The Awards process

The winners of the St Albans Food and Drink Awards will be 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 runs through until 10:00am on 5 August. Vote online via the link below for your favourites and spread the word among your friends!
  3. In each awards category, the three establishments with the most votes will be put forward to the Steering Committee, who will visit, taste, research, evaluate and argue until they decide on a winner.

Vote for your foodie favourites here!

Vote via our online form. Voting closes at 10:00am on 5 August 2019.

2018 Food and Drink Award winners

The full list of winners of the St Albans Food and Drink Awards 2018 are:

  • Best Local Producer – Darlish
  • Best Food & Drink Shop – Buongiorno Italia
  • Best Pub – Ye Olde Fighting Cocks
  • Best Bar – Suckerpunch
  • Best Café – Hatch
  • Best Market Stall – Peddling Pizza
  • Best Takeaway – The Ridgeway Fish Bar
  • Best Hot Beverage – Charlie’s Coffee & Company
  • Best Place to do Business – The Beech House
  • Most Family Friendly – The Prae Wood Arms
  • Best Restaurant for Special Occasion – Lussmanns
  • Best Restaurant for Everyday Dining – Per Tutti
  • Best Newcomer – Heartwood Tea Rooms, Sandridge
  • Kate D’Arcy Award for Customer Service – Liam Judge, Hatch
  • Food & Drink Champion for Outstanding Achievement – Christo Tofalli, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks

Congratulations to all the 2018 winners!