My Guide to the 2020 Lloydie Food Awards

Due to the great feedback from the 2019 #THELLOYDIES I’ve decided to carry it on into 2020.

So now let me tell you a thing or two about this year’s categories. My decision to call the Michelin Star and Essex categories as a Dining Experience will now extend to the other categories of Gastro Pub , Overseas & London.

My only stipulation is that once a place qualifies in the Michelin Star category they will Not be featured in any of the other Top 5 categories.

I feel using the term Dining Experience will mean that even though a restaurant maybe a big favourite of mine another place might just go that little bit extra to make an experience that bit more special. This could mean either the food , service , ambience , friendliness of staff or even the location. For my favourite category of Desserts this year as well as picking individual winners from each category I’ve also decided to put real pressure on myself by choosing an overall favourite. There will still also be the category of Best Sunday Roast.

I hope you’ll enjoy the year long wait to find out who wins I will certainly take great pleasure in dining at many amazing restaurants.

The Categories for My 2020 Lloydie Food Awards

Dining Experience

Michelin Star Dining Experience – 2019 Winner / Core by Clare Smyth

Non Michelin Star Dining Experience Categories

London – 2019 Winner / Caractere

Essex – 2019 Winner / Haywards

Gastro Pub – 2019 Winner / The Oxford Blue

Overseas – Basilikos (Skiathos)

My Favourite Desserts – 2019 Winners / Core / Kerridge’s Bar & Grill / Haywards / The Oxford Blue

Best Sunday Roast – Haywards (Cote de beouf)

Wishing everyone the best of luck in 2020


By Lloyd Stevens

I'm a big Foodie and love Fine Dining in AA Rosette and Michelin Star restaurants also enjoy good Pub Food especially Desserts . I been living in Hornchurch for 20yrs now and this year celebrate my 25th Wedding Anniversary to my wife Jane . We do enjoy our holidays with Italy & San Diego as our favourite destinations I've decided to focus more on my Foodie life due to over 3 years ago being struck down with nerve damage and recently spondylosis I do enjoy my sport and follow Chelsea , Juventus & San Diego Padres


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