Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards 2015 with Theo Randall.

Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards Winners and Finalists 2015

Chesterfield Restaurant of the Year  – sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council

Restaurant of the Year

Blu Bistro & Coffee House


Cocina at Casa Hotel – Winner




“It’s always wonderful to receive awards, especially when you are in the company of other great shortlisted restaurants. Here at Casa we always try and put our customers first so it feels extra special when they make their voices heard in such a brilliant way. Cocina focuses on both the food product and the customer – using the best quality locally sourced ingredients in the kitchen, and friendly, professional service in the dining room.” Steve Perez, owner, Casa Hotel



Cafe/Tea Room of the Year – sponsored by Kier

Chesterfield Cafe/Tea Room of the Year
H & F Vintage Tea Rooms – Winner


Stephenson’s Coffee and Tea House




“Winning the tea room of the year is more than we could have hoped for. It’s an amazing achievement for all the team. Customers always comment on the vintage theme, cakes and our building.” Louise Peel , owner, H&F Vintage Tea Rooms


Gastro Pub of the Year – presented by headline sponsor Chesterfield College

Chesterfield Gastro Pub of the Year
Red Lion Bar and Bistro at Peak Edge Hotel – Winner

The Three Cottages

The Tickled Trout



“It’s a great honour to win the award and we really appreciate it. We believe the great service the staff deliver, good food and atmosphere is what sets the Red Lion Bar and Bistro apart from others.” Damian Dugdale, owner, Red Lion Bar and Bistro at Peak Edge Hotel



Pub/Bar of the Year – sponsored by Hoopers

Chesterfield Pub Bar of the Year
COCO Bar Bistro 

The Manor at Brampton – Winner

The Market Pub




“To be named Gastro Pub of the year is a phenomenal surprise. It’s all about the people that come in. We have the time to make them happy and try our hardest to do so. Knowing that this is recognised with the award is fantastic. We have beautiful decor and have a huge variety of local beers and drinks as well as competitive prices.” Stephanie Alston, The Manor at Brampton

Chesterfield’s Best Newcomer – sponsored by Barber Harrison & Platt

Chesterfield Pub Bar of the Year

Coffee St – Winner

Four One Three





“We weren’t expecting to win. We had only been open a month when we were nominated and we’ve been working so hard that we almost forgot about it. It’s just fantastic and makes the hard work and long hours worthwhile. I’d say to anyone thinking about opening their own café or restaurant to commit yourself and just go for it.” Daniel Carrington, director, Coffee Street


Best Customer Service – sponsored by East Midlands Chamber

Chesterfield Best Customer Service
Blu Bistro & Coffee House


Stephenson’s Coffee and Tea House – Winner




“It’s brilliant to win. We give customers what they deserve and treat them like our friends. We have a dedicated team of staff and also fantastic customers who come back to us time and time again. We appreciate them and they appreciate us.” Claire and Samuel Wood, mum and son owners of Stephenson’s Coffee and Tea House



Best Out of Town


Chesterfield Best Out of TownThe Bateman’s Mill – Winner

Red Lion Bar and Bistro at Peak Edge Hotel

The Tickled Trout






“I am so proud and happy to win the Best Out of Town category.  I believe I have the best chefs and front of house staff. They work as a team and I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else.” Jade Hendon , manager and owner of The Bateman’s Mill


Chesterfield Food Producer – sponsored by NatWest

Chesterfield Food Producer

Granny Mary’s Potted Meats (Original Recipes) – Winner

Liza Bakes

Teresa Lambarelli’s






“It’s an amazing achievement to be both named Food Producer of the Year and represent Chesterfield. It’s good to be in Chesterfield with great local suppliers and excellent transport links for national distribution. We are now hoping to be distributed nationally and then the rest of the world.” William Sutherland, director, Granny Mary’s Potted Meats (Original Recipes)

Chesterfield Food Hero – Sponsored by Banner Jones Solicitors

Chesterfield Food Hero
James Pogson – Northern Tea Merchants





“It feels absolutely fantastic to have won Chesterfield Food Hero! It’s lovely to think that people have recognised the work that I do to promote both Northern Tea Merchants and also the glorious town in which we are based. The business has been based here for three generations. We have 70% of the population within an hour and a half of Chesterfield which is great when you’re delivering food. Chesterfield has changed so much in the last 20 years. It now has to be a serious consideration for anyone thinking of setting up a food business.” James Pogson, Director, Northern Tea Merchants

Young Chef of the Year – Sponsored by Saint Mary & All Saints, Chesterfield (the Crooked Spire Church)

Chesterfield Young Chef of the Year

James Greatorex – Chesterfield College – Winner
Leanne Billyeald – Chesterfield College
Liam Slinn – Chesterfield College



“Winning the award is amazing. I feel ecstatic. I’m now employed at the Tickled Trout working my way up and I love it. Doing the course at Chesterfield College has helped me in my career already and it’s given me more skills and techniques that I can use at work and in my future career.” James Greatorex



 International Restaurant of the Year – sponsored by MSE Hiller

Chesterfield International Restaurant of the Year
Dehli 41 – Winner

Indian Blues




“It feels fantastic to win the award for the second year running. We are delighted that all our hard work is paying off. It goes to show that the staff and everyone working at the restaurant is doing something right. We source the best ingredients, pay attention to detail and ensure we do things right first time every time and source the best ingredients.” Azmalur Rahman, owner, Delhi 41



Family Friendly Award – sponsored by Jumble Design

Chesterfield Family Friendly Award
The Little Castle
The Manor at Brampton – Winner




“It’s fantastic to win the award for the second year running. We work really hard to be a family friendly establishment so to win an award endorses this.” Anita Harvey, Group Operations Director for Brampton Manor


Conference Venue of the Year – Sponsored by Mitchells Chartered Accountants

Conference venue of the year
Casa Hotel
Peak Edge Hotel
The Proact Stadium – Winner


“It feels absolutely fantastic to win. We’ve got a great team who have really done us proud. Our conference venue really is for any use, not just football and there is still a lot more we can offer people.”   Paul Watts, Events Manager, The Proact Stadium


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