Winners announced

Best Gourmet Getaway

Seafood linguine overlooking the Amalfi Coast; beach barbecues in a tropical limestone grotto; sushi in Soho; your first sip of that great gutsy Rioja… holiday memories are fed by such moments.

The Best Gourmet Getaway is about more than culinary stars: it's an experience to savour. The food is part and parcel of your stay, possibly even the highlight of your trip. Wine-matched tasting menus are all very well, but if they're fancy for the sake of it, we'll take the local chalkboard specials any day.

And the winner is...

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Winner

Monteverdi

After two decades of dishing up innovative food to discerning diners in Miami, chef Giancarla Bodoni shuttered her landmark Italian restaurant to live la dolce vita in Tuscany. Heading up Oreade in the centuries-old Monteverdi hotel, Bodoni draws inspiration from the surrounding vineyard and gardens for her brilliant back-to-basics fare. Oh, and the wine is rather fantastic, too…

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Runner-up

Belmond Le Manoir aux quat'Saisons

‘Beautiful building, magical gardens, the most sublime restaurant food you can eat…  If you want your meal to be an occasion, it doesn't get any better than Le Manoir’  

– James Lohan, Mr & Mrs Smith

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Runner-up

The NoMad Hotel

‘If there’s a sexier supper to be had than fruits de mer and whole truffled roast chicken in the Jacques Garcia-designed Atrium, I’m struggling to think where…’

– Juliet Kinsman, Mr & Mrs Smith

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Winner

Lime Wood

Sometimes, two chefs are better than one: singled out for praise by every member of the judging panel, Hartnett, Holder & Co at Lime Wood proves a worthy and popular winner of Best Hotel Restaurant, thanks to Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder’s clever blend of comfort cuisine and seasonal sourcing.  On-trend techniques from home-smoking to foraging keep things forward-looking.

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Runner-up

Lake House

‘House-made everything from local-as-can-be ingredients, and a real sense of place, nurtured by the lifelong passion and creativity of Alla Wolf-Tasker’
Juliet Kinsman, Mr & Mrs Smith editor-in-chief

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Runner-up

La Bastide de Moustiers

‘Alain Ducasse’s culinary excellence delivered perfectly by his protégé Wilfred Hocquet. A beautiful setting in which to enjoy simple yet delicious food: the recipe for ultimate luxury’
Marcus Wareing, restaurateur

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Winner

La Bastide de Moustiers

Given that the owner of this romantic Provençal inn, Alain Ducasse, holds more Michelin stars than any other chef in the world, it’s hardly surprising that the food is show-stopping. The restaurant is a love poem to the surrounding area, a gastronome’s daydream that showcases the finest local produce in a daily changing menu of delectably inventive dishes. There’s no frippery or unnecessary extras; just simple, seasonal ingredients, intelligently prepared and served in a truly beautiful place.

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Runner-up

Lake House

'Long-running yet on-trend, with great home-grown produce and home-cured meats, superb service, and outstanding wine. Ambitious but right in tune with its peaceful rural location'
Food and travel writer Sophie Dening

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Runner-up

Bells at Killcare

'Combining local and seasonal Australian ingredients with traditional Italian flair'
Juliet Kinsman, Editor-in-chief, Mr & Mrs Smith

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Best Gourmet Getaway award criteria