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Yorkshire Life Food & Wine Awards winners 2009 -2010

PUBLISHED: 11:42 13 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:17 20 February 2013

Awards dinner at The Queens Hotel in Leeds

Awards dinner at The Queens Hotel in Leeds

We toast the best of the best in Yorkshire's booming hospitality industry at our prestigious annual Food & Wine Awards. Jo Haywood reports Photographs by Andy Bulmer and Graham Lindley

It really was a night to remember when hundreds of people from the top table of Yorkshire's food, wine and hospitality industry gathered at The Queens Hotel in Leeds to celebrate another successful year.

They were brought together by Yorkshire Life for our annual Food & Wine Awards, the highlight of our calendar and our way of paying homage to the incredible work going on in restaurants, hotels, farms, stores, as well as schools and training colleges, across the county.

'Our awards are the most comprehensive of their kind in Yorkshire, judged by some of the most respected experts in the field,' said publisher Andy Phelan, who launched the celebrations along with Esther Leach, editor of Yorkshire Life, and Annie Stirk, our food and wine consultant.

'The shortlist, compiled over months of visits and tastings, reflects the excellence and diversity on offer. We know our awards help to make a difference to the success of the winners and those who are shortlisted.'

Guests enjoyed champagne and canaps before making their way through for dinner with a distinct Yorkshire flavour, including regional meat, fish, cheese, fruit and vegetables delivered fresh to the table from within the county boundaries.

They were joined once again this year by BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration, who ensured the presentation ceremony ran smoothly and brought his own inimitable warmth and humour to the stage, and by our guest of honour for the evening, Jay Rayner the food critic for The Observer.

The winners are . . .

Newcomer of the Year - The Cooking School Dean Clough, Halifax

Hotel of the Year - Rudding Park, Harrogate

Small but Special - The Woodlands Hotel, Sandsend

Restaurant of the Year - The Box Tree, Ilkley

Neighbourhood Restaurant of the Year - The Fox & Hounds, Whitby

City Restaurant of the Year - La Grillade, Leeds

International Restaurant of the Year - Prashad, Bradford

Dining Pub of the Year - The Butchers Arms, Hepworth, Holmfirth

Traditional Pub of the Year - Ye Old Sun Inn, Colton, Tadcaster

Local Producer - Sloe Motion, Barton-le-Willows, York

Chef of the year - Harry Gration, Thierry Dumouchel

Education Award - St Aidan's School, Harrogate

Hospitality Innovation - Piazza by Anthony, Leeds

Customer Service Award - Anne Allen, Sheffield


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