THE winning restaurants of the first ever Eat Global Awards were presented with their trophies by the Mayor of Hastings at Coast Restaurant on Monday (April 28).
Making an impression was the Cook House Café, a Hungarian restaurant in Queen’s Road, which took first place, and Tandoori Ghor and Gurkha Chef were both runners-up.
Winning Best Festival Offer was Coast Restaurant at Sussex Coast College Hastings. Moose’s Kitchen, a vegan restaurant in St Leonards, received a Special Commendation for Provenance and Bay Spice won the Outstanding Service award with Siam 2 a runner-up.
Alex Ntung, Hastings Borough Council’s community cohesion officer, said: “In its third year, this year the Eat Global festival in Hastings was once again very successful.
“The Eat Global awards were introduced and with so much wonderful cuisine on offer, picking the winners was a challenge!”
Several of the town’s restaurants entered the awards as part of the Eat Global festival, which celebrates the quality and diversity of the local food industry and is organised by Hastings Borough Council.
Five judges were chosen by the council to assess eateries on specific criteria including best service, ambiance, range, food presentation, flavour, value for money, provenance, innovation and unique selling points, and the best festival offer.
The event features presentations, cooking demos, and celebrity talks, and some of this year’s festival participants included the 1066 Cake Stand, Siam 2 and Gurkha Chef. For more information about the festival please visit: www.eatglobal.co.uk.