The entire team here at the restaurant have been celebrating this month, after Porthminster was named ‘Best Restaurant’ in the South West at the 2019 Food Magazine Reader Awards.
This award is really special to us because it’s down to votes from our customers that we made it through to the final, where we were up against tough competition from across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bath and Bristol.
Executive Chef and Co-owner Mick Smith said he was overjoyed with the award and heaped praise on all our fabulous chefs and front of house staff, following our busiest year to date in 2018.
He said: “Every member of the team has contributed to this award, as we continually strive to deliver great food and service in a busy restaurant. Last summer was particularly intense with very high cover numbers and the hot weather, so I want to say a massive thank you to everyone involved.”
Three of those team members – Stuart Cobb, Magda Kaminska and Joanne Wiggin – were given the task of collecting the award at The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth on 28th January, where they enjoyed a celebratory feast and wine flight as the winners were revealed.
The annual awards recognise the very best restaurants, cafes, pubs, chefs, hotels, producers, retailers and cookery schools in the South West; this year saw 25,000 individual votes cast across the 12 categories.
Jo Rees, Editor of Food Magazine said: “Porthminster Beach Café, and all the finalists, exemplify the leading, creative and ground-breaking food and drink businesses we have in the South West.”
Thank you so much to those who voted and helped us get through to the final. We really appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you soon!