Buckingham restaurants awarded prizes by Mayor of Buckingham for fantastic food

At Buckingham’s annual Food Fair, in February, there was a public contest to discover our attendees’ absolute favourite dishes from Buckingham restaurants. After over 300 entries, we picked the top five most voted for dishes.

The Buckingham Food Fair 2022 recommended venues and dishes are:

The Mayor of Buckingham, Cllr. Margaret Gateley visited all five venues to meet the creative teams and congratulate them with certificates of achievement to display. A huge well done to all the winners and food venues in Buckingham whose tasty and memorable food helps give Buckingham its well-deserved reputation as a local foodie destination.

Cllr. Gateley told us that It was a delight to present certificates to the 5 restaurants in town chosen by visitors to the Food Fair as their favourite. Each nomination included a favourite dish, each one a mouth-watering option."

Buckingham Otter Trail

The Buckingham Otter Trail 2021 was a temporary feel good public art event featuring ten individually decorated, 3ft sized otter sculptures displayed across town and surrounding green spaces from July 23rd - August 31st.

The trail was a fantastic way for residents and visitors to explore Buckingham and find out more about its businesses, artists and local attractions. Sponsored by local businesses and organisations, the otters were beautifully decorated by professional artists, school children and community groups in all sorts of colours and mediums which brought much excitement to the town over summer.

The free, inclusive public art sculpture trail was the perfect family friendly day out and made many happy memories. All ten otters were together one final time which gave people a chance to say their final farewells at the first ever Celebrate Buckingham Event. If you didn't get a chance to do the the trail you can read all about it below.

The sculptures will now be auctioned off to raise funds for the Mayor's charities and to support a future similar event in 2022.

Otter name: Jeff

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Otter name: Canalotto

Artist: Zoe Day

Otter name: Lockii

Artist: Young people at My FutureSelf Matters

Otter name: Prints of the Future

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Otter name: Lacey

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Otter name: Patchy

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Otter name: Olive Otterson

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Otter name: Monty

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Otter name: Jimmy Fisher

Artist: YC2/ Buckingham & Winslow Young Carers and designer Kate Lowe

Sponsor: Buckingham Town Council

Otter name: Flo

Artist: Derryn Snowdon and staff at Buckingham Community Hospital

Sponsor: Buckingham Town Council