We are delighted to announce the finalists in the 2016 Hampshire Life Food and Drink Awards.


Best Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Originals Jewellers & Gallery

Winner: The Terrace Restaurant, The Montagu Arms Hotel

Highly Commended: Beresford’s at Balmer Lawn Hotel

Highly Commended: Cambium at Careys Manor Hotel


Newcomer of the Year

Winner: Savage Event Catering, Lymington

Highly Commended: Lakaz Maman, Southampton

Highly Commended: The Royal Exchange, Lindford


Butcher of the Year

Winner: Buckwells of Southsea

Highly Commended: A & J Seal Family Butchers

Highly Commended:  Uptons of Bassett


Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year

Winner: Rosie Lea Tea House & Bakery, Brockenhurst

Highly Commended:  The Daisy Cake Company, Romsey

Highly Commended:  Southsea Coffee Company, Southsea


Best Bakery/Patisserie

Winner: Bread Addiction, Southsea

Highly Commended:  Bakehouse 24, Ringwood

Highly Commended:  Hoxton Bakehouse, Southampton


Best Independent Food Shop

Winner: The Braishfield Pantry, Braishfield

Highly Commended:  Thyme and Tides, Stockbridge

Highly Commended: Wild Thyme, Southsea


Food Product of the Year

Winner: Sarah Hunt’s Pork Pies at Tatchbury Manor Farm

Highly Commended: Strawberry Syrup by Naked Jams

Highly Commended: Lavender and White Chocolate Bar by Chocolate by Miss Witt


Drinks Product of the Year

Sponsored by Conquest Fitted Furniture

Winner: Dancing Cows Gin

Highly Commended: English Sparkling Wine by Hattingley Valley Wines

Highly Commended: Staggeringly Good Beer


Best Local Supplier/Producer

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Winner: Sunnyfields, Southampton

Highly Commended: Beechcroft, Winchester

Highly Commended: Mill Farm Organic, Isington


Best Hampshire Sunday Roast

Winner: The Bakers Arms, Droxford

Highly Commended: The Rockingham Arms, West Wellow

Highly Commended: The Shoe Inn, Exton


Best Hampshire Menu

Sponsored by Two Guys Kitchens

Winner: The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge

Highly Commended: Forte Kitchen, Winchester

Highly Commended: Rosie Lea Kitchen, Setley Ridge


Pub of the Year

Sponsored by Don’s Doors

Winner: The Fur & Feathers, Herriard

Highly Commended: The King’s Head, Hursley

Highly Commended: The Phoenix Inn, Hartley Wintney


Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Hildon

Winner: Restaurant 27, Southsea

Highly Commended: La Perle, Milford on Sea

Highly Commended: Pulpo Negro, Alresford


Chef of the Year

Sponsored by J & S Fresh Fish

Winner: Andrew Du Bourg, The Elderflower

Highly Commended: Chris Heather, The Greyhound on the Test

Highly Commended: Matthew Tomkinson, The Montagu Arms Hotel


Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Owton’s

Winner: Forte Kitchen, Winchester

Highly Commended: Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst

Highly Commended: The Kitchen Café, Romsey



2016 Hampshire Food Hero

Sponsored by Shorefield Holidays

Alex Handford