It’s time to nominate your favourite eatery

toast with pears and walnuts
toast with pears and walnuts

HAVE you nominated your favourite local restaurant, cafe or hostelry in this year’s East Midlands Food and Drink Awards.

If not there is still time to get your nomination in. A number of Sleaford area businesses have already been nominated.

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.

The range of categories for the awards is:

• 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, contact Linda Pritchard on 01476 562291, or you can send your nomination by email to Please include the category, name of the establishment or individual followed by the town.

So far more than 100 businesses and individuals throughout the region have been nominated.