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The votes have been cast, the stage has been set. Join a host of celebrity chefs to see who will be crowned the best restaurant at the Time & Leisure Food & Drink Awards 2014. The FADAs are the biggest local foodie awards recognising the best local restaurants, bars and suppliers. More than 480 businesses have been nominated with readers casting almost 10,000 votes from across South West London and Surrey.
Up to 60 businesses will be recognised at this special Ceremony and Networking Event, with a Winner, a Highly Commended entrant, and three Commended entrants in each of the twelve voting categories. The awards will be presented by local representatives from the food and drink world and selected celebrity chefs at Warren House on 15th September.
Exclusively foodie: The awards are your chance to rub shoulders with leading local chefs and food and drink connoisseurs. On arrival guests will receive a welcome drink before sampling products from a host of food & drink tasting stations, meeting potential suppliers and networking with like minded professionals from across the region. Food will then be served whilst the tastings continue as the excitement builds. The awards ceremony will then take place as guests celebrate the best local food & drink across the region with 60 businesses being recognised, showcasing the variety and quality the area has to offer.
Guests will of course have the opportunity to stay on after the ceremony and enjoy the fabulous surroundings of Warren House, and continue to mingle and celebrate before leaving with an event goody bag. Tickets are discounted until Friday 15th August at 5.30pm to only £35+vat per head.
‘I love the awards. I come every year. The awards are about supporting local businesses and they give people a boost. The recognition that local restaurants receive is great. When we won Restaurant of the Year last year it really helped us. It has helped change people’s attitudes to ex-offenders,’ Al Crisci of The Clink in Sutton
‘I have been involved in the T&L food and drink awards since the beginning. The awards have reached such popularity in attendance and with the public it is a sure sign of people’s confidence in the standard of restaurants in south London,’ Adam Byatt of Trinity in Clapham
‘The awards just keep growing and growing. The best thing for me personally is that the awards uncover gems in your local area. These are the places you should be going as the food and drink are of such high quality. When you have a young family, it’s great to know the restaurants that embrace families,’ Michael Underwood, TV Presenter and finalist in Celebrity Masterchef 2012
What has winning meant for your business? ‘Very simple… we achieved our 12 month sales target in eight months, so a huge thank you to all the readers and guests who have come to enjoy The Orangerie’ Jeffrey Ward, General Manager, The Orangerie at Cannizarro House, Wimbledon; 2013 Winner: Best Newcomer
What has been the best thing about winning the food awards? ‘Knowing that our amazing customers supported and voted for us! It is great to have recognition that our hard work and drive is pleasing them.’ Mick Armstrong, Bar 366, Earlsfield; 2013 winner: Best Cocktail Venue
What has winning meant for your business? ‘Over the last 6 months, we have seen an increase in takeaway orders from new customers and have also received more enquiries and bookings for the restaurant. Over the years, many people have told us we are the 'best kept secret' in Wimbledon - now that we've won T&L's awards, we feel we have been put on the map!’ Tom and Katie, McChina Eating, Wimbledon; 2013 Winner: Best Takeaway and Delivery
What has been the best thing about winning the food awards? ‘The publicity has been great. Time and Leisure is a very well-known entity and people have been impressed to see we won an award from them’ Raphaelle Simmons, Simmons Crepperie, Wimbledon; 2013 winner: Best Service
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