LayrinthThe winners of the 2018
FreeFrom Eating Out Awards

Please click on the links below for details of each winner and for the judges comments.
Please click here for downloadable images from the presentation.

 

Overall Winner

Farmstand

Gale Zappacosta and Ped Millichamp of The Willow receiving the award for the Best FreeFrom Eatery 2018 from awards director, Michelle Berriedale-Johnson.

The Willow Real Food Restaurant (Kingston on Thames)

‘I thought we had gone to allergy free heaven here!! You could see the effort they had put into catering for all tastes while also focusing on nutrition.

The food was amazing - I absolutely loved the lion's mane saute. The Fish was beautifully cooked. The vegan gf salted caramel and pecan cheesecake which was wonderfully flavoured, creamy and melt in the mouth. And WOW - 11 gluten free beers and all the wines are organic and low sulphite!!

This is a jewel in Kingston. I don't actually think there are any restaurants quite like this. This is high quality, nutritious focused food that is gourmet tasting. The fact that they can cater for so many different diets and allergies is exceptional.'


Runners up...


Café Nouveau – Frome, Somerset

'Fabulous allergy-friendly food from a café that is completely passionate about what they're doing and is continually striving for ways to improve what they can offer their guests. And incredible value for money.’

Indigo at One Aldwych – London

‘A brilliant experience at a top end London hotel. The gluten free and dairy free homemade bread with onion and samphire was outstanding – as was everything that we ate. Above all, we felt like normal diners - choosing whatever we wanted from the menu.’

Knife & Fork – Banbury

Dining at the Knife and Fork Eatery is truly an experience like no other. Ultimate foodie dining that, as a food allergic or intolerant person, you would never have thought you could have.

Leadbelly’s Bar & Kitchen – London

'The menu and the food were AMAZING and there was so much choice. Most of the menu was allergen free and staff were very knowledgeable…
Great value for money and the GF cheesecake is possibly the best in the world!’

Totties Garden Centre – Holmfirth

‘Top restaurant quality in a garden centre café with helpful, well trained, friendly staff who are rightly proud of their cafe. The flavours were exquisite and the portion size just right. A gem…’


Category winners

N.B. All winners are listed alphabetically.


Crème de la Crème – sponsored by Food Matters Live

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Fish and Chip shops – sponsored by Middleton Foods

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Street food & takeaways – sponsored by Romer Labs

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Independent & Pub Restaurants – Sponsored by the Anaphylaxis Campaign

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Restaurant & Pub Chains – sponsored by FarmFrites

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B&Bs and guest houses – sponsored by Thomas Ridley Foodservice

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Focus on Gluten – sponsored by Coeliac UK

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Food manufactured for food service – Sponsored by the Allergy + FreeFrom Show

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If you have any queries or would like to talk to us about the awards - please email Michelle or Kathy or call on 020 7722 2866