In what was a triumphant night at Shoreditch Town Hall, London, Chicken & Blues picked up the ‘Best Family Restaurant UK’ gong, up against esteemed national competition.
Jasmine Hemsley, of Hemsely + Hemsley fame (Selfridges), presented the trophy on stage to C&B founders Joshua Simons and Steve Crawford, in front of a 500-strong crowd of industry faces, finalists, and special guests.
The category was strongly contested, with C&B pipping Frankie & Benny’s, Giraffe, Miller & Carter, Turtle Bay and London’s popular Bodeans, to the honours.
Chicken & Blues will now be part of a national Deliveroo campaign worth £30,000, putting the brand on the map.
Joshua Simons, C&B founder, comments: ‘This is a momentous occasion for us, and the first time we have won a national award. The hard work of our teams, and the ever-loyal support of C&B fans made it happen. The award was decided purely on public vote, so to win is incredible, given the brands we were competing against. We’d like to thank everyone for their support’.
Steve Crawford, co-founder, comments: ‘After nearly 7 years of establishing ourselves in Bournemouth and Poole, we feel like we have made some great progress recently. This award means the world to us, and we now prepare ourselves for steady expansion of the brand in 2020.’
Thank You Gift:
Chicken & Blues are sending a thank you gift to everyone for their support on the 29th October. The gift will be placed in the rewards section of the C&B App. Make sure you don’t miss out, download the App today at this link – www.chickenandblues.com/app
We said we’d put on a celebration party in Bournemouth to thank everyone for voting! What better place, and night, to celebrate, than at Canvas in Bournemouth for a Magical Night Of Soul & Motown – sweet music, and in keeping with what we play in our restaurants!
On Thursday 5th December, the awesome Ritchie Penrose is LIVE on stage, followed by DJ and host Jay Rachet DJ’ing until late! We have arranged for tickets for C&B fans for just £1! We would love to do free tickets, but this is the best way for us to monitor numbers and make sure nobody misses out! Click HERE for tickets!