Buckinghamshire restaurants have been shortlisted for the Best International Food Award

Two venues in Buckinghamshire have been shortlisted as finalists for the Food England 2022 Awards. The awards, now in their seventh year, aim to honor the best in the food industry, from restaurants, chefs and their teams.

There are 23 categories in total and all of them are divided into regional sections. Both Kappad Restaurant in High Wycombe and Di Paolo in Gerrards Cross were nominated for Best International Cuisine.

Organized by Creative Oceanic, the winners will be announced at a major Black Lace event in the bustling city of Manchester. The heroes will be revealed during an event on Monday, June 6th.

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Located in the heart of Gerrards Cross, Hotel Di Paolo serves authentic, local Italian cuisine. Paolo is in charge of the menu, with ingredients obtained from his own share.

It offers a range of foods that will excite your taste senses, such as Spaghettini al Pomodoro, Dover Sole and Wild Seabass. The restaurant is highly favored by locals, and currently has a 4.5 star rating on TripAdvisor.

Meanwhile, Kappad Restaurant has brought Kerala cuisine to High Wycombe. It says on its website: “Kabad, the standard of Kerala cuisine, which takes full advantage of the land’s produce; excellent seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables and fine meats.”

The place takes its name from a famous beach in Kerala, known locally as Kapakadavu, where Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed on May 20, 1498. He was the first European sailor to India.

A spokesperson for The Food Awards England said: “England offers a wide range of venues serving international cuisine. The finalists were voted by the public to bring authentic recipes and unique dishes to their customers, creating unforgettable experiences for both residents and visitors.

“Without doubt, there are some wonderful professionals across the country, who know how to provide great service, delicious food and meet the expectations of their patrons. These are the professionals we aim to reward at The Food Awards England 2022.

“We wish all the finalists the best of luck and can’t wait to welcome all our guests and celebrate the winners with them.”

Here is a list of other places that also made it to the finalist in the Best International Cuisine category:


  • Etsy Muhammed (Manchester)
  • Coco’s Soul Food (Preston)
  • Persian Hut (Middlesburg)
  • farm (Manchester)
  • Mangaros (Middlesburg)
  • Fine Tapas (Preston)


  • Mount Nemrut Turkish Restaurant (Smithwick)
  • Isaac (Birmingham)
  • Deep Experience Jamaica Grill & Bar (Birmingham)
  • 1950s American Dinner (Church Gresley)
  • Barbecue Festival (Birmingham)
  • The Original Turkish Charcoal Grill from Marmaris (Birmingham)


  • The Casbah (Cambridge)
  • Calypso Taste of the Caribbean (Lee on Sea)
  • Turkish Best Grill (Luton)
  • Jerusalem (Loton)
  • Kabad Restaurant (High Wycombe)
  • James Caribbean (Bedford)
  • Di Paolo (Gerardes Kroos)

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