The residents of Carshalton and Wallington have chosen the best independent businesses in the area.

Local MP Tom Brake’s annual competition, which celebrates independent shops, cafes and restaurants in the area, has come to a close having run throughout the summer.

The winners are as follows:

  • Best Restaurant - The Ginger Italian
  • Best Cafe - Dotty's Teahouse
  • Best Shop - Calladoodles
  • Best Hairdresser/Barber - Frank Di Lusso
  • Best Pub - The Sun
  • Best Newcomer - Ginger Frog

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake said: “It is always a pleasure to recognise local businesses that make our community so special.

"This year’s competition was full of talented, hard-working people whose businesses are thriving, despite competition from the big national chains.

“Many thanks to everyone who took part and to NatWest for kindly sponsoring the restaurant category - and a big congratulations to the winners on this special recognition.

"There was great enthusiasm for the competition.

“To top it all off, six lucky residents will win £50 each to spend at the winning business they nominated.

"I will be picking the names out of a hat and contacting the winning residents in the next few days.”

Mr Brake celebrated the winners by paying a visit to their businesses, awarded the business owners certificates of excellence.