And despite stiff competition from a Michelin Star restaurant and a cult London diner, last night they only went and bloody won it!
About the awards
Since 2012, the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s Food Made Good Awards have honoured the trailblazers effecting positive change in kitchens across the food service sector.
This year, hundreds of sustainable eateries were nominated for the ‘people’s favourite’ category by members of the public. Then, a crack team of foodie judges picked out the three businesses who they thought did the most to champion local producers, reduce waste and support their local community.
The overall winner was eventually decided by the public vote, but the competition was fierce; also in the final three is the Michelin Star Black Swan restaurant in Yorkshire, and the hugely popular Breakfast Club diner in Soho, London.
The winner revealed
At the star-studded award ceremony in Camden last night, chef Raymond Blanc OBE revealed that Dusty Knuckle had received the most public votes in the shortlist, making them 2018’s Food Made Good ‘people’s favourite restaurant’.
Dusty Knuckle owner Phill Lewis said he was gobsmacked to win the award; explaining “Going up against two really big names, we didn’t feel like we had much of a chance of winning, but people really got behind us and made it happen. We can’t thank everyone enough for voting for us.
He continued, “Next year is going to be a very big year for us – we can’t say exactly what we’re up to just yet but picking up this award before it all kicks off has given us a real boost and we can’t wait to reveal what else we have planned. Watch this space!”
To find out more about Dusty Knuckle, visit http://www.dustyknuckle.co.uk.