On Mon 26 Sep, the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards 2022 descended on Escape to Freight Island to honour the greatest contributors to the city’s growing international reputation as a culinary force. Across seventeen categories, an assemblage of the region’s best businesses and individuals throughout the industry vied for the public vote following an astonishing year of innovation and recovery.

Alexa Stratton-Powell, Director of Manchester Food and Drink Festival, commented:

“The strength of this year’s awards are testament to the hard work and dedication of all the nominees. As ever, the awards put the spotlight on the incredible talent and resilience of our brilliant hospitality industry. Despite hugely challenging times for the industry, we’ve celebrated 112 fantastic Greater Manchester businesses this evening as the reputation of the sector continues to go from strength to strength.”

Here is the full list of winners:

Restaurant of the Year: Where the Light Gets In

Newcomer of the Year: Another Hand

Bar of the Year: Speak In Code

Chef of the Year: Eddie Shepherd, The Walled Gardens

Pub or Beer Bar of the Year: The King’s Arms

Food and Drink Retailer of the Year: Chorlton Cheesemongers

Independent Food Producer of the Year: Dormouse Chocolates

Coffee Shop of the Year: Pollen

Food Trader of the Year: Burgerism

Plant-Based Offering of the Year: Wholesome Junkies

Affordable Eats Venue of the Year: Salt & Pepper, Black Dog Ballroom

Foodie Neighbourhood of the Year: Ancoats

Pop-Up or Project of the Year: Stockport Foodie Friday

Independent Drinks Producer of the Year: Hip Hop

Neighbourhood Venue of the Year: Bar San Juan, Chorlton

Great Service Award: Dishoom

The Howard and Ruth Award for Outstanding Achievement: John and Rosemary Barratt, Stockport Foodie Friday

Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 27 Sep 2022