MFDH Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced & Voting Now Open!

MFDH Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced & Voting Now Open!

We are delighted to announce the shortlist of potential winners for the upcoming Midlands Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards 2018!

Those shortlisted have shown incredible and outstanding services to the catering industry, whether they be restaurants, cafes, chefs, or other eateries and establishments. The purpose of the MFDH Awards is to recognise and reward the very best of food establishments in the Midlands and help bring the spotlight to this booming and essential industry.

SHORTLIST

  1. BEST FINE DINING RESTAURANT:
  • Cheals of Henley – Henley in Arden
  • Five Rivers A La Carte – Walsall
  • Harborne Kitchen – Birmingham
  • Hyatt Birmingham – Birmingham
  • Memsaab – Nottingham
  • Morley Hayes (Dovecote Restaurant) – Derby
  • North Bar & Kitchen – Leicester
  • Pushkar – Birmingham
  • Varanasi – Birmingham
  • Waters – Birmingham
  1. BEST GASTRO PUB:
  • Fletchers Bar & Eatery – Birmingham
  • The Bluebell – Henley in Arden
  • The New Soho Tavern – Birmingham
  • The Royal Oak – Evesham
  • Saxon Mill – Warwick
  1. BEST CURRY HOUSE:
  • Anju’s Indian Restaurant – Wolverhampton
  • Anoki Restaurant – Derby
  • Asha’s – Birmingham
  • Indioz – Birmingham
  • Kings Indian Dining – Birmingham
  • Mezbaan – Birmingham
  • Millennium Balti – Leamington Spa
  • The New Soho Tavern – Birmingham
  • Tumeric Gold – Coventry
  • Umami – Birmingham
  1. BEST ORIENTAL HOUSE:
  • Sabai Sabai – Birmingham
  • Tarn Thai – Nottingham
  • Thai Grand – Loughborough
  • The Mandarin Chinese – Nottingham
  • Zen Metro – Birmingham
  1. BEST STEAK HOUSE:
  • Anderson’s Bar & Grill – Birmingham
  • Black Iron – Leicester
  • CAU Restaurant – Birmingham
  • Hickory’s Smokehouse – Coventry
  • The BookShop – Hereford
  1. BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT:
  • Dough & Brew – Warwick
  • Gusto Mere Green – Birmingham
  • Ristorante Veneziano – Birmingham
  • San Carlo – Birmingham
  • Sapori Restaurant & Bar – Leicester
  1. BEST SPANISH RESTAURANT:
  • Amantia – Birmingham
  • Barceloneta – Leicester
  • Byzantium – Birmingham
  • El Borracho De Oro – Birmingham
  • Lorentes Tapas Bar – Derby
  1. BEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT:
  • 1847 Birmingham – Birmingham
  • National Eatery – Birmingham
  • No12 Houndsgate – Nottingham
  • Surti Foods -Walsall
  • The Mayor’s Cafe – Bedworth
  1. PEOPLE’S CHOICE:
  • Becketts Farm – Birmingham
  • Cherry Reds – Birmingham
  • Indico Indian Street Kitchen & Bar – Birmingham
  • The Canal House – Birmingham
  • The Flapper – Birmingham
  • The Indian Streatery – Birmingham
  1. BEST THEMED RESTAURANT:
  • Al-Bader Restaurant – Birmingham
  • Bodega Bar & Cantina – Bimingham
  • Tamatanga – Birmingham
  • The Canal House – Birmingham
  • The Cosy Club – Leicester
  1. BEST CHEF:
  • Aktar Islam – Birmingham
  • Andrea Scarpati (Sapori Restaurant) – Leicester
  • Andy Waters (Waters) – Birmingam
  • Daksha Parekh (Surti Foods) – Walsall
  • Liam Dillon (The Boatinn)– Lichfield
  • Sat Bains (Sat Bains Restaurant)– Nottingham
  • Thawatchai Dangsuth (Sabai Sabai) – Birmingham
  1. BEST FOOD PRODUCER:
  • Cariad Cakes – Shropshire
  • Cleone Foods – Birmingham
  • East End Foods – Birmingham
  • Food Trade International Limited – Birmingham
  • Springfield Kitchen – Warwickshire
  1. BEST RESTAURANT MANAGER:
  • Evita Lāma (Jurys Inn) – Birmingham
  • Luke Parsons (Hampton Manor) – Henley In Arden
  • Lynn Foulkes (Three Church Road) – Birmingham
  • Matthew Kinnes (Gusto Mere Green) – Birmingham
  • Shaun Dunlop (Adams) – Birmingham
  1. RISING STAR:
  • Andy Lawn (Deliveroo) – Birmingham
  • Fatima Khan (Baked by Neelu) – Leicester
  • Jessica Leo (Gusto Mere Green) – Birmingham
  • Leo Kattu (Simpsons) – Birmingham
  • Monty Stonehewer (Hampton Manor) – Birmingham
  • Shahin Jahantab (Sabai Sabai) – Birmingham
  • Tommy Matthews (The Edgbaston) – Birmingham
  1. MOST POPULAR STREET FOOD / POP UP:
  • Baked in Brick – Birmingham
  • Flying Cows – Birmingham
  • Indico Indian Street Kitchen & Bar – Birmingham
  • Mister V Street Food – Leamington Spa
  • Street Chef – Birmingham
  1. MOST POPULAR FOOD FESTIVAL:
  • Colmore Food Festival – Birmingham
  • East Midlands Food Festival – Melton Mowbray
  • Hereford Indie Food Festival – Hereford
  • Lichfield Food Festival – Lichfield
  • Stone Food & Drink Festival – Staffordshire
  1. BEST FOOD / DRINK BLOGGER:
  • Bite Your Brum – Birmingham
  • Brum and Beyond – Birmingham
  • Caramel Latte Kiss – Birmingham
  • Eat with Ellen – Birmingham
  • Meat & One Veg – Birmingham
  1. BEST COCKTAIL BAR:
  • 400 Rabbits – Nottingham
  • Aluna – Birmingham
  • The Alchmist – Birmingham
  • The Edgbaston – Birmingham
  • The Vanguard – Birmingham
  1. BEST TRADITIONAL PUB:
  • The Bulls Head – Birmingham
  • The Cape of Good Hope – Warwick
  • The Gunmakers Arms – Birmingham
  • The Lych Gate Tavern – Wolverhampton
  • The Old Crown – Birmingham
  1. BEST SOMMELIER:
  • Dominique Baduel (Hambleton Hall) – Rutland
  • Laurent Richet (Sat Bains) – Nottingham
  • Melissa Tofani (Simpsons) – Birmingham
  • Molly Aston (HDV Birmingham) – Birmingham
  • Sonal Clare (Purnells) – Birmingham
  1. BEST HOTEL BAR:
  • Blakes (Westmead Hotel) – Birmingham
  • Jurys Inn – Birmingham
  • Rooftop Bar (Maiyango Hotel) – Leicester
  • The Bubble Lounge (HDV Birmingham) – Birmingham
  • The Gentleman & Scholar (Hyatt Regency) – Birmingham
  1. BEST DRINKS MERCHANT:
  • 23 Wine & Whiskey – Leicester
  • Connolly’s Wine – Birmingham
  • Duncan Murray Wines – Market Harborough
  • Stirchley Wines & Spirits – Birmingham
  • Wine Lord – Birmingham
  1. BEST AFTERNOON TEA:
  • Aria Restaurant (Hyatt Regency) – Birmingham
  • Charlies’ At the Old Mill Tearooms – Shropshire
  • Hogarths Hotel – Solihull
  • Ivy’s Vintage Tea Room – Lutterworth
  • Whitmore Tea Rooms – Staffordshire
  1. BEST INDEPENDENT COFFEE SHOP:
  • 200 Degrees – Birmingham
  • Hackwood Farm – Derby
  • Melbourne In Lichfield – Lichfield
  • Six Eight Kafe – Birmingham
  • Urban Emporiums – Birmingham
  1. BEST BREWERY:
  • Birmingham Brewing Company – Birmingham
  • Burning Soul – Birmingham
  • Joule’s Brewery – Market Drayton
  • Rock and Roll Brewhouse – Birmingham
  • Sadler’s Ales – Stourbridge
  • Twisted Barrel Ale – Coventry
  • Two Towers Brewery – Birmingham
  1. BEST APPRENTICESHIP EMPLOYER:
  • Colwick Hall – Nottingham
  • Harvester UK – Birmingham
  • Hilton Birmingham Metropole – Birmingham
  • Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport – Birmingham
  • Marston PLC – Wolverhampton
  1. BEST HOTEL:
  • Radisson Blu – Birmingham
  • Ramada Park Hall Hotel – Wolverhampton
  • Stapleford Park – Melton Mowbray
  • The Mount Hotel – Wolverhampton
  • The Genting Hotel – Birmingham
  1. BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL:
  • Brockencote Hall – Worcestershire
  • Hotel Du Vin – Birmingham
  • The Belmont – Leicester
  • The Edgbaston – Birmingham
  • The High Field Town House – Birmingham

29.BEST GENERAL MANAGER:

  • Craig James Newman (Hampton Manor) – Henley In Arden
  • Elizabeth Payne (Kilworth House) – South Leicestershire
  • Mukesh Kumar (The Belfry) – Birmingham
  • Jaime Moss (Tom’s Kitchen) – Birmingham
  • Rachel Davies (Jurys Inn) – Birmingham
  1. BEST VENUE:
  • Birmingham Museum – Birmingham
  • Dallas Burston Polo Club – Warwickshire
  • Molineux Stadium – Wolverhampton
  • Johns Hotel – Solihull
  • Villa Park Stadium – Birmingham
  1. BEST SPA:
  • Amala Spa (Hyatt Regency) – Birmingham
  • Eden Hall Day Spa – Nottingham
  • Forest of Arden (Marriot Hotel) – Warwickshire
  • Hotel Du Vin Spa – Birmingham
  • Medizen – Birmingham
  1. BEST FAST  FOOD TAKEAWAY/CASUAL DINING:
  • Burger Shop – Worcester
  • Devon House – Birmingham
  • Jimbos – Nottingham
  • Maison Mayci – Birmingham
  • Perios Grill – Birmingham

The MFDH awards will take place on Monday 25th June 2018 at the Edgbaston Stadium.

Voting is now open for the Midlands Food Drinks & Hospitality Awards 2018.  You can place your vote online at http://www.mfdhawards.co.uk/vote-now.