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Food and Culture Award Winners

The Time & Leisure Food and Culture Awards celebrated the best of our local restaurants, pubs and theatres at the prestigious Hurlingham Club in Fulham. The awards have been going strong for eight years, but this was our biggest and best yet with over 10,000 votes cast by our readers for businesses large and small.

Bringing together south west London and Surrey’s most famous and revered hotspots with smaller lesser known producers and newcomers, they are all much loved by the readers who nominated them.

Guests sat out in the autumn sunshine sampling fantastic food and drink, including local beer, cheeses, cheesecakes and pink gin, as well as a gorgeous grill from The Hurlingham Club. There was also a pop-up beach from headline sponsors Flight Centre. Inside the beautiful Palm Court, guests were treated to live performances from flamenco dancer Lourdes Fernandez and singer Camilla Mathias, and Time & Leisure Studio favourite Verona Chard.

Congratulations to all the businesses that were nominated in the 14 categories. Read on to find out the winners…

BEST COFFEE AND TEA HOUSE Sponsored by Time & Leisure
Commended 
Bliss Coffee, Wimbledon
Coffee in the Wood, Colliers Wood
Rosie Q’s, west Wimbledon

Highly commended
Wags n Tales, Surbiton

Winner
Bourbons Coffee Shop, Sutton

BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANT Sponsored by Time & Leisure
Commended 
Al Forno, Kingston
Al Forno, New Malden
Waterhouse Café, Kingswood

Highly Commended 
Mora Meza, Raynes Park

Winner 
San Lorenzo, Wimbledon

BEST SERVICE sponsored by Lucie White & Co
Commended 
Roz Ana, Kingston
The Foresters, Hampton Wick
Wick Wags n Tales, Surbiton

Highly commended 
No97, Surbiton

Winner 
The French Table, Surbiton

BEST PUB sponsored by Wimbledon Brewery
Commended 
The Abbeville, Clapham
The Alexandra, Wimbledon
The Rose & Crown, Wimbledon

Highly commended 
The Foresters, Hampton Wick

Winner
The Grey Horse, Kingston

BEST FOOD OR DRINK RETAILER sponsored by Gardenia of London
Commended 
Ancient Market, Kingston
Friarwood Fine Wines, Parsons Green
Jennings & Son, Surbiton

Highly Commended
Humble Grape, Battersea

Winner 
Bayley & Sage, Wimbledon

BEST NEWCOMER Sponsored by Time & Leisure
Commended 
NYEAT restaurant and cocktail bar, Wimbledon
One One Four, Teddington
The Tapas Room, Tooting

Highly commended 
Rosie Q’s, west Wimbledon

Winner 
Umame, Hampton Wick

BEST EATING EXPERIENCE: EPSOM TOWN CENTRE sponsored by Epsom Playhouse
Commended
Caballo Lounge El Patio Organico

Highly commended 
Sicily

Winner 
Blacks Burgers

BEST EATING EXPERIENCE: WIMBLEDON TOWN CENTRE sponsored by Love Wimbledon
Commended 
Diba
Elys Restaurant
Wagamama

Highly commended 
San Lorenzo

Winner 
The Alexandra

LOCAL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR sponsored by Flight Centre UK
Commended 
Al Forno, New Malden
Dastaan Indian Restaurant, Epsom
Mora Meza, Raynes Park

Highly commended
No.12 Kingswood

Winner
NYEAT restaurant and cocktail bar, Wimbledon

FINE DINING RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR sponsored by Direct Colour
Commended 
Roz Ana, Kingston
Sorrel, Dorking
The White Onion, Wimbledon

Highly commended
The French Table, Surbiton

Winner 
Chez Bruce, Wandsworth

MOST INNOVATIVE ARTS PROJECT sponsored by Clownfish Events
Commended
Bobblehat Wimbledon Live Advent Calendar
Bread & Roses Pub Theatre, Clapham
Kingston RPM: Records, People & Music

Highly commended 
International Youth Arts Festival, Kingston

Winner
Wimbledon Art Studios Open Day

PERFORMING ARTS VENUE OF THE YEAR sponsored by The Hurlingham Club
Commended 
Battersea Arts Centre, Battersea
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond
Richmond Theatre

Highly commended
New Wimbledon Theatre

Winner 
Rose Theatre, Kingston

FAMILY ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Time & Leisure
Commended 
Kew Gardens
Rose Theatre, Kingston
Surbiton Food Festival

Highly commended
Polka Theatre, Wimbledon

Winner 
Hampton Court Palace

THE TONY KANE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Flight Centre UK
Commended
Grange Park Opera
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond
Wimbledon BookFest

Highly commended
New Wimbledon Theatre

Winner 
Kew The Music at Kew Gardens