SOURCE: Marriott International
BOURNEMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Oct 24, 2013) - Good taste can assume many forms. Sometimes it's a witty riposte. Sometimes it's a smart outfit. Sometimes it's just delicious food. The last of these is what was on display at the sixth-annual "Taste of Dorset Awards" in which the region's finest eateries and food-and-beverage producers went head-to-head in eleven categories. Emerging from the pack as the Best Restaurant for 2013 was Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel's own Highcliff Grill.
The AA-Rosette restaurant in Bournemouth earned its top award by using local Dorset produce in mouthwateringly creative ways. As the winners in each category were determined by the voting public, Highcliff Grill enjoyed a distinct advantage -- the restaurant has long put on one of the best Sunday lunches in Bournemouth, not to mention regular service for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This is not, however, the restaurant's first brush with Best-Of status. It also took home the Best Restaurant 2012 award at last year's Bournemouth Tourism's Awards. Of course, all this positive attention has only served to strengthen Executive Chef Matt Budden's commitment to his "food heroes," the Dorset and Hampshire producers, farmers and fishermen who supply his restaurant with vital ingredients. Chef Budden and his team transform those ingredients into classic steak and seafood dishes as well as modern palate-pleasers like roast-pumpkin biryani and pan-fried sea trout with curly kale, clam, bacon and mussel chowder.
Guests of this Jurassic Coast hotel can now sample the best of Bournemouth fine dining by way of Chef Budden's Taste of Dorset menu. Inspired by the restaurant's recent win, the menu presents the surrounding area's finest produce, fish and meat in four delicious courses for just £31.50. Winning has never tasted better.
About Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Guests of the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel can anticipate great things from the scenery alone. More than seven miles of golden beaches, a dramatic cliff-top perch and a 19th-century structure make a truly inspiring first impression. Yet this four-star hotel lives up to its appearances with a host of amenities, from spacious and modern guestrooms equipped with high-speed Internet and air-conditioning, to the award-winning Highcliff Grill where guests can tuck in to steaks and seafood. (The Highcliff Lounge & Bar is also available for tea, drinks and light fare.) An onsite spa, leisure club, indoor and outdoor pools, solarium and tennis courts enhance guests' recreational opportunities, while the town centre is within walking distance. Business travellers, meanwhile, can take advantage of the 7,427 sq. ft. of meeting space and easy distance to the Bournemouth International Centre. Some things really are as good as they appear.