NORTH Wales restaurants, cafés and hotels have come away from a national event and are able to call themselves award-winning.

The Food Awards Wales 2019 welcomed over 500 guests at the Cardiff City Stadium on Monday, May 13, in big a celebration of the hard work of those who provide us with delicious food and unique flavours.

The awards recognise the achievements of local suppliers, wholesalers, chefs and establishments amongst others who always serve the community with the freshest of products and work tirelessly within their establishments to deliver great experiences to their diners.

Seven awards were given to North Wales-based businesses and are listed as such.

The Deadwood Smokehouse in Mold claimed the Restaurant of the Year (North) category.

The White Lion Inn in Llanelian scooped the Gastro Pub of the Year (North) award.

Also, the Java Square Coffee Company in Rhuddlan won the Café/Bistro of the Year (North).

In Gwynedd, the overall winner of the Hotel Restaurant of the Year award went to Portmeirion in Minffordd.

North Wales Chef of the Year award went to Gerwyn Williams who works for Bistro Betws Y Coed, in Conwy.

For those in the county that are looking for some award-winning fine dining then The Manor set in the grounds of Gorse Hill Lodge & Caravan Park won overall Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year.

Finally, the winner of the Traditional Welsh Restaurant of the Year award came in the form of the Whistlestop on the Pier in Bangor.

A spokesman for the Food Awards Wales 2019 said: “We are delighted to have welcomed such great finalists and winners at the Food Awards Wales 2019 and we would like to thank the public for making these awards the leading celebration of the country’s food industry.

“We would like to congratulate all finalists and winners for their amazing achievements.”

The awards also provided the opportunity to fundraise for a worthwhile cause and helped raise money for the official charity partner, Make A Wish Foundation UK who grant magical wishes to children and young people, fighting life-threatening conditions.