The River Parrett shortlisted for Best Restaurant of the Year


STAFF at a Bridgwater restaurant are celebrating this month (September, 2018) after being shortlisted in the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards.

The River Parrett Restaurant on Salmon Parade is one of the finalists in the Best Restaurant of the Year category.

Lukasz Filak, Manager of the restaurant, said:

“We are absolutely over the moon to have made it to the finals in the Best Restaurant of the Year category. We have been open less than one year so to have been recognised after such a short time is a real honour and even more so as the nominations were made by the general public.

“We are up against some stiff competition but wish everyone the best of luck in the awards.”

The Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards are designed to champion, highlight and offer a showcase from the region’s food and drink industry including producers and suppliers, small farming businesses, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers.

Judges look for the quality of the nominations rather than quantity, selecting three finalists in each category using strict criteria before visiting each venue to select a winner.

The awards ceremony will take place at The Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton on October 18.

The River Parrett Restaurant gives a modern British brasserie feel, offering informal, high-end food with the focus on providing a quality customer experience.

The restaurant offers a seasonal menu using fresh, British produce. It provides a choice of lunchtime and evening dishes. All its food is freshly prepared on the premises and its ingredients are sourced locally.

For further details about The River Parrett Restaurant, please call 01278 451807, email or visit You can also follow the company on Twitter at or log on to