The deadline for the Watford Observer Food Awards was extended for one more week.

You now have until Tuesday, July 3 to vote via email or by posting the voting slip that can be found on page 36 of the newspaper.

While you are voting for who will win The Reader’s Choice Award, staff at the Watford Observer will be going to restaurants to meet the owners and try the food so they can award each category the Watford Observer’s Favourite.

We’ve gone through all your suggestions and put together the shortlist below. Choose your favourite and get voting!

Butchers & Delis

G Gibsons Butchers, The Parade

Medina Food Store, Whippendell Road

Med Cakes, Whippendell Road

La Bottega Italiana, Market Street

Gill Catering, St Albans Road

Coffee shop & cafes

Cafe Amici, Baldwins Lane

Ocean Bells Coffee, High Street

Cafe Bucknalls, Bucknalls Lane

Dome Café, St Albans Road

LP Café, The Parade

Viento Coffee Company, St Albans Road

Fresh Shop, Market Street

W Shakespeare Bistro Café, High Street

Eats and Treats, St Albans Road

Indian Restaurants

Indian Sizzler, Longspring

Raj Garden, Park Avenue

Prince of Bengal, Langley Way

Standard Tandoori, Watford Road

Rabbani, The Parade

Spice Lounge, Market Street

Taste of Lahore, High Street

Lahore Restaurant, St Albans Road

Fish & Chips

Vikings, Tolpits Lane

Ocean World Fish and Chips, Queen’s Road

Meriden Fish Bar, The Gossamers

Codland, Courtlands Drive

Ebb Tide, Market Street

The Corner Plaice, Baldwins Lane

Anchor Fish Bar, St Albans Road

Fine Dining

Lahore Restaurant

The Stables at The Grove

Barracuda, High Street

Collette’s Restauran at The Grove, Hempstead Road

Blue Check, High Street Bushey

Middletons Steakhouse & Grill, King Street

Reader’s choice – for the unusual or eclectic

Thai at Nascot Arms, Stamford Road

Tarboush, Market Street

Zinco, The Parade

L’artista, The Parade

Bar Bodega, The Parade

Email your votes to or post them to Food Awards, Observer House, Caxton Way, Watford, WD18 8RJ.