodie extravaganza and saw more than 4,000 people cast their votes as restaurants, bars and producers battled it out to be titled the city’s best.

The public voted 60 Hope Street as their Restaurant Of Excellence while Lunya, in College Lane, won the award for Liverpool’s Favourite European Restaurant.

Owner Peter Kinsella  said: “Winning last year had a fantastic effect for us in many ways – being titled as one of the city’s best is something to be very proud of. It is one of the only awards actually voted for by the public, and that is one of the highest accolades possible.”

The Outstanding Customer Service award went to Bem Brazil, in Hanover Street, while the Favourite Bar or Pub award was presented to The Hub Alehouse and Kitchen.

Most Family-Friendly Restaurant went to Yo Sushi, in Liverpool One, and Favourite Independent Cafe or Coffee Shop was awarded to Bold Street Coffee. Sapporo Teppanyaki, in Duke Street, was voted Liverpool’s Favourite International Restaurant.

Sapporo Teppanyaki’s managing partner, Vince Margiotta, said: “These awards are extremely important to us as a business because it means our hard work and dedication has been recognised by the public around the city.

“To think people took the time to go online and vote is overwhelming, and they are the ones responsible for helping restaurants like us to create an impressive foodie revolution in Liverpool.”

Favourite Neighbourhood Restaurant award went to Almond, in West Derby, and Liverpool’s Favourite Food Producer was awarded to the Liverpool Cheese Company. Favourite Sunday Lunch was given to Marco Pierre White’s The Swan, in Aughton. 

The winners….

Favourite Independent Cafe / Coffee Shop, sponsored by Nw Tastes Ace: Bold Street Coffee

Favourite Sunday Lunch, sponsored by Hogans Butchers: Marco Pierre White’s The Swan

Most Family Friendly Restaurant Sponsored by Family Go Live Magazine: Yo Sushi

Outstanding Customer Service, sponsored by De Vere Academy of Hospitality: Bem Brazil

Favourite Neighbourhood Restaurant, sponsored by Liverpool Daily Post: Almond, West Derby

Favourite International Restaurant, sponsored By H.N. Nuttalls: Sapporo Teppanyaki

Favourite European Restaurant, sponsored by Stena Line: Lunya

Favourite Bar or Pub, sponsored by Beers Cellars: Hub Alehouse and Kitchen

Favourite Producer, sponsored by University of Chester ERDF Food Growth Project: Liverpool Cheese Company

Liverpool’s Favourite Restaurant, sponsored by Liverpool City Council: Puschka

Restaurant of Excellence, sponsored by Brown Turner Ross Solicitors: 60 Hope Street



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5 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

mrsmarsaSeptember 14th 2011.

Has Almond got a new chef or something? When I went last year the food was terrible! Never been back since.

AnonymousSeptember 14th 2011.

Is it true that no matter how good a restaurant you are you dont get included in the awards vote unless you pay £1000 to take a stall at the sefton park festival?

Who are they kidding?September 14th 2011.

The whole thing is a commercial stitch up, or a nice little earner. Looking at the winners here it proves how out-of-touch and laughable the awards are. The Hub, Liverpool's favourite bar or pub. Are you joking? The Swan ffs???!!

Absinthe & TurksSeptember 20th 2011.

Proper pubs don't sell food.

Absinthe & TurksSeptember 21st 2011.

Puschka must have improved since we used to go there reglarly. Mussels-loving diners eventually got fed up with all the vomiting so we haven't been back for years.

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