Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards

The annual Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards aim to recognise, reward and celebrate Derby’s best food and drink businesses.

The Awards are back again for their 16th year, with nominations now officially open! You have until the 26th of July to nominate your favourites – so don’t forget!

On the 7th of October 2024, the Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards will hold its annual awards night at The Chocolate Factory on John Street in Derby city centre. The categories for this year are…

2024 Categories

  • Restaurant of the Year 2024
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Best Café
  • Best Bar
  • Best Pub
  • Best Country Pub / Restaurant (outside of the city)
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Overall Experience
  • Best International
  • Best Curry
  • Marketing Derby ‘Innovation Award’

Here’s a quick recap of 2023…

• 5,000+ nominations received
• 32 finalists selected
• 12 winners announced
• 300+ guests in attendance
• 1 massive after-party

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For full information on sponsorship, please get in touch with us by calling (01332) 201 860 or by emailing

“At Royal Crown Derby we have been crafting fine bone china tableware for over 270 years, meaning the Food and Drink sector is at the heart of what we do. We are extremely proud to continue to sponsor the Outstanding Achievement Award. In what has been an incredibly challenging time for the industry, it is fantastic to see the dedication and drive of local businesses excelling the standards of food and drink throughout the city.”

Royal Crown Derby, 2022 Oustanding Achievement Award Sponsor

Our 2024 sponsors

The Market Place

Over the years, we’ve been proud to support local businesses by showcasing their products in our marketplace. Should you wish to find out more please email

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