Vote for your top notch nosh

toast with pears and walnuts
toast with pears and walnuts

THE East Midlands Food and Drink Awards celebrate all that is great about the region’s food and drink.

The competition recognises excellence within the region’s dining venues and gives a public pat on the back to all those who strive to offer exceptional food and drink experiences, while 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

To nominate your favourite food and drink businesses or individuals or for further details, please contact Linda on 01476 562291 or email

Please include the category, name of the establishment or individual followed by the town. Visit for full details on voting codes plus the option of on-line voting.

Once you’ve nominated your favourites, don’t forget to vote to ensure your chosen establishment becomes a category winner for your region.

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 and Lincolnshire.

The closing date for entries for category winners is Sunday September 16 and the overall East Midlands Food & Drink winners will be announced at the grand final event at Greetham Valley Hotel on Sunday October 28.