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The final countdown: Full list of Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards finalists revealed

The final countdown: Full list of Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards finalists revealed

21 January 2024

These are your most-voted-for places, from tasty restaurants to brilliant boozers - here’s the full list of our fantastic finalists.

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'Our failing high street is empty - we're going to start a coffee shop'

'Our failing high street is empty - we're going to start a coffee shop'

20 January 2024

A duo have launched a fightback to revive a fading high street by overhauling a former fine-dining restaurant.

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‘This venue is one of Kent’s hidden gems – it shouldn’t be so empty!’

‘This venue is one of Kent’s hidden gems – it shouldn’t be so empty!’

20 January 2024

Our reporter says a new food hall is one of Kent’s hidden gems – and more people need to visit.

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Your picks for Kent’s three best pubs

Your picks for Kent’s three best pubs

20 January 2024

We received so many nominations for Pub of the Year in the Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards, but these three came out on top.

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Park to light up with magical winter festival

Park to light up with magical winter festival

19 January 2024

An event featuring extravagant light displays, fusion music and around-the-world food and drink will return this weekend.

KentOnline readers choose their top farm shops and cafes in the county

KentOnline readers choose their top farm shops and cafes in the county

19 January 2024

You have been nominating your favourite farm shops, delis, tearooms and coffee shops for weeks, and now it’s down to the final three.

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‘An off-grid pub with no wi-fi, no hot drinks, no TV and an outside bog’

‘An off-grid pub with no wi-fi, no hot drinks, no TV and an outside bog’

19 January 2024

Secret Drinker heads into the frozen Kent marshes to visit a real ale pub as rough and ready as they come

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Tex-Mex chain continues county expansion with high street opening

Tex-Mex chain continues county expansion with high street opening

18 January 2024

A growing Mexican street food chain has revealed the location of its third store in Kent in just six months.

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Kent’s best hotels as voted for by you

Kent’s best hotels as voted for by you

18 January 2024

We’re revealing your finalists for this year’s Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards, including Hotel of the Year and Food and Drink Hero.

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‘My new favourite place to get the day off to the best of starts’

‘My new favourite place to get the day off to the best of starts’

18 January 2024

There’s a new kid on the block, serving up Instagram-worthy dishes with flavour to match.

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Raise a glass of whisky this Burns Night

Raise a glass of whisky this Burns Night

18 January 2024

Plenty of Kent pubs are celebrating the Scottish holiday - here’s where you can tuck into a plate of haggis, neeps and tatties this January.

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Kent Restaurant and Chef of the Year finalists revealed

Kent Restaurant and Chef of the Year finalists revealed

17 January 2024

The top three chefs and top three restaurants, as voted for by you, plus your pick for Street Food outlet of the Year.

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The three Kent restaurants shortlisted for prestigious national award

The three Kent restaurants shortlisted for prestigious national award

15 January 2024

Three Kent restaurants have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

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KentOnline readers vote for their favourite tearooms, coffee shops and cafes

KentOnline readers vote for their favourite tearooms, coffee shops and cafes

15 January 2024

You have been nominating cracking cafes and terrific tearooms for the Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards. Here’s your top 10 picks.

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Raising the bar: The top 10 Kent pubs as voted by you

Raising the bar: The top 10 Kent pubs as voted by you

14 January 2024

Our readers have been voting for their favourite pubs and bars across Kent and Medway - and we’ve whittled it down to the top 10.

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Kent pub named runner-up for best in country

Kent pub named runner-up for best in country

13 January 2024

The landlord of a pub which was saved by residents says it was an honour to be named runner-up in the National Pub of the Year awards.

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Kent’s top 10 restaurants as voted for by you

Kent’s top 10 restaurants as voted for by you

13 January 2024

We’re revealing the top 10 restaurants our readers nominated for the first Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards.

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The pub was serving ‘5% hangover-free lager’ so I just had to try it

The pub was serving ‘5% hangover-free lager’ so I just had to try it

12 January 2024

Perfect for a lunchtime pint, Secret Drinker finds a town centre pub with plenty of tradition – and a new line in beer

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‘Overpriced and overcooked - it was very much a case of style over substance’

‘Overpriced and overcooked - it was very much a case of style over substance’

11 January 2024

This ‘steampunk’ restaurant tries to cover all bases, but our reporter’s experience is more of a swing and a miss.

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£300k in the bag to buy village pub seen on TV

£300k in the bag to buy village pub seen on TV

10 January 2024

Villagers are hoping for an extra £250,000 grant from the government would help them buy Pop Larkins’ boozer.

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