Northants Food Awards finalists announced

Published September 6, 2012

The shortlists for the fourth Northamptonshire Food Awards (2012/13), devised by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP), are now out.

Finalists in ‘Restaurant of the Year’ category are (in alphabetical order):

Frank’s Steakhouse, Northampton
Murrays at Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury
Oundle Mill, Oundle
The Exeter Arms, Easton on the Hill
The Raj, Kettering
The Seafood Café, Northampton

Pub or Bar Restaurant of the Year finalists (alphabetical order):

Hopping Hare, Duston
Olde Red Lion, Kislingbury
The Red Lion, Culworth
The Royal Oak, Eydon
The Saracen’s Head, Lt. Brington
The White Swan, Woodnewton

‘New Local Product’ finalists

Blackberry & Rosemary Aged Balsamic Vinegar – Gourmet Spice Company, Weldon
Chocolate and Cinnamon Marshmallows – Zoe’s Biscuit Tin
Fruity Apple and Plum Chutney – The Village Orchard, Flore
The Hot Runner – The Pickled Village, Bulwick
The Jubilee Jammyboree – The Pickled Village, Bulwick
Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake – Rossi’s Ice Cream, Kettering

To see all the finalists and to vote, click here.

Winners will be named on November 14 at the Awards Dinner taking place at The Wing, Silverstone. Tickets priced at £80.00 (plus VAT) are available by calling Rachel Mallows on 01933 664437 or emailing

The author:

Matt lives in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. He is passionate about the independent food & drink sector and founded Great Food Club in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town.