Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival 9th annual Gala Dinner Awards

PUBLISHED: 17:39 07 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:18 20 February 2013

The Outstanding Achievement Award was awarded to the Managing Director of the Chester Grosvenor and Spa, Jonathan Slater (on the right) by Chairman of Visit Chester and Cheshire, Chris Brown

The Outstanding Achievement Award was awarded to the Managing Director of the Chester Grosvenor and Spa, Jonathan Slater (on the right) by Chairman of Visit Chester and Cheshire, Chris Brown

The very best of Chester's bars, restaurants, pubs and food outlets attended a glittering awards ceremony at Chester Racecourse for a celebration of the best at Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival 9th annual Gala Dinner Awards.

The very best of Chesters bars, restaurants, pubs and food outlets attended a glittering awards ceremony at Chester Racecourse for a celebration of the best at Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival 9th annual Gala Dinner Awards.


Over 300 guests enjoyed a meal courtesy of Chester Racecourses Restaurant 1539, using the finest local and regional produce .


Festival Organiser, Stephen Wundke, said: We would like to thank everyone who has voted for this years Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Gala Dinner Awards. Everyone here this evening has worked extremely hard to ensure that they are offering customers the very best experience. To be recognised for this by not only the customers but also by those in the industry, means a great deal to them.


The awards ceremony drew to a close with the presentation of the Outstanding Achievement Award, which was awarded to the Managing Director of the Chester Grosvenor and Spa, Jonathan Slater by Chairman of Visit Chester and Cheshire, Chris Brown.


Mr Slater, said: This is really an award for the fantastic team that Ive been privileged to work with at The Chester Grosvenor and Spa for the last 26 years. I would like to thank the organisers of the Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival for this accolade.

This years winners include:

Best Use of Local Produce on a Menu
1st The Coach House
2nd 1539 Restaurant & Bar
3rd Joseph Benjamin


Sausage of the Festival
CS Austin Butchers


Cheese of the Festival
Caroline Fairburn


Local Produce Shop of the Year
1st Hawarden Farm Shop
2nd Davenport Farm Shop
3rd The Cheese Shop


Best Asian Dining Experience
1st Caf Naj
2nd Chester Tandoori
3rd Siam Thai


Best Newcomer
1st The Commercial Hotel
2nd Tropeiro
3rd Marco Pierre White at Doubletree


Excellence in Customer Care
1st Siam Teppanyaki The Teppanyaki Experience
2nd Famous Blue Moon Caf
3rd Edens of Handbridge


Family Friendly Award
1st The Ship Inn
2nd Red Lion at Dodleston
3rd The Ring OBells


Local Produce Shop of the Year
1st Hawarden Farm Shop
2nd Davenport Farm Shop
3rd The Cheese Shop


Large Restaurant
1st 1539 Restaurant & Bar
2nd Siam Teppanyaki
3rd The Blackhouse Grill


Outstanding Achievement
Jonathan Slater, Managing Director of The Grosvenor Hotel and Spa.

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