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 officially opening on Friday 28th June – so don’t forget to nominate you favourite Restaurants, Bar, Pubs and everything in-between!

On the 9th of October 2023, the Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards celebrated its 15th year and it was bigger and better than ever before! We had a fantastic night celebrating the city’s incredible F&D sector.

2024 Winners

  • Marketing Derby Restaurant of the Year Award 2023
    • The Tasting Club (Winner), Darley’s, Nicco
  • Best Café
    • Cafe Villabella (Winner), Milk & Honey, The Bookcafe
  • Excellence in Customer Service
    • Anoki (Winner), The Durham Ox, Smalls Kitchen, Stable View, The Devonshire, Milk & Honey
  • Best Bar
    • Darley Abbey Wines (Winner), Blacksmith’s Lounge, Suds and Soda
  • Best Pub
    • Exeter Arms (Winner), The Bless, The Hoptimist
  • Best Country Pub / Restaurant
    • The Barley Mow (Bonsall) (Winner), Horse & jockey (Wessington), The Boot (Repton),
  • Best Newcomer
    • The Binary (Winner), Carnivore, Mr Shaw’s
  • Best Overall Experience
    • Anoki (Winner), Kedleston Country House, Yassou
  • Most Family-Friendly
    • Roosters Bar at Morley Hayes (Winner), Annie’s Burger Shack, The Orangery Cafe at Markeaton Park
  • Best International
    • Lorentes Friar Gate (Winner), Let’s taco bout it, Nicco
  • Anniversary Award
    • Dovecote at Morley Hayes (Winner), Darley’s, Bistrot Pierre

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

*All images are copyright of Cactus Images.


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 2023 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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