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Creating an award-winning experience

WHITTLEBURY Park is celebrating a big win at the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards as their fine dining restaurant, Murrays, has been announced as the winner of the Restaurant of the Year title, sponsored by Whitco Catering & Bakery Equipment.

The awards celebrate the unique and exceptional culinary sector within the county, from pubs and producers to cafes and restaurants, as well as recognition for individuals too.

Now in its eleventh year, the annual awards night is the culmination of an in-depth judging process to find the best of the best in a glittering ceremony which was held this year at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton with special guest award-winning wine expert, Olly Smith, in attendance. As part of the judging process for Restaurant of the Year, mystery guests dined at Murrays to experience the outstanding menu and welcoming atmosphere.

Murrays Head Chef, Harvey Lockwood, creates his modern British menu using a range of local produce in combination with quality seasonal ingredients to create simple elegant dishes. Harvey is delighted to have won this accolade after achieving runner-up for the same category in 2018. He said: “The Food & Drink Awards are an incredibly prestigious event and the team and I are honoured to have won Restaurant of the Year. We champion all of our local suppliers and always aim to surprise our guests with an innovative menu. I am proud of the entire Murrays team for creating an award-winning experience for our guests when they dine with us.”

Murrays is located within Whittlebury Hall, one hour from London and 15 minutes from Northampton. The restaurant boasts two AA Rosettes for fine dining and bookings can be made from Wednesday to Sunday. See whittlebury.com/murrays for full details of opening times.

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