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MFDF Awards 2023

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We are delighted to announce our MFDF 2023 award shortlist - Vote now!

The shortlist is a showcase of Manchester’s wonderful, quality, resilient dining scene, highlighting the many excellent food and drink businesses and talented hospitality professionals here in our region.

The Awards will be presented at our annual event taking place at New Century on Monday 29th January 2024 and will be a huge celebration of the innovation, hard work and successes that have taken place since the last awards.

The shortlists have been compiled by the MFDF judging panel, made up of the region's leading food and drink critics, writers and experts. The categories have been carefully considered and created with an absolute passion for the city’s industry at their heart.

Voting will close 15th December 2023.

The nominations are...

Plant Based Offering of the Year

Takeaway of the Year

Independent Drink Producer of the Year

Independent Food Producer of the Year

Foodie Neighbourhood of the Year

Coffee Shop of the Year

Food Trader of the Year

Affordable Eats Venue of the Year

Food and Drink Retailer of the Year

Pop Up or Project of the Year

Pub or Beer Bar of the Year

Bar of the Year

Neighbourhood Venue of the Year

Great Service Award

Newcomer of the Year

Chef of the Year

Restaurant of the Year

The Howard and Ruth Award for Outstanding Achievement

Recognising someone who has contributed something outstanding to the food and drink industry in Greater Manchester over the past year. 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. In no more than 100 words, please nominate here.