We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2018 Food & Drink Award which this year has focussed on brunch- our new favourite mealtime!
Earlier this year we asked the public to nominate their favourite brunch spots in the Chilterns, tell us why they enjoyed eating there and let us know their favourite menu options.
Over twenty independent eateries were nominated from across the Chilterns- a fantastic response! Our judges got to work and had the difficult job of creating a short list and then visiting the finalists to taste the menu for themselves. The standard was exceptionally high, so it was a close-fought contest.
We are thrilled to announce that, after much deliberation, the following three businesses have come out on top:
The South Chilterns winner is Pierreponts of Goring-on-Thames where our judges loved the high quality food, nice range of menu options, pleasant and efficient service and attractive relaxing surroundings.
The Central Area winner is the wonderful Wild Strawberry Café in the Yurt at Peterley Manor Farm with its unusual cosy feel, food that really goes the extra mile and so many tempting choices on the menu.
The North Chilterns & overall winner is I Love Food in Berkhamsted – a fantastic Sicilian café with delicious, beautifully presented food and really professional yet friendly service. Our judges loved the Full English breakfast with a Sicilian twist and thoroughly enjoyed their visit.
The presentation to these three outstanding Chiltern brunch spots will take place in October.
The Food & Drink Awards are kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual.