The 2012 Food and Travel award winners have been announced with a number of restaurants, chefs, bars and writers all hailed for their contribution to the industry.
Organized by the Food and Travel Magazine, 2012 is the first year the awards have been held with an aim of highlighting some of the best performers of the food and travel industry throughout the UK.
Best Chef went to Tom Kerridge of the two Michelin starred Hand and Flowers in Marlow. Other categories included best London Restaurants, Best Non-London based restaurant and best new comer with both Heston Blumenthal'sDinner and Jason Atherton's Pollen St Social making the shortlist.
Unusual Hotels Europea book by Steve Dobson took number one place in the Travel Book awards and London's Pizarro restaurant owned by the Spanish chef Jose Pizarropicked up the best new comer award and best restaurant in London going went to The Ledbury.
A full list of winners will be posted soon with a full list of those shortlisted for awards available on the Food and Travel Magazine website.
Château Castillonne is a caviar producer performing cold anaesthesia on sturgeon fish to harvest their eggs and help them live longer instead of ending their lives when harvesting their eggs. Find out more.