Huge congratulations to both Grenache in Manchester and van Zellers Restaurant in Harrogate for earlier today being named as regional winners in the prestigious The Good Food Guide’s national awards.
44,500 food-loving members of the public put forward their favourite restaurants, pubs and cafÃ©s from around the UK for the annual awards. The Good Food Guide award judges have sifted through all the nominations to pick the winners and celebrate some of the best dining experiences around the country.
Grenache in Greater ManchesterÂ was named as the North West regional winner in the The Good Food Guide Readersâ€™ Restaurant of the Year Awards.
Hussein Abbas, owner of Grenache, was delighted to be named as the winner, saying:Â “Itâ€™s a fantastic achievement to win the Best North West Restaurant Award. I believe winning this award is a testament to the quality of food and service that my team provides and we are all really proud of the number of customers that voted for us.”
Elizabeth Carter, Consultant Editor of The Good Food Guide said:Â “It may be small but Hussein Abbasâ€™s high street restaurant has a big heart and a huge and very vocal fan base totally smitten by the generous cooking of fresh, seasonal ingredients.”
Van Zeller’s Chef & Patron Tom van Zeller was delighted to be named as the winner of the Best North East Restaurant saying:
â€˜van Zeller is absolutely thrilled to have picked up such a prestigious award
from The Good Food Guide. In these challenging economic times, my wonderful
team has proved that all the hard work, dedication and commitment they put in
every day is recognised as the very best in the North East. Given that the
award is based on consumer feedback I am particularly proud and wish to say
thank all of my customers who have voted for us.â€™
Elizabeth Carter, Consultant Editor of The Good Food Guide said: â€˜van Zeller is firing on
all cylinders, delivering smart, contemporary dishes full of vibrancy, bold
strokes and ambition. Coupled with an extraordinary attention to detail.
Both restaurants are one of ten regional winners rom around the UK, one of whom will go on to be named as the overall The Good Food Guide Readersâ€™ Restaurant of the Year. The winner of this award will be announced on 20 June 2012.
Good Luck Guys !!
The ten regional winners are:
-Â Â Â Â Â East of England â€“ Maison Bleue, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
-Â Â Â Â Â London â€“ Charlotteâ€™s Place, Ealing
-Â Â Â Â Â Midlands â€“ The Bluebell, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire
-Â Â Â Â Â North East â€“ Van Zeller, Harrogate
-Â Â Â Â Â North West â€“ Grenache, Walkden, Manchester
-Â Â Â Â Â Northern Ireland â€“ Mourne Seafood Bar, Dundrum, Belfast
-Â Â Â Â Â Scotland â€“ Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow
-Â Â Â Â Â South East â€“ Jeremyâ€™s Restaurant, Haywards Heath, W Sussex
-Â Â Â Â Â South West â€“ The Swan, Wedmore, Somerset
-Â Â Â Â Â Wales â€“ Y Polyn, Carmarthen