Which? Good Food Guide announces Restaurant of the Year award

The Which? Good Food Guide has announced its Restaurant of the Year award to recognise excellence and good service at restaurants, pubs and cafés throughout the UK.

The Guide invites members of the public to nominate their favourite independently owned establishment in their region - preferably one that offers regional dishes or uses local produce - by texting GFG followed by the name and town of the restaurant to 62277 (standard network charges apply), online at which.co.uk/gfgaward or by sending in a postcard.

Restaurants can download the postcard from www.which.co.uk/gfgaward, and encourage their diners to vote. Nominations are invited from 5 April 2007 until 18 May 2007.

Ten regional award winners will feature in the 2008 edition of The Which? Good Food Guide. The Restaurant of the Year will be chosen by a panel of experts led by Elizabeth Carter, Consultant Editor of The Which? Good Food Guide.

The award - one of several launched by consumer watchdog Which? this summer - will be presented at the Which? awards ceremony, to be held on 27 June 2007 at the British Museum and compered by broadcaster Fiona Bruce.

Elizabeth Carter, Consultant Editor, The Which? Good Food Guide, says:

"Restaurants in London get a lot of plaudits, but there are great places to eat out in every corner of the UK, so we're delighted to launch an award celebrating the best regional restaurants. The Which? Good Food Guide has always invited reader feedback, and this award builds on that by formally recognising the restaurants that the public love to visit."