More than 200 people gathered at the weeekend to celebrate Milton Keynes’ most prestigious places to eat, drink and socialise.
Now in its third year, MK Food and Leisure Awards, to honour the best restaurants, pubs, hotels, chefs, gyms and destinations in the city, were held at Jurys Inn.,
And on Sunday, the chef, restaurant and dish of the year was announced, with a number of Milton Keynes’ independents and chains recognised for their efforts.
There was also a silent auction and raffle, which raised nearly £2,000 for the Milton Keynes Food Bank.
Awards founder, Steven Dryden-Hall, said: “Congratulations not only to all the winners of awards but to everyone who took part and attended the event.
“It is lovely to see passionate, hard working people come together and celebrate all that’s great in Milton Keynes.
“Together we raised just under 2k for the MK Food Bank charity, which makes me a proud man.
“We are looking forward to the Awards next May already.”
Chef of the Year – awarded to Stefano Boi of The Swan at Salford
Chef of the Year - second place goes to George Spiers from Whittlebury Hall Hotel
Chef of the Year - third place goes to Olivier Bertho from The Inn at Woburn
Dish of Milton Keynes - roundabout pizza by Nonna’s in Woburn Sands
Dessert of the Year - Missoula at The Hub for their warm chocolate chip cookie
Main Course of the Year - Middleton’s with their mixed grill
Starter of the Year award - potted Devonshire crab and baby prawns at The Birch
Waiter or Waitress of the Year - Francisco Villanueva from Nonna’s in Woburn Sands
Restaurant of the Year - Olivier’s in Woburn
Best Newcomer - Nonna’s in Woburn Sands
Branded Restaurant of the Year - Zizzi at The Hub
Asian Restaurant of the Year - Calcutta Brasserie
Family Restaurant of the Year - Chiquito in Kingston
Bar of the Year - Missoula at The Hub
Pub of the Year - The Swan
Best Cafe or Coffee House - Bogota Coffee Company
Best Destination or Attraction of the Year - The Stables
Hotel of the Year (over 50 rooms) - The Inn at Woburn
Hotel of the Year (under 50 rooms) - The Bull Hotel
Best Serviced Apartment - Cotels
Gym of the Year - Pure Gym
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