Missoula, Montana Bar & Grill, Stonegate’s American-themed concept that debuted in Milton Keynes in December, has been named Best New Concept at the Menu Innovation and Development  (MIDAS) Awards.

Perry Huntley, head of food Development at Stonegate Pub Company, said: “We are over the moon about winning this award, not least because it was judged by a panel of leading industry experts and peers. We are really proud of our new concept, which reflects the passion and the pride of the state of Montana, while the food combines the authenticity of quality American dishes.

“We have worked closely with our suppliers to ensure the menu is a genuine reflection of a true Montana restaurant, sourcing ingredients such as our UDSA steaks from farms across the American Plains.

“The feedback we have received from customers as well as the judging panel of this award has been overwhelmingly positive for the concept. The combination of the authentic American menu, unique within the UK, and the genuine warmth of hospitality rarely experienced outside of the USA, is proving to be a hit with customers.”