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This year’s National Restaurant Awards were held at The Hurlingham Club, London. The awards were voted for by industry experts across the UK such as chefs, restaurateurs, food writers and critics. Northcote restaurant was voted number 38 in the top 100 national restaurants shortly followed by The Parkers Arms in Newton-in-Bowland who was at number 88. The awards provide a credible annual snapshot of the UK restaurant scene and celebrates the success and skills of chefs and restaurateurs.

Joycelyn Neve, managing director of the award-winning Seafood Pub Company, won The Pub and Bar award at this year’s Catey Awards. This meant another prestigious national award to her company’s growing collection. As she picked up the ‘Oscar’ of the hospitality world she said: “I am absolutely over the moon to receive this award.” The Seafood Pub Company boasts eight, soon to be nine sites across Lancashire, including the Assheton Arms in Downham, the Oyster & Otter in Feniscowles, the Fenwick in Claughton and the Derby Arms in Longridge.

Tattu restaurant and bar, which recently opened its doors in Spinningfields, Manchester, has a spectacular summer menu that includes delicious dim sum, refreshing salads and other signature dishes. The plates come with exquisite presentation delivered by head chef, Clifton Muil. The bar provides an intimate atmosphere and there is an extensive cocktail menu. Tattu takes inspiration from body art and its rich history inviting guests on a sensory journey from east to west delivering a unique experience.

James’s Places, known for their quality, style and attention to detail have joined forces with food producer Porcus to devise a delicious sausage for the summer season. The team at Porcus produce outstanding sausages, their secret twist is in the hand making. Buster’s Revenge, James’ Places new invention is a taste sensation!

This year’s Great Northern Wedding Awards took place on 13th June at Beeston Manor. The winner of the wedding catering category went to Ribble Valley Hog Roast. “We are incredibly proud and honoured to have won such an award,” beamed Debbie Birch, company owner. This business caters for every event from weddings to garden parties and charity events. The awards are organised by Little White Books and are voted for by the public.

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