Ninth Annual Derby Food and Drink Awards Launched

Last night at the 2016 Derby Restaurant of the Year, and Bondholder, Iberico, Marketing Derby officially launched the Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards 2017.

Taking place at the iconic Roundhouse complex on the 9th October, the Derby Food and Drink Awards offers the people of Derby the chance to recognise their favourite eateries. Last year over 2,500 people nominated their favourite establishments.

There are 8 categories open for nomination, which include:

Bondholder Royal Crown Derby will also present the Outstanding Achievement award on the 9th October. The award recognises an individual that has made a significant contribution to Derby's Food and Drink scene.

Other partners for the event include Roundhouse Events and Cactus Images.

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 is proud to co-ordinate these awards to help shine the light on the very best that Derby has to offer.”

Nominations will close on 18th 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 9th October.

There is still opportunity to sponsor the Awards. For more information, please email