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Winners of Dorset magazine Food, Drink and Farming Awards

PUBLISHED: 14:17 02 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:21 02 October 2015

Dorset magazine Food, Drink and Farming Awards.

Dorset magazine Food, Drink and Farming Awards.


On Thursday 24 September the popular Dorset Magazine Food & Drink Awards took place at Lulworth Castle. The awards are designed to showcase the great and the good in Dorset, and reward the hardworking people behind them, including suppliers and producers, small farming businesses, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers. Here we announce the winners

Best Restaurant and Dining Experience of the Year

Not only a place to find the most delicious and well-cooked food, restaurants in this category were judged on everything from the décor, the service, the food, the wine list to those little finishing touches that make dining such a pleasure. Click here to find out who won…

Best Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Judges were looking for venues that offered a sublime dining experience with fantastic food, drink and superb service.

Click here to find out who won…

Best Dorset Sunday Roast of the Year

Whether served in a country pub, city hotel, restaurant or staff canteen, the meals nominated in this category were created with locally sourced produced and cooked and served perfectly. Click here to find out who won…

Best Tearoom or Coffee Shop of the Year

Who makes the best tea or coffee? Is it tea bags or leaves? Is it instant or freshly ground? Who serves the nicest cakes or the best scones? Is the jam homemade and are the sandwiches freshly cut? Click here to find out who won…

Best Drinks Product of the Year

Nominees for this category were drinks products made by a Dorset producer, retailer or manufacturer. Judges considered the innovativeness of the item and whether this was achieved without compromising on its taste, indulgence and value for money. Click here to find out who won…

Best Farmers’ Market of the Year

Nominees for this category were the local traders that week after week bring fresh local produce to Dorset’s market towns. Click here to find out who won…

Best Chef of the Year

Judges were looking for a chef devoted to the cause of serving the best possible food. This category pits the finest Michelin-starred chefs against those working the local bistro. Click to find out who won…

Best Newcomer of the Year

This category was open to anyone in the food and drink industry who has started a new venture within the last 18 months. Click here to find out who won…

Best Family Friendly Dining Experience

Judges were looking for a restaurant, café or pub that really met the needs of family dining, by demonstrating attention to the requirements across the generations of diners both in terms of its food offering, atmosphere, entertainment, sense of theatre, and the variety of menu for guests regardless of age. Click here to find out who won…

Best Gastro Pub of the Year

Judges were looking for a pub that offered excellent customer service, value for money and quality of food, with a commitment to using local suppliers and seasonal produce. Click here to find out who won…

Best Butcher / Meat Producer of the Year

This category aims to praise and support our numerous local butchers and meat producers and their contribution to Dorset’s food scene. Click here to find out who won..

Best Food Product or Producer of the Year

Nominees for this category were companies or individuals who connected with their communities and used good quality ingredients to provide an excellent finished product. Click here to find pout who won…

Best Independent Food Shop of the Year

Judges were looking for delis, bakers or food retailers that supply products produced and grown here in Dorset. Click here to find out who won…

2015 Food and Farming Hero

Judges were looking for a champion of Dorset’s vibrant local food scene – someone who goes the extra mile to promote Dorset to a wider audience and is passionate about local produce. Click here to find out who won…

Did you attend the event? Tell about your favourite part of the awards @DorsetMag and use the hashtag #DFDFA

Like this? Find out more about the awards here.


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