One of Lincoln’s most popular restaurants, the Old Bakery, has won the top accolade at the Lincolnshire Echo Business Awards.
The 2 AA rosette restaurant-with-rooms walked away with the Winning Lincolnshire Business Award (less than £2m turnover), for ‘all-round excellence’ and having achieved ‘a strong or growing market share’.
The LEBA category was judged against the principles of leadership, customer satisfaction, its impact on society, people management and business results.
Alan Ritson, owner of the Old Bakery, said: "I`m ecstatic. Our prize is another feather in our cap and further promotes the city and county and our own success as a business."
The Old Bakery recently underwent extensive refurbishment to create an air-conditioned garden-conservatory, and has since attracted a host of celebrities, including Sir Ian McKellen, Ron Howard, Anita Dobson, Jill Dupleix and Terry Durack.
The restaurant is a consistent winner of local awards, including the Lincolnshire Life Best Restaurant of the Year (2007/08 and 2005/06), Tastes of Lincolnshire Restaurant category (2006) and Lincolnshire Star Awards (2007).