Voting is now open for the Food Reader Awards 2016 – the chance to champion your favourites in all things foodie.

You have until November 9 to cast your votes in the first round of voting and, after that, you’ll be able to get behind your short-listed favourite in two more rounds of voting.

After winning ‘Best Foodie Hotel’ last year, we’re calling on you to help us retain the title for 2016.

Final votes must be cast before January 4, and the winners will be revealed at a swanky awards ceremony at Yeo Valley HQ on January 25.

Last year you voted in your thousands for 2015’s South West food heroes. The finalists all shared important qualities – passion, individuality and flair.

We hope you agree that we are worthy of the title for the second year running. We’d also be delighted if you would consider voting our Olive Tree Restaurant for ‘Best Wine List’ or ‘Best Restaurant’, and Chris Cleghorn as ‘Best Chef’.

Please vote here.