The likes of Bath, Lyme Regis and Port Isaac may disagree, but Bristol has been described as “an oasis of culinary excellence in South West England” by the executive director of the World Food Travel Association.
Bristol is the sole UK representative among the semi-finalists of the WFTA’s 2019 Food Trekking Awards, a prestigious global award celebrating excellence and innovation in experiences for food tourism.
The city has been shortlisted in the Best Food or Beverage Destination of the Year award, with the winners due to be announced at a ceremony in London in November.
WFTA executive director Erik Wolf said: “The judges for the World Food Travel Association’s 2019 Food Trekking Awards were impressed by Bristol’s application for the Best Culinary Destination category.
“Bristol is an oasis of culinary excellence in South West England. We wish the area best of luck in the judges’ final reviews in the coming weeks.”
She said: “It has been an incredible two years of developing a food tourism strategy and working with businesses to support their development in enabling them to reach the vast B2B travel trade market.
“This covers producers, restaurants, cafes, breweries, tours and experiences and the sense of collaboration that exists.”
Main photo: Cargo Cantina at Wapping Wharf