The Manchester Food and Drink festival, held every September, will be here before we know it and with the nominations announced this week, voting can being in earnest. We’ve listed the lot below but some of the stand outs IOHO are Eat New York and their smashing bagels, Flok on Stephenson Sq even if its just for *that* interior and the fact they do vermouth on tap, Into the Gathering Dusk and Emma Robert’s totally different approach to cocktails and the brill Hatch.

Restaurant of the Year
Adam Reid at The French – @TheFrenchCR
The Rabbit in the Moon – @urbisabbit
Where The Light Gets In – @wtlgi
Sugo – @Sugo_Pasta
Levanter – @LevanterFoods

Premium and Fine Dining Venue of the Year
Adam Reid at The French – @adschef
The Rabbit in Moon – @urbisabbit
Where The Light Gets In – @wtlgi
Umezushi – @UMEZUSHI_M31PG
Hawksmoor – @HawksmoorMCR
Grafene – @GrafeneMCR

Casual Restaurant of the Year
Bundobust – @BundobustMCR
Sugo – @Sugo_Pasta
Porta – @Porta_alt
Albert’s Schloss – @AlbertsSchloss
Elnecot – @Elnecot
Levanter – @LevanterFoods

Newcomer of the Year
Elnecot – @Elnecot
Wood – @WoodRestaurants
20 Stories – @20StoriesMCR
Randall and Aubin – @randallaubinmcr
The Creameries – @hellocreameries

Chef of the Year
Adam Reid, The French
Sam Buckley, Where The Light Gets In
Richard Sharples, Hispi – @hispibistro
Ben Mounsey, Grafene – @GrafeneMCR
Omar Rodriguez Marrero, Umezushi – @UMEZUSHI_M31PG
Rachel Stockley, Baratxuri – @BaratxuriBar

Pub / Beer Bar of the Year
Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar – @stalybuffetbar
Café Beermoth – @CafeBeermoth
Trackside Bar, Bolton
Heaton Hops – @HeatonHops
The Bay Horse Tavern – @BayHorseTavern
Port Street Beer House – @PortStreetBeer

Bar of The Year
Cottonopolis – @CottonopolisNQ
Science and Industry – @ScienceIndMCR
Hawksmoor – @HawksmoorMCR
Flok – @flokmcr
Albert’s Schloss – @AlbertsSchloss
Patron – @ThePatronNQ

Out of Town Venue of the Year
Where The Light Gets In – @WTLGI
The Allotment Vegan Restaurant – @AllotmentVegan
Sugo – @Sugo_Pasta
Porta – @Porta_alt
Levanter – @LevanterFoods
The Creameries – @HelloCreameries

Coffee Shop/Tea Shop of the Year
Ancoats Coffee – @AncoatsCoffeeCo
Idle Hands – @idlehandscoffee
Takk – @TakkMCR
Pot Kettle Black – @PKBCoffee
Ezra and Gil – @Ezra_Gil
Fig and Sparrow – @FigSparrow

Affordable Eats Venue of the Year
Lupo Caffé Italiano – @Lupo_Caffe
Platzki – @platzkifood
Eat New York – @EatNYSD
Lord of the Pies – @LordofthePiesGB
Mi and Pho – @MiandPho
Fusion Lab – @FusionLabMCR

Food and Drink Retailer of the Year
Pollen – @PollenBakery
Lunya – @LunyaMCR
Epicerie Ludo – @EpicerieLudo
Salvi’s – @SalvisMCR
Mettrick’s Butchers – @Mettricks
Grape to Grain – @GrapetoGrainMCR

Vegetarian Offering of the Year
Bundobust – @BundobustMCR
Indian Tiffin Room – @IndianTIffinRoom
Lily’s, Ashton-under-Lyne – @LilysVegi
Chaat Cart – @ChaatCart
Elnecot – @Elnecot
Amma’s Canteen – @canteen_s

Manchester Brewery of the Year
Beatnikz – @BeatnikzRep
Wander Beyond – @WanderBeyond_
Pomona Island Brew Co Ltd – @PomonaIsland
Runaway – @RunawayBrewery
Marble – @MarbleBrewers
Track Brewing – @TrackBrewCo

Pop Up, event or project of the Year
Hatch – @Hatch_MCR
Ancoats Food Assembly – @AncoatsFoodAssembly
Into the Gathering Dusk – @GatherAtDusk
Hyssop – @HyssopMCR
MCR Beer Week – @MCRBeerWeek
Stockport Foody Friday – @SKFoodieFriday

Front of House Team of the Year
Piccolino – @Piccolino_MCR
Wood – @WoodRestaurants
20 Stories – @20StoriesMCR
The Rabbit in the Moon – @UrbisRabbit
Adam Reid at The French – @TheFrenchMCR
Hispi – @HispiBistro

Street Food Trader of the Year Award
Firebird Hope – @FireBirdHope
Yadda Yadda – @yaddayaddapopup
Oh Mei Dumplings – @OhMeiDumpling
Nasi Lemak @NasiLemak_MCR
Wholesome Junkies – @WholesomeJunkie
El Marchador Tacos – @MarchadorTacos

Follow this link to cast your vote

Wed 27 Jun
John Stansfield
Published on:
Fri 29 Jun 2018