Time to get voting for your foodie favourite

GET voting – it is not too late to put forward your nominations in the East Midlands Food and Drink Awards.

The 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, 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, be it a customer or member of staff, so what are you waiting for? Nominate and get voting for your favourites for the appropriate category below:

l Best Bar

l Best Hotel Restaurant

l Best Fish & Chips

l Best Gastro Pub

l Best Tea Room/Café

l Customer Care for Service/Front of House

l Best Newcomer

l Best Oriental Restaurant

l Best Indian Restaurant

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

l Best Chef

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

l Best Venue

l Best Special Event Caterer

It’s 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 and regional category winners will be announced in mid-September. Voting will then re-open for those successful to compete against the winners from all our regions (Stamford and Rutland/Grantham/Melton/Peterborough/Lincolnshire).

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


So what are you waiting for? Nominate your favourite food and drink businesses or individuals, or for further details contact Linda on 01476 562291.

Email your nomination to linda.pritchard@jpress.co.uk, including the category, name of the establishment or individual, followed by the town.

Alternatively call Linda on 01476 562291 with your nominations or nominate online – simply visit emfoodanddrinkawards.co.uk for further information on how to do this.


Text voting lines are now open! Visit emfoodanddrinkawards.co.uk 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.

Terms & Conditions

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