During September we asked you to nominate your favourte places and now we are delighted to reveal the top 3 in each catagory are:


Robin Hood       Clacton-on-Sea

The Oakwood Inn           Holland-on-Sea

Roaring donkey Holland on sea


Butchers & Delis

A Willsher & Son             Marks Tey, Essex

Frinton Road Butchers  Holland on Sea

Becky's Butchers             Great Bromley


Fish & Chips

The Golden Fillett           Holland-on-Sea

Hedingham Chippy         Sible Hedingham

Gary's Fish & Chips        Clacton


Café & Coffee Shop

Buzy Beanz Bistro           Halstead

Jaco's Cup of Coffee       Clacton on Sea

Grandma Lilly’s Holland on sea


Fine Dining

Galvin green man           Great waltham

The Bicycle         Tendring

The Restaurant at Lifehouse      Thorpe-Le-Soken



My Big Fat Greek Taverna           Clacton-on-Sea

The Shiish          Halstead

Café Bellissimo Colchester


Indian Cuisine

India restaurant             Sudbury

Rose of India     Chelmsford

Regency Cottage             Clacton-on-Sea

It is 100% readers’ choice with every business having the opportunity to share the good news and invite their customers to vote for them too.

To place your vote please see inside the newspaper everyday between now and October 22nd 2021 for a form.

Good luck to everyone and let’s celebrate our local Hospitality together!

Postal address - Food & Drink Awards Unit 1 Brunel Court, Brunel Way, Severalls Industrial Estate, Colchester, Essex CO4 9XP

Please read the terms and conditions: The top three nominated food and drink businesses will be determined by who has the most nominations. The nominations must be made by giving the full name of the establishment and the town it is located in. The top 3 places must be within the newspaper distribution area to qualify as a finalist. Voting will be done on printed newspaper vote forms only. We shall accept only original newspaper print vote forms. No photocopies or defaced forms will be accepted with each form being clearly and fully completed. Multiple vote forms can be posted together. Strictly one vote per category per form. You must be over the age of 18 years to participate. All forms must be received by the closing date of 31/10/2021 to be counted. For full terms and conditions please visit www.newsquest.co.uk/prize-competition-rules. Our privacy policy can be viewed at www.newsquest.co.uk/privacy-policy