YOU’VE got till midnight on Thursday, September 27 to vote for your favourites in the Manchester Food and Drink Awards 2018. It’s not an easy choice. When the shortlists were announced we suggested it might be the most exciting line-up in the Manchester Food and Drink Festival's 21 year history.
The ultimate winners, to be announced at the Festival’s Gala Dinner at Gorton Monastery on Monday, May 8, will be judged by you, the public, and a panel of the region’s leading food and drink critics and experts.
For your chance to make a difference go to the nomination list on the MFDF website.
The awards are the most sought-after and highly anticipated in the North West and celebrate the innovative and high quality restaurants, bars and individuals who contribute to the hospitality industry in the region. They are recognised by the industry and consumers alike as setting the standard in food and drink.
This year, for the 21st anniversary Festival, awards will be presented in 18 different categories. From Premium and Fine Dining Venue of the Year to Affordable Eats; from Best Newcomer to Street Food Trader of the Year, and Front of House Team to Vegetarian Offering of the Year, the selection of categories reflects Manchester’s constantly evolving food and drink scene.
The shortlisted venues below have been officially nominated for an award by the MFDF judging panel that comprises the region’s leading food and drink critics and experts. The award nominations are:
Restaurant of the Year – sponsored by Caterer.com
Recognising the ‘best of the best’ dining establishments in Greater Manchester in 2018. This category can feature restaurants of any style or price point.
Adam Reid at The French – Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS
The Rabbit in the Moon – Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, Corporation Street, Manchester, M4 3BG
Where The Light Gets In – 7 Rostron Brow, Stockport, SK1 1JY
Umezushi – Unit 4, Mirabel Street, M3 1PJ
Sugo – 22 Shaw’s Road, Altrincham, WA14 1QU
Levanter – 10 Square St, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 9AT
Last year’s winner: Bundobust (pictured celebrating above)
Premium and Fine Dining Venue of the Year – sponsored by Bookatable