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MFDF Gala Dinner & Awards

Monday 29th September 18:45 at Manchester Town Hall , M2 5DB

We're delighted to host the MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards, one of the industry's most hotly anticipated events, at Manchester's historic Town Hall for 2014. This glitzy celebration is where the region's highest profile and best regarded food and drink awards are announced. Your hosts for the star-studded event are radio celebrities Matt White and Becky Want. 

Dress code is black tie and tickets are on sale now at just £65 + VAT.

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It's not too late to vote for the awards! Click here to see the shortlists, vote, details to purchase tickets will be available soon.


Restaurant of the Year

63 Degrees, Manchester House, Mr Cooper's House and Garden by Simon Rogan, Aumbry, Australasia, Nutter's.

Last year's winner: The French

Newcomer of the Year

Superstore NQ, Manchester House, Red's True BBQ, Mr Cooper's House and Garden by Simon Rogan and Salvi's Cucina.

Last year's winner: The French.

Chef of the Year

Adam Reid, Mike Jennings, Aiden Byrne, Eric Moreau, David Spanner, David Leong.

Last year's winner: Mary-Ellen McTague.

Pub of the Year

The Marble Arch Inn, The Eagle Inn,
New Oxford, The Dockyard, The Magnet, The Rising Sun.

Last year's winner: Stalybridge Buffet Bar.

Food Pub of the Year

Eagle and Child, Albert's Chop House, The Wharf, The Red Lion High Lane, The Parlour, Dukes 92.

Last year's winner: Hearth of the Ram

Bar of the Year

Manchester House, Kosmonaut, Mr Cooper's House and Garden by Simon Rogan,
Grand Pacific, Revolucion de Cuba, Neighbourhood.

Last year's winner: Gorilla 

Coffee Bar or Tea Shop of the Year

Fig and Sparrow, North Tea Power, Sugar Junction, Proper Tea, Takk, Richmond Tea Rooms

Last year's winner: Home Sweet Home.

Cheap Eats of the Year

Almost Famous, Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn,Tampopo, Pita Pit, Splendid Sausage Company,Viet Shack.

Last year's winner: Trove.

Best Food and Drink Retailer of the Year

Vote for your winner via our website.

Last year's winner: Beermoth.

Best Food and Drink Pop Up Event, Club or Project of the Year

New category for 2014. Vote for your winner via our website.

New category for 2014. Winner will be crowned at MFDF.

The Howard and Ruth Award for Outstanding Achievement

Last year's winner: DiStefanno Sancarlo.

Event Location / Venue

Manchester Town Hall

Albert Square Manchester M2 5DB


festival event highlights

Graeme Park - DJ set for the Opening Night

Graeme Park - DJ set for the Opening Night

Thursday 18th September 21:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Electrik Presents... DJ Justin Unabomber

Electrik Presents... DJ Justin Unabomber

Friday 19th September 20:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Turrentine Jones

Turrentine Jones

Wednesday 24th September 20:30 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Old House Playground feat. Vini Reilly

Old House Playground feat. Vini Reilly

Sunday 21st September 19:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

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