The second annual Bedfordshire Food and Drink Awards are here!


2015 spurred 500 nominations and over 28,000 votes across 3 counties. Organisers of the awards hope to capitalise on last years’ success, 2016 will be bigger and better.

The launch of the 2016 awards took place on Monday 18th January and was hosted by 2015’s Restaurant of the Year & Overall Winner, Fratelli Italian. Mario Di Giorgi, Fratelli Italian said “After winning the awards, it really has put us on the map... People have constantly congratulated us… To know that the customer has the deciding vote is humbling. Now the hard work starts, trying to retain the title!”

Customers have until the 29th February to nominate their favourite venues, voting remains open until the 2nd May, the awards will be taking place in June.

Jason Longhurst, Regeneration and Business Director of Headline Sponsors, Central Bedfordshire Council said, “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Bedfordshire Food and Drink Awards to celebrate the wealth of innovative and successful businesses we have here. Central Bedfordshire Council offers tailored support to our thriving AgriFood businesses so I am looking forward to our local community recognising their successes too.”

To nominate the best in your area head to

Photo from left to right: Tom Heygates of Heygates, George Atkinson-Clark of Woburn Wine, Ian Cording of Aurile, Beverley Gaynor of Central Bedfordshire Council, David Tooley of Inspire, Alan Clarke of Trademaid

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