Yet again, there has been a frenzy of tasting, testing, sampling and digesting as the foodies of St Albans and Harpenden were tasked with finding the winners of this year’s prestigious Food & Drink Festival Awards.
Sponsored by SA Law, the highly competitive awards ceremony celebrates the rich diversity of food and drink that the district has to offer, rewarding those businesses that excel in terms of quality produce, outstanding customer service and overall atmosphere.
This year’s nominees have definitely not disappointed, offering us a wide variety of cuisine for any occasion!
SA Law proudly congratulates these culinary champions for their hard work and dedication over the past year which have been recognised and appreciated by the general public. With over 190 businesses being nominated in over 14 categories, from Best Takeaway to Best Restaurant for a Special Occasion, the awards highlight that there is something for everyone on the St Albans High Street and beyond.
All of the nominees and winners were honoured during a gala evening at Sopwell House Hotel on Monday, 8th October 2018.
The 2018 St Albans Food & Drink Award winners were:
Best Restaurant for a Special Occasion – Lussmans
Kate D’Arcy Award for Customer Service – Liam Judge from Hatch
Best Local Producer – Darlish
Best Food & Drink Shop – Buongiorno Italia
Most Family Friendly Venue – The Prae Wood Arms
Best Takeaway – The Ridgeway Fish Bar
Best Market Stall – Peddling Pizza
Best Café – Hatch
Best Hot Beverage – Charlie’s Coffee & Company
Best Pub – Ye Olde Fighting Cocks
Best Bar – Suckerpunch
Best Place to do Business – Beech House
Best Newcomer – Heartwood Tea Rooms
Best Restaurant for Everyday Dining – Per Tutti
Food Hero Award – Christo Tofalli from Ye Olde Fighting Cocks