Derby’s food and drink industry descended on The Roundhouse tonight to celebrate the sixth annual Derby Food and Drink Awards. The evening highlighted Derby’s finest restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes, in categories including Best Newcomer, Best Out of Town, and the highly prestigious Restaurant of the Year. The award ceremony, organised by Marketing Derby in conjunction with the Derby Telegraph and Roundhouse Events, was hosted by Nick Britten, Managing Director of Another Voice.
Over 1,400 nominations were received, showcasing the strength of the city’s food and drink industry. Marketing Derby’s John Forkin praised the variety in the finalists and winners.
“Each year, the standard gets better. To be a finalist is a tremendous achievement.
“The food and drink sector in Derby goes from strength to strength, reflected in the fact that, of the 21 finalists, excluding the Best Customer Service Award, only three were trading when we launched the Derby Food and Drink Awards five years ago.”
The awards included ‘Best Customer Service’, as voted by the readers of the Derby Telegraph, as well as the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award, which was awarded to Tim Williams of CAMRA for his contribution to the Real Ale industry in Derby.
Photographs courtesy of our valued Bondholder, Cactus Images.