The East Midlands Food and Drink Awards

THE East Midlands Food and Drink Awards celebrate all that is great about the region’s food and drink, recognise excellence within the region’s dining venues and give a public pat on the back to all those who strive to offer exceptional food and drink experiences, whilst maintaining strong connections with the community.

You can nominate any business or person whether it’s your local fish and chip shop or a budding chef!

The awards are open to anyone who runs a local business, is a customer or member of staff so what are you waiting for? Nominate and get voting for your favourites for the appropriate category below.

Best Bar

Best Hotel Restaurant

Best Fish & Chips

Best Gastro Pub

Best Tea Room/Café

Customer Care for Service/Front of House

Best Newcomer

Best Oriental Restaurant

Best Indian Restaurant

Best European Restaurant (including French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish and Greek)

Best Chef

Local Food Hero (achievements of local independent businesses who champion local food)

Best Venue

Best Special Event Caterer

Its very easy to nominate your favourite food and drink establishments. You can nominate by email, phone or online and full details are included at the bottom of this page.

Once you’ve nominated your favourites, don’t forget to vote to ensure your chosen establishment becomes a category winner for YOUR region. Voting lines are now open !! The regional category winners will be announced in mid-September and voting will then reopen, where they will compete against the winners from all our regions (Stamford & Rutland/Grantham/Melton/Peterborough/Lincolnshire).

The overall East Midlands Food & Drink winners will be announced at the grand final event at Greetham Valley Hotel on Sunday 28th October.

So what are you waiting for? Nominate your favourite food and drink businesses or individuals or for further details, please contact Linda on 01476 562291. Email your nomination to Please include the category, name of the establishment or individual followed by the town. Alternatively please call Linda on 01476 562291 with your nominations. Online - simply visit for further information on how to nominate online.

Voting - text voting lines are now open! Please visit for full details on voting codes plus the option of on-line voting. Alternatively place your vote by visiting participating establishments and completing a voting slip (details of participants can be found on the website above).

Don’t delay, nominate and vote today! Make sure your favourite gets recognised in these great Awards.

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