Essex Food and Drink Awards 2009 – Results

October 8, 2009

Here are the Winners and Finalists for the 2009 Essex Food and Drink Awards. The Awards are organised by Essex Chronicle Media Group and the winners are voted by the people of Essex. The awards ceremony was held last night, 8th October, at Bartellas Restaurant, Furze Hill in Margaretting. These awards are very important for local businesses across Essex, as winning the Essex Food and Drink Award provides an excellent boost for any business.

The Results of the Essex Food and Drink Awards

A big well done to all those that worked so hard and were nominated. Here are the winners of each category. All the finalists are listed below, remember to support them all, they are all winners!

  • Young Chef of the Year: Molly Harris, Sandon School
  • Chef of the Future: Luke Johns, Great Baddow
  • Best School Food Initiative: Sandon School (senior), Sunnymede, Billericay (junior)
  • Baker of the Year: Cosson & Son, Harold Hill
  • Butcher of the Year: Holts, Witham
  • Producer of the Year: Caprilatte Ice Cream Company, Colchester
  • Best Tea or Coffee Shop: Stop The World, Leigh-on-Sea
  • Best Hotel Restaurant: Tudors Restaurant, Marygreen Manor, Brentwood
  • Exciting Wine Award: White Hart, Great Yeldham
  • Traditional Pub of the Year: The Axe & Compasses, Aythorpe Roding
  • Best Restaurant: Juniper Restaurant, Clarice Hotel, Colchester
  • Best Newcomer Restaurant: Mustard, Chelmsford
  • Chef of the Year: Daniel Watkins, Crofters Brasserie, Witham

The categories and finalists were:

Restaurant of the Year

  • Junipers Restaurant, Clarice House, Colchester
  • Masons, Brentwood
  • Crofters, Witham
  • Blue Strawberry, Witham

Baker of the Year

  • Ravens, Ingatestone
  • Barke Crasft Bakery, Wickford
  • Cosson and Son, Romford

Best Traditional Pub

  • Old Crown, Messing
  • Axe and Compasses, Aythorpe Roding
  • Hurdlemakers Arms, Woodham Mortimer
  • Compasses, Great Totham
  • Hare and Hounds, High Garrett

Best Hotel Restaurant

  • White Hart, Great Yeldham
  • NYGB, Radisson SAS, Stansted
  • Marygreen Manor, Brentwood
  • Camelot Restaurant, Five Lakes, Tolleshunt Knights
  • Rosewood Restaurant, Greenwoods Spa, Stock

Best Newcomer Restaurant

  • The Lion Inn, Boreham
  • Masons Too, Chelmsford
  • Mustard Bistro, Chelmsford
  • Fat Goose, Tendring

Butcher of the Year

  • Holts of Witham
  • Olivers, Hutton
  • Buckles, Shenfield

Best School Food Initiative

Senior Schools

  • The Sandon School, Chelmsford
  • Sawyers Hall College, Brentwood

Junior Schools

  • Sunnymede Junior School, Billericay
  • Hogarth Primary School, Hutton

Best Tea or Coffee Shop

  • Tiffany’s, Great Baddow
  • Writtle Tea Rooms, Writtle, Chelmsford
  • Stop the World, Leigh on Sea

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