Award winners announced
Awards were made in 15 categories after public voting and a stringent judging process by a panel of independent judges. Festival Director Siobhan Hanley comments: "The standard of food and drink industry in Manchester continues to reach new heights. With new venues opening, and examples of innovation being seen all over the region, it has been a real delight for our judging team to review the best of the best. "
"It is proven that being nominated for these awards has long term economic benefits for the outlets and over the 15 years of the Festival more than 500 Greater Manchester businesses have benefitted in this way."
The winners were announced as follows:
Restaurant of the Year - Aumbry, Prestwich
Chef of the Year - Andrew Nutter, Nutter's, Rochdale
Pub of the Year - Port Street Beer House, Manchester
Bar of The Year - Liar's Club, Manchester
Newcomer of the Year - Bakerie and Bakerie Tasting Store
Food Pub Of the Year - Shoulder of Mutton, Holcombe Village, Bury
Casual Dining of the Year - Teacup, Manchester
Food and Drink Retailer of the Year - Booths, MediaCity UK.
Coffee Bar of The Year - North Tea Power, Manchester
Wine Retailer of the Year - Hanging Ditch, Manchester
Food Pioneer - Almost Famous, Manchester
Family Friendly Venue of the Year - Croma
Food Hero - Beau Myers, Marie Carter And The Team At Almost Famous
Howard and Ruth Award for Outstanding Achievement - David Fox, Tampopo.
Truly Good Food Award - Trove, Levenshulme.
Posted on 9 October 2012