Last night (October 8th), Derby's iconic Roundhouse played host to the tenth annual Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards.
Hosted by Nick Britten, the Awards brought together 300 delegates and customers from establishments across Derby's thriving food and drink scene.
With the highest ever nominations received, of over 4,000, the nominees were then whittled down to the lucky finalists who were visited by the mystery judges. Judges also had the memorable task of announcing the winner and handing over the award at the event.
There was a special guest appearance from Derby resident and ex-Great British Bake Off finalist Andrew Smyth, who gave a talk on some behind-the-scenes Bake Off secrets.
The event also saw the launch of a new Bondholder recipe book called Ten: A recipe for success, produced in collaboration with Bondholder AVIT' Media and Once Upon a Fork.
Here is the full list last nights winners:
Restaurant of the Year - Sponsored by Denby Pottery
Best Pub - Sponsored by Mortgage Advice Bureau
The Exeter Arms Derby
Best Out of Town - Sponsored by Smooth Radio East Midlands
Best Cafe - Sponsored by Derby College
Best International - Sponsored by Derby Riverlights
Best Newcomer - Sponsored by University of Derby
The Squashed Tomato
Best Bar - Sponsored by Irongate Group
Suds & Soda
Most Family Friendly - Sponsored by Derbydaysout.co.uk
Buttermilk. Coffee House
Excellence in Customer Service - Sponsored by Derbyshire Live
Outstanding Achievement - Sponsored by Royal Crown Derby
Marketing Derby would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists and thank all who were involved in the Derby Food and Drink Awards.
Special thanks to Cactus Images for the night’s photography.