Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2016: Newcomer of the Year

PUBLISHED: 08:56 07 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:41 07 October 2016

Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2016: Newcomer of the Year

Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2016: Newcomer of the Year


Newcomer of the Year was open to anyone in the Dorset food and drink industry who has started a new venture within the last 18 months. Here, we announce Newcomer of the Year 2016


Nick the Fish, Poole

According to our readers Nick and his team serve the best and freshest fish and chips they have ever tasted. “I have longed for a fish and chip establishment offering such quality and we visit Nick the Fish every week” said one reader. The fish and chip shop was opened by Nick and his wife in Penn Hill, Poole last December. They use fresh West Country produce wherever possible – including skate wings from Lymington and potatoes from Frouds in Wimborne. Nick is always on hand to tell customers about the fish of the day and everything is made to order.

Winston’s Café, Poole

Opened in May 2015 by food lover and DJ Andy Cole and his partner Alison, readers described Winston’s Café in Poole as a gem of a place that they return to again and again. The couple have worked incredibly hard to get their café on the map and locals really appreciate the 7am opening and cracking breakfasts which are cooked to order – their homemade bubble and squeak is “to die for”. They also loved the emphasis on locally sourced produce and home cooking. Our readers were really impressed with the contribution this café has made to the local community in Parkstone.

And the winner is…

Dorset Market Kitchen, Winfrith

In their first year Bernice and Kieran James have, through their artisan street food business, succeeded in establishing themselves across Southern England. The kitchen was inspired by their passion for local produce which they take to festivals, farmers’ markets and events throughout Southern England. Ingredients are locally sourced from farms close to their HQ and our readers said they were happy to join long queues to try their luscious slow cooked pulled pork burgers and Moroccan spiced Jurassic chicken wraps. Readers described the pair as “the up and coming stars of Dorset’s Street Food scene”.

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Newcomer of the Year was sponsored by Beales Gourmet

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