The winners of the Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Awards 2016 are…

Best Essex Producer

WINNER: Hadley’s Dairy Product
FINALISTS: The Jam Shed, West Street Vineyard


Best Family Dining

WINNER: The Rose & Crown
FINALISTS: Acanteen, Lower Barn Cafe


Customer Service Award

WINNER: The Garden Cafe
FINALISTS: The Food Company, Wivenhoe House Hotel


Destination Dining Venue

WINNER: The White Hart Great Yeldham
FINALISTS: The Old Moot House Restaurant, Boathouse Restaurant


Pride of Essex Award

WINNER: Wicks Manor
FINALISTS: Rossi Ice Cream, KellyBronze Turkeys


Pub of the Year

WINNER: The White Hart Inn
FINALISTS: Wine&Kitchen@TheNorton, The Ship Inn


Restaurant of the Year

WINNER: The New London Restaurant
FINALISTS: Mimosa, The Blue Anchor


Top Chef

WINNER: Terence Howard – The Creek
FINALISTS: Simon Edwards – The Spotted Dog,  Rob Horton – Rubino Kitchen


Top Coffee or Tea Shop

WINNER: Blackmore Tea Rooms
FINALISTS: Scrumptious Tearooms, Zoe’s Coffee Shop


Top Farm Shop

WINNER: Spencer’s Farm Shop
FINALISTS: Calcott Hall Farm Shop, Blackwells Farm Produce


Essex Life Food and Drink Hero Award

WINNER: Steve Andrews – The Blue Group