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Finalists for the Food Awards Wales 2018 have been announced

Finalists for the 4th annual Food Awards Wales 2018 have been announced after nominations have come pouring in from across the country.

The lavish, black-tie awards ceremony is due to be held on the 23rd of April at Cardiff’s Exchange Hotel which will include three-course meal and entertainment and promises to be the biggest night in the Welsh food calendar.

The awards aim to recognise and reward the best of the Welsh Food industry from those who produce the ingredients to those who serve it including restaurants, takeaways, hotels, cafés and bistros amongst others.

[accordions title=”The finalists for the Food Awards Wales 2018 are: “]
[accordion title=”1. Best Mexican Establishment” load=”hide”]Los Amigos (Newport)
Vivo Latino (Cardiff)
El Salsa (Cardigan)
Mexican Wave (Rhôs-on-Sea)
Wahaca Cardiff (Cardiff)
Mañana Restaurant (Abersoch)
Mokos Mexican Restaurant (Monmouth)
Speedy Amigos (Cardiff)
Burrito Brothers (Cardiff)
Tortilla (Cardiff)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”2. Best Oriental Establishment” load=”hide”]The Summer Palace Restaurant (Cardiff)
Chynna Garden (Prestatyn)
Noodle One (Bangor)
Bo Zan (Cardiff)
Icookthai (Cardiff)
Thai Bach Restaurant (Swansea)
Yakitori #1 (Cardiff)
Bahn Mai Thai (Llanelli)
The Dragon Palace (Saundersfoot)
Nishimura (Swansea)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”3. Best Indian Establishment” load=”hide”]Abul’s Spice (Corwen)
Moksh (Cardiff)
Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant & Lounge (Cardiff)
Bangor Tandoori (Bangor)
Mirchi (Cardiff)
Duchess of Delhi (Cardiff)
Mango House Restaurant (Cardiff)
The Cinnamon Tree (Treforest)
Yasmins Indian Restaurant (Newcastle Emlyn)
Dill Jeera (Cardiff)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”4. Best Italian Establishment” load=”hide”]Gemelli Restaurant (Newport)
Bocca (Menai Bridge)
Cafe Citta (Cardiff)
La Parmigiana (Swansea)
Gallinis Restaurant (Swansea)
I Giardini Di Sorrento (Cardiff)
La Dolce Vita (Mumbles)
Da Mara (Cardiff)
Elgano Italian Restaurant (Cardiff)
Casanova (Cardiff)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”5. Best World Cuisine” load=”hide”]Demiros (Cardiff)
Mezza Luna (Cardiff)
Oz Urfa (Cardiff)
Isabella’s (Porthcawl)
Poco Poco (Bridgend)
Curros Restaurant (Caerleon)
Bully’s Restaurant (Cardiff)
Lyalena (Cardiff)
The Smoke Haus (Swansea)
Harvey’s New York Bar & Grill (Llandudno)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”6. Best Vegetarian Establishment” load=”hide”]Milgi (Cardiff)
Voltaire Vegan Restaurant (Bangor)
Vegetarian Food Studio (Cardiff)
Anna-Loka (Cardiff)
Crumbs Kitchen (Cardiff)
Caffi Iechyd Da (Carmarthen)
Waverley Stores Vegetarian Restaurant (Carmarthen)
Govinda’s (Swansea)
Over the Rainbow Wales (Tanygroes)
The Quarry Cafe (Machynlleth)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”7. Best Seafood Establishment” load=”hide”]Seahorse Seafood Restaurant and Bistro (Llandudno)
Seabreeze Restaurant with Rooms (Aberdovey)
Le Monde (Cardiff)
Fish at 85 (Cardiff)
The Griffin Inn (Dale)
Dylan’s (Menai Bridge)
The Shed Fish & Chip Bistro (Porthgain)
Pysgoty (Aberystwyth)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”8. Best Mediterranean Establishment” load=”hide”]Sen BBQ (Newport)
The Midland Tapas and Wine Bar (Beaumaris)
Deli Fuego (Cardiff)
Tafarn y Gader Tapas, Bistro & Bar (Dolgellau)
Saray Restaurant (Cardiff)
Villa Marina (Caernarfon)
The Hellenic Eatery (Cardiff)
Mediterranean Restaurant (Mumbles)
La Shish Restaurant (Cardiff)
The New Mediterranean Restaurant (Llandudno)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”9. Caterer of the Year” load=”hide”]Spiros The Fine Dining Caterers (Cardiff)
Cegin Burlington (Cardiff)
Pantri 12 Deli & Event Catering Ltd. (Llangefni)
Charlotte Roskill Catering (Brecon)
Clever Chefs (Cardiff)
Spicer’s Meat Wagon (Newport)
Owen Catering (Cwmbran)
Sugarloaf Catering (Blaenavon)
Browning Caterers (Rhondda)
Strawberry Shortcake Dining (Crosshands)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”10. Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year” load=”hide”]Restaurant James Sommerin (Penarth)
Ynyshir Restaurant with Rooms (Machynlleth)
Hotel Portmeirion Restaurant (Minffordd)
Clarkes Restaurant at the Glen Yr Afon House Hotel (Usk)
Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias (Colwyn Bay)
Tyddyn Llan (Llandrillo)
Park House Restaurant (Cardiff)
Quay Fine Dining (Connahs Quay)
Machine House Restaurant (Rossett)
The Whitebrook (Monmouth)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”11. Traditional Welsh Restaurant of the Year” load=”hide”]Pitch (Cardiff)
The Felin Fach Griffin (Brecon)
Peak Restaurant (Llanberis)
Plas Bodegroes (Pwllheli)
Ffresh Bar & Restaurant (Cardiff)
Sosban & The Old Butchers Restaurant (Menai Bridge)
The Meating Place (Cardiff)
Slice (Swansea)
Bistro Betws-y-Coed (Betws-y-Coed)
Arbennig Restaurant (Cardiff)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”12. Best Street Food” load=”hide”]Bwydiful (Cardiff)
The Green Goat Cafe (Machynlleth)
El Salsa (Cardigan)
Flour’d Up (Cardiff)
Little Steak Hut (Newport)
Kat’s Kitchen (Llanddewi Velfrey)
Swshi (Lampeter)
Tafell A Tân (Cardigan)
That Fish Guy Ltd (Torfaen)
The Original Goodfillas Company (Cardiff)
Ava’s Lunch Box (Newport)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”13. Welsh Produce of the Year” load=”hide”]Farmers Food at Home (Mathry)
Felin Honeybees (Cemlyn)
Chantler Teas (Fishguard)
Grocery Box (St. Davids)
Little Grandma’s Kitchen (St Clears)
Mostyn Kitchen Garden (Mostyn)
Oh Sugarplum! (Haverfordwest)
Ffermydd Teuluol – Family Farms (Conwy Valley)
Zorba Delicacies Ltd. (Ebbw Vale)
Môniog – Anglesey Live Yogurts (Valley)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”14. Wholesale Bakery of the Year” load=”hide”]Welsh Hills Bakery (Aberdare)
Talgarth Bakery Limited (Maesteg)
Henllan Bakery (Denbigh)
Tan-Y-Castell (Narberth)
Burt’s Biscuits and Cakes Ltd (Bridgend)
Popty Bakery (Llanllechid)
Becws Môn Bakery (Gaerwen)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”15. Retail Bakery of the Year” load=”hide”]Brutons the Bakers (Cardiff)
Brod – The Danish Bakery (Cardiff)
Blanche Bakery (Cardiff)
Royal Halls Patisserie (Pontypridd)
Cocorico Patisserie (Cardiff)
Parsons Bakery (Cardiff)
The Welsh Bakery (Milford Haven)
Isaac Simeon Artisan Patisserie (Conwy)
Madeleine’s (Monmouth)
Bara Menyn (Cardigan)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”16. Wholesaler of the Year” load=”hide”]Blakemore Wholesale (Cardiff)
Pembrokeshire Foods Company Ltd (Pembrokeshire)
F.Jones Food Service (Wrexham)
Castell Howell Foods Ltd (Llanelli)
Bako Wales (Swansea)
Luca Wholesale Ltd (Newport)
Euro Foods Group Ltd (Newport)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”17. Dairy Food Provider of the Year” load=”hide”]South Caernarfon Creameries Limited (Pwllheli)
Cotteswold Dairy Ltd (Llandudno Junction)
Pant Mawr Farmhouse Cheeses (Rosebush)
Snowdonia Cheese Company (Rhyl)
Cymru Dairy (Cardiff)
Madame Fromage (Cardiff)
Pensworth The Dairy Company UK and Ireland Limited (Bridgend)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”18. Fresh Produce Provider of the Year” load=”hide”]Sullivans Greengrocers (Cardiff)
Ford Fruit & Vegetable (Cardiff)
Goodyear & Sons (Hawarden)
Peter Broughton Ltd (Cardiff)
Chefs Choice (Cardiff)
Countisbury Fruit Supply (Cardiff)
Watson & Pratt’s (Lampeter)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”19. Meat Supplier of the Year” load=”hide”]Hideaway Farm Meats Ltd (Narberth)
Rhosyn Farm Produce (Blaen y Coed)
Moat Goats (New Moat)
I & B Jones (Pontypridd)
Llechwedd Meats (Llangefni)
Tony Doyles Quality Meats (Kinmel)
Douglas Willis (Cwmbran)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”20. Seafood Supplier of the Year” load=”hide”]Vin Sullivan Foods (Gwent)
Pwllheli Seafoods Ltd (Pwllheli)
Solva Seafoods (Solva)
Snowden & Co (Cardiff) Ltd (Cardiff)
Pysgod Llŷn Seafood (Pwllheli)
Cardigan Bay Fish (Cardigan)
Swansea Fish (Swansea)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”21. Cookery School of the Year” load=”hide”]Cornerhouse Cookery (Whitchurch)
Anglesey Cookery School (Bodffordd)
Angela Gray’s Cookery School (Cardiff)
The Pumpkin Patch Kitchen & Garden (Carmarthen)
Abergavenny Baker (Abergavenny)
The Culinary Cottage (Pandy)
Giovanni’s Cookery School (Cardiff)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”22. Restaurant General Manager of the Year” load=”hide”]Llio Williams, Hotel Portmeirion Restaurant (Minffordd)
Lok Cheung, The Dragon Palace (Saundersfoot)
Emma Brown & David Owen, The Midland Tapas and Wine Bar (Beaumaris)
Mike Alim, Duchess of Delhi (Cardiff)
Paulette Reed, The Drovers Rest Restaurant (Llanwrtyd Wells)
Vita Dolan, The Gatehouse Steakhouse (Dolgellau)
Iestyn Thomas, New Celtic Restaurant (Aberaeron)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”23. Dessert Outlet of the Year” load=”hide”]Cocorico Patisserie (Cardiff)
The Crêpe Escape (Penarth)
Coco Gelato (Cardiff)
Cup & Cake Bakery (Cardiff)
Cadwaladers (Criccieth)
Heavenly Exquisite Desserts (Llandeilo)
I Am Subzero (Tonypandy)
Verdi’s (Mumbles)
Joe’s Ice Cream Parlour (Swansea)
Llanfaes Dairy Ice Cream Bar (Brecon)[/accordion]

View the regional category finalists here.

The Food Awards Wales are brought to you by Creative Oceanic, an events and marketing agency who are responsible for some of Wales’ most successful and well known events such as The Welsh Wedding Awards and The Welsh Hair & Beauty Awards amongst others.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Creative Oceanic said:

“The tremendous amount of nominations received from the Welsh public, is a testament to the hard work of all those working within the food sector. The Welsh food industry is worth an estimated £4.5 billion and as a result employs at least 240,200 people across Wales, making it extremely important to the Welsh economy.

“Through this awards ceremony, we hope to acknowledge this and celebrate the very best individuals and organisations in the sector and we wish all the finalists the best of luck.”

As well as the awards, the event will also help raise funds for the official charity partner, Cardiff Foodbank, who provides emergency food parcels to local people in crisis.