News: Highgate House’s Terrace Restaurant ‘Restaurant of the Year’ Finalist - And More!
8 Jun 2011
Sundial Venue in Northamptonshire, Highgate House is a consistent recipient of various awards, including EnjoyEngland's Best Business Tourism Establishment in the country, among others. In recent weeks it is the Country House venue's Terrace Restaurant that has been the attention of prestigious awards, having been shortlisted for an impressive three awards in this year's Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards.
The Terrace Restaurant, which is open for table bookings every day, is located at TripAdvisor's Number One Hotel in Northampton, Highgate House. The restaurant, ran by Head Chef Lee Gaskins, has been named finalist for; Restaurant of the Year 2011, Local Food Hero of the Year 2011 and Chef of the Year 2011.
The Carlsberg UK Awards, devised by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP), were launched for the third year running in February and are again aimed at celebrating all that is great about local produce and drink, to recognise excellence within Northamptonshire's dining venues and to reward the hard work of those within the culinary sector.
Locally, the Terrace Restaurant is known for offering outstanding value-for-money, serving delicious three-course meals for just £20 per person. It specialises in first-class, freshly homemade European cuisine, using only the highest quality ingredients including Free-Range local eggs, British meat, sustainable fish and local, seasonal produce. In fact, The Terrace's commitment to using local produce is what led it to be nominated for ‘Local Food Hero' in this year's Awards.
Reviews for the restaurant on the world's largest traveller review site, TripAdvisor, include ‘The service and food were simply amazing! We are a well travelled couple and have never experienced food quite like this! We didn't stay at the hotel but the restaurant is the best of the best!' To vote for The Terrace to win restaurant of the year please visit the Carlsberg UK Food and Drink Awards 2011 online.
Head Chef at The Terrace Restaurant, Lee commented, "We are thrilled that the Terrace Restaurant has been identified as one of the best Restaurants in Northampton and of course The Local Food Hero award is hugely important to us, it proves Sundial's passion for being environmentally friendly, whilst always producing first-class cuisine using local produce." He continued, "On a personal level, I am thrilled to have been identified as a top Chef, I've thoroughly enjoyed the whole competition process, particularly because there has been so much emphasis placed on using local produce - something I have a great passion for. And it's fantastic news that Highgate House has been represented in so many finalist categories, we're eagerly awaiting the awards dinner on September 1st!"
Highgate House is part of the award-winning Sundial Group, the perfect partner for event planners. Sundial Venues are conference hotels with a difference, not only the best value for money venue group in the industry (BDRC Continental VenueVerdict survey since 2008), these dedicated UK meeting venues offer expert facilities in beautiful county house locations; Barnett Hill in Surrey, Highgate House in Northamptonshire and Woodside in Warwickshire.
To read more about these awards please visit the Highgate House website and select 'News'.