TWO Chester businesses have featured among a list of the best restaurants, bistros and hotels in the Good Food Awards 2023/24.

The national competition has been celebrating exceptional food from across the country since 2002, with its Good Hotel Awards celebrating high quality hospitality from 2014. Two prominent Chester businesses have being named as winners in this year's list.

To be eligible for an award, the establishment must offer delicious dishes, receive consistent positive customer feedback, have a great food hygiene rating and score highly on the Good Food policy scorecard.

The awards are split into five main categories: Good Food Awards - for fine dining establishments, Good Food Awards for Cafés, Good Food Awards for Fish & Chips, Good Food Awards for Gastro Pubs and Good Food Awards for Takeaways.

Chester businesses secure prestigious awards

Siam Thai & Teppan-Yaki was the recipient of a Good Food Award - Blue Ribbon. The Blue Ribbon is awarded for food quality, service and value and is bestowed upon restaurants with high customer ratings - sometimes known as the 'Blue Ribbon for Delicious Dishes'.

The indepedent Asian restaurant on City Road features both Japanese cuisine as well as an authentic upstairs Thai restaurant and bar.

Downstairs, the restaurant serves freshly made traditional sushi and sashimi, together with main courses exhibiting the showmanship of Japanese Teppanyaki cooking, with the food grilled in front of customers at their table. Its Thai kitchen meanwhile provides a host of fragrant curries, satay, noodle and rice dishes.

The Chester Grosvenor hotel has also been awarded the Good Hotel Award - Gold Seal. Chosen for their room quality, service and value, the Gold Seal is awarded to those achieving consistently high ratings/votes from customers over a three-year period.

The Grosvenor has stood in the centre of Chester since 1865 and is one of the city's most luxurious hotels boasting a 2 AA Rosette restaurant - La Brasserie - and the 3 AA Rosette Arkle restaurant. The hotel also has a fully equipped spa and Champagne bar. For many visitors and locals, afternoon tea at the Grosvenor continues to be a tradition that has never lost its appeal.

To see the full list of winners in each category, you can visit the Good Food Awards website.