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Dominic Bareham, senior reporter
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The owner of a Norfolk restaurant has spoken of his delight after beating off competition from 37 other restaurants to scoop the EDP Readers’ Restaurant of the Year title.
The Fayre View Restaurant, in Lower Denmark Street, Diss, proved to have the perfect recipe for diners who voted the restaurant their top choice in a competition run in the EDP in October. Chris Gissing, the restaurant’s proprietor, said the award would make his business known to a wider audience because at the moment few people outside Diss were aware of the Fayre View. “It is always nice to win things, especially when the people voting are our actual customers who come in and vote for you, it means all that much more and it makes it all that much more worthwhile,” he added.
As the gates to the Royal Hospital Gardens at Chelsea opened to the world’s media yesterday, with a frenzy of activity as photographers and camera crews vied for the best vantage points, there was also a very palpable sense of relief among the hundreds of nurserymen and women who have come to exhibit their prize horticultural specimens that their stands were complete and looking their very best.