How to vote

Lincolnshire Life County Cuisine Awards 2013/14 – ‘Taste of Excellence’
We invite you to vote for your favourite café, tea room, pub, bistro or restaurant in Lincolnshire!

This is the sixteenth year of the search for the best eateries in the county and we rely on you, our readers, and customers of the many hundreds of establishments in the county to vote.

Lincolnshire is well known for our excellent local produce and we seek to recognise where this is being enjoyed by customers in the best eating establishments.

The annual competition is supported by sponsorship from Select Lincolnshire, House of Townend wine merchants, Heart of Gold Homegrown Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil and Lincoln College.

There are three categories where you can vote; Heart of Gold Best Coffee Shop or Tea Room; Select Lincolnshire Best Pub and House of Townend Best Restaurant. Every nomination received will be entered into a prize draw to win dinner for two at one of the winning establishments from last year’s competition.

The top three nominated establishments in each category will be visited anonymously by our judging panel between October and December to decide the overall winner.

We shall also be holding another Young Chef competition in conjunction with Lincoln College when three student finalists will take part to cook a three-course meal under the scrutiny of a judging panel.

The culmination of the competition is an awards presentation which will be held early in 2014. Last year we were part of a glittering evening with Select Lincolnshire at the Lincolnshire Food and Drink Awards 2013. The Doubletree by Hilton was the venue for the awards which celebrated the best in county food and produce with a magnificent five course meal, entertainment and guest speaker Paralympian Sophie Wells OBE.

Nomination forms will be despatched to eateries around the county in May. If you are an eatery in Lincolnshire and wish to be included in our mailing list please send your details to:

Remember to tell us which category you would like to enter: Cafés and Tea Shops, Best Pub or Best Restaurant.

Nomination forms will also appear in summer issues of Lincolnshire Life or download by following the link below, but remember we need all your votes no later than September 30th 2013.

Click here to download nomination form

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VOTING NOW OPEN for the Taste of Excellence Food and Drink Awards 2021! Categories:Restaurant of the YearWhere do you head for that special celebration and outstanding fine dining?Best Dining Pub of the YearWhere can you rely on a friendly welcome, some fantastic food, great drinks and that sense of a business in the heart of the community?Tea or Coffee Shop of the YearFrom a leisurely morning pick-me-up, a chatty meet-up with friends or light lunch to an afternoon tea treat, these businesses with their innovative services have kept spirits high.Hotel of the YearWhere have you wallowed in luxury and comfort for your holiday, wedding or special occasion?Bed & Breakfast of the YearWe are looking for charming and hospitable hosts whose premises offer outstanding levels of comfort and breakfast choices.Self Catering Establishment of the YearWhere have you found a home from home which is your secret escape in Lincolnshire?Producer of the YearTell us your favourite ingredient, product or brand which is ‘Made in Lincolnshire’.Drinks Product of the YearTea, coffee or an artisan tipple – sales have soared recently. Which is your local favourite?Best Cakes or Bakes of the YearCake makers and bakers have been an inspiration.Best Sweet Treat of the YearWhether yours be chocolate, fudge, marshmallows or jams we need your nominations.Best Independent Farm or Local Shop of the YearLocally yours, these businesses have continued providing innovative services and quality products on your doorstep.Best Newcomer of the YearWho or which new business has made their mark and overcome the challenges in recent times.We need your nominations - To vote go to ... See MoreSee Less

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