Twelve Staffordshire businesses have been recognised for their culinary excellence by the 2023/24 Good Food Awards.
A third of the Staffordshire winners came from Burton upon Trent, with the accolades celebrating a mixture of Indian cuisine, fish and chips and traditional English tea room dishes.
The national awards scheme is split into five categories with two different accolades up for grabs to those who excel in food quality, service and value. Blue Ribbon awards celebrate a win, whilst Gold Seals are given to holders who have achieved the award for more than three consecutive years.
A spokesman said: “What makes these awards especially important to the whole team is that they are based on nominations and votes from our customers.
“So a huge thank you to everyone who has voted for us – it’s an honour to again be recognised alongside some of the best independent restaurants in the country as we continue our quest for culinary excellence.”
The full list of Staffordshire winners is:
Good Food Award (for fine dining, restaurants and products)
- Gold Seal – Gurkha Curry Lounge, Burton upon Trent
- Gold Seal – No26 Waterside Restaurant, Stone
- Blue Ribbon – Jungle Street Kitchen, Lichfield
- Blue Ribbon – MISO Japanese Restaurant, Stoke-on-Trent
- Blue Ribbon – Amore Italian Restaurant & Café, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Good Food Award for Cafes
Good Food Award for Takeaways
- Blue Ribbon – Delhi Spice Indian Takeaway, Stapenhill, Burton upon Trent
Good Food Award for Fish and Chips
Good Food Award for Gastro Pubs
A Good Food Awards spokesman said: “The Good Food Awards have delighted readers and fans over the years by introducing them to an eclectic tapestry of flavours. We’ve built up a reputation for shining a spotlight on delicious dishes and unearthing culinary gems.
“We believe awards should be based on what matters most, customer opinions. Using nominations, feedback, votes, and online reviews we ensure the Good Food Awards reflect the views of real foodies.
“Known as the Blue Ribbon for Delicious Dishes™, our prestigious awards are only given to those who excel in food quality, service, and value. We also rely on data from food.gov.uk, because we know that Good Food requires Good Food Hygiene.”