Best restaurants in UK: Full list of finalists for The Food Awards England 2022 announced – What We Know!

The Finalists at The Meals Awards England 2022 are:

Restaurant of the Yr

North East

Tomahawk Steakhouse (Ponteland)

Solita (Hull Marina)                                                                                                                  

Träkol (Gateshead)                                                                                                               

Raby Hunt Inn & Restaurant  (Darlington)                                                                          

Mascalzone (Newcastle Upon Tyne)                                                                           

Prepare dinner Home (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

North West

Angels Restaurant (Ribble Valley)                                                                                

Twelve Restaurant and Lounge Bar (Thornton-Cleveleys)                            

Upstairs on the Grill (Chester)                                                                               

The Fats Loaf (Sale)                                                                          

Breda Murphy Restaurant (Ribble Valley)                                     

Encore Restaurant (Chorley)                                                                      

Chef’s Desk (Chester)


The Hare Restaurant (Thirsk)                                                                                                  

Vice and Advantage (Leeds)                                                                                 

Pipe and Glass (Beverley)                                                                                                              

Melton’s Restaurant (York)                                                                                           

The Field Tree Restaurant (Ilkley)                                                                  

Eric’s Restaurant (Huddersfield)

East Midlands

Arthur’s (Belper)                                                                                                

Masala Junction Restaurant (Nottingham)                                                                        

La Rock Restaurant (Nottingham)                                                                                              

Orissa (Derby)                                                                                                        

The Apiary at Fort Donington (Derby)                                                                                

The Palfrey (Derby)

West Midlands

The City Home (Market Drayton)

Harborne Kitchen (Birmingham)

Turquoise Kitchen & Bar (West Bromwich)

Colbeh (Birmingham)

The Wilderness (Birmingham)


Wells Crab Home Seafood Restaurant (Wells-next-the Sea)

Middletons (Norwich)

Haywards (Essex)

Benedicts (Norwich)

Mediterranean BBQ (Cambridge)

The Ingham Swan (Norwich)

Jorge’s Restaurant (Norwich)

South East

Bagatti’s Italian (Croydon)

La Meridiana (East Horsely)

Glasshouse Restaurant at Oakley Corridor Resort (Oakley)

The Woodspeen Restaurant (Newbury)

The Cinnamon Stick (Center Barton)

Cow & Pig (Bromley)

South West

Greek on the Docks (Gloucester)

Tierra and Mar (Cirencester)

The Poplars (Wingfield)

Le Champignon Sauvage (Cheltenham)

Lumiere (Cheltenham)

5 North St (Cheltenham)

Café/ Bistro of the Yr

North East

No4 (East Bolden)

Station 5 Deli (Eaglescliffe)

Bistro Citron Vert (Durham)

ARLO Bistro & Cafe (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Bistro Romano (Sunderland)

North West

The Ginger Bistro (Preston)

Bijou of Lytham (Lytham St Annes)

Park Cafe (Liverpool)

Rose Tree Tea Room (Ormskirk)

The Bees Nation Kitchen (Chorley)

Dizzy Geese Bistro (Preston)

Whispers Cafe Bistro (Lytham St Annes)


Retreat Tearoom & Bistro (Skipton)

Feed  (Leeds)

Philomena Foggs (Holmfirth)

Hamiltons Cafe/Bistro (Ilkley)

Cafe No.8 Bistro (York)

Waterside (Shipley)

Seaways Cafe (Fridaythorpe)

East Midlands

Brown’s Cafe Bistro (Leicester)

Cool River Café & Patisserie (Matlock)

Lakeside Bistro  (Swadlincote)

Jo-hanna’s Cafe & Bistro (Nottingham)

Tablez Cafe Bistro (Sleaford)

James’ Cafe Bistro (Leicester)

West Midlands

Damascena Espresso Home (Birmingham)

Café Rouge (Birmingham)

The Fourteas (Stratford-upon-Avon)

Ju Ju’s Cafe (Birmingham)

Cafe Viola (Solihull)

Farmhouse Bistro (Sutton Coldfield)      

Ruga Bistro (Birmingham)


Related Document Cafe (Cambridge)

The Field Cafe (Cambridge)

Signorelli’s Deli (Cambridge)

The Willows Cafe Bistro (Norwich)

Shelly’s bistro (Swaffham)

Tracy’s Cafe Bistro (Clackton-on-Sea)

Bistro on the Quay (Ipswich)

South East

Reg’s Café  (Banbury)

Cafe Yolk (Studying)

Picnic Meals (Studying)

The Change (Studying)

Waterfront Café (Wallingford)  

The Jericho Cafe (Oxford)

Jenny’s Cafe and Bistro (Bicester)

South West

Comfortable Pew Cafe Bistro  (Gloucester)

Corse Garden Bistro (Gloucester)

Star Bistro (Cheltenham)

Boswells Cafe (Gloucester)

Petit Coco Bistro (Cheltenham) 

Café Royal (Gloucester)

Gastro Pub of the Yr


The Sawley Arms (Ripon)           

Parkers Arms (Clithoroe)

The Apple Inn (Lucker)

The Woolpack Nation Inn (Dewsbury)

The Sparrowhawk (Liverpool)

The Three Horseshoes (Blyth)

Bob’s Smithy Inn Nation Pub & Eating (Bolton)             


The Horse Footwear (Derby)

The Vine (Bromwich)

The Boot Inn (Solihull)

The Duncombe Arms (Ashbourne)         

The New Soho Tavern (Birmingham)

The Excessive Area (Birmingham)

The Olive Department (Oakham)


The Previous Swan (Astwood)

The Purefoy Arms (Basingstoke)

The Royal Oak (Leighterton)

The Bladebone Inn        

The Crown at Bray         

The Walter Arms  

Resort Restaurant of the Yr


Eskdale Lodge (Sale)

Black Horse Inn (Northallerton)

Side Bistro at Lothersdale Resort (Morecambe)

The Langdale Restaurant at Rowton Corridor Resort and Spa (Chester)

The Huntsman Inn (Holmfirth)

Stone Home Resort (North Yorkshire)

Stanley Home Resort & Spa (Blackburn)


Previous Rectory Home (Redditch)   

1919 Restaurant at The Cottage within the Wooden Resort (Malvern)

The Mount Resort (Wolverhampton)

Nailcote Corridor Resort (Coventry)

The Faucet Home Bar & Restaurant (Ashby-de-la-Zouch)  

Karma Salford Corridor (Abbot’s Salford)

Fort Resort      


The Duke Of Marlborough (Woodstock)

Previous Parsonage Resort (Oxford)

The Olde Bell (Hurley)

The Cricketers (Clavering)

The Feathers (Woodstock)

The Roseate Studying (Studying)

The Nice Home at Sonning (Studying)

Caterer of the Yr


Trio’s Catering (Suffolk)

Scott Anderson (Faversham)

Vanilla in Allseasons (Congleton)

By Request Caterers (Cheshire)

GWF Catering  (Liverpool)

Marjorys Catering (Darwen)

Herb & Spice (Manchester)


The Dimblebee Catering Firm (Leicester)

Morgans Catering For You Ltd (Bromsgrove)

Brackenwood (Coventry)

Salted Orange Meals Firm (Lincoln)

Aretsi Catering  (Birmingham)

New Midland Catering  (Birmingham)


Fingers and Forks Ltd (Didcot)

Meals Wonderful Meals (Heathfield)

Tremendous Occasion Marriage ceremony Caterers (Heathfield)

Rusty And Roses Catering (Thatcham)   

Nyama Catering (Ipsden)

Meals Wonderful Meals (Heathfield)

Complete Hospitality (Studying)


Takeaway of the Yr


Zafrani Indian Takeaway (Manchester)

Spice Island (Bolton)

Low Road Pizza (North Ferriby)

North Valley Chippy      

Spice 4 U (Pickering)

Archie’s (Manchester)

Barton Takeaway  (Preston)


Jimbos  (Nottingham)

MAKAN (Birmingham)

Spice Island (Bolton)

Pizza by Carlos  (Willenhall)

Style (Stourbridge)

Lime Pickle (Birmingham)


Nawabi Takeaway (Cheltenham)

Rogan Josh (Cheltenham)

Patrons Pizza (Thame)

Kirspy Lemon Rooster (Luton)

Flava (Luton)

The Paste Tree  (Oxford)

Currydor (Oxford)

Finest Indian Institution


Whitecroft Indian Bar & Restaurant

Kiplings Restaurant (Halifax)

Jashn Indian Restaurant (Huddersfield)

Royal Taj Restaurant (Blackburn)

Cookson Spice (Chester Le Road)

Vadah (Stockton-on-Tees)


Gurkha 1816 (Wednesdbury)

Balti Towers (Birmingham)

Royal Watan Kashmiri Restaurant (Birmingham)

Alok Modern Asian Delicacies (Tipton)

Bacaba Cocktail Bar & Restaurant (Oldbury)

Mahfil Restaurant (Birmingham)

Rasoi Cottage (Redditch)


Indian Temptation (Bathtub)

Chennai Categorical (Basingstoke)

Prana Indian Restaurant (Cambridge)

Backyard of India (Harlow)

Prithvi (Cheltenham)

Dwarakamai (Leamington Spa)

The Rajdani (Kent)

Finest Italian Institution


Miaitalia (Bolton-le-Sands)

Uno Momento  (Darlington)

Gusto (Didsbury)

La Famiglia (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

La Locanda (Clitheroe)

Angelo’s (Preston)

Marino’s Italian Ristaurante (Preston)   


OGGI Merely Italian (Leicester) 

La Fonte (Corby)

Del Villaggio (Birmingham)

La Nonna (Birmingham)

Fiume Italian Bar & Restaurant (Wolverhampton)          

Cafe Casita Ristorante Italiano (Dudley)


Eatalia restaurant (Bedford)

Sebastian’s (Windsor)

Maurizio Eating & Co. (Cambridge)

Zagara Ristorante (Hoddensdon)

Pepe Sale Restaurant (Studying)

Pizza Calzone (Banbury)

La Foglia – Italian Restaurant (Banbury)

Finest Mediterranean Institution


Ego Mediterranean Restaurant (Sheffield)

Brizola Bar and Grill (Clitheroe)

Anatolia Sea View (Lytham Saint Annes) 

Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar (Warrington)

ROKKA Mediterranean  (Bolton)

Salt Home Tapas (Liverpool)

Sol Tapas Restaurant (Darlington) 


Olive (Corby)

Casa Ruiz (Bridgnorth)

Restaurante Madeira (Leicester)

Eleon Greek Restaurant & Meze Bar (Sutton Coldfield)

Mediterranean restaurant Pashaj (Sutton Coldfield)      

Palmyra Syrian & Lebanese restaurant (Birmingham)

Byzantium (Birmingham)


Agora Beckenham (Becjenham)

Zigana – Turkish Kitchen (Didcot)

The Olive Grove (Cambridge)

Meimo (Windsor)

La Bobina (Faringdon) 

The Med Kitchen (Gloucester)   

Galu Mediterranean Bar & Grill (Banstead)

Finest Oriental Institution


Viet Man (Leeds)

Orathai Restaurant (Preston)

The Zen Restaurant (Lytham St Annes)

Suay Pan Asian Restaurant (Liverpool)

Mews Thai Restaurant  (Poulton-le-Fylde)

Ipfu  (York) 

Blue Sakura (Leeds)       


NAN TEI (Nottingham)  

Fukuoka Japanese Restaurant (Solihull)

Blue Orchid (Coventry)

Kyoto Sushi & Grill (Birmingham)

Kokoro (Leicester)

Edo Japanese Restaurant (Redditch)     


Misugo (Windsor)

Pan Asia Kitchen (London)

Baan Thitiya (Hertford)

Oishi (Studying)

Soyami (Newbury)

Lemongrass (Brentwood)

Miyazaki (Maidenhead)   

Finest World Delicacies


Etci Mehmet (Manchester)

Coco’s Soul Meals (Preston)

Persian Cottage (Middlesbourgh)

Fazenda (Manchester)

Manjaros (Middlesbourgh)

Fino Tapas (Preston)     


Mount Nemrut Turkish Restaurant (Smethwick)              

Isaacs (Birmingham)

Deep Expertise Jamaican Grill and Bar (Birmingham)

The 50’s American Diner (Church Gresley)

Fiesta del Asado (Birmingham)

Marmaris Authentic Turkish Charcoal Grill (Birmingham) 


Al Casbah (Cambridge)

Calypso Style of the Carribean (Leigh-on-Sea)

Turkish Finest Grill (Luton)

Al Quds (Luton)

Kappad Restaurant (Excessive Wycombe)

Jemz Caribbean (Bedford)

Di Paolo (Gerrards Cross)

Finest Mexican Institution

No Manches (Wakefield)

Amigos Mexican Kitchen (Sheffield)

Amigos Mexican & Steakhouse (Ulverston)        

Little Mexico (Hexham)

Chilli Tortilla (Altrincham)          

Chimichangos Mexican Restaurant (Middlewich)            


Habanero’s (Birmingham)          

Selminas Restaurant & Bar (Coventry)

Chesters Restaurant & Bar (Worcester)

Plan Burrito (Loughborough)

Jive Kitchen (Norwich)

Amigos Mexican Restaurant (Bury St Edmunds)


Pachangas Mexican Restaurant (Henley-on-thames)

Taco-Macho (Exeter)

Loco Mexicano  (Weston-Tremendous-Mare)

Dorindo’s Mexican Restaurant (Abingdon)

Mission Burrito (Studying)

Mexican Kitchen (Wickford)

New Mexico Restaurant (Sawbridgeworth)

Finest Vegetarian Institution


The Allotment Vegan Eatery (Manchester)

The Ready Room (Eaglescliffe)

Whins Inexperienced Kitchen (Chroley)

Humpit (York)

The Egg Cafe (Liverpool)

Greens Restaurant (Manchester)           

Jim’s Vegetarian Restaurant (Colne)      


Veggie Fellas (Walsall)

No.12 Hounds Gate (Nottingham)

Land Restaurant (Birmingham)

The Good Earth(Leicester)

Be The Change Meals (Worcester)

Jyoti’s Vegetarian (Birmingham)             


Meals for Associates (Brighton)

Terre a Terre (Brighton)

Sagar Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant   

Herbies (Exeter)

OAK Restaurant (Bathtub)

Banana Tree Oxford (Oxford)

Finest Seafood Institution


The Magpie Cafe (Whitby)

Cod & Lobster (Saltburn-by-the-sea)

Riley’s Fish Shack (Tynemouth)

Catch Seafood Restaurant  (West Vale)

Joplins  (Middlesbrough)

Trenchers (Whitby)

Longsands Fish Kitchen (North Shields) 


Otoro Sushi UK (Birmingham)

Wells Crab Home Seafood Restaurant (wells-next-to-sea)

The Lobster Pot (Nottingham)

Lobster Café (Birmingham) 

The Pickled Crab (Warwick)

Tinel Seafood & Grill Restaurant (Grantham)     

Seafood Basket (Leicester)


The Crab & Lobster (Chichester)

Purslane Restaurant (Cheltenham)

The Cricket Inn  (Kingsbridge)

Sea Beats (Weymouth)

The Crab Home Café (Wyke Regis)

Dennys Lobster & Oyster Seafood Restaurant (Chislehurst)        

The Firm Shed (Colchester)

Finest Fish N’ Chips Institution


Shap Chippy (Penrith)

Land & Sea Fish And Chips (Thirsk)

Longsands Fish Kitchen (North Shields)

Oliver’s Fish & Chip Takeaway (Redcar)

Yorkshire Fisheries (Blackpool)

Ferryhill Fish & Chips (Manchester)

Wright’s Fish & Chips (Manchester)


Duston Village Chippy   (Northampton)

Dads lane fish store (Birmingham)

Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips (Craven Arms)

Andys Fish Bar (Nottingham)

Ivan’s (Cradley)

Bedders (Birmingham)

Nelsons Fish & Chips (Solihull)


McDermott’s Fish & Chips (Croydon)

Moores Fish & Chips (Milton Keynes)

The Viking (Cambridge)

Hook Fish and Chips (Exeter)

Blue Atlantic Fish & Chips (Wellingborough)      

V C Jones (Whitstable)

George’s Fish Bar (Birstol)

Tremendous Eating Restaurant of the Yr

Vice and Advantage (Leeds)

Pascal at The Previous Vicarage (Burton-on-Trent)

L’Enclume (Cumbria)    

John’s Home (Mountsorrel)

Midsummer Home (Cambridge)            

Latymer (Bagshot)

Moor Corridor Restaurant with Rooms (Ormskirk)

Home of Tides (Newcastle upon Tyne)

John’s Home (Loughborough)

Dessert Outlet of the Yr

Little Dessert Store (Wolverhampton)

Fabio’s Gelato   (Hitchin)

Ma Bakers Cafe (Preston)

Henley Ice Cream (Henley-in-Arden)

Chell’s of Lytham (Lytham Saint Annes)

Dum Dum Donutterie (Windsor)            

Pastures Moo (Rotherham)

Rassam Creamery (Sheffield)

Groovy Moo (Malton)

Yumi Ice Cream Parlour

Finest Road Meals

Dosa Hut (Wolverhampton)

Plan Burrito (Loughborough)

Jaffa (Preston)

Road style co (Leicester)

Shazia’s Road Meals (Bury)

Zaap Thai Road Meals (Nottingham)

Lemongrass Thai Road Meals (Sheffield)

Bombay & Co (Cheltenham)

Artisan Bakery of the Yr

Undertaking D (Derby)

Extra? The Artisan bakery (Kendal)

Bakehouse Artisan bakery (Saltwell)      

Keeley Home Bakery (Bedford)

Artisan bakery Mansfield (Mansfield)

Woodstock’s Artisan Bakery (Milton Keynes)

La Boulangerie Artisan (Cheltenham)

Gatineau Artisan Patisserie & Bakery (Oxford)

Cookery College of the Yr

Wilmslow Kitchen Cookery College (Wilmslow)

My Curry Membership   (Cheshire)

Ashburton Cookery College (Ashburton)

Meals Sorcery Cookery & Barista College  (Manchester)

The Cheshire Cookery College (Altrincham)

College of Artisan Meals (Welbeck)

YORK Cookery College (York)

Malton Cookery College (Malton)

The Spice Membership Cookery College  (Manchester/Birmingham)

Burger Bar of the Yr

Annie’s Burger Shack  (Nottingham)

HIDE Burger Bar (Derby)

Half Man! Half Burger!  (Saint Leonards-on-sea)

Blacks Burgers (Epsom)

BOHNS Finest Burgers (Nottingham)

Tango Durham  (Durham)

Huge Mouth Burger Bar (Peacehaven)

Free State Kitchen (Liverpool)

Artful St Martin’s (Leicester)

Archies (Manchester)

Pizza Restaurant of the Yr

Mozza Fella (Baildon)

Pizza Fella Pizzeria (Leeds)

Scream for Pizza (Newcastle)

The Pizza Parlour Restaurant (Peterborough)

Patrons Pizza (Thame)

Pizza Calzone (Banbury)

Dough & Brew (Warwick)

So Pizza (Birmingham)  

Gingerino’s Kitchen (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Stile Napoletano (Chester)

Buffet Restaurant of the Yr

Cosmo  (Derby)

Tune’s Buffet (Chelmsford)

Bollywood Buffet (Gillingham) 

Ziryab Government Buffet  (Birmingham)

Nayaab Buffet Restaurant (Manchester)

Aneesa’s Buffet Restaurant (Newcastle)

Nayaab Buffet Restaurant (Manchester)             

Spoon World Buffet & Bar (Chatham)

Panda Mami (Chester)

Ziryab Government Buffet (Birmingham)