St George’s named ‘Best Market’

Belfast’s historic St George’s Market has joined Jamie Oliver in being named the “best in Britain”.

St George’s last night added to its growing list of accolades when it was named ‘Best Market’ at the annual Observer Food Monthly Awards.

The award was earned by readers’ votes.

The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston, said: “This is another terrific and well-deserved award for one of the jewels in Belfast’s crown. It is a fitting tribute to the work of the Market traders and staff in making St George’s the success that it is today.”

Among the other winners at last night’s awards ceremony was celebrity chef and healthy eating campaigner Jamie Oliver, who was named ‘Food Personality’.