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Double celebration for Cheltenham restaurant

Cheltenham's Memsahib's Lounge restaurant and bar is celebrating two prestigious awards.

The restaurant on the Promenade has won a Good Food Blue Ribbon Award for the second successive year and also been included again as a main entry in the Michelin Guide.

The Good Food Awards recognise hard-working teams who strive for culinary excellence within their field. Chosen for their food quality, service and value, the prestigious Blue Ribbon is awarded to those with high customer ratings/ votes and is known as the Blue Ribbon for Delicious Dishes. Memsahib's Lounge won the award for the first time last year.

Since 2002, Good Food Awards have been to given a wide range of establishments, from fish and chip shops to fine dining restaurants.

In 2016, organisers introduced sub-categories, allowing different types of eateries to shine within their respective categories. Memsahib's Lounge was in the category for fine dining, restaurants and products and the restaurant and bar category. It was the only recipient in Cheltenham in this category.

With over 600,000 eating establishments in the UK, competition for the Good Food Awards was tough. Inclusion in the Michelin Guide is also highly sought after and only seven restaurants in Cheltenham are listed.

Litu Mohiuddin founder and chef of Memsahib's Lounge, said: "We are absolutely delighted to have been recognised again with this award and inclusion in the Michelin Guide. We receive excellent feedback from our customers about our food, but to get this independent recognition is brilliant, particularly given the fact it is the second time we have won the award.

"This award is not for any one person, but the team as a whole, including our chefs, front of house staff and indeed our suppliers, who supply us with the fantastic quality local ingredients that are the basis of our dishes. We would like to thank all our customers for voting for us."

Co-founded and run by husband and wife team, Litu Mohiuddin and Rina Saha, Memsahib's Gin and Tea Bar opened in 2018 and rebranded itself this year as Memsahib's Lounge.

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