Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards nomination criteria. Click on ‘More information’ to find further details of each category.
Food and Drink Hero
Sponsored by N. Notaro Homes Ltd
This category celebrates the individual who has made the most impact on the food community
Customer Service Award
Sponsored by Burns the Bread
This award is designed to praise a local food or drink business for their excellent awareness of their customers’ needs
Best Newcomer of the Year
Sponsored by Strongvox
NEW for 2016- This category is open to anyone in the food or drink business
Best Tearoom/Coffee Shop of the Year
We recognise that tea and coffee shops are an integral part of the Somerset food and drink scene and we’d like to know your favourites.
Sponsored by Porter Dodson
Somerset has a food and drink scene which is more vibrant than many others across the UK. This category celebrates the individual who has made the most impact on the food and drink community.
Best Independent Retailer of the Year
Vote for your favourite local food shop in this category. We need to hear about your favourite deli, baker or food retailer who you think deserves this accolade.
Best Chef of the Year
Sponsored by Thatchers
Somerset is filled with talented chefs who make up the fantastic array of restaurants we have here. The winner of this category should be someone who has devoted him or herself to the cause of serving the best possible food.
Best Pub of the Year
Sponsored by Arthur David
Combining country pubs and dining pubs, the whole eating out experience needs to be taken into account in this category.
Sponsored by Howards Motor Group
This category is one of our most coveted awards; the fine dining restaurant needs to offer an incomparable dining experience, everything from the ambience to the service and most importantly the food.
Best Hotel Restaurant of the Year
Sponsored by Westchem
This category enables our numerous hotel restaurants to stand out from the crowd. We are looking for venues that offer a sublime dining experience with fantastic food, drink and superb service.
Family Dining Award
Judges of this category will be looking for a restaurant, café or pub which really