Derby Food and Drink Awards

Food & Drink Awards to launch

This Friday sees the launch of the 11th annual Marketing Derby Derby Food & Drink Awards, which shine a light on Derby's food & drink sector, promoting the fantastic hospitality we have on offer here in the city and wider county.

Last year, over 5,000 nominations were received, this year's will open at 5pm on Friday 28th June, and you can cast your vote by visiting the Derby Food & Drink Awards website.

Managing Director of Marketing Derby, John Forkin said "Food and drink is an important sector but a tough one too. We want to celebrate the best and promote customer growth.”

The awards ceremony will take place on Monday 7th October at Bondholder Derby Roundhouse.

Nominations are welcomed from members of the public, business leaders in the city and food and drink establishment owners. The nomination period is open for four weeks and the entries are used to select the three finalists in each category.

Two representatives from each sponsor will judge their category, which involves ‘mystery shopping’ at all three finalists and scoring against defined criteria.

The awards ceremony will be attended by over 400 industry representatives from Derby, including food and drink establishments and business leaders from across the city. To book your ticket, please click here.

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Food and Drink Winners Announced

Derby’s food and drink industry descended on The Roundhouse tonight to celebrate the Ninth Annual Marketing 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 Bondholders the Derby Telegraph, Roundhouse Events and Cactus Images, was hosted by Nick Britten.

With over 5,200 nominations received from the public, the night’s winners reflected the public’s wishes

The finalists were shortlisted from the quality and content of the public nominations, as well as the establishment’s hygiene ratings and TripAdvisor scores. Each establishment will be visited by mystery judges, who will critique them on food, drinks, overall atmosphere and customer service.

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, said: “The judges had a difficult, albeit enjoyable, time picking winners. We asked them to take a rounded view, looking for excellence in customer service, with knowledgeable staff who seem to care, appropriate ambience, as well as, of course, an excellent food and drink offer.” 


Best International – sponsored by Riverlights Derby

Winner - Masala

Lorentes

Anoki

 

Best Café – sponsored by Derby College

Winner - Katherine’s Gift and Coffee Bar

Derby Cathedral Cafe

Grand Café Caruso

 

Best Bar – sponsored by IN Magazine

Winner - The Palfre

Suds and Soda

The Orange Tree

 

Best Pub  -sponsored by The Irongate Group

Winner- The Silk Mill Ale and Cider House

The Last Post

The Bell and Castle

 

Best Newcomer – sponsored by Burnthebook

Winner - Bustler Market

The Posthouse

The Belfry Steakhouse

Best Out of Town – sponsored by the University of Derby

Winner - The Saracens Head, Shirley

Amalfi White, Melbourne

Angelo's, The New Inn, Belper

 

Best Customer Service – sponsored by Derby Telegraph

Winner - Derby Cathedral Cafe

Grand Café Caruso

Katherine’s Gift and Coffee Bar

The Potting Shed

Anoki

The Orange Tree

Restaurant of the Year – sponsored by Denby Pottery

Winner - Terroir Bistro

Iberico

Masa

 

Royal Crown Derby Outstanding Achievement Award

Liv and Sarah Pritchard from Bean Caffe

 


 

 

 

Derby Food and Drink Awards 2017

With over 4,000 nominations received, the Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards are proving more popular than ever. 

The Marketing Derby Food & Drink Awards celebrates the best of Derby's food and drinks scene, paying homage to bars, pubs, restaurants and cafés across a number of categories.

Categories include:

Other sponsors and partners include Royal Crown Derby, Roundhouse Events and Cactus Images.

John Forkin, Marketing Derby Managing Director, 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 a light on the very best that Derby has to offer.”

Voting officially closes on Friday 18th August - make sure you get your votes in!

 

We look forward to being part of Marketing Derby's 2017 Awards and honouring Derby’s great food and drink scene. - Denby Pottery

 

Over the past year Riverlights has welcomed Thyme restaurant, Bustler Market and Gym City, joining Holiday Inn, Premier Inn and Genting Casino in making Riverlights a key leisure destination in the city.  

We are delighted to be sponsoring the awards, which is a great opportunity to recognise the best eateries, restaurants and bars and celebrate altogether the achievements of Derby's food and drink scene.  - Derby Riverlights

 

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Derby Food and Drink Awards – in recognition that a high quality and diverse hospitality industry is a vital part of the local economy and equally impacts the lifestyles of individuals, businesses and visitors alike. - Burnthebook

 

Royal Crown Derby are delighted to sponsor, for the third year running, the Marketing Derby Food & Drinks Awards in providing the Outstanding Achievement presentation plate award in support of recognition to ambassadors who have made a significant impact upon Derby’s food and drink industry. - Royal Crown Derby

 

It is the responsibility of us, as a university, to get involved with great events like the Derby Food and Drink Awards in order to become more engaged with the community and benefit not only ourselves but those that we work and interact with.
 
Plus who can turn down the opportunity to judge some of Derby’s most tantalising and tasty food and drink produced locally! - University of Derby

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 asad.moghal@marketingderby.co.uk.

Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards 2017

The Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards 2017 was officially launched at the Annual Business Event. 

Managing Director of Marketing Derby, John Forkin, welcomed Director of Resources of Bondholder Derby Museums Trust, Mo Suleman, to share his experience of the 2016 awards.

The Coffee House at Derby Museums won Best Cafe at the 2016 awards, and since then has seen their profits double. Mo also reported that the win brought a new clientele to the Museum, who were not aware of it prior to the awards. 

The Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards 2017 will be held at the Roundhouse on the 9th October. Opportunities for sponsorship are now available. 

Derby Food & Drink Awards launched

Marketing Derby is pleased to announce the launch of the eighth annual Derby Food and Drink Awards. The awards celebrate the best restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés Derby and Derbyshire has to offer. 

Taking place at the iconic Roundhouse on Monday 10th October, the Derby Food and Drink Awards offers the people of Derby the chance to recognise their favourite eateries. Last year over 1,600 people nominated for their favourite establishments.

 

There are 8 categories open for nomination, which include:

  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Pub
  • Best Bar
  • Best Out of Town
  • Derby Telegraph Excellence in Customer Service
  • Best Café
  • Best International
  • Restaurant of the Year

The 2016 nomination period officially opens today (Wednesday 20th July). 

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, 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 are proud to co-ordinate these awards to help shine the light on the very best that Derby has to offer.”

Nominations will close on 19th 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 10th October.