Best restaurants in your area shortlisted for award – has your favourite made the list?

The Food Awards England 2022 is now in its seventh year and the winners will be announced at a black-tie ceremony in Manchester next month

The shortlist to find England's best restaurant has been announced
The shortlist to find England’s best restaurant has been announced

England’s best restaurants have been shortlisted for The Food Awards England 2022 – but is your favourite on the list

The final will take place next month at a black-tie ceremony in Manchester and pays homage to restaurants, chefs, servers, specialists and suppliers.

The shortlist was announced by Creative Oceanic having totted up votes from the public. The awards are now in their seventh year.

A spokesperson for The Food Awards England said: “England offers a wide range of places that serve world cuisines. The finalists were voted for by the public for providing authentic recipes and unique dishes to their diners, creating memorable experiences for both residents and visitors.

“Undoubtedly, there are some amazing specialists around the country, who know how to offer great service, delicious food and meet the expectations of their diners. These are the professionals that we aim to reward at The Food Awards England 2022.

“We would like to wish all the finalists the best of luck and we can’t wait to welcome all our guests and celebrate the winners with them.”

The finalists for The Food Awards England 2022 in the restaurant of the year category are listed below.

Nominees by region

North East

Tomahawk Steakhouse (Ponteland)

Solita (Hull Marina)

Träkol (Gateshead)

Raby Hunt Inn & Restaurant (Darlington)

Mascalzone (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Cook House (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Mascalzone in Newcastle Upon Tyne serves authentic Italian food with a modern twist



North West

Angels Restaurant (Ribble Valley)

Twelve Restaurant and Lounge Bar (Thornton-Cleveleys)

Upstairs at the Grill (Chester)

The Fat Loaf (Sale)

Breda Murphy Restaurant (Ribble Valley)

Encore Restaurant (Chorley)

Chef’s Table (Chester)


The Hare Restaurant (Thirsk)

Vice and Virtue (Leeds)

Pipe and Glass (Beverley)

Melton’s Restaurant (York)

The Box Tree Restaurant (Ilkley)

Eric’s Restaurant (Huddersfield)

Melton’s Restaurant in York has made the shortlist


Melton’s Restaurant)

East Midlands

Arthur’s (Belper)

Masala Junction Restaurant (Nottingham)

La Rock Restaurant (Nottingham)

Orissa (Derby)

The Apiary at Castle Donington (Derby)

The Palfrey (Derby)

Harborne Kitchen was one of three restaurants in Birmingham to be shortlisted


Harborne Kitchen)

West Midlands

The Town House (Market Drayton)

Harborne Kitchen (Birmingham)

Turquoise Kitchen & Bar (West Bromwich)

Colbeh (Birmingham)

The Wilderness (Birmingham)

Benedict’s in Norwich was opened in 2015 by Great British Menu chef Richard Bainbridge




Wells Crab House Seafood Restaurant (Wells-next-the Sea)

Middletons (Norwich)

Haywards (Essex)

Benedicts (Norwich)

Mediterranean BBQ (Cambridge)

The Ingham Swan (Norwich)

Jorge’s Restaurant (Norwich)

Bagatti’s Italian in Croydon is a family-run restaurant


Bagatti’s Italian)

South East

Bagatti’s Italian (Croydon)

La Meridiana (East Horsely)

Glasshouse Restaurant at Oakley Hall Hotel (Oakley)

The Woodspeen Restaurant (Newbury)

The Cinnamon Stick (Middle Barton)

Cow & Pig (Bromley)

Lumiere in Cheltenham is led by husband and wife team, Somerset born Chef Jon and general manager Helen



South West

Greek on the Docks (Gloucester)

Tierra and Mar (Cirencester)

The Poplars (Wingfield)

Le Champignon Sauvage (Cheltenham)

Lumiere (Cheltenham)

5 North St (Cheltenham)

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