food and culture awards

The Wimbledon Town Centre People’s Choice – sponsored by Love Wimbledon



Leon – the popular branch of the health-conscious food group impressed our readers.


COMMENDED: CMYK, Polka Theatre, Diba Restaurant

RECOMMENDEDDip & Flip, Kokoro, Lu-Ma Café, The Alexandra, Bills Restaurant & Bar 

#LoveSuttonBiz Award – sponsored by Enjoy Sutton 



Casa Nostra – friendly service and fantastic traditional food at this popular Italian


COMMENDED: Lobster and Grill, TazZa Coffee, The Crown 

RECOMMENDED: Antonino’s Pizza, Aya Lebanese, FFK Flava Full Kitchen, La Café,The Old Bank

Best Delivery or Take Away 



Diba, Wimbledon – delicious Persian dishes served with flair – and available to have at home!

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Crumbs Bakehouse, Putney

COMMENDED: Little Ginger, Kingston, Tsunami, Clapham, Cento Uno, Surbiton

RECOMMENDED: Casa Nostra, Sutton, Franco Manca, Wimbledon, Kashmir, Putney, The Brown Dog, Barnes, Sakura Yakiniku, East Molesey, Picky Bits, Epsom

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year  



The French Table, Surbiton – serving contemporary French food, this much-loved independent restaurant has been going strong for over 20 years and has always been a popular choice in our awards

HIGHLY COMMENDED: No.97, Surbiton 

COMMENDED: Chez Bruce, Wandsworth, José Pizarro The Swan Inn, Esher, One One Four, Teddington

RECOMMENDED: Le Raj, Epsom, Artisans of Sardinia, Putney, The Harwood Arms, Fulham, Kashmir, Putney, No.12, Kingswood  

Most Innovative Arts / Community Project  



WIMF – Wimbledon International Music Festival, Wimbledon – an incredible event that opens music up to a wider audience and attracts world-class musicians.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Horton, Epsom 

COMMENDED: Landmark Arts Centre,Teddington, Putney Arts Theatre, Putney, Wandsworth Arts Fringe, Wandsworth & Putney

RECOMMENDED: Kingston Sculpture Trail, Kingston, The Farm of Futures, Tolworth, Sprout Arts, Tooting, The Sound Lounge, Sutton, Wimbledon BookFest, Wimbledon

Edible Epsom Award – sponsored by
Go Epsom 



The Hunger Hatch – a popular lunch spot with a big following.


COMMENDED: Caballo Lounge, Rocksalt, The Faraday

RECOMMENDED: Yo Sarnie, Zig Zag Café, Blacks Burgers, Cappadocia, Bills Restaurant & Bar 

Best Family-Friendly



Peppe’s at the Cardinal, Kingston – Giuseppe Prestigiacomo – ‘Peppe’ – is not only well known for truly delicious Sicilian cooking but his kindness and generosity in the community – and he makes everyone welcome in his relaxed restaurant

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Stick n Sushi, Wimbledon

COMMENDED: Al Forno, Kingston, Antonino’s Pizza, Sutton, Casa Nostra, Sutton 

RECOMMENDED: Cento Uno, Surbiton, Diba, Wimbledon, Georgian Sisters, Putney, Kashmir, Putney, The Hunger Hatch, Epsom

Best Pub



The Alexandra, Wimbledon – known for its commitment to the community (including free Christmas dinner for anyone who would be alone), our readers love this lively local

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Boathouse, Putney 

COMMENDED: The Jolly Coopers, Epsom, The Abbeville, Clapham, The Wych Elm, Kingston

RECOMMENDED: Marneys Village Inn, Weston Green, The Faraday, Epsom, The Green Man, Putney, The Harrow, Cheam, The Victoria, East Sheen 

Local Restaurant of the Year



Diba, Wimbledon  – a firm favourite with our readers for its authentic Persian dishes in an informal setting.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lost Society, Putney

COMMENDED: The Hideaway, Thames Ditton Marina, Surbiton, Babylon, Raynes Park, Lobster & Grill, Sutton

RECOMMENDED: Caballo Lounge, Epsom, Casa Nostra, Sutton, Cento Uno, Surbiton, Macellaio RC, Battersea, The Alexandra, Wimbledon 

Most Positive Food and Drink Experience in Putney – sponsored by Positively Putney



Kashmir – serving authentic Kashmiri food prepared with skill.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Artisans of Sardinia

COMMENDED: Coppa Club, Putney Pantry, Yum Sa 

RECOMMENDED: Ghost Whale, Ma Goa, Smugglers Café, Social Brew Café, The Boathouse

Best Independent Retailer  



Bens Butchery, Epsom – free range and outdoor reared meat with an emphasis on sustainability

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bachmanns, Thames Ditton

COMMENDED: Bevans Butchers, Kingston, Moens & Sons, Clapham, Wimbledon Wine Cellar, Wimbledon

RECOMMENDED: Bayley & Sage, Battersea, Whisk, Wimbledon Park, Little Ginger, Kingston, Totally Swedish, Barnes, Vallebona, Wimbledon

Best Service



No.97, Surbiton – incredibly knowledgeable, professional and welcoming team at this excellent independent

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lobster & Grill, Sutton

COMMENDED: Bliss Coffee, Wimbledon, The French Table, Surbiton, Yori, Wimbledon 

RECOMMENDED: Fox & Grapes, Wimbledon, Incognito, Kingston, One One Four, Teddington, Pizzerium, Epsom, The Hideaway, Thames Ditton Marina Surbiton

Cultural Experience of the Year  



Wimbledon BookFest, Wimbledon – delivering incredible live events with top guest speakers, in spite of the constraints of the pandemic.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Rose Theatre, Kingston 

COMMENDED: Painshill Park, Cobham, Richmond Theatre, Richmond, The Horton, Epsom

RECOMMENDED: Community Brain Shed X, Tolworth, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon, Virtual Kew, Kew Gardens, Wandsworth Arts Fringe, Wandsworth & Putney 

Time & Leisure Food and Culture Awards 2021
Time & Leisure Food and Culture Awards 2021

Event Sponsors 2022