The winners of the Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards 2010, chosen by almost 5,000 public votes, received their trophies at the grand finale event of the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival at the 106 Bar of Brighton Hilton Metropole.

Terre a Terre scooped Best Restaurant 2010, closely followed by runners up Hotel du Vin and The Gingerman.

The Ginger Pig won Best Food Pub 2010, followed by Pub du Vin and the Sussex Yeoman.

The winner of Best Café 2010 is Ground, followed by runners up Bill’s and Temptation.

Best Food Shop 2010 is Infinity Foods, followed by Taj and Angel Food Bakery.

The awards were presented by DJ Andrea Fox from Juice 107.2 and Latest7 food writer Andrew Kay at a celebration attended by 150 people in the food industry, sponsored by new environmentally-friendly, socially responsible coffee brand ‘ecoffee’ and Martin Searle Solicitors.

“We can’t quite believe what a success this first year of the awards has been, since we launched it at Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival’s Spring Harvest event,” said Paula Seager, MD of Natural PR who manages the awards.

“The food outlets in the city have got totally behind it and have been wonderfully competitive with each other, whilst the public has just embraced the opportunity to tell us which their favourite outlets are.”

Find out more at www.brightonfoodawards.com