Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2016: Best Hotel Restaurant

PUBLISHED: 11:51 16 September 2016

Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2016: Best Hotel Restaurant

Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2016: Best Hotel Restaurant


This award enables Somerset’s hotel restaurants to have their moment in the limelight. We are looking for venues that offer a sublime dining experience with fantastic food, drink and superb service.

The Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards are one of the biggest events in the local calendar and it is hugely anticipated by the region’s food and drink industry all year round.

We champion the best local producers, suppliers and businesses that are passionate about Somerset and the future of our local environment.

Thanks to both the nominations of the public and our well-respected judges, we have picked a winner worthy of the ‘Best Hotel Restaurant’.

This year’s finalists

Psalter’s Restaurant at The Luttrell Arms Hotel, Dunster

Named after the famous medieval manuscript ‘The Luttrell Psalter’, the beautiful à la carte restaurant combines the historic legacy and character of the Luttrell’s ancient architecture with the very best of today’s British hospitality and cuisine. Using local produce that is 100% traceable, the team create an inspiring menu with an emphasis on beautifully cooked, seasonal produce.

The Beach Hotel, Minehead

This bright and breezy restaurant with stunning views across the esplanade offers a menu that is simple, very presented and full of flavour. Not only do they source their produce locally but also their chefs- The Beach is now a platform on which young chefs in the local area can develop their talent and passion through apprenticeships and training. Our judges liked it’s laid back atmosphere and contemporary feel.

And the winner is…

Coleridge Restaurant at Dunkery Beacon Country House Hotel

From its idyllic countryside location, John and Jane Bradley work together to make the most of the plentiful provender of Exmoor, with a well-cooked, classic menu, complemented by a warm and convivial atmosphere.

The Best Hotel Restaurant is sponsored by National Westchem

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