Great Food Club Awards 2021/22 – The Winners

The Champions

Restaurant of the Year – full details
The Factory Kitchen, Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Producer of the Year – full details
Mill Farm, Manthorpe, Lincolnshire

Shop of the Yearfull details
The Tiny Bakery, Leicester

Café of the Yearfull details
Six Hills Café, Bakery & Pizzeria, Six Hills, Leicestershire

Street Food Producer of the Year – full details
Chez Sebastien Artisan Pizza, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Food Hero of the Yearfull details
JB Kitchen, Thurcaston, Leicestershire

Caterer of the Yearfull details
Stanley Street, Barnwell, Northamptonshire

Important information

How the winners were selected
We asked GFC’s members and readers to nominate “one independent food/drink business that has brought you most joy over the past 12 months”. Over 5,500 online votes were cast between July 1 and July 31, 2021. The top four vote winners in each category made the shortlist. Multiple votes from individuals were discarded. You can see all shortlisted businesses at the ‘full details’ links under each category listed above.

Once the shortlist had been created by analysing the public vote, our judges selected the winners.

The judging process
To make their decisions, our judges visited or tried the food & drink of every shortlisted business. They ate – anonymously where possible – at all the pubs, cafés and restaurants.

Ineligible businesses
Businesses that won GFC awards last year were not eligible to be shortlisted this year. Our aim is to showcase a broad range of independents and by not allowing a single business to win an award two years in a row, we go some way to achieving this aim.

Click here to see the 2020/21 winners.

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