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The best of food suppliers, servers and manufacturers in Wales are to be recognised

The fifth Food Awards Wales are back, following the enormous success over the last four years.

The black-tie event will take place at the Cardiff City Stadium, on Monday 13th May, when the best professionals of the Welsh food industry will gather for a glamorous night, put to celebrate the success of local suppliers, servers and businesses.

The awards seek to recognise the hard work and efforts of those committed to always providing the local communities with the freshest of products and tastes. They will also showcase the best restaurants, takeaways, pubs, hotel restaurants, cafes and bistros, as well as those who help us explore new flavours and cuisines from different cultures.

The Food Awards Wales 2019 promise to be the most memorable event in the food industry’s calendar this year, with a wide range of accolades to be presented to the most deserving professionals and establishments in the field, including Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Cooking School of the Year and many more.

A Spokesperson for The Food Awards Wales 2019 said: “We have had an overwhelming response from the public who voted for their favourite establishments and suppliers. All finalists should feel very proud of themselves as it is their clients who have put them forward to get the recognition they deserve.

“With fierce competition this year, we are looking forward to welcoming the meritorious professionals that operate within the Welsh food industry, who have dedicated their career in providing us with great gastronomic delights and enhancing the reputation of the country. We would like to wish all the finalists the best of luck.”

The finalists for the Food Awards Wales 2019 are:

Best Mexican Establishment

Los Amigos (Newport)

Cafe Rio (Haverfordwest)

El Salsa (Cardigan)

Mexican Wave (Rhôs-on-Sea)

Wahaca Cardiff (Cardiff)

Mokos (Monmouth)

Manana Restaurant (Pwllheli)

Tortilla (Cardiff)

Vivo Latino (Cardiff)

Calaca Kitchen (Swansea)


Best Oriental Establishment

Nishimura (Swansea)

Noodle One (Bangor)

Bo Zan (Cardiff)

The Coconut Cove (Pwllheli)

Patt-Thai (Newport)

Yakitori #1 (Cardiff)

Bahn Mai Thai (Llanelli)

The Dragon Palace (Saundersfoot)

The Bay View (Swansea)


Best Indian Establishment

Rasoi Indian Kitchen (Swansea)

Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant & Lounge (Cardiff)

Bangor Tandoori (Bangor)

Mirchi (Cardiff)

Duchess of Delhi (Cardiff)

Bengal Cymru (Newport)

The Cinnamon Tree (Treforest)

Bombay Brassiere (Pembrokeshire)

The Grand Sultan (Port Talbot)


Best Asian Food Establishment

Shampan (Cowbridge)

Bahn Mai Thai (Llanelli)

Summer Palace Restaurant (Cardiff)

Zaika Asian Cuisine (Cardiff)

Lotus Restaurant & Take-Away (Pendine)

Bo Zan (Cardiff)

Nahar Indian Cuisine (Newcastle Emlyn)

Mei’s Fusion Food (Criccieth)

Light of Asia (Aberystwyth)

Star Of Wales (Cardiff)


Best Italian Establishment

Gemelli Restaurant (Newport)

Bocca (Menai Bridge)

Volare Italian Restaurant (Caerphilly)

Casanova (Cardiff)

Mamma Lina’s Italian Restaurant (Newport)

I Giardini Di Sorrento (Cardiff)

Da Mara (Cardiff)

Elgano Italian Restaurant (Cardiff)

Calabrisella (Cardiff)


Best World Cuisine

Oz Urfa (Cardiff)

Isabella’s (Porthcawl)

Poco Poco (Bridgend)

Mezza Luna (Cardiff)

Bully’s Restaurant (Cardiff)

Molly’s (Caernarfon)

Hickory’s (Colwyn Bay)

Hang Fire Southern Kitchen (Barry)

Seoul House Restaurant (Cardiff)


Best Vegetarian Establishment

Atma (Cardiff)

Voltaire Vegan Restaurant (Bangor)

Vegetarian Food Studio (Cardiff)

Anna-Loka (Cardiff)

Caffi Iechyd Da (Carmarthen)

The Quarry Café (Machynlleth)

Waverley Stores Vegetarian Restaurant (Carmarthen)

Govinda’s (Swansea)

Over the Rainbow Wales (Tanygroes)

Milgi (Cardiff)


Best Seafood Establishment

Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips (Aberdare)

Le Monde (Cardiff)

The Griffin Inn (Dale)

Dylan’s  (Menai Bridge)

The Seahorse Restaurant (Llandudno)

The Shed Bistro (Haverfordwest)

Plantagenet House (Tenby)

The Fig Tree (Penarth)


Best Mediterranean Establishment

Asador 44 (Cardiff)

The Midland Tapas and Wine Bar (Beaumaris)

Deli Fuego (Cardiff)

Tafarn y Gader Tapas, Bistro & Bar (Dolgellau)

Ty Castell (Caernarfon)

Curado Bar (Cardiff)

The Hellenic Eatery (Cardiff)

Aegean Restaurant (Cardiff)

Ouzo & Olive (Caernarfon)

Mykonos (Tenby)


Caterer of the Year

Afan Catering (Bridgend)

Cegin Burlington (Cardiff)

Anglesey Hog Roasts (Menai Bridge)

Clever Chefs (Cardiff)

Spicer’s Meat Wagon (Newport)

Strawberry Shortcake Dining (Crosshands)

Sugarloaf Catering (Blaenavon)

Prickly Pear Catering (Llanbedr)

Pantri 12 Outside Caterers (Llangefni)


Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year

Restaurant James Sommerin (Penarth)

Ynyshir Restaurant & Rooms (Machynlleth)

The Manor (Conwy)

Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias (Colwyn Bay)

The Hardwick (Abergavenny)

The Croes Howell Restaurant (Wrexham)

Seren Diemwnt (Cardiff)

Machine House Restaurant (Rossett)

The Whitebrook (Monmouth)


Traditional Welsh Restaurant of the Year

Clarkes South Wales Restaurant (Usk)

The Cove Bar & Restaurant (Tenby)

Peak Restaurant (Llanberis)

Madame Fromage (Cardiff)

Ffresh Bar & Restaurant (Cardiff)

Milkwood (Cardiff)

Whistlestop on the Pier (Bangor)

Slice (Swansea)

Bistro Betws-y-Coed (Betws-y-Coed)

Lle Hari Restaurant and Bar (Conwy)


Best Street Food

The Green Goat Café (Machynlleth)

El Salsa (Cardigan)

Little Steak Hut (Newport)

Tafell A Tân (Cardigan)

Ava Lunch Box (Newport)

Yeah Buoy Burger (Tenby)

Veganishmum Pop Up Restaurant

Spicers Meat Wagon (Llanddowror)


Best Street Food of Cardiff

The Original Goodfillas Company

The Keralan Karavan

Puckin Poutine

Pregos street food



Flour’d Up


Welsh Produce of the Year

Brybeque (Cardiff)

Chilly Cow Ice Cream (Ruthin)

Coland Rise for Meats (Haverfordwest)

Trailhead Fine Foods (Welshpool)

The Preservation Society (Chepstow)

The Potting Shed (Haverfordwest)

Shellys – The Welsh Shortbread Company (Bridgend)

Popty Cara (Lawrenny)

Penylan Preserves (Cardiff)

Mêl Gwenyn Gruffydd (Carmarthen)

Little Grandma’s Kitchen (St Clears)


Dessert Outlet of the Year

Fablas Ice Cream Parlour (Cowbridge)

The Crêpe Escape (Penarth)

Adis Dessert Bar (Bridgend)

Coco Gelato (Cardiff)

Cadwaladers (Criccieth)

Heavenly Exquisite Desserts (Llandeilo)

I Am Subzero (Tonypandy)

Conti’s Café (Lampeter)

Basil & Rusty’s Ice Cream Parlour (Caerphilly)

Llanfaes Dairy Ice Cream Bar (Brecon)


Retail Bakery of the Year

Becws Bets (Carmarthenshire)

Brod – The Danish Bakery (Cardiff)

Brutons the Bakers (Cardiff)

Cocorico Patisserie (Cardiff)

Royal Halls Patisserie (Maesteg)

Parsons Bakery (Cardiff)

Central Bakery (Gwynedd)

Loafley Bakery & Deli Co. (Tenby)

Golding Girls Bakery & Lucy’s Larder (Bridgend)

Bara Menyn (Cardigan)


Wholesaler of the Year

Cotteswold Dairy Ltd (Llandudno Junction)

Cymru Dairy  (Cardiff)

Sullivans Greengrocers (Cardiff)

Castell Howell Foods Ltd (Llanelli)

Bako Wales (Swansea)

Rhosyn Farm Produce (Carmarthen)

Cardigan Bay Fish (Cardigan)

Swansea Fresh Fish (Swansea)

Pwllheli Seafoods Ltd (Pwllheli)

Atlantic Service Co (Newport)


Outstanding Restaurant Supplier of the Year

Popty Bakery (Llanllechid)

Vin Sullivan Foods (Blaenavon)

Dewi James a’i Gwmni (Cardigan)

Snowden & Co (Cardiff)

Evans of Monmouth (Monmouth)

Mid Glamorgan Provisions (Brigend)

Llechwedd Meats (Anglesey)

Farmers Pantry Butchers (Cardiff)

Direct Meat Supplies (Llanelli)


Cookery School of the Year

Cornerhouse Cookery (Whitchurch)

Anglesey Cookery School (Bodffordd)

Angela Gray’s Cookery School (Cardiff)

The Pumpkin Patch Kitchen & Garden (Carmarthen)

Abergavenny Baker (Abergavenny)

The Culinary Cottage (Pandy)

Giovanni’s Cookery School (Cardiff)

The Deli Delights Kitchen (Aberporth Cardigan)

Cook Stars (Caerphilly)

Mint and Mustard (Cardiff)


Takeaway of the Year

Gateway of India (Cardiff)

Sitar Indian Takeaway (Bethesda)

Bangkok Express Thai Takeaway (Swansea)

Swshi (Lampeter)

The Crispy Cod (Gelli)

BoatHouse Fish Bar (Porthcawl)

Shillingfords Fish and Chip Shop (Neath)

Joes Fish Bar (Aberdare)

Hooked@31 (Fishguard)

BABA’S Indian Takeaway (Cardiff)


Best Fish N’ Chips Establishment

Hiks (Swansea)

D. Fecci & Sons (Tenby)

Hikary’s Fish Bar (Neath)

Castle Fish & Chip Shop (Criccieth)

Genie Fish & Chips Ltd (Newtown)

The Posh Fish and Chip Company (Cardiff)

Chip & Fin (Pontypool)

Younger’s Traditional Fish and Chips (Cardiff)

West End Fish and Chips (Carmarthen)


Café/Bistro of the Year


Lakeside Café (Tanygrisiau)

Ponderosa Café (Llangollen)

West Shore Beach Café (Llandudno)

Java Square Coffee Co. (Rhuddlan)

Blue Sky Café (Bangor)

Y Maes Café (Llandanwg)

Ynys Mon Cakery (Holyhead)

Mid Wales

Welshpool Golf Club (Welshpool)

Honey Café (Bronllys)

Moody Cow at Barged Farm (Aberaeron)

Trading Post (Abergavenny)

The Red Kite Cafe (Ponterwyd)

The Cwtch Cafe (Builth Wells)

International Welsh Rarebit Centre (Brecon)

The Green Goat Café (Machynlleth)

The Blue Bell Deli & Bistro (New Quay)

Nicholls Coffeeshop (Abergavenny)

South West

Mermaid Cafe, Bar & Restaurant (Mumbles)

Boo’s Kitchen (Swansea)

Pethau Da (Carmarthen)

Plumvanilla Café (Narberth)

Cariad Café (Swansea)

The Fuchsia Caffe & Caterers (Tenby)

Village Cafe Bar (Swansea)

The Old Pharmacy Tearooms (Solva)

The Britannia Inn (Swansea)

MamGU Welshcakes (Solva)

South East

Ambers Cafe (Beddau)

Cafe Aroma (Cowbridge)

Compass Coffee (Pernath)

Barry Sidings Café (Pontypridd)

Bean & Bread (Abergavenny)

The Butty Hut (Llantwit Fardre)

Cabin Cwtch (Newport)

The Coffee Pot (Abergavenny)

Morris’s Cafe and Restaurant (Usk)

The Sidewalk Cafe (Porthcawl)


The Pot Bistro

The Penny Farthing Cafe & Wine Bar

200 Degrees Coffee Shop

The Brook Bistro



Selah Cafe & Tea Room


Gastro Pub of the Year


Tafarn y Gader Tapas, Bistro & Bar (Dolgellau)

The Grouse Inn (Corwen)

The White Lion Inn (Llanelian)

The Erskine Arms (Conwy)

The Glynne Arms (Deeside)

The Crown Inn (Pantymwyn)

Pant-yr-Ochain (Gresford)

Mid Wales

The King’s Head (Guilsfield)

The Three Horseshoes Inn (Groesffordd)

Baskerville Arms Hotel (Powys)

The Pentre Arms (Llangrannog)

The Red Lion Inn (Penderyn)

The Nags Head Inn (Montgomery)

South West

The Plough and Harrow (Swansea)

Britannia Inn (Swansea)

Y Talardd (Llanllwni)

Ferry Inn (St Dogmaels)

Fountain Inn and Restaurant (Pontarddulais)

Welcome to Town (Llanrhidian Gower)

The Westbourne (Swansea)

The Rake and Riddle (Swansea)

South East

Castle Inn (Usk)

The Lamb and Flag (Bridgend)

Hare & Hounds (Cowbridge)

Raglan Arms (Llandenny)

The Golden Mile (Bridgend)

The Cricketers (Cardiff)

Tafan Morlais (Llangennech)

The Farmers Arms (Newport)


Hotel Restaurant of the Year


The California Hotel (Brynteg)

Breeze Hill Hotel (Tyn-y-Gongl)

Cae Mor Llandudno (Llandudno)

Chateau Rhianfa Hotel (Menai Bridge)

Treysgawen Hall Hotel (Llangefni)

Seiont Manor Hotel (Llanrug)

Portmeirion Hotel (Minffordd)

Plas Yn Dre (Bala)

Lastra Farm Hotel and Restaurant (Amlwch)

Palé Hall Hotel & Restaurant (Gwynedd)

Mid Wales

The Harp Inn (Powys)

Black Lion Hotel (New Quay)

The Baskerville Arms (Clyro)

Torrent Walk Hotel (Dolgellau)

Metropole Hotel and Spa (Llandrindod Wells)

South West

Begelly Arms Hotel (Kilgetty)

Blas Restaurant at Twr y Felin Hotel (Haverfordwest)

Morgans Hotel Ltd (Swansea)

Oxwich Bay Hotel (Swansea)

Trefloyne Manor (Penally)

The Stackpole Inn (Stackpole)

Bodysgallen Hall Hotel (Llandudno)

South East

The Priory Hotel and Restaurant (Caerleon)

Three Salmons Hotel (Usk)

Plas Derwen (Abergavenny)

Llanerch Vineyard (Hensol)

The Bell at Skenfrith (Skenfrith)

Copthorne Hotel (Cardiff)

Lincoln House Hotel (Cardiff)


Restaurant of the Year


The Marram Grass (Anglesey)

Catch. 22 Brassiere (Anglesey)

On The Hill Restaurant (Ruthin)

Three Eagles (Llangollen)

Signatures Restaurant (Conwy)

The Berwyn Restaurant (Llandrillo)

The Plassey Shippon (Wrexham)

Samphire Bar & Brasserie (Llandudno)

Just Steak (Mold)

Deadwood Smokehouse (Mold)


Mid Wales

Restaurant 1861(Abergavenny)

The Drovers Rest Restaurant (Llanwrtyd Wells)

The Gatehouse Steakhouse (Dolgellau)

Butterflies Bar & Kitchen (Blaenavon)

Cellar (Aberaeron)

Ynyshir Restaurant & Rooms (Machynlleth)

The New Celtic Restaurant (Aberaeron)

The Pepper Pot Bar and Grill (New Quay)

The Hills (Brecon)

The Bank Bar and Kitchen (Brecon)

South West

Belle Vue Brasserie (Haverfordwest)

Blueberry’s (Tenby)

The Bridge (Llangennech)

The Qube Restaurant (Tenby)

Yeah Buoy Kitchen (Tenby)

The Star Carvery And Grill (Llanelli)

Bouchon De Rossi (Swansea)

The River House (Swansea)

South East

Scholars Restaurant Coleg y Cymoedd (Hengoed)

Sixteen Brasserie (Newport)

The Galley Penarth Yacht Club (Penarth)

Jewel Balti (Newport)

Meat (Newport)

Cobbles Kitchen (Ogmore-by-Sea)

Porro Llandaff (Cardiff)

I Giardini Di Sorrento (Cardiff)

Calabrisella (Cardiff)

Saray Restaurant (Cardiff)


Best of Cardiff

The Pot Bistro

Seren Diemwnt

The Dough Thrower

Park House Restaurant & Fine Wine Bar

Milk & Sugar

Da Mara

Heaneys Restaurant

Purple Poppadom


Outstanding Restaurant of the Year

Restaurant 1861 (Abergavenny)

Scrumptious Monmouth (Monmouth)

Seabreeze Aberdyfi (Aberdovey)

Salt Marsh kitchen (Tywyn)

Bill’s Cardiff Central Restaurant (Cardiff)

Mina Lebanese Cuisine (Cardiff)

The Cardiff Stable (Cardiff)


Restaurant General Manager of the Year

Gemelli Restaurant (Newport)

Bocca (Menai Bridge)

Bahn Mai Thai (Llanelli)

The Dragon Palace (Saundersfoot)

Bangor Tandoori (Bangor)

Mirchi (Cardiff)

Da Mara (Cardiff)

Elgano Italian Restaurant (Cardiff)

Fish at 85 (Cardiff)

The Griffin Inn (Dale)


Chef of the Year

Restaurant James Sommerin (Penarth)

Ynyshir Restaurant & Rooms (Machynlleth)

Slice (Swansea)

Bistro Betws-y-Coed (Betws-y-Coed)

The Drovers Rest Restaurant (Llanwrtyd Wells)

The Gatehouse Steakhouse (Dolgellau)

The Qube Restaurant (Tenby)

Yeah Buoy Kitchen (Tenby)

The Pot Bistro (Cardiff)

Seren Diemwnt (Cardiff)


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