THE ORSETT HALL Garden Restaurant swept the board at the Essex Tourism and Hospitality Awards last Wednesday evening. The Restaurant not only won Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year but also overall Restaurant of the Year and Head Chef Robert Pearce won Chef of the Year. A truly remarkable achievement and one that turns the spotlight on Thurrock!
The Garden Restaurant will now go forward to represent Essex in the National 2014 Visit England Awards for Excellence. The Winners of these Awards will be announced in mid-2014 (date yet to be announced).
Andrea Ince, Marketing Manager for The Garden Restaurant said, “To win one Award would have been a remarkable achievement but to win three was fantastic and very unexpected! We are extremely proud of our Garden Restaurant and truly believe it is one of the best Restaurants in Essex for fine dining outside London. Winning these Awards is acknowledgement by industry professionals that this is the case. We are so pleased for our Executive Head Chef Robert Pearce for this personal achievement and also to Junior Sous Chef Andrew D’Amery who came a very close second in the Chef of the Year category. There are lots of exciting things happening in Thurrock at the moment making it a great place to live and work and these Awards prove that Thurrock is a great place to dine too”
The Essex Tourism and Hospitality Awards shine a spotlight on what makes Essex such a special place to visit and they celebrate our passion for excellence. They are open to all sectors of hospitality and tourism industries across Essex, including accommodation, attractions, events, festivals and places to eat and drink.
Anne Pocock, Awards Organiser comments: “It’s more crucial than ever before that we celebrate and promote the best that Essex has to offer visitors. The awards play a key role in rewarding the vision, talent and hard work of the local tourism and hospitality industries. They also highlight the contribution made towards key issues such as sustainability, accessibility and staff training and development. There were twenty two categories to enter this year, which means there was something for everyone.”