Shop of the year win for Bristol deli

BRISTOL delicatessen Papadeli, in Alma Road, Clifton, has won the Delicatessen and Grocer category of the Guild of Fine Food’s Shop of the Year 2020 competition. The judges were charmed with its “general ambience” and range of homemade cakes.

The winners were announced at the Fodder Farm Shop and Café in Harrogate. The awards are judged by a panel of industry experts, including Edward Berry of The Flying Fork, Stuart Gates, former managing director at Fortnum & Mason and senior buyer at Harrods, award-winning retailer Tracey Colley and food writer, Patrick McGuigan.

Following two rounds of judging, which included an announced visit from one of the judges and a mystery shop by customer experience specialists, Insight6, the nine winners were announced. As well as Papadeli, the others were: The Courtyard Dairy in North Yorkshire, Specialist Cheese Shop; Norwich-based Jarrold, Food Hall; Farndon Fields Farm Shop in Market Harborough, Farm Shop; Andreas of Chelsea Green, Specialist Food or Drink Shop; and Mezze, a Middle Eastern-inspired food and drink shop in Waterford, Ireland, Newcomer.