JUST months after arriving in its new mid Devon home, French restaurant La Petite Bouchée, has won one of the region’s most prestigious dining awards.
The bistro, which began life in south east London as a vintage French Camper van seating just four people, has been awarded the gold Taste of the West gold award for Best Restaurant in the South West.
Following their move to Devon, owners Anita-Clare and Caroline Field, opened up a 20 cover supper club in the dining room of their beautiful home in Witheridge in May.
Anita-Clare, who is also the restaurant’s chef, said they were thrilled to have won such a prestigious award.
She added: ‘To have won the Taste of the West gold award is just fantastic. It’s still sinking in. We have worked so hard since moving to Devon and we’re very proud to have won this.’
‘This is very much a team award. There are so many people involved in making sure that La Petite Bouchée runs like clockwork. From our amazing in house team Linzi, Nigel and Daniel and to our PR team Eleanor and Sue, and not forgetting all of our amazing suppliers who have all made this possible by providing us with some of Devon’s finest ingredients’
The restaurant, which had previously won the Time Out award for Best Restaurant in Sydenham, serves traditional French cuisine, with all produce sourced from within a 25-mile radius.
The move from south east London, was something that Anita-Clare and Caroline had dreamed of doing for some time.
Anita-Clare said: ‘We had built up a very loyal following in London since we started in 2014. But we’d always longed to move to the west country, and so far, it’s been everything that we hoped it would be. This really is the icing on the cake.’
For further information about La Petite Bouchée’s mailing list, contact Eleanor Yeo on firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Photography courtesy of Nick Hook