Best cheap eating is at the Thali Café in Bristol

Observer Food Monthly award for best personality went to Jamie Oliver for the second year running.  Oliver was not in attendance at the presentation, because of filming obligations in Yorkshire.  He is currently in the process of opening a meat restaurant jointly with Adam Perry Lang, an American chef.

Stevie Parle from Dock kitchen was this year’s best young chef, while The Kitchin was declared best restaurant.  Sunday Lunch accolades went to Hawksmoor, which is located in east London.  The best place for cheap eating was found to be the Thali Café in Bristol which is featured in BBC 3 series Being Human.

69 Colebrooke Row is where you need to go to if you want to go drinking, according to the awards.

These awards are a big event for food producers, writers, and chefs every year.  Winners are chosen by readers and a panel of experts that included chefs Thomasina Miers and Mark Hix, in combination with food writers Jay Rayner and Tom Parker Bowles.

An outstanding achievement award was given to Sheila Dillon from “The Food Programme,” on Radio 4.  Sipsmith London distillery won for best newcomer and Prue Leith was awarded a lifetime achievement for contributions in broadcasting and writing.