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Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2019

MFDF Awards 2019

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The Manchester Food and Drink Festival has revealed the shortlists for the prestigious Manchester Food and Drink Awards.

The awards are the most sought-after and prestigious in the North West, and celebrate the innovative and high quality restaurants, bars and individuals who contribute to the hospitality industry in the area.

This year, for the 22nd Festival, 18 awards will be presented in 18 different categories.

Owned and organised by the Manchester Food and Drink Festival (MFDF) the awards will be held at The Gorton Monastery on the 7th October, and are recognised by the industry and consumers alike as setting the standard for the food industry across the country.

The shortlisted venues below have been officially nominated for an MFDF award by the MFDF judging panel that comprises the region’s leading food and drink critics and experts.

You can only vote once, so make yours count!

Voting closes 26th September at midnight.

The nominations are...

Vegan Offering of the Year, Sponsored by R Noone & Son

Foodie Event or Project of the Year

Food and Drink Retailer of the Year

Artisan Drinks Producer of the Year

Affordable Eats Venue of the Year

Coffee Shop of the Year, Sponsored by Gorton Monastery

Front of House Team of the Year, Sponsored by Boutinot Wines

Neighbourhood Restaurant of the Year

Bar of the Year, Sponsored by J.J. Whitley

Pub/Craft Ale Bar of the Year, Sponsored by Camden Town Brewery

Chef of the Year, Sponsored by Stephensons

Newcomer of the Year, Sponsored by Manchester Evening News

Casual Restaurant of the Year, Sponsored by Manchester Confidential

Premium and Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year, Sponsored by Bookatable by Michelin

Restaurant of the Year, Sponsored by Caterer.com

The winner of Restaurant of the Year will be chosen from the Casual Restaurant and Premium and Fine Dining Restaurant shortlists. The nominee that scores the highest via mystery shopping and public vote will be crowned the overall Restaurant of the Year therefore no separate voting is required.

The Howard and Ruth Award for Outstanding Achievement

Recognising someone who contributed something outstanding to the food and drink industry in Greater Manchester. There will be no shortlist for this category and you may not nominate yourself, but you can nominate your fellow industry peers who you think deserve this level of recognition.

Street Food Trader of the Year 2019

Awarding one of the Greater Manchester-based street food legends that are gracing our kerbs with an ever increasing plethora of gastro goods. There is no shortlist for this, we are handing this over to you the public!

Sustainability Award 2019

MFDF are looking for those venues that pride themselves on making good food for people and the planet, to enter for this award, fill out the short questionnaire HERE.

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