Island business named restaurant of the year

By Abby Rugg

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

 

Island business named restaurant of the year

Mojac's Restaurant. From left Helen Baldwin, Mark Baldwin, Aaron Townsend, Julie Jones and Josh Hammond. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

AN Isle of Wight business has been named restaurant of the year by internationally respected travel guide Les Routiers.

Owners Mark and Helen Baldwin, who have run the Cowes restaurant since 2000, said they were delighted by the accolade.

Mark, who has been in the trade for 35 years, said: "The award is like the feather on the cap really. To enter the competition, you have to be nominated and inspected by an undercover guest.

"When we were nominated for this, I told Helen it wouldn't happen to us. But then it did. It was unbelievable."

Helen added: "I think I am still in shock. The recognition is great and we will continue the business for as long as we can."

It is not the first recognition for Mojac's, which is in Shooters Hill. It featured in the Good Food Guide Readers’ Recommendation list in 2010.

A Les Routiers spokesman said: "This year has been so competitive.

"We’ve had such good feedback from the many fans of our nominees, together with outstanding performance by all, that made the judging process this year one of the toughest we’ve ever encountered."

Reporter: abbyr@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by Julian Fry

31st January 2013, at 09:23:22

Well done. I'll look for you next time I'm on The Island.

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by David Rogers

31st January 2013, at 09:11:38

Fantastic News. Well done Mark, Helen and team. All your years of hard work recognised with an international award and well deserved. Raina and I have always enjoyed Dining and Wine-ing ! in Mojacs from year 1 and will continue to do so. Congratulations!!

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by David Rogers

31st January 2013, at 09:11:38

Fantastic News. Well done Mark, Helen and team. All your years of hard work recognised with an international award and well deserved. Raina and I have always enjoyed Dining and Wine-ing ! in Mojacs from year 1 and will continue to do so. Congratulations!!

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by Matt Rogers

30th January 2013, at 21:06:16

Wow! An amazing achievement and confirmation of what we all have all known for years - Mark is a very talented chef and Helen an equally gracious host. Congratulations to both of you.

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by Stephen Elliott

30th January 2013, at 18:13:01

I thought that was a chippy!!!

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by Greg Wilson

30th January 2013, at 15:09:39

Many congratulations to you and your team. Well deserved. We have always really enjoyed our meals at Mojac's.

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