Food & Drink Awards Winners


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

Terroir Bistro.

Best Pub - Sponsored by Mortgage Advice Bureau

The Exeter Arms Derby

Best Out of Town - Sponsored by Smooth Radio East Midlands

Hackwood Farm

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

Buttermilk. Coffee House

Excellence in Customer Service - Sponsored by Derbyshire Live


Outstanding Achievement - Sponsored by Royal Crown Derby

The Palfrey

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.