2019 Winners

The winners, announced at a glittering ceremony on 23rd September, were:

  • Best Restaurant for Special Occasion: Tabure, Spencer Street, St Albans
  • Best Restaurant for Everyday Dining: Per Tutti, Holywell Hill, St Albans
  • Best Pub: The Green Man, High Street, Sandridge.
  • Best Bar: The Bishop’s Cave, Holywell Hill, St Albans
  • Best Café: Fleetville Larder, Hatfield Road, St Albans
  • Best Local Producer: Darlish, French Row, St Albans
  • Best Food & Drink Shop: Buongiorno Italia, Latimore Road, St Albans
  • Best Market Stall: Eat Wholefoods, St Albans Market (Wed & Sat)
  • Best Takeaway: The Pudding Stop, Christopher Place, St Albans
  • Best Place to Work on the Go: George Street Canteen, George Street, St Albans
  • Most Family Friendly Venue: DavVero, The Quadrant, St Albans
  • Best Newcomer: The Reading Rooms, High Street, Wheathampstead
  • Winner of the Kate D’Arcy Award for Customer Service: Tara’s Vegan Treats, St Albans Market (Weds & Sat)

Congratulations to all the winners!

The Awards process

The winners of the St Albans Food and Drink Awards are decided using a three-step process:

  1. Between 1 and 20 June, 2019, you could nominate your favourite establishment, individual or business for inclusion in any of 13 award categories. These nominations will be checked for eligibility by the Food and Drink Steering Committee – a 12-person panel of food and drink experts from around the District.
  2. Voting opened on 4 July and ran through until 10:00am on 5 August.
  3. In each awards category, the three establishments with the most votes were put forward to the Steering Committee, who visited, tasted, researched, evaluated and argued until they decided on a winner for each category.