Six North Wales restaurants have been named on the shortlist for the World Culinary Awards. The global initiative recognises and rewards excellence in the culinary industry.
It has announced the nominees for its 3rd annual programme, with half a dozen top eating places in North Wales nominated, and a vote now to decide the winners. Voting runs until 31 August and during the voting window, both industry professionals and culinary consumers are invited to vote for the brands they consider the very best of the best. Entrants are divided into two categories – Best Restaurant and Best Hotel Restaurant.
Rina van Staden, director, World Culinary Awards, said: “We are delighted to reveal the 2022 nominations for our 3rd annual World Culinary Awards programme. The culinary industry has bounced back strongly after the challenges of the past two years and it is encouraging to see the exceptional quality of entrants received this year. We look forward to seeing strong interest and support from the culinary community once voting gets underway.”
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Wales’ Best Restaurant 2022
Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias
Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias is a Michelin Guide-approved beach-front restaurant in Colwyn Bay. In 2022 it retained its Bib Gourmand for a fourth year.
Named after Bibendum – the Michelin Man – the award highlights establishments which offer ” good quality, good value cooking “.
Jimmy and Louise Williams have built up an outstanding reputation at their restaurant on the Aberconwy Resort and Spa in Conwy.
This has earned it a place in the coveted Michelin Guide in recent years as well as multiple awards.
Sosban and the Old Butchers in Menai Bridge
Restaurant run by Stephen and Bethan Stevens in what used to be a butcher’s shop in the centre of Menai Bridge, on Anglesey.
The restaurant has just 16 covers and tables are released months ahead.
It retained its one Michelin star this year.
Ynyshir, near Machynlleth
Ynyshir has developed into an award winning site under chef Gareth Ward and this year picked up Wales’s first ever two Michelin star award.
Wales’ Best Hotel Restaurant 2022
Henry Robertson Dining Room,Pale Hall, near Bala
Henry Robertson Dining Room at Pale Hall near Bala retained its Michelin Green star and has made this list. The star recognises restaurants at the forefront of the industry when it comes to sustainable practices.
Gareth Stevenson is head chef at the restaurant. Creating a menu using the very best that Wales can provide has been at the very core of every dish he creates.
The Dining Room at Bodysgallen, near Llandudno
The hotel has a 4 Red Stars AA Rating and has been awarded 3 Rosettes. It was also named ‘Hotel & Spa of the Year 2019 in Wales’ Travel & Hospitality Awards.
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