Oxford School of Hospitality Management

Brookes Restaurant has taken runner-up position in the 2016 Observer Food Monthly Awards

Friday, 18 November 2016

2016-11-18 - Observer Food Monthly

Brookes Restaurant, part of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes University, has taken runner-up position in the 2016 Observer Food Monthly Awards in the ‘cheap eats’ category. Widely regarded as the UK food scene’s most sought after awards, this year’s winners included Jamie Oliver and Pierre Koffman.

Brookes Restaurant, part of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes University, has taken runner-up position in the 2016 Observer Food Monthly Awards in the ‘cheap eats’ category. Widely regarded as the UK food scene’s most sought after awards, this year’s winners included Jamie Oliver and Pierre Koffman.

This is the second time Brookes Restaurant has received this accolade – a unique achievement for a hospitality school restaurant. It comes in recognition of dishes that utilise the freshest, best quality ingredients, prepared with care and imagination. Chef Leon Allen commented: "Winning runner-up status in the Observer Food Monthly Awards has been such a boost to the team. Ensuring our customers appreciate what we produce is our ultimate goal – and to get this sort of national recognition makes us all incredibly happy".

The achievement also reflects the dedication of students, whose time working in the restaurant gives them an insight into the management of a small business, as well as experience of delivering a product and service of consistently high quality.

Don Sloane spoke to Katherine MacAlister about how Oxford Brookes won national acclaim in the recent Observer Food Awards and the article has been published in The Oxford Times, which can be read here.