North Bristol restaurants earn place in Good Food Guide

October 01 2013
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Several local restaurants were celebrating last month after making it into a prestigious food guide.

by Rebecca Day

Several local restaurants were celebrating last month after making it into a prestigious food guide.

The Good Food Guide is published annually by Waitrose and features venues that meet the standards of the guide’s team of inspectors, made up of former restaurant owners, chefs and food critics.

This year, Manna, on North View Road, Westbury Park, and Wilks, on Chandos Road in Redland, have earned a place in the publication.

Olly Gallery, chef and co-owner of Manna, was over the moon with the restaurant’s entry.

He said: “It’s really refreshing to get positive, unbiased feedback, making all the hard work and late nights worth it. The entry is a total team effort and would not be possible without our restaurant family, both past and present.”

James Wilkins and Christine Vayssade, co-owners of Wilks, said: “We are very happy to be in the guide and very happy to have such a great score. The Good Food Guide is notoriously strict on scoring, so we are very chuffed that just one year after opening we have been included. Wilks, Redland

“This is the first restaurant we have opened after many years training and travelling around the world. It was always our dream to come back to the UK to open a restaurant in the South West, so it means an awful lot to us.”

The Good Food Guide 2014 will be available in Waitrose and other outlets this autumn.