Eat: Weston to celebrate local producers in food experience awards – have your say

PUBLISHED: 18:00 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:13 05 March 2018

Eat: Weston. Picture: Robin Steward

Eat: Weston. Picture: Robin Steward

Robin Steward

The first food festival of the season is just around the corner and this year will see the first round of awards held.

Weston Food Experience Award. Weston Food Experience Award.

Eat: Weston will be back in the town’s Italian Gardens on April 7 and the Mercury has teamed up with organisers Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds to launch the inaugural Weston Food Experience Awards.

These new awards celebrate the local, the quirky and the well-loved characteristics of the town’s ‘foodscape’. The categories for the April awards are:

Place To Take Your Nan

We are looking for the special somewhere which really takes care of its older guests.

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Chairs with arm rests, adapted facilities which are as welcoming as the unadapted ones, smaller portions without a quibble and not too loud music.”

Preschooler Welcoming

Do you know a place which lives and breaths ‘child friendly’?

Whose customer service and front-of-house makes you and your young ones welcome, even when none of you are having a great day?

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We are looking for the places which put thought into how you and your child relax, enjoy and feel truly welcome.

Local Hero

The Eat: Festivals are all about local producers and this award is one which will pick the ‘cream of the crop’.

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Which are the food & drink venues which celebrate great local provenance?

The team and the menu which invests in your local community by buying local and telling you their story.

Inclusive Menu

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Nobody likes being made to feel awkward.

Where can all the diners in your party feel welcome because there is a menu choice for everyone?

Which venue doesn’t make a fuss when you ask for the vegan option suitable for a coeliac who has a dislike of mushrooms?

Who makes its gluten-free menu choices as delicious as its famous Sunday dinner?

Raising The Bar

Who is really setting their sights and aspirations for Weston a bit higher?

The front of house team which wows you, the chef who is always pushing the menu on to a higher level or the restaurant which tries just a little bit harder every time.

Is there a place you know that refuses to compromise it’s standards for an easy life?

Nominations are welcome up until 10am on March 21 when judges will choose the winners which will be announced in the Mercury on April 5.

Fill out this form or, if you are on your phone, click here.

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