Cornwall Life Food and Drink Awards 2013: And the winners are…

PUBLISHED: 14:31 10 December 2013 | UPDATED: 15:08 10 December 2013

Best Restaurant of the Year - Patrick Dowling, Partner of The Beach Restaurant.

Best Restaurant of the Year - Patrick Dowling, Partner of The Beach Restaurant.

Emily Whitfield-Wicks Photography 'St.meva' 9 Beacon road Bodmin Cornwall PL31 1AR Mob.07841 293030

The beautiful surrounds of The Rosevine hosted Cornwall Life’s Food and Drink Awards 2013 in December.

The beautiful surrounds of The Rosevine hosted Cornwall Life’s Food and Drink Awards 2013 in December.

The winner’s luncheon included all 10 winners in this year’s awards, including Sennen Farmer’s Market – which has won the award for best farmer’s market four out of five years. Wynne Jones, one of four co-organisers of the market, admitted the pressure was now on for next year’s award. “I think it’s wonderful that these awards are organised, they make a real difference.”

New kids on the block, the Baking Bird in Truro won the award for Best Tearoom / Coffee Shop of the Year. Husband and wife team Mark and Selina Govier said they were delighted to have been recognised – and had no idea they had been nominated. Best Sunday Lunch winners The Old Success Inn, shared their award with Best Butcher of the Year Brian Etherington Meat Company who supply their meats. Chef Ben Mason declared he would be back next year in the Best Chef category.

The menu featured Butter poached plaice with celeriac, saffron and almonds, a main course of Crisp Cornish shoulder of port served with creamed potato, smoked onions and parsnips. Dessert was a warm vanilla sponge served with poached pear, lemon curd and blackberries.

Cornwall Life Food & Drink Awards

In association with Savills and The Rosevine

BEST RESTAURANT / FINE DINING EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR

The Beach Restaurant, Sennen Cove

Runners up:

No 4 Restaurant, St. Agnes

Oliver’s, Falmouth

BEST INDEPENDENT FOOD SHOP OF THE YEAR

Picnic, Falmouth

Runners up:

Padstow Farm Shop, Padstow

The Cornish Food Box Company, Truro

BEST FOOD PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Primrose Herd Bacon, Redruth

Runners up:

Gear Farm Organic Pasty, Helston

Sarah’s Chilli Relish, Sennen

BEST FARMERS’ MARKET OF THE YEAR

Sennen Farmers Market

Runners up:

Helston Farmers Market

Truro Farmers Market

BEST BUTCHER OF THE YEAR

Brian Etheringtons Meat Company, Scorrier, Redruth

Runners up:

Ian Lentern Butchers, Penzance

Padstow Farm Shop, Padstow

BEST CHEF OF THE YEAR

Chris Eden, The Driftwood Hotel, Portscatho

Runners up:

Ken Symons, Oliver’s, Falmouth

BEST TEAROOM / COFFEE SHOP OF THE YEAR

The Baking Bird, Truro

Runners up:

Mr Billy’s, Penzance

The Apple Tree Café, Sennen

BEST GASTRO PUB OF THE YEAR

The Pandora Inn, Mylor Bridge, Falmouth

Runners up:

The Cornish Arms, St Merryn

The Quarryman, Edmonton, Wadebridge

BEST DRINKS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Helford Creek Apple Juice, Helston

Runners up:

Camel Valley Wines, Bodmin

Skinners Brewery, Truro

BEST CORNWALL SUNDAY ROAST OF THE YEAR

The Old Success Inn, Sennen Cove

Runners up:

The Pandora Inn, Mylor Bridge, Falmouth

The Waymarker, Constantine, Falmouth

With thanks to our sponsor …….

Savills

The Rosevine

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