Established in 2016 the Golden Oyster Food Awards are returning to celebrate the finest culinary talent in Cornwall. A platform to showcase the best regional restaurants, cafes, retailers and food producers.

Our panel have shortlisted regional food and drink talent into categories including Best Pub (with food), Best Restaurant, Best Alfresco Dining, Best Café, Best Retailer and Best Pasty. This year St Austell Brewery have supported the awards:

“Cornwall’s foodie offering is world renowned, and is often quoted as a key draw for visitors to the county. the breadth of Cornwall’s food industry, from the well-­established to the up and coming, always surprises and impresses me. It’s great to see Porthleven Food Festival’s Golden Oyster awards acknowledging and celebrating all that Cornwall’s food industry has to offer” Jeremy Mitchell (Marketing Director at St Austell Brewery).

Porthleven Food Festival organisers and St Austell are extremely proud to celebrate the wide range of local produce and culinary skill that exists in Cornwall with the Golden Oyster Food Awards supported by St Austell Brewery.


Voters will be entered into a prize draw to win 2 tickets to the St Austell Brewing Experience.

The evening itself will kick off at 7:00pm with the awards ceremony which will be  followed by street food, live music, and dancing until late. The live music will start from 8:00pm where headliners The Urban Voodoo Machine, Porthleven’s The Rosie Crow Band and The Motown Pirates will be playing the crowd into the night.

The awards ceremony will be a ticketed event; tickets are available online at or from Nauti But Ice, Stargazey Gifts, The Hideaway or Four Crows Gallery for £12.50 each.  Children 14 and under are free.

2016 Winners