A family-run butchers has won big at the prestigious Great Taste Awards.
C Lidgate Butchers in Holland Park picked up the top-rated Great Taste 3-star awards for its Earl of Stoneham farms wagyu fillet steak.
In total, the business, run by fifth generation butcher Danny Lidgate, picked up 14 stars for products, including a trio of 2-star awards at the latest renewal with its HRH The Prince of Wales fillet steak and homemade beef bourguignon pie and Cumberland with wild garlic sausage.
Lidgates, believed to be one of the oldest businesses in Kensington and Chelsea, also landed a nine-strong 1-star awards windfall for their casseroles, honey roast ham and other steaks.
Organized by The Guild of Fine Food, the Great Taste Awards showcase this year attracted 10,000 product entries, judged by more than 500 of the most demanding palates – food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, who decide which products are worthy of a 1, 2 or 3-star awards.
Mr Lidgate said: “To get a 3-star is incredibly difficult. We were up against the whole food industry, and just 150 out of 10,000 entrants received 3 stars.
“We believe in our produce and we believe in our farmers, so its nice we can show the belief is justified to our customers.
“This is massive for a family business.
"We’re artisan, it’s about quality and purity and ethics that really speak for itself.”
All 11 award-winning products are available from the butchers, in Holland Park Avenue or online.
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