THE cream of Southampton’s nightlife were honoured at a glitzy awards bash.

Café Parfait was crowned the overall winner at The Southampton Best Bar None Awards, beating last year’s triumphant venue The Dancing Man into second place.

Best Bar None is an accreditation scheme supported by the Home Office and the drinks industry which is aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises.

Local pubs, bars and clubs submitted themselves to rigorous assessments earlier in the year to demonstrate they meet the high standards of premises management required by the Best Bar None scheme.

A total of 34 premises in the city applied to be a part of the scheme.

A black tie awards ceremony was held in the Grand Harbour Hotel when 280 members of the licensed trades in Southampton attended. Superintendent Alison Heydari presented the overall runner up prize and Councillor Sue Blatchford, who chairs the licensing committee in Southampton, presented the overall winner prize.

l Social responsibility award: Café Parfait

l Most improved premises: The Grapes

l Best chain: For Your Eyes Only

l Best independent premises: Café Parfait

l Best pub: The Dancing Man, runner up: The Rockstone

l Best bar winner Grand Café, runner up: The Orange Rooms

l Best club: Oceana, runner up: Switch

l Overall winner: Café Parfait, runner up: The Dancing Man

In addition to the category winners, the following premises all received accreditations:

  • Admiral Sir Lucas,

  • The London Hotel,

  • The Standing Order,

  • The Lion,

  • London Road Brewhouse,

  • The Spitfire,

  • Giddy Bridge,

  • Firehouse,

  • Medbar,

  • Ninety Degrees,

  • Yates, Revolution,

  • Mango Lounge,

  • Oasis Bar,

  • The Social,

  • Wild Lime,

  • Belgium and Blues,

  • Tokyo, Junk,

  • Buddha Lounge,

  • Wiggle,

  • Pop World