Eat Out Awards…..

Eat Out Awards Logo

The Eat Out Awards 2013 are dedicated to the high street pub and restaurant market, celebrating the very best business practice in this fast-moving sector. The awards took place at Kensington Roof Gardens on Thursday 24th January.

Jamie’s Italian and JD Wetherspoon have been named the Nation’s Favourite Restaurant and Pub Brands at the Eat Out Awards 2013.

After teaming up with Livebookings, the search began in October to find the pub and restaurant brands consumers love the most. Voting closed in December and over 5,000 votes were received.

Clare Riley, editor of Eat Out magazine, said the winning brands are two of the most successful companies in the sector: “It’s great to see Jamie’s Italian and JD Wetherspoon taking home these awards. To be voted the nation’s favourite entirely by consumers is something to be very proud of.”

The awards evening, also saw another eight awards presented. Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Use of Technology
Sponsored by jellyfish
Be At One

Business Turnaround
Sponsored by Mars Foodservice
La Tasca

CSR and Environment
Sponsored by Winterhalter
Café ODE

Marketing Campaign of the Year
Sponsored by Casual Dining
Red Hot World Buffet

New Concept of the Year
Sponsored by Jelf Insurance

Team of the Year
Sponsored by Kenco Millicano
T.G.I Friday’s

Pub Company of the Year
Sponsored by Bisto
Oakman Inns

Restaurant Company of the Year
Sponsored by Zenith Hygiene Group

Nation’s Favourite Pub Brand
In association with Livebookings
JD Wetherspoon

Nation’s Favourite Restaurant Brand
In association with Livebookings
Jamie’s Italian









Doesn’t it get annoying when you plan things in your head to do and you never quite get to them? Distractions! There is always a distraction or two. A spreadsheet that needs writing or a phone that needs answering. Not to mention drive here then and everywhere shopping, visiting people and the like. Recently I have found myself distracted from writing on my blog.

I took the plunge at the weekend and bought myself a new notepad and I must say its made things so much easier. No longer does it take 20 minutes to start my blasted laptop up :0)

I suppose what I’m trying to say is don’t loose faith in me Ill be back to writing about food and all the wonders I discover. I have a box of treats under my desk at work just waiting for me to review haha. I cant wait to dig in. I also have to tell you all about the Eat Out Awards that I went to with work. Watch this space guys. I’ll be back to writing soon.