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Seventh Annual Derby Food and Drink Awards Launched

Published On Monday 13 Jul 2015 by Sticky Beak
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Marketing Derby is pleased to announce the launch of the seventh annual Derby Food and Drink Awards. The awards celebrate the best restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés Derby and Derbyshire has to offer.

Taking place at the iconic Roundhouse complex on the 12th October, the Derby Food and Drink Awards offers the people of Derby the chance to recognise their favourite eateries. Last year over 1,400 people nominated for their favourite establishments.



There are 8 categories open for nomination, which include:


  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Pub
  • Best Bar
  • Best Out of Town
  • Derby Telegraph Excellence in Customer Service
  • Best Café
  • Best International
  • Restaurant of the Year


The 2015 nomination period officially opens on the 20th July.

Marketing Derby managing director John Forkin said: “Each year the Derby Food and Drink Awards go from strength to strength. They are now firmly established in Derby’s awards calendar and are keenly awaited and hotly contested. Marketing Derby are proud to co-ordinate these awards to help shine the light on the very best that Derby has to offer.”

Nominations will close on 17th August after which finalists will be announced for each category. After this, each nominated establishment will be visited by our panel of mystery judges. Judges are looking for a welcoming, comfortable and exceptional experience which makes a delicious contribution to Derby's Food & Drink offer. The Local Authority food hygiene rating will also be taken into account.

The winners will be announced at the prestigious ceremony on the 12th October.

Helen Salloway, Managing Director of last year’s Restaurant of the Year Seven, said: “Winning the Restaurant of the Year Award, at the end of our very first year, was a tremendous endorsement of the hard work put in by our staff and was a massive boost to morale. It was a talking point in the restaurant for months afterwards. From a personal perspective, the award was tangible recognition that our new concept had been warmly received.”

The Derby Telegraph are media partners for Food and Drink Awards.

For more information and to make your nominations, visit www.derbyfoodanddrinkawards.co.uk