These awards celebrate the brilliance and vibrancy of the local the eating out scene, and reward the very best chefs, front of house staff and restaurants that your community has to offer.

The nominiees


Avenue Bistro, Frinton

Omar's, Hatfield Peverel

Seafood At Dawn, Mersea Island

Timbers, Colchester

The winner will be presented with an engraved trophy, professionally printed vinyl banner, framed certificate and be featured in the local newspaper with a winner’s story.

Closing date 29/08/2023. Voting begins in the newspaper only 04/09/2023. If at the close of the nominating stage, there are less than five in the category or a tie the decision may be taken to release all nominated sites into the final voting stage Newsquest terms and conditions apply please visit For information regarding how we will process, handle and maintain your data please visit