The Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards evening is one of the biggest events in the Cotswold social calendar.  It consists of an evening celebrating the local food and drink industry, (whilst dining on an award worthy meal at Cheltenham Racecourse!)

We were absolutely delighted to attend this prestigious social event, now in its 17th year, and truly honoured to be there supporting many of our hardworking Cheltenham based businesses.

The recognition these awards offer makes a substantial impact on local businesses and help to shine a huge spotlight on our local food and drink industry.

Click here to view a full list of the very worthy CLFDA finalists and winners

To check out the Cheltenham based finalists and winners see below…

Best farm shop:

Winner (for the third year) - Court Farm Shop

Best local food & drink initiative:

Finalist - Deya Brewery (for their food truck & taproom weekends).

Finalist – Dunkertons Cider (for their Apple Day).

Sustainability initiative of the year:

Finalist – Sixways Wine Bar (for their plastic free bar)

Customer service award:

Winner – Waghornes Butchers (Prestbury, Cheltenham)

Restaurant of the year:

We were particularly proud that all three finalists in this category were Cheltenham based!

Winner – Lumiere Restaurant

Finalist – Prithvi

Finalist – The Coconut Tree

We had a fantastic evening yesterday, thank you to @cotswoldlife and @peterhickman_hair for making us their Restaurant Of the Year! We are chuffed to bits and couldn’t do it without these superstars @lil_wise_one, @matthew_d93, @gracevs._ & @kianpuertaterron - Thank you for all of your hard work guys 😘😘 It was an amazing night for Cheltenham independent restaurants @prithvirestaurant & @thecoconuttreeuk were the other two finalists in the category - didn’t the judges have a great/tough job? @our.chelt @visitcheltenham #lumiererestaurant #lumierecheltenham #restaurant #finedining #3rossette #michelinrestaurants #cheltenham #cotswolds #instafood #foodstragram #foodforfoodies #love #food #awards #cotswoldlife

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Chef of the year:

Finalist - Jon Howe, Lumiere Restaurant

2019 Cotswold Food & Drink hero:

Winner – Julian Dunkerton from The Lucky Onion Group inc. Dunkertons Cider

Remember to pop by and support these local hardworking businesses to show your support of our Cheltenham finalists and winners!  To check out our social media posts during the evening use hashtag - #CLFDA   


Lumiere Restaurant
Fine Dining
Lumiere Restaurant

Lumiere is a 3AA Rosette award winning dining experience in the heart of Cheltenham offering contemporary menus which are unique in using the very best in British, seasonal produce and drawing inspiration from the wonderful produce that is available.

Cider Farm

Gloucestershire’s largest cidery and bespoke shop is now open for tastings and tours...

The Coconut Tree
Vegetarian & Vegan
The Coconut Tree food

The Coconut Tree are opening a pop up restaurant for three-months from 12 April on the St Paul's Church lawn next door to their flagship restaurant. The temporary, 2,000 sq ft pop-up will seat up to sixty socially-distanced diners at a time and will be open Monday - Saturday 5 - 10pm, from the 12th April.

Prithvi Cheltenham - award winning food

Recently relocated back to Bath Road after a period at No.38 Evesham Road, Prithvi offers fine dining with South-Asian flavours with a memorable dining experience.



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