Wells Crab House and Benedicts win at Food Awards England

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3:33 PM June 7, 2022



Two restaurants in Norfolk have been recognised among the finest destinations to take in in the place.

Restaurants in Wells and Norwich scooped prizes at the Food Awards England 2022.

Wells Crab Dwelling in Freeman Street was named Very best Seafood Establishment in the Midlands and Benedicts in St Benedicts Street in the town took the title of Greatest Cafe in the East.

The awards honour the ideal meals specialists in the state and businesses are voted into the finals by the community.


Scott and Kelly at Wells Crab House. Picture: Victoria Pertusa


Scott and Kelly at Wells Crab Property. Photo: Victoria Pertusa

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Spouse-and-wife crew Scott and Kelly Dougal, who run Wells Crab Residence, went to the ceremony at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester on Monday, June 6.

Mr Dougal claimed: “We are really honoured to have received.

“It was a genuinely enjoyment evening and it was wonderful to satisfy tons of other persons in hospitality throughout the region.”

Mr and Mrs Dougal started Wells Crab Residence in 2016 owning earlier labored for other hospitality companies.

The pair specialise in seafood and champion locally-sourced generate, with the menu switching month to month. 

Mrs Dougal included: “Undertaking our personal factor was the ideal selection we manufactured.

“The award is a testomony to our staff’s hard do the job and we would not be a results without the need of a great staff.


A big seafood platter made at Wells Crab House. Picture: Danielle Booden


A huge seafood platter produced at Wells Crab Residence. Photograph: Danielle Booden

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“We have this sort of a loyal subsequent and repeat shoppers returning to check out our at any time-shifting menu which we genuinely benefit.

“We have been also in the functioning for Very best Cafe in the East but as we ended up up against Benedicts we understood we had no opportunity.

“They are just one of our favourites so we are truly joyful they gained.”


Benedicts wins Restaurant of the Year East at Food Awards England 2022


Benedicts’ head chef Ashley Williamson and cafe supervisor Luara Santos gathering their award for Restaurant of the 12 months East at the Food items Awards England 2022.

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Benedicts chef-patron Richard Bainbridge claimed it was “an remarkable achievement” to have won Best Restaurant in the East.

“What an extraordinary accomplishment for our independently-owned restaurant to have received this award,” he stated. “Our team work so tough so it is pretty to get countrywide recognition for everyone’s efforts.”

A variety of other Norfolk places to eat were being also nominated for awards.

Jorges and Middletons in Norwich and The Ingham Swan in close proximity to Stalham were also in the working to be named the Most effective Cafe in the East.