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MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards 2014

MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards 2014

After an amazing 10 days of Festival fun, great weather and some incredible food & drink we celebrated the region's finest with a Gala Dinner & Awards night on Monday 29th September 2014.

After a glamorous 3 course meal at the beautiful venue that is Manchester Town Hall, the Awards were presented to the lucky winners by hosts Becky Want and Matt White with celebrity presenters including Noddy Holder.

Headline winners were Adam Reid (The French, Midland Hotel) for Chef of the Year, Manchester House for Restaurant of the Year and Tim Bacon won the Outstanding Achievement award.

You can check out the photo’s from the fabulous evening HERE.

 

And the winners are….

Restaurant of the Year 

Aiming to recognise the best dining establishments in Manchester in 2014. This category refers to venues visited primarily for a full dining experience featuring table service, alcohol license etc.

63 Degrees, 20 Church St, Manchester M4 1PN

Manchester House, Tower 12, 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ
Mr Cooper’s House and Garden by Simon Rogan, The Midland Hotel, Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
Aumbry, 2 Church Lane, Manchester, Prestwich M25 1AJ

Australasia, 1 Spinningfield Way, Manchester M3 3AP

Nutter’s, Edenfield Rd, Rochdale OL12 7TT

WINNER: MANCHESTER HOUSE   

 

Newcomer of the Year
Recognising the best new food and drink operations to open in Greater Manchester since the last awards decision period (July 2013).

Superstore NQ, G18 Smithfield Building, Tib St, M4 1NB
Manchester House, Tower 12, 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ
Red’s True BBQ, Albert Square, 22 Lloyd St, Manchester M2 5WA

Volta, 167 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LN

Mr Cooper’s House and Garden by Simon Rogan, The Midland Hotel, Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS

Salvi’s Cucina, 19 John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6LE


WINNER: MANCHESTER HOUSE  

 

Chef of the Year 

Aiming to recognise the most talented and outstanding work of chefs cooking in Greater Manchester kitchens - his or her skill, menu, commitment and contribution to the dining scene

Adam Reid, The French, The Midland Hotel, Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
Mike Jennings, Grenache, 15 Bridgewater Road, Walkden, Worsley, M28 3JE
Aiden Byrne, Manchester House, Tower 12, 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ

Eric Moreau, 63 Degrees, 20 Church St, Manchester M4 1PN
David Spanner, Australasia, 1 Spinningfield Way, Manchester M3 3AP

David Leong, Yuzu, 39 Faulkner St, Manchester M1 4EE

WINNER: ADAM REID, THE FRENCH

 

Pub of the Year
Identifying the finest pubs in the region, focusing on quality and range of ales/beers and atmosphere


The Marble Arch Inn, 73 Rochdale Rd, Manchester M4 4HY
The Eagle Inn, 18 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

New Oxford, 11 Bexley Square, Salford M3 6DB

The Dockyard, Blue Tower, Media City UK, The Quays, Salford M50 2EQ The The Magnet, 51 Wellington Rd N, Stockport SK4 1HJ

The Rising Sun, 22 Queen Street, Manchester, 52 5HX

WINNER: THE DOCKYARD, MEDIA CITY UK

 

Food Pub of the Year 

Acknowledging our region’s ‘gastro pubs’ - a chance for ‘pub restaurants’ to be recognised in their own category. All public houses eligible as long as they consider themselves a food pub, but they are not eligible for shortlisting in both.

Eagle and Child, 3 Whalley Rd, Ramsbottom BL0 0DL
Albert’s Chop House, Memorial Hall, 14 Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5PF
The Wharf, 6 Slate Wharf, Manchester M15 4ST
The Red Lion High Lane, 112 Buxton Rd, High Lane, Stockport, SK6 8ED
The Parlour, 60 Beech Rd, Manchester M21 9EG

Dukes 92, 18 Castle St, Manchester M3 4LZ

WINNER: EAGLE AND CHILD   


Bar of the Year 
Recognising the best drinking venues in the region that aren’t considered ‘pubs’.


Manchester House, Tower 12, 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ
Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF
Mr Cooper’s House and Garden by Simon Rogan, The Midland Hotel, Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
Grand Pacific, The Avenue, 
Spinningfields
, Manchester, 
M3 3AP
Revolucion de Cuba, 11 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR

Neighborhood, The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3BT 

WINNER: MANCHESTER HOUSE

  

Coffee Bar or Tea Shop of the Year
Recognising the best coffee bars and teashops in the region.

Fig and Sparrow, 20 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN

North Tea Power, 36 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LA

Sugar Junction, 60 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LG
Proper Tea, 10 Cateaton St, Manchester M3 1SN

Takk, 6 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF
Richmond Tea Rooms, 15 Richmond St, Manchester M1 3HZ 

WINNER: RICHMOND TEA ROOMS

Cheap Eats of the Year
Recognising the best venues that are visited for a high value, casual eating

experience. Judges looking for venues that can offer a good meal for under a tenner!


Almost Famous, 2 Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn, 100-102 High St, Manchester M4 1HP
Tampopo, 16 Albert Square, Manchester. M2 5PF
Pita Pit, 3 Piccadilly Pl, Manchester M1 3BG
Splendid Sausage Company, Unit C, 11 St James Square, John Dalton Street, M2 6WH
Viet Shack, Unit 8 Arndale Market, 49 High St, Manchester M4 3AH 

WINNER: VIET SHACK

 

Best Food and Drink Retailer of the Year
This year the Best Food and Drink Retailer category recognises the best purveyors of food and drink ‘to go’. The winner of this award was decided by public vote only

WINNER: EPICERIE LUDO, CHORLTON

Best Food and Drink Pop Up Event, Club or Project of the Year – new category for 2014
Designed to recognize the ever more pioneering food and drink one off projects, events, activities and pop ups happening in the region.

WINNER: BEAT STREET

Best Street Food of the Year – new category for 2014
This year the Festival will recognise one of the Greater Manchester-based street food legends that are gracing our kerbs with an ever increasing plethora of gastro goods. To be eligible for this category businesses must own a street  food operation that has been trading for at least 6 months at the time of entry. 

WINNER: MEI MEI’S

The Howard and Ruth Award for Outstanding Achievement

Recognising a person or business who has contributed something outstanding to the food and drink industry in Greater Manchester over the last 16 years.

WINNER: TIM BACON, LIVING VENTURES

 


Posted on 30 September 2014

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