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Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2016: Best Restaurant/Fine Dining Experience of the Year

PUBLISHED: 11:34 16 September 2016 | UPDATED: 11:34 16 September 2016

Best Restaurant/Fine Dining Experience of the Year

Best Restaurant/Fine Dining Experience of the Year


The award for Best Restaurant/Fine Dining Experience of the Year, was for a dining experience that left you hungry for more; incomparable to anything else this county has to offer, with locally sourced produce, innovative, mouth-watering menus and a unique venue offering to an overall atmosphere of excellence.

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 Restaurant/Fine Dining Experience of the Year Award’.

This year’s finalists

Clavelshay Barn, North Petherton

From a rustic, rural barn conversion in North Petherton, Clavelshay Barn serves excellent food prepared by a talented, classically trained chef. It boasts an impressive wine menu and knowledgeable staff, making for rewarding and enjoyable dining experience.

Reeves Restaurant, Dunster

Justin and his wife Claire opened Reeves in Dunster in 2005 and have been serving outstanding food ever since, using fresh local ingredients to create ever changing, seasonal menus. Loved by locals and a big reader favourite, it is widely regarded as one of the best places to dine in the county.

And the winner is…

Olive Tree Restaurant, Bath

Judges described their visit to this chic city restaurant as ‘a superb fine dining experience with consistently good food that surprised and delighted with each course’. Food looked and tasted remarkable, with a huge choice for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. A memorable meal prepared by a talented chef, enjoyed in a sophisticated, smart surrounding.

The Best Restaurant/Fine Dining Experience of the Year Award is sponsored by Howards Motor Group

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Click here to return to our list of 2016 winners!


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