The restaurant in the High Street scooped the top honours at the annual Wimpy of the Year awards. Franchisee Rob Malek and his 19-strong team scored highly in attention to detail, customer care and team performance at the 100-seater restaurant. The Barnstaple Wimpy was one of three winners, with Upminster and Southend Victoria also taking honours. Each of the first placed restaurants in the three regions won a holiday for two to Jamaica. Mr Malek said: "It's brilliant. As a family business we pride ourselves on quality, great customer service and looking after our most important assets - our staff, and we will be taking them all out for a slap-up celebration meal to say thank you." The Barnstaple restaurant is one of 68 Wimpy restaurants across the UK. Mr Malek is the second in his generation to run a Wimpy, and met his wife Pip when she worked at the Barnstaple restaurant.