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2015 Winners

MKFLA 2015 logoThe fourth Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards took place on Sunday 10th May 2015 at the new venue of Woburn Sculpture Gallery.

The awards are supported by MKFM and the Milton Keynes Citizen and honour the best restaurants, pubs, hotels, chefs and destinations in the city.

The awards are one of the highlights of the year for the leisure and hospitality industry in MK and aim to showcase not only the best venues but also uncover and celebrate less well known but nonetheless fabulous tasting dishes, chefs and leisure locations.

There was also a charity raffle which raised almost £2000 for Willen Hospice and live music from The Shures.

Photos courtesy of J Lane photography

Here's this year's winners:

Awards Part 1 (Leisure)

Hotel of the Year (under 50 rooms)

Nominees:

  • Menzies Flitwick Manor Hotel
  • Premier Inn MK East
  • Premier Inn MK South
  • Villiers Hotel
  • Swan Revived Hotel
  • Premier Inn MK Central
  • Parkside House
  • The Bull Hotel (Stony Stratford)

And the winner is: Villiers Hotel

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Hotel of the Year (over 50 rooms)

Nominees:
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  • Doubletree by Hilton
  • Hilton Kent’s Hill
  • Holiday Inn J14
  • Jurys Inn
  • Moore Place Hotel
  • Ramada Encore
  • Mercure Abbey Hill
  • Whittlebury Hall

And the winner is: Jury’s Inn

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Best Destination or Attraction

MKFLA 2015-20-smallNominees:

  • Bletchley Park
  • Daytona
  • Formula Fast
  • Hollywood Bowl
  • Planet Ice
  • The Stables
  • Whittlebury Hall
  • Woburn Safari Park

And the winner is: Formula Fast

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Best Café or Coffee House

MKFLA 2015-20-smallNominees:

  • Bogota Coffee Shop
  • Buskers (Wolverton)
  • Coffee Boutique (Oxley Park)
  • Drop Off Cafe (Newport Pagnell)
  • Frosts (Woburn Sands)
  • Nonna's
  • PicNics (Newport Pagnell)
  • Strudwicks (Oldbrook)

And the winner is: Coffee Boutique

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Pub of the Year

MKFLA 2015-20-smallNominees:

  • The Three Trees (Bletchley)
  • La Collina (Little Brickhill)
  • Prince George (Tattenhoe)
  • The Swan Inn (Milton Keynes Village)
  • The Swan (Woburn Sands)
  • The Crooked Billet (Newton Longville)
  • The Old Thatched Inn (Adstock)
  • The Bell & Bear (Emberton)

And the winner is: The Crooked Billet (Newton Longville)

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Bar of the Year

MKFLA 2015-20-smallNominees:

  • All Bar One
  • Be At One
  • Browns Brasserie
  • Las Iguanas
  • Missoula
  • MK Social
  • Revolution
  • Turtle Bay

And the winner is: Be At One

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Awards Part 2 (Food)

Best Local Product (Food)

MKFLA 2015-20-smallNominees:

  • Sinclair Condiments – Tomato Ketchup
  • Jam MK – Golden Raspberry Jam
  • Woodstock’s Artisan Bakery – Almond Croissant

And the winner is: Jam MK’s Golden Raspberry Jam

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Best Local Product (Drink)

  • MKFLA 2015-20-smallConcrete Cow Brewery – Old Bloomer Beer
  • Silverstone Brewing Company – Spirit Of Silverstone Malt Spirit
  • Virtual Orchard Cider – English Apple Brandy
  • Cold Brew Café – Original Cold Pressed Coffee
  • EliXir – Raw Cacao Hot Chocolate

And the winner is: Concrete Cow Brewery’s Old Bloomer Beer

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Best Use of Local Produce

MKFLA 2015-20-smallAnd the winner is: The Bell And Bear in Emberton

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Family Restaurant of the Year

MKFLA 2015-20-smallNominees:

  • Chiquito
  • Frankie and Benny's
  • Harvester
  • Hungry Horse
  • La Collina
  • Red Hot World Buffet
  • Smoke Shack
  • The Three Trees

And the winner is: Red Hot World Buffet

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Asian Restaurant of the Year

MKFLA 2015-20-smallNominees:

  • Banana Tree
  • B Town
  • Calcutta Brasserie
  • Mastee
  • Naidni
  • Papa Js
  • Rajdhani
  • Taipan

And the winner is: Naidni

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Branded Restaurant of the Year

MKFLA 2015-20-smallNominees:

  • Aqua
  • Bella Italia
  • Chiquito
  • Frankie and Benny’s
  • Giraffe
  • Las Iguanas
  • Red Hot World Buffet
  • Wagamama

And the winner is: Chiquito (Kingston)

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Best Newcomer

MKFLA 2015-20-smallShortlisted Nominees:

  • B Town
  • Banana Tree
  • Chiquito
  • Frankie and Benny's
  • Mastee
  • MK Social
  • Prince George
  • Smoke Shack

And the winner is: Prince George (Tattenhoe)

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Restaurant of the Year

MKFLA 2015-20-smallShortlisted Nominees:

  • Brasserie Blanc
  • Brown's
  • Murrays at Whittlebury Hall
  • Nonnas (Woburn Sands)
  • The Crooked Billet (Newton Longville)
  • The Swan Inn (Milton Keynes Village)
  • The Wavendon Arms
  • Woburn Brasserie

And the winner is: Woburn Brasserie

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Awards Part 3 (People)

Waiter of the Year

Stuart Vernon (Brown’s Brasserie)

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Waitress of the Year

MKFLA 2015-20-smallVictoria Strode (The Prince George)

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Chef of the Year - 3rd Place

MKFLA 2015-20-smallDariusz Koszelle (MK Social)

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Chef of the Year - 2nd Place

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Nigel Norris (Whittlebury Hall Hotel And Spa)

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Chef of the Year - 1st Place

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Jeffrey Payne (Mercure Milton Keynes Parkside House)

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