More than 20 Kingston restaurants and venues nominated for Time & Leisure awards

By Ellie Brown - Local Democracy Reporter

20th Jan 2022 | Local News

KINGSTON has had a bumper crop of nominations in the annual Time & Leisure awards 2022 which aim to recognise the best food, drink and cultural experiences across South West London and Surrey.

21 restaurants, retailers, venues and community projects in the borough have been shortlisted for awards.

It comes after two difficult years for the hospitality and entertainment industries which suffered cancelled events and closed shops due to the pandemic.

The winners, highly commended and commended nominees will be revealed on 28 January.

Readers of the luxury lifestyle magazine showed their support for the high street and local independents and Nub News readers will recognise many of the names below.

Out of Kingston borough, newcomer The Hideaway scooped the most nominations, with an impressive four for the Surbiton brunch spot.

The riverside restaurant has an enviable riverside location at Thames Ditton Marina and received nods for Best Newcomer, Best Al Fresco Dining, Best Service, and Local Restaurant of the Year.

Hot on its heels, The Rose Theatre was the second most nominated, having been shortlisted for Cultural Experience of the Year, Favourite Entertainment Venue and Favourite Theatre Show for Leopards.

The Surbiton restaurants No.97, The French Table and Cento Uno were all shortlisted for multiple awards, as was vegan street-food outlet Little Ginger and mystery cocktail bar Incognito.

Below is the list of categories and the Kingston groups that were nominated:

Best Alfresco Dining

- Steins, Kingston

- The Hideaway, Thames Ditton Marina, Surbiton Best Coffee/Tea house - The Pickled Pantry, Surbiton

- The French Tarte, Surbiton

Best Delivery or Take-away

- Cento Uno, Surbiton

- Little Ginger, Kingston Best Family-Friendly Restaurant - Al Forno, Kingston

- Centro Uno, Surbiton

- Peppe's at the Cardinal, Kingston Best Independent Retailer - Bevans Butchers, Kingston

- Little Ginger, Kingston

Best Newcomer

- Incognito, Kingston

- The Hideaway, Thames Ditton Marina, Surbiton Best Pub - The Wych Elm, Kingston Best Service - Incognito, Kingston

- No.97, Surbiton

- The French Table, Surbiton

- The Hideaway, Thames Ditton Marina Surbiton

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year

- The French Table, Surbiton

- No.97, Surbiton Local Restaurant of the Year - Cento Uno, Surbiton

- The Hideaway, Thames Ditton Marina, Surbiton

Cultural Experience of the Year

- Community Brain Shed X, Tolworth

- Rose Theatre, Kingston Favourite Entertainment Venue - Banquet Records Events, Pryzm, Kingston

- Rose Theatre, Kingston

- Out the box @ The Royal Oak, New Malden Family Attraction of the Year - Chessington World of Adventures, Chessington

- Surbiton Food Festival, Surbiton

Favourite Theatre Show

- Leopards, The Rose Theatre, Kingston

Read our review of the show HERE Most Innovative Arts/Community Project - Kingston Sculpture Trail, Kingston

- The Farm of Futures, Tolworth


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