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Finalists at The Food Awards Wales 2022 are revealed.

Creative Oceanic are delighted to host The Food Awards Wales 2022.

The Food Awards Wales 2022 are back for another year to celebrate the best in the food industry; from the excellent restaurants, chefs and servers, to the specialists and suppliers.

Whether it is the places that you have had your lunch and dinner hundreds of times or new establishments that have just entered the industry, the Food Awards Wales 2022 are an exclusive celebration of the masters that enhance the flavours in Wales.

The black-tie ceremony will take place in Cardiff in early 2022.

The event will welcome top professionals of the country’s food sector that provide delicious dishes, the freshest of products and rich menus.

It will also showcase food suppliers, servers and manufacturers that take our taste buds around the world while in the comfort of Wales.

The awards promise to be a memorable event in the food industry’s calendar, with a wide range of accolades ready to be presented to the most deserving professionals and establishments, including Restaurant of the Year, Best Mexican Establishment, Retail Bakery of the Year, Best World Cuisine and many more.

Spokesperson for The Food Awards Wales said: “Wales offers a wide range of places that serve world cuisines. The finalists were voted for by the public for providing authentic recipes and unique dishes to their diners, creating memorable experiences for both residents and visitors.

“Undoubtedly, there are some amazing specialists around the country, who know how to offer great service, delicious food and meet the expectations of their diners. These are the professionals that we aim to reward at The Food Awards Wales 2022.

“We would like to wish all the finalists the best of luck and we can’t wait to welcome all our guests and celebrate the winners with them.”

The Finalists at The Food Awards Wales 2022 are:

Best Mexican Establishment

Tortilla Cardiff (Cardiff)

El Salsa (Cardigan)

Mexican Wave (Rhôs-on-Sea)

Wahaca Cardiff (Cardiff)

Manana Restaurant (Pwllheli)

Breatos (Cardiff)

Pontoon Pwllheli (Pwllheli)

Vivo Latino (Cardiff)

Mokos (Monmouth)

Best Oriental Establishment

The Golden Well (Bridgend)

Phoenix Garden IV (Newport)

The Crispy Duck (Cardiff)

Patt-Thai (Newport)

Gardens Cantonese Restaurant (Bangor)

Bahn Mai Thai (Llanelli)

The Dragon Palace (Saundersfoot)

Eastern Origin (Bangor)

Best Indian Establishment

Rasoi Indian Kitchen (Pontlliw)

The Spice Lounge (Guilsfield)

Red Fort (Caerleon)

Duchess of Delhi (Cardiff)

Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant (Cardiff)

Mint Room (Barry)

Buddha Buddha (Tenby)

The Grand Sultan (Port Talbot)

Pukka Pure Indian Kitchen (Cardiff)

Best Asian Food Establishment

Shampan (Cowbridge)

Dragon Palace (Saundersfoot)

Summer Palace Restaurant (Cardiff)

Asia Sensation (Mold)

Lotus Restaurant & Take-Away (Carmarthen)

East (Llandudno)

Bangkok Café (Cardiff)

Light of Asia (Ceredigion)

Star of Wales (Cardiff)

Best Italian Establishment

Gemelli Restaurant (Newport)

Una Vita (Chepstow)

Volare Italian Restaurant (Caerphilly)

Giardini di Sorrento (Cardiff)

Gem24 Restaurant (Newport)

Bella Ciao Restaurant (Pontypridd)

Casa Bianca (Abergavenny)

Elgano Italian Restaurant (Cardiff)

Calabrisella (Cardiff)

La Pentola (Cardiff)

Best World Cuisine

Oz Urfa (Cardiff)

Isabella’s (Porthcawl)

Poco Poco (Bridgend)

Earl’s Kitchen (Cardiff)

Ty Madeira (Cardiff)

The Rake and Riddle (Swansea)

Hickory’s (Rhos-on-Sea)

Purple Poppadom (Cardiff)

Nook (Cardiff)

Best Vegetarian Establishment

The Lazy Leek (Cardiff)

Voltaire (Bangor)

Vegetarian Food Studio (Cardiff)

Anna-Loka (Cardiff)

CaffiLechyd Da (Carmarthen)

Great Oak Café (Llanidloes)

The Eating Gorilla (Penrhyndeudraeth)

Govinda’s (Swansea)

Tŷ Medi (Machynlleth)

The Vegan Box Limited (Caerphilly)

Best Seafood Establishment

Dylan’s Resturant (Menai Bridge)

Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips (Aberdare)

The Fish Kitchen 1854 (Maesycwmmer)

Plassey Fish Bar (Penarth)

Samphire Brasserie CaeMor Hotel (Llandudno)

O My Cod (Bridgend)

Griffin Inn (Dale)

Best Mediterranean Establishment

The Midlands Tapas and Wine Car (Beaumaris)

Deli Fuego (Cardiff)

Tafarn y Gader Tapas, Bistro &Bar  (Dolgellau)

Ty Castell (Caernarfon)

Truffle Restaurant (Swansea)

Mezze Me (Abergavenny)

Monusk Tapas and Wine Bar (Newport)

Paletta Pizzeria (Barry)

Keyif Restaurant (Penarth)

Medina (Swansea)

Caterer of the Year

Bella’s Catering Services (Cwmbran)

Cresta Caterers (Aberdare)

Cleverchefs (Cardiff)

Spicer’s Meat Wagon (Newport)

Afan Catering (Barry)

Sugarloaf Catering (Blaenavon)

LeyliJoob& Co (Cardiff)

Inferno Catering (Cardiff)

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year

Restaurant 1861 (Abergavenny)

Pryd o fwyd (Ferryside)

The Manor (Conwy)

The Thackeray (Cardiff)

The Star Inn (Treoes)

Cosy Corner (Porthcawl)

SerenDiemwnt (Cardiff)

Deadwood Smokehouse (Mold)

M-Bar (Swansea)

The New In (Dyserth)

Traditional Welsh Restaurant of the Year

The Cove Bar & Restaurant (Tenby)

Waggon and Horses (Newtown)

The Toad (Colwyn Bay)

Cobbles Kitchen & Deli (Ogmore)

Golden Fry (Benllech)

Whistletop on the Pier (Bangor)

The King’s Head (Guildsfield)

Lastra Farm (Amlwch)

Sandy Mount Hoise (Rhonsneigr)

Best Street Food

The Green Goat Café (Machynlleth)

Anglesey Hog Roasts (Anglesey)

Little Steak Hut (Newport)

Tafell A Tân (Cardigan)

Gourmet Kitchen (Cwmbran)

Veganishmum Pop Up Restaurant (Carmarthenshire)

Cwlbox (Saundersfoot)

Mowgli Street Food (Cardiff)

Best Street Food Cardiff

The Original Goodfellas Company (Cardiff)

The Keralan Karavan (Cardiff)

Puckin Poutine (Cardiff)

Pregos Street Food (Cardiff)

Flour’d Up (Cardiff)

Brother Thai (Cardiff)

Sticky Fingers Street Food (Cardiff)

Welsh Produce of the Year

The Roast Office (Pembroke Dock)

Farmers Food at Home (Mathry Haverfordwest)

Bee Welsh Honey (Builth Wells)

Chantler Teas (Fishguard)

Coland Rise Farm Meats (Hayscastle)

Dewi James a’IGwmni (Cardigan)

Gwenyn Gruff Ltd (Carmarthen)

Little Grandma’s Kitchen (St Clears)

Sharon’s Kitchen (Haverfordwest)

Sheffs Cardiff (Cardiff)

Dessert Outlet of the Year

Fablas Ice Cream Parlour (Cowbridge)

Doughnutology (Summerhill)

Royal Halls Patisserie (Church Village)

Coco Gelato (Cardiff)

Bru Coffee & Gelato (Cardiff)

Crepe Escape (Penarth)

Mon arLwy (Bodorgan)

Basil &Rusty’s Ice Cream Parlour

Heavenly (Llandelio)

Retail Bakery of the Year

Becws Bets (Carmarthenshire)

Bord – The Danish Bakery (Cardiff)

Beth’s Bakes (Newport)

Brutons the Bakers (Cardiff)

Hare & Hounds Bakery (Cowbridge)

Kath’s Kitchen (Bridgend)

Orchard Pigs (Wrexham)

Royal Halls Patisserie (Maesteg)

Sheffs (Bridgend)

Bara Menyn (Cardigan)

Wholesaler of the Year

Cotteswold Dairy Ltd (Llandudno Junction)

Mid Glamorgan Provisions Ltd (Bridgend)

Castell Howell Foods Ltd (Llanelli)

Bako Wales (Swansea)

Cardigan Bay Fish (Cardigan)

Mintons Good Food (Llandrindod Wells)

Batleys Wholesale (Cardigan)

Hancocks (Cardiff)

Outstanding Restaurant Supplier of the Year

Propty Bakery (Llanllechid)

Dewi James a’IGwnni (Cardigan)

Nags Head (Garthmyl Powys)

New Celtic Restaurant (Aberaeron)

New Inn (Dyserth(

Farmer Pantry Butchers (Cardiff)

The Pentre Arms (Llangrannog)

Slice (Swansea)

Cookery School of the Year

The Culinary Cottage (Abergavenny)

Scholars Restaurant (YstradMynach)

The Pumpkin Patch Kitchen & Garden (Carmarthen)

Abergavenny Baker (Abergavenny)

Harts Barn (Longhope)

The Deli Delights Kitchen (Aberporth)

OrsolaMusica the Tailor Made Chef (Narberth)

Dough and Daughters (Crickhowell)

Takeaway of the Year

Gateway of India (Cardiff)

Hot Dumplings (Aberystwyth)

Joe’s Fish Bar (Aberdare)

Swshi (Lampeter)

Mama’s Indian Takeaway (Cardiff)

Mirchi Indian Takeaway (Newport)

Seawave Chippy (Menai Bridge)

Shillingford (Neath)

Baba’s Indian Takeaway (Cardiff)

Tiffin Rasoi (Barry)

Best Fish n’ Chips Establishment

Hiks (Swansea)

D.Fecci&Sons (Tenby)

Hikary’s Fish Bar (Neath)

West End Fish and Chips (Carmarthen)

The Posh Fish and Chips Company (Cardiff)

Vallas Fish & Chip Shop (Bangor)

Younger’s Traditional Fish and Chips (Cardiff)

Traditional No 8 (Whitland)

Crispy Cod (Gelli)

Best Pizza Establishment

A Pesto (Mold)

Popty Pizza (Llangefni)

Pizzatipi (Cardigan)

WoodFriedShack (Bangor)

Ragtag Pizza (Newport)

Pizza Milano Wales (Caldicot)

Stone Rock Pizza (Chepstow)

The Canteen (Newport)

7 Pizza Parlour (Newtown)

Crust Pizzeria (Pwllheli)

Best Burger Restaurant

Toms Hamburger House (Menai Bridge)

Honest Burgers Cardiff (Cardiff)

H I L L S (Brecon)

The Grazing Shed (Cardiff)

The Bagel and Burger Kitchen (Cardiff)

Byrgyr (Aberystwyth)

Castle Burger (Llangollen)

The Smoke House (Cardiff)

Giants Burger Bar (Abertillery)

Best Hotel Restaurant

Portmeirion Hotel (Minffordd)

Plasyndre (Bala)

Begelly Arms Hotel (Kilgetty)

Blas Restaurant at Twr y Felin Hotel (Haverfordwest)

Morgans Hotel Ltd (Swansea)

Oxwich Bay Hotel (Swansea)

The Priory Hotel and Restaurant (Careleon)

Glendale Hotel, Villa Napoli Restaurant (Penarth)

Gardens Cantonese Restaurant (Bangor)

Black Lion Hotel (New Quay)

Outstanding Restaurant of the Year

Golden Mile Inn (Bridgend)

Bully’s Restaurant (Cardiff)

Catch 22 Brasserie (Anglesey)

Dockside Bar and Grill (Porthcawl)

Three Eagles (Llangollen)

Castle Hotel in Conwy (Conwy)

Freckled Angel (Menai Bridge)

Indulge Restaurant (Conwy)

JT The Abergwaun Hotel (Fishguard)

Best of Cardiff

Milkwood (Cardiff)

Wild Thing (Cardiff)

The Dough Thrower (Cardiff)

Pasture Restaurant Cardiff (Cardiff)

Thomas by Tom Simmons (Cardiff)

The Clink Cymru (Cardiff)

HeaneysResturant (Cardiff)

Casanova (Cardiff)

Elgano Italian Restaurant (Cardiff)

Maasi’s Cardiff (Cardiff)

Chef of the Year

ALBI Restaurant (PontyClun)

The Warren (Carmarthen)

Society Standard (Cardiff)

Caernarfon Kebab, Burger & Pizza House (Carnarfon)

Red Kite Café (Aberystwyth)

TyddynLlan (Corwen)

Sosban (Menai Bridge)

Castell Deudraeth Brasserie (Gwynedd)

Nook (Cardiff)

The Whitebrook (Monmouth)

Café/Bistro of the Year


Green Island Bistro (Rhuddlan)

Lakeside Café (Tanygrisiau)

Cleopatra’s (Holt Wrexham)

The Old Crown at the Castle (Rhyl)

Pantri Bach Café (Abergele)

Rachel’s Café (Old Colwyn)

Roots Café (Abergele)

Whistlestop Café (Rhyr)

The Farmhouse Kitchen (Rhyr)

Mid Wales

The Moody Cow Farm Shop & Welsh Bistro (Aberaeron)

Trading Post (Abergavenny)

The Red Kite Café (Ponterwyd)

The Cwtch Café (Builth Wells)

Scrumptious Monmouth (Monmouth)

The Old Swan Tea Rooms (Rhayader)

The Lost Arc (Rhayader)

McCowan (Aberaeron)

Naturally Scrumptious (Aberaeron)

Zuko’s (Aberaeron)

South West

Mermaid Café, Bar & Restaurant (Mumbles)

Boo’s Kitchen (Mumbles)

Pethau Da (Carmarthen)

Bryn Breakfast (Llanelli)

West End Café (Carmarthen)

Bistrot Pierre (Swansea)

Village Car Café (Swansea)

Morgan’s Bistro (Bridgend)

MamGuWelshcakes (Solva)

Notty’s Café (Aberkenfig)

South East

Vamos at The Courtyard (Crickhowell)

Barry Sidings Café (Pontypridd)

Amber’s Café (Beddau)

The Secret Garden Café (Newport)

Cabin Cwtch (Newport)

The Coffee Port (Abergavenmy)

Morris of Usk Café and Restaurant (Llanbadoc)

The Pot Café (Newport)

Coffee Thirst (Newport)

Parc Pantry (Newport)


The Pot Bistro (Cardiff)

Mischiefs (Cardiff)

Selah Café and Tea Room (Cardiff)

The Brook Bistro (Cardiff)

Café Bistro (Cardiff)

Corner Coffee (Cardiff)

Café du Chat Noir (Cardiff)

Coffee Heaven (Cardiff)

Gastro Pub of theYear


The Mayquay (Rhyl)

The Grouse Inn (Corwen)

The White Lion Inn (Llanelian)

Whitehall (Pwllheli)

FforddDerwen (Rhyl)

The Crown Inn (Pantymwyn)

The Glanglasfor Pub (Rhyl)

The Blue Lion Inn Cwn (Rhyl)

Pen Y Bont Inn & Free House (Abergele)

The Cottage Loaf (Llandudno)

Mid Wales

The King’s Head (Guildsfield)

Prince of Wales (Aberaeron)

The Cambrian Inn & Restaurant (New Quay)

The Pentre Arms (Llangrannog)

Tafarn y Maes (Aberystywth)

The Nags Head Inn (Montgomery)

The Gilfach Inn (Lampeter)

Belle Vue Inn (Llanybydder)

The Glengower (Aberstywth)

South West

The Plough and Harrow (Swansea)

Britannia Inn (Gower)

Poundffal (Swansea)

The Village Bar/Café Killay (Swansea)

The West Cross Inn (Swansea)

Welcome to town (Llanrhidian Gower)

Kings Head Inn (Swansea)

The Rake and Riddle (Swansea)

While Rose Mumbles (Swansea)

Beaufort Arms (Swansea)

South East

Castle Inn (Usk)

Drago Lounge (Newport)

Ruperra Arms (Bassaleg)

Dragon Fly Newport (Newport)

The Golden Mile (Bridgend)

The Cricketers (Cardiff)

TafarnMorlais (Llangennech)

The Farmers Arms (Tredegar)

Belle Vue Inn (Tedegar)

Fir Tree Inn (Tredegar)

Restaurant of the Year


Old Wives Tales (Corwen)

The West Arms (LlanarmonDrffryn Ceiriog)

On the Hill Restaurant (Ruthin)

Yum Yums (Corwen)

TyddynLlan (Llandrillo)

The Leyland Arms (Ruthin)

Country Cooks (Corwen)

Dragonfly Tea Rooms and Fishery Ltd (Corwen)

Just Steak (Mold)

Deadwood Smokehouse (Mold)

Mid Wales

The Summer Grill (Aberaeron)

The Gilfach Inn (Lampeter)

Penrhiwgaled Arms (New Quay)

The Cellar (Aberaeron)

Rossini (New Quay)

New Quay Yacht Club (New Quay)

The Pepper Pot Bar and Grill (New Quay)

The Hills (Brecon)

The Bank Bar and Kitchen (Brecon)

South West

Bouchon De Rossi (Swansea)

Lotus (Swansea)

The Bridge (Llangennech)

The Qube Restaurant (Tenby)

Yeah Bouy Burger (Tenby)

Hanson at the Chelsea Restaurant (Swansea

Darios (Swansea)

Chillies (Swansea)

Raduni (Swansea)

Reverend James (Swansea)

South East

Scholars Restaurant Coleg y Cmyoedd (Caerphilly)

Red Fort Caerleon (Newport)

Pickford’s Galley & Bar with Rooms (Penarth)

Penarth Yacht Club (Penarth)

Tamarind Indian Restaurant (Newport)

Benitos (Risca)

Cobbles Kitchen (Ogmore-by-Sea)

The Snug Restaurant & Café (Caerleon)

Railway Tavern (Sirhowy)

The Mountain Air (Llynhelyg)

Home (Penarth)

The Steak and Stamp (Pencoed Bridgend)


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