DOZENS of Lancashire eateries are among the best in England after being nominated for a prestigious food award.

The Food Awards England 2022, hosted by Creative Oceanic, are back for another year to celebrate the best in the food industry; from the excellent restaurants, chefs and servers, to the specialists and suppliers.

Whether it's the places you have had your lunch and dinner hundreds of times or new establishments that have just entered the industry, the Food Awards England 2022 are an exclusive celebration of the masters that enhance the flavours in England.

A total of 33 Lancashire eateries have been nominated across different award categories, from fine dining restaurant of the year to best fish and chips establishment.

Eight of these are in East Lancashire, and include The Parkers Arms in Newton-in-Bowland, Breda Murphy Restaurant in Whalley, and more.     

Brizola Bar and Grill in Clitheroe is up for best Mediterranean establishment.

They said: “Amazing news, excited for this! Thanks to anyone who entered us for this award. Keep your fingers and toes crossed.”

The black-tie ceremony will take place in Manchester in June. The event will welcome top professionals of the country’s food sector that provide delicious dishes, the freshest of products and rich menus.

It will also showcase food suppliers, servers and manufacturers that take our taste buds around the world.

The awards promise to be a memorable event in the food industry’s calendar, with a wide range of accolades ready to be presented to the most deserving professionals and establishments, including Restaurant of the Year, Best Mexican Establishment, Retail Bakery of the Year, Best World Cuisine and many more.

A spokesperson for The Food Awards England said: “England offers a wide range of places that serve world cuisines.

"The finalists were voted for by the public for providing authentic recipes and unique dishes to their diners, creating memorable experiences for both residents and visitors.

“Undoubtedly, there are some amazing specialists around the country, who know how to offer great service, delicious food and meet the expectations of their diners. These are the professionals that we aim to reward at The Food Awards England 2022.

“We would like to wish all the finalists the best of luck and we can’t wait to welcome all our guests and celebrate the winners with them.”

Here are the Lancashire finalists at The Food Awards England 2022:


Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year

Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms (Ormskirk)


Dessert Outlet of the Year

Ma Bakers Cafe (Preston)

Chell’s of Lytham (Lytham Saint Annes)


Best Restaurant

Angels Restaurant (Preston) 

Twelve Restaurant and Lounge Bar (Thornton-Cleveleys)         

Breda Murphy Restaurant (Whalley)           

Encore Restaurant (Chorley)     


Café/ Bistro of the Year

The Ginger Bistro (Preston)

Bijou of Lytham (Lytham St Annes)

Rose Tree Tea Room (Ormskirk)

The Bees Country Kitchen (Chorley)

Rose Tree Tea Room (Ormskirk)

The Bees Country Kitchen (Chorley)


Gastro Pub of the Year

Parkers Arms (Newton-in-Bowland)


Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Aspect Bistro at Lothersdale Hotel (Morecambe)

Stanley House Hotel & Spa (Mellor)


Caterer of the Year

Marjory’s Catering (Darwen)


Takeaway of the Year

Barton Takeaway  (Preston)


Best Indian Establishment

Royal Taj Restaurant (Langho)


Best Italian Establishment

La Locanda (Gisburn)

Angelo’s (Preston)

Marino’s Italian Ristaurante (Preston)


Best Mediterranean Establishment

Brizola Bar and Grill (Clitheroe)

Anatolia Sea View (Lytham Saint Annes) 


Best Oriental Establishment

Orathai Restaurant (Preston)

The Zen Restaurant (Lytham St Annes)

Mews Thai Restaurant  (Poulton-le-Fylde)


Best World Cuisine

Fino Tapas (Preston)     

Coco’s Soul Food (Preston)


Best Vegetarian Establishment

Whins Green Kitchen (Chorley)

Jim’s Vegetarian Restaurant (Colne) 


Best Fish N’ Chips Establishment

Yorkshire Fisheries (Blackpool)


Best Street Food

Jaffa (Preston)