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2016 Winners

Check out the winners from the event at Woburn Sculpture Gallery on Sunday 8th May 2016

The fifth Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards took place on Sunday 8th May 2016 at 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 £1950 for Willen Hospice and live music from Sahara Cee.

Here's this year's winners:

Awards Part 1 (Leisure)

Hotel of the Year (under 50 rooms)

Nominees:                        

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

And the winner is: Mercure Parkside, Woughton on the Green

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Hotel of the Year (over 50 rooms)

Nominees:

  • Doubletree by Hilton
  • Hilton Kent’s Hill
  • Holiday Inn J14
  • Jurys Inn
  • Mercure Abbey Hill
  • Moore Place Hotel
  • Premier Inn (Furzton)
  • Whittlebury Hall

And the winner is: Jurys Inn

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Best Destination or Attraction

Nominees:

  • Bletchley Park
  • Formula Fast
  • Gulliver’s Land
  • Milton Keynes Theatre
  • Simply Race
  • The Stables
  • Woburn Safari Park
  • Xscape

And the winner is: Formula Fast

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Best Café or Coffee House

Nominees:

  • Bogota Coffee Shop (The Hub)V
  • Buskers (Wolverton)
  • Coffee Boutique (Oxley Park)
  • Drop Off Cafe (Newport Pagnell)
  • Frosts (Woburn Sands)
  • Nonna's (Woburn Sands)
  • PicNics (Newport Pagnell)
  • Xpressonet (Xscape)

And the winner is: Nonna’s (Woburn Sands)

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Pub of the Year

Nominees:

  • The Black Horse (Woburn)
  • The Crooked Billet (Newton Longville)
  • The Cross Keys (Woolstone)
  • The Galleon (Old Wolverton)
  • Prince George (Tattenhoe)
  • The Swan Inn (Milton Keynes Village)
  • The Swan (Salford)
  • The Bell & Bear (Emberton)

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

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Bar of the Year

Nominees:

  • All Bar One
  • Be At One
  • Browns brasserie
  • Missoula
  • Electric Social
  • Revolution
  • Slug And Lettuce
  • Turtle Bay

And the winner is: Browns Brasserie

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Awards Part 2 (Food)

Best Local Product (Food)

Nominees:

  • Chocolate - Kandola's
  • Rural Honey - Gunter Weber 
  • Chicken Liver Pate - Frosts 
  • Caribbean Hot Sauce - Fistful of Spice 
  • Cider Vinegar - Virtual Orchard 
  • Garlic and Tamarind Pickle - The Indian Orchard
  • Plum and Cinnamon Jam - Jam Moo Kow
  • Croxton Ewe Cheese - Wodehill 
  • Rye Bread - Amazing Grains 

And the winner is: Garlic and Tamarind Pickle - The Indian Orchard

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Best Local Product (Drink)

  • Triple Goat Porter - Hornes Brewery
  • Cloudy Artisan Beer - Bucks Star
  • Oast House Blonde Beer - White Park
  • MK IPA - Concrete Cow Brewery

And the winner is: Triple Goat Porter - Hornes Brewery

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Best Use of Local Produce

And the winner is: The Bell and bear - Emberton

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Family Restaurant of the Year

Nominees:

  • Banana Tree
  • Frankie and Benny's
  • Harvester
  • Hungry Horse
  • La Collina
  • Lonestar
  • MK Buffet Village
  • Smoke Shack

And the winner is: Smoke Shack (Stony Stratford)

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Asian Restaurant of the Year

Nominees:

  • Calcutta Brasserie
  • The Don
  • The Grange
  • Mastee
  • Naidni
  • Papa Js
  • Spice Village
  • Taipan

And the winner is: The Grange (Grange Farm)

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Branded Restaurant of the Year

Nominees:

  • Aqua
  • Bella Italia
  • Browns
  • Chiquito
  • Frankie and Benny’s
  • Giraffe
  • Las Iguanas
  • Wagamama

And the winner is: Aqua (The Hub)

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Best Newcomer

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Akasaka
  • Lonestar Grill
  • Maaya
  • Mastee
  • Middletons
  • Revolucion De Cuba
  • The Don
  • The Navigation Inn, Cosgrove

And the winner is: The Don Indian (Train Station)

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Restaurant of the Year

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • The Bell and Bear (Emberton)
  • The Black Horse (Woburn)
  • Brown's (The Hub)
  • The Crooked Billet (Newton Longville)
  • Nonnas (Woburn Sands)
  • The Swan Inn (Milton Keynes Village)
  • The Swan (Salford)
  • Woburn Brasserie

And the winner is: Nonna’s (Woburn Sands)

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Part 3 - People

Waiter of the Year

And the winner is: Jack Hurley (The Prince George)

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Waitress of the Year

And the winner is: Asia Sobczak (Swan MK Village)

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Chef of the Year

Chef Of The Year -3rd Place: Chris Doyle (Olivier’s)

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Chef Of The Year -2nd Place: Neil Grimble (Black Horse Woburn)

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Chef Of The Year - 1st Place: Spencer Ollington (Bistro Live)

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