Top 10 Places 2019

This year saw the second annual Cotswold Eats Awards! Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and cast votes during the process.

Most awards focus on lots of specific categories, but we find that can be restricting when so many of the food and drinks businesses could fall under multiple categories, or one category could be filled with tons of nominees and another could have very few.

So while nominees were listed under a specific part of the Cotswolds, they are simply awarded as part of the Top 10 Places or Top 10 Producers, based entirely on overall votes from the public.

10. Yak Yeti Yak


A family run restaurant in Bath, serving authentic Nepalese food using local ingredients. Vegetarian and vegan options receive equal billing as meat dishes on the menu, reflecting the classically vegetarian Nepal diet.

You can sit at table and chairs if you'd prefer, but it's best when you enjoy your meal the traditional way on low tables and floor cushions!

First time Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

9. Victoria Inn


A traditional Cotswold pub with hearty dishes and a cosy fire. Perfect for a warming country pub experience or for Sunday lunch after a long walk - they're dog friendly so your pooch won't be stuck in the cold!

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

8. Tierra & Mar


Fine dining Spanish cuisine in Cirencester, combining English and Spanish backgrounds for a unique takes on Iberian classics. Choose from high quality tapas and mixed platters, or maybe even a 7 course degustation menu!

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

7. The Bull Hotel


The Bull Hotel in Fairford has been brought back to life in recent years by a dedicated team and extensive renovations. Serving up food and drink ranging from comforting pub classics and session ales, to fine dining and cocktails, they've become a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

6. Lynwood & Co

Multiple Locations

The independent team at Lynwood & Co have been serving great coffee and brunch food in Lechlade since 2015, becoming a household name and quickly expanding to 3 more locations. They bring the down-to-earth coffee culture from Australia to the Cotswolds, and their scrambled eggs are unrivalled.

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

5. The George


The George is a traditional country pub with a friendly atmosphere. Food served includes classics like fish and chips and home-made pie of the day, as well as weekly special menus such as Waffle Wednesday. With plenty of community events to boot, this pub has cemented itself as a favourite with a loyal local following.

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

4. Toni's Kitchen


Founded in 2018 by the family behind Fat Toni's Pizza, it has quickly and confidently become one of the must-visit restaurants in the Cotswolds. Toni's kitchen is a true taste of Italy using only the best ingredients.

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

3. Kibou Sushi


Kibou is THE sushi place in Cheltenham, tucked away in a lower ground floor premises near the theatre. They serve a range of high quality sushi dishes, as well as hot Japanese cuisine including ramen, katsu curry and teriyaki.

First time Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

2. Falcon Steakhouse


The Falcon Steakhouse has amassed an incredibly large following thanks to their incredibly large steaks! All their meat is sourced from local farms and partnered with an array of quality sides and accompaniments.

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

1. 7a Coffee Shop


7a are an established and much loved cafe in Fairford, celebrating their 15th birthday by being voted Top Place in the Cotswold Eats Awards! A family run cafe, their scrumptious panini and lunch menu is complemented by proper hot chocolate and sweet treats, including deservedly world famous brownies.

Seriously, we cannot express how good the brownies are.

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

Congratulations to all the 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Top 10 Places and to all the businesses who were nominated. A big thank you to everyone who voted in the awards.

Don't forget to check out the Top 10 Producers here and keep an eye on our website over the coming months for in-depth articles and more.