A glitzy event celebrating the crème de la crème of the city’s chefs, restaurants and pubs saw the talented bunch awarded for their talent.
There were 19 awards up for grabs at the fourth annual Milton Keynes Food and Leisure Awards, which was held at The Woburn Sculpture Gallery on Sunday.
The awards are one of the highlights of the year for the leisure and hospitality industry in MK, as the event aims to showcase not only the best venues, but also uncover the lesser-known locations.
The winners were voted for by the public online and announced by presenter Chris Gregg from MKFM on stage.
Just under £2,000 was raised for Willen Hospice in the super raffle thanks to a whole host of prizes on offer.
Event organiser Steven Dryden-Hall hailed the evening as a huge success - and has already started planning for the fifth awards evening.
Hotel of the Year (under 50 rooms)
Winner: Villiers Hotel Buckingham
Hotel of the Year (over 50 rooms)
Winner: Jury’s Inn
Best Destination or Attraction
Winner: Formula Fast
Best Café or Coffee House
Winner: Coffee Boutique
Pub of the Year
Winner: The Crooked Billet (Newton Longville)
Bar of the Year
Winner: Be At One
Best Local Product (Food)
Winner: Jam MK’s Golden Raspberry Jam
Best Local Product (Drink)
Winner: Concrete Cow Brewery’s Old Bloomer Beer
Best Use of Local Produce
Winner: The Bell And Bear in Emberton
Family Restaurant of the Year
Winner: Red Hot World Buffet
Asian Restaurant of the Year
Branded Restaurant of the Year
Winner: Chiquito (Kingston)
Winner: Prince George (Tattenhoe)
Restaurant of the Year
Winner: Woburn Brasserie
Waiter of the Year
Winner: Stuart Vernon (Brown’s Brasserie)
Waitress of the Year
Winner: Victoria Strode (The Prince George)
Chef of the Year
3rd: Dariusz Koszelle (MK Social)
2nd: Nigel Norris (Whittlebury Hall)
1st: Jeffrey Payne (Mercure Milton Keynes Parkside House)