Grimsby & Scunthorpe Telegraph Food & Drink Awards

Celebrating our fabulous foodie scene

Grimsby & Scunthorpe Telegraph Food & Drink Awards

Hosted by Grimsby & Scunthorpe Telegraph

The brand new Food & Drink Awards will celebrate and profile our fabulous foodie scene. It will pay tribute to all the innovative and hardworking people who are behind it. The awards will see the people of North and North East Lincolnshire have their say and pick those who are creating our area’s finest culinary delights. We believe that the passion, determination, tireless energy and creativity that goes into running a top performing hospitality venue deserves recognition. Our 11 award categories are designed to honour the very best around as well as highlighting the unsung heroes.

The public will be encouraged to vote for their favourites. In each category, three businesses or individuals will be shortlisted by an independent panel of expert judges and visited by a mystery shopper.

The winners will then be selected and announced at a glittering awards evening in October

Deadline for Entries: 21 Sep 2018
Shortlist Announced: 28 Sep 2018
Awards Ceremony: 26 Oct 2018


Restaurant of the Year

Spanning gastro pubs right through to Michelin-starred restaurants, this category is aimed at establishments which put fine food and drink centre stage – but also offer the very best service and ambience. Dining out’s not just about refuelling, it’s about enjoying an experience; we want to know who’s ticking all the boxes. The judges will be looking for original and creative menus, where high quality fresh ingredients are at the heart.

Pub/Bar of the Year

This category spans every kind of watering hole – from country pubs, all real ales and roaring fires, to city centre bars, with their master mixologists and trendy interiors. But all the nominees should have one thing in common: they stand out from the crowd and fly-high above their competitors. Along with an interesting and intelligently-curated drinks offering, skilled staff and a buzzy vibe are essential. We want to raise a glass to those who are always the very best.

Food Pub of the Year

We’re looking for a pub/bar that serves the most amazing food. Just because you are eating at a pub doesn’t mean the quality should be any less. Here we are also looking for the venue which provides a nice relaxed atmosphere which is perfect for a chilled dining experience while catching up with friends. The winner will also be judged on the value they provide.

Tearoom/Coffee Shop of the Year

This category looks like it could be one of the most hotly contested due to the number of tearooms and coffee shops popping up across Hull and East Yorkshire. Whether is a chintzy-china tea room that serves superb scones and the loveliest loose leaf, or a cool café located in a garden centre that bakes its own bagels and brews the best coffee, if it’s top-notch we want to know about it.

Takeaway of the Year

Takeaways don’t always get the best press but there are some awesome ones out there. We’re looking for an enterprise that proves the naysayers wrong – by offering fresh and delicious dishes, made with skill and quality ingredients, served with speed and a smile. We’re looking for quality on all fronts. Whether it sells stellar stone baked pizzas, burgers made from best Abderdeen Angus, fish fried in brilliant beer batter, curries cooked to cracking family recipes or dinky dim-sum steamed to perfection; if you’ve got the place on speed dial, we want to know why.

Chef of the Year

We’re looking for someone for whom cooking is more than a job, it’s their life; someone who always goes the extra mile in the kitchen, creating dishes which showcase their skill, imagination and ingredients to delicious effect.
Whether they’re making traditional roast dinners or pushing the culinary boundaries with fancy foams and gels, the nominees in this category should be delivering top quality menus with great variety.
Competitors may come from all areas of the hospitality business, including hotels, restaurants, pubs, contract catering, fine dining, private and public sectors. This will recognise the close link of fine food with using the best of local produce.

Outstanding Customer Service

The customer service given by a business is what makes a good restaurant excellent. Judges are looking for examples of how businesses have exceeded in the way they treat their customers. This award may go to a team of people or alternatively it may be awarded to an outstanding waiter or waitress who constantly goes above and beyond to deliver an efficient, friendly and welcoming service.

Pride of Cleethorpes

Best Fish & Chips

Outstanding Contribution to Food & Drink

This category celebrates the individual who has made the most impact on the food community.
Selected by the judging panel, this award will hand picked as an ambassador for Hull & East Riding’s food and drink offer.
This person will be one the one who is recognised is always putting the region’s food scene first and making the most of it.
Please note, this award is not open to the public vote.


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