MFDH Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced!

We are delighted to announce the shortlist of potential winners for the upcoming Midlands Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards 2018!

Those shortlisted have shown incredible and outstanding services to the food, drink and hospitality industry, whether they be individuals or restaurants, bars, hotels and other establishments. The purpose of the MFDH Awards is to recognise and reward the very best of food, drink and hospitality establishments in the Midlands and help bring the spotlight to this booming and essential industry.

We have been completely inundated with submissions from all over the region from those eager to get their hands on an award, and have now narrowed down our list of finalists in their respective categories.

Voting is now open for the Midlands Food Drinks & Hospitality Awards 2018.  You can place your vote online at http://www.mfdhawards.co.uk/vote-now.

The MFDH awards will take place on Monday 25th June 2018 at the Edgbaston Stadium.

Good luck to all those taking part!

 

SHORTLIST

1. BEST FINE DINING RESTAURANT:

  • Aria Restaurant Hyatt Regency – Birmingham
  • Cheals of Henley – Henley in Arden
  • Five Rivers A La Carte – Walsall
  • Harborne Kitchen – Birmingham
  • Memsaab – Nottingham
  • Morley Hayes (Dovecote Restaurant) – Derby
  • North Bar & Kitchen – Leicester
  • Pushkar – Birmingham
  • Varanasi – Birmingham
  • Waters – Birmingham

2. BEST GASTRO PUB:

  • Fletchers Bar & Eatery – Birmingham
  • The Bluebell – Henley in Arden
  • The New Soho Tavern – Birmingham
  • The Royal Oak – Evesham
  • Saxon Mill – Warwick

3. BEST CURRY HOUSE:

  • Anju’s Indian Restaurant – Wolverhampton
  • Anoki Restaurant – Derby
  • Asha’s – Birmingham
  • Indioz – Birmingham
  • Kings Indian Dining – Birmingham
  • Mezbaan – Birmingham
  • Millennium Balti – Leamington Spa
  • The New Soho Tavern – Birmingham
  • Tumeric Gold – Coventry
  • Umami – Birmingham

4. BEST ORIENTAL HOUSE:

  • Sabai Sabai – Birmingham
  • Tarn Thai – Nottingham
  • Thai Grand – Loughborough
  • The Mandarin Chinese – Nottingham
  • Zen Metro – Birmingham

5. BEST STEAK HOUSE:

  • Anderson’s Bar & Grill – Birmingham
  • Black Iron – Leicester
  • Hickory’s Smokehouse – Coventry
  • The BookShop – Hereford

6. BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT:

  • Dough & Brew – Warwick
  • Gusto Mere Green – Birmingham
  • Ristorante Veneziano – Birmingham
  • San Carlo – Birmingham
  • Sapori Restaurant & Bar – Leicester

7. BEST SPANISH RESTAURANT:

  • Amantia – Birmingham
  • Barceloneta – Leicester
  • Byzantium – Birmingham
  • El Borracho De Oro – Birmingham
  • Lorentes Tapas Bar – Derby

8. BEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT:

  • 1847 Birmingham – Birmingham
  • Natural Eatery – Birmingham
  • No12 Houndsgate – Nottingham
  • Surti Foods -Walsall
  • The Mayor’s Cafe – Bedworth

9. PEOPLE’S CHOICE:

  • Becketts Farm – Birmingham
  • Cherry Reds – Birmingham
  • Indico Indian Street Kitchen & Bar – Birmingham
  • The Canal House – Birmingham
  • The Flapper – Birmingham
  • The Indian Streatery – Birmingham

10. BEST THEMED RESTAURANT:

  • Al-Bader Restaurant – Birmingham
  • Bodega Bar & Cantina – Bimingham
  • Tamatanga – Birmingham
  • The Canal House – Birmingham
  • The Cosy Club – Leicester

11. BEST CHEF:

  • Aktar Islam – Birmingham
  • Andrea Scarpati (Sapori Restaurant) – Leicester
  • Andy Waters (Waters) – Birmingam
  • Daksha Parekh (Surti Foods) – Walsall
  • Liam Dillon (The Boatinn)– Lichfield
  • Sat Bains (Sat Bains Restaurant)– Nottingham
  • Thawatchai Dangsuth (Sabai Sabai) – Birmingham

12. BEST FOOD PRODUCER:

  • Cariad Cakes – Shropshire
  • Cleone Foods – Birmingham
  • East End Foods – Birmingham
  • Food Trade International Limited – Birmingham
  • Springfield Kitchen – Warwickshire

13. BEST RESTAURANT MANAGER:

  • Evita Lāma (Jurys Inn) – Birmingham
  • Luke Parsons (Hampton Manor) – Henley In Arden
  • Lynn Foulkes (Three Church Road) – Birmingham
  • Matthew Kinnes (Gusto Mere Green) – Birmingham
  • Shaun Dunlop (Adams) – Birmingham

14. RISING STAR:

  • Andy Lawn (Deliveroo) – Birmingham
  • Fatima Khan (Baked by Neelu) – Leicester
  • Jessica Leo (Gusto Mere Green) – Birmingham
  • Leo Kattu (Simpsons) – Birmingham
  • Monty Stonehewer (Hampton Manor) – Birmingham
  • Shahin Jahantab (Sabai Sabai) – Birmingham
  • Tommy Matthews (The Edgbaston) – Birmingham

15. MOST POPULAR STREET FOOD / POP UP:

  • Baked in Brick – Birmingham
  • Flying Cows – Birmingham
  • Indico Indian Street Kitchen & Bar – Birmingham
  • Mister V Street Food – Leamington Spa
  • Street Chef – Birmingham

16. MOST POPULAR FOOD FESTIVAL:

  • Colmore Food Festival – Birmingham
  • East Midlands Food Festival – Melton Mowbray
  • Hereford Indie Food Festival – Hereford
  • Lichfield Food Festival – Lichfield
  • Stone Food & Drink Festival – Staffordshire

17. BEST FOOD / DRINK BLOGGER:

  • Bite Your Brum – Birmingham
  • Brum and Beyond – Birmingham
  • Caramel Latte Kiss – Birmingham
  • Eat with Ellen – Birmingham
  • Meat & One Veg – Birmingham

18. BEST COCKTAIL BAR:

  • 400 Rabbits – Nottingham
  • Aluna – Birmingham
  • The Alchmist – Birmingham
  • The Edgbaston – Birmingham
  • The Vanguard – Birmingham

19. BEST TRADITIONAL PUB:

  • The Bulls Head – Birmingham
  • The Cape of Good Hope – Warwick
  • The Gunmakers Arms – Birmingham
  • The Lych Gate Tavern – Wolverhampton
  • The Old Crown – Birmingham

20. BEST SOMMELIER:

  • Dominique Baduel (Hambleton Hall) – Rutland
  • Laurent Richet (Sat Bains) – Nottingham
  • Melissa Tofani (Simpsons) – Birmingham
  • Molly Aston (HDV Birmingham) – Birmingham
  • Sonal Clare (Purnells) – Birmingham

21. BEST HOTEL BAR:

  • Blakes (Westmead Hotel) – Birmingham
  • Jurys Inn – Birmingham
  • Rooftop Bar (Maiyango Hotel) – Leicester
  • The Bubble Lounge (HDV Birmingham) – Birmingham
  • The Gentleman & Scholar (Hyatt Regency) – Birmingham

22. BEST DRINKS MERCHANT:

  • 23 Wine & Whiskey – Leicester
  • Connolly’s Wine – Birmingham
  • Duncan Murray Wines – Market Harborough
  • Stirchley Wines & Spirits – Birmingham
  • Wine Lord – Birmingham

23. BEST AFTERNOON TEA:

  • Aria Restaurant (Hyatt Regency) – Birmingham
  • Charlies’ At the Old Mill Tearooms – Shropshire
  • Hogarths Hotel – Solihull
  • Ivy’s Vintage Tea Room – Lutterworth
  • Whitmore Tea Rooms – Staffordshire

24. BEST INDEPENDENT COFFEE SHOP:

  • 200 Degrees – Birmingham
  • Hackwood Farm – Derby
  • Melbourne In Lichfield – Lichfield
  • Six Eight Kafe – Birmingham
  • Urban Emporiums – Birmingham

25. BEST BREWERY:

  • Birmingham Brewing Company – Birmingham
  • Burning Soul – Birmingham
  • Joule’s Brewery – Market Drayton
  • Rock and Roll Brewhouse – Birmingham
  • Sadler’s Ales – Stourbridge
  • Twisted Barrel Ale – Coventry
  • Two Towers Brewery – Birmingham

26. BEST APPRENTICESHIP EMPLOYER:

  • Colwick Hall – Nottingham
  • Harvester UK – Birmingham
  • Hilton Birmingham Metropole – Birmingham
  • Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport – Birmingham
  • Marston PLC – Wolverhampton

27. BEST HOTEL:

  • Radisson Blu – Birmingham
  • Ramada Park Hall Hotel – Wolverhampton
  • Stapleford Park – Melton Mowbray
  • The Mount Hotel – Wolverhampton
  • The Genting Hotel – Birmingham

28. BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL:

  • Brockencote Hall – Worcestershire
  • Hotel Du Vin – Birmingham
  • The Belmont – Leicester
  • The Edgbaston – Birmingham
  • The High Field Town House – Birmingham

29.BEST GENERAL MANAGER:

  • Craig James Newman (Hampton Manor) – Henley In Arden
  • Elizabeth Payne (Kilworth House) – South Leicestershire
  • Mukesh Kumar (The Belfry) – Birmingham
  • Jaime Moss (Tom’s Kitchen) – Birmingham
  • Rachel Davies (Jurys Inn) – Birmingham

30. BEST VENUE:

  • Birmingham Museum – Birmingham
  • Dallas Burston Polo Club – Warwickshire
  • Molineux Stadium – Wolverhampton
  • St Johns Hotel – Solihull
  • Villa Park Stadium – Birmingham

31. BEST SPA:

  • Amala Spa (Hyatt Regency) – Birmingham
  • Eden Hall Day Spa – Nottingham
  • Forest of Arden (Marriot Hotel) – Warwickshire
  • Hotel Du Vin Spa – Birmingham
  • Medizen – Birmingham

32. BEST FAST  FOOD TAKEAWAY/CASUAL DINING:

  • Burger Shop – Worcester
  • Devon House – Birmingham
  • Jimbos – Nottingham
  • Maison Mayci – Birmingham
  • Perios Grill – Birmingham

33. BEST MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANT:

  • Adams Restaurant
  • Carters of Moseley
  • Purnell’s
  • Sat Bains Restaurant
  • Simpsons

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