Bondholder Morley Hayes' two AA rosette Dovecote Restaurant scooped the titles of Restaurant of the Year - East Midlands and the overall Restaurant of the Year award at the 2017 Food Awards England.
The Dovecote Restaurant went up against a diverse range of restaurants from across the East Midlands to win the regional Restaurant of the Year title, before beating off the challenge from the seven other regional winners to be crowned the national Restaurant of the Year at the award ceremony, which took place at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.
The Food Awards England celebrate and reward the very best in the English food sector. Based on a public vote, the awards commend the talented individuals and businesses dedicated to constantly delivering high-quality dishes, produce and supplies to ensure impeccable service to their customers.
Commenting on winning these two prestigious awards, Andrew Allsop, managing director of Morley Hayes, said: “Winning the regional award is an incredible achievement in itself as we were up against some really fantastic restaurants, but to then go on and scoop the national title is really gratifying and testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole team.
“The Dovecote Restaurant has received many awards and accolades over the years, but to win two awards which are voted for by the public really is the icing on the cake for us.”