Hampshire Hospitality Award 2013-14
The Hampshire Hospitality Award is a quality marque for restaurants, tea rooms, pubs, cafés and other eateries in the county. The award celebrates the best of Hampshire's eating experiences.
The 2013-14 winners are listed below. We've even included some helpful quotes from the assessor. Some eateries have awards for the use of locally grown produce on their menus, some for the overall quality of the dining experience (from service to ambience) and some for both. Pick one that appeals and see what you think. Happy eating!
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"The Bangkok Brasserie is deservedly very well known locally for its friendly welcome and fine cooking."
The Chesil Rectory
"The Chesil Rectory is a real destination restaurant with its character, professional team and serious approach to cooking."
"Café Eighteen71 offers a welcoming ambience and has a popular local following."
El Sabio Tapas Bar and Restaurant
"El Sabio is well established locally with its carefully cooked Spanish cuisine and offers good options for diners with a fine range of tapas, sharing platters and of course a number of paellas."
The Golden Lion
"The Golden Lion demonstrates all the traditional pub strengths – a really friendly welcome, great atmosphere, attention to detail and good home cooking."
Morn Hill Brasserie
"The Morn Hill Brasserie at the Holiday Inn provides some very capable cooking in a comfortable hotel ambience."
"Huttons restaurant offers a comfortable hotel setting for some good cooking and a cheerful welcome."
The Old Vine
"The Old Vine is deservedly very well known locally and takes pride in its use of local ingredients".
Rimjhim, Colden Common
"This rural outpost of Rimjhim is now well established with its popular Indian cuisine and takeway option."
Caught Fish & Chips
"Caught is a fine new addition to the Winchester city dining and takeaway options in Winchester, with a friendly welcome and care with the cooking."
"The Sakura Restaurant will surely be a fine success with its original blend of cooking, welcome and showmanship."
No 5 Bridge Street
"The new menu with its range of dishes and of price seems to work well with diners, with some lighter and sharing dishes available too, and the menu being offered in both the bar and in the restaurant."
"The Wykeham Arms is deservedly a real destination with its timeless ambience, welcoming team and top-notch cooking."
Towns and Villages
The Bell Inn
"The Bell deserves its very popular local reputation for some very capable cooking with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere."
The Swan Hotel
"The menu has a wide range of options, from light dishes to more substantial offers."
The Thomas Lord
"The Thomas Lord has developed real consistency of friendly welcome and good cooking in its second year under the new management and deserves its continued success."
"The Running Horse is re-establishing itself locally for its careful cooking, relaxed ambience and friendly welcome."