04 October 2011
Brighton Foodie Awards 2011
So last night saw the crownings at the Brighton Food Awards. The vegetarians most definitely dominated the categories with Terre a Terre, The George pub, Iydea and Infinity Foods pipping everyone to the posts.
Voted for by the public, The Brighton Foodies had quite a few of my favourites in there, or at least nominated, but a few shining local food heros were definitely missing for me personally. It probably doesn't help that there are a few "suggestions" placed on the online voting form as that will naturally drive people without a strong opinion to choose those.
Anyway, my opinion aside, it was a great night and of course great food and canapes created mainly by the nominees (great idea on galette stand and special thanks to Seb from Boho for a brilliant Bellini gelato!) were enjoyed at the rather lovely Dome room at Pub Du Vin.
Best Restaurant 2011
First: Terre a Terre
Ah, our very own number one vegetarian restaurant!
Second: The Chilli Pickle
Third: Indian Summer
Best Food Pub 2011
First: The (Prince) George in Trafalgar Street (by just one vote!)
Still not eaten here (although do drink here quite often!) and I can say this pubs exclusively vegetarian food certainly looks, and smells, good. Think lots of meat-free burgers, curries, fajitas, burritos and salads.
Second: The Ginger Pig
Third: The Foragers
Best Café 2011
I really like this place. They do great, delicious and hearty lunches to eat in or takeaway and I never come away without feeling like I've had a good feed. One of the better value places for a casual lunch.
Second: Cloud 9
Third: Metro Deco
The Best Food Shop 2011
First: Infinity Foods
Celebrating 40 years, this is the veggie mothership shop. They also have a good range of natural beauty products.
Second: Real Patisserie
Third: The Brighton Sausage Company