A PREMIER EVENT AT A PREMIERSHIP VENUE

Wow! Last night at the Villa Park – Holte Suite the the 4thMidlands Food Drink & Hospitality Awards took place in an atmosphere of excitement and high energy.

Going from to strength to strength this high profile Midlands event brought together the great and good, movers & shakers of the food, drink & hospitality industry.  With incredible winners announced, the euphoric atmosphere in the room made it a perfect celebration of the hardworking food, drink & hospitality industry.

 

A June, Monday night has never seen such an electric atmosphere in one place – no Monday blues here, a room full of over 550 people who make the regions food, drink & hospitality industry one of the best in the world and rightly deserved the honour and adulation.

The MFDH awards was again this year headline sponsored by Pepsi Max, with diamond sponsor Swallow Drinks and category sponsors Britvic, Bootcamp Media, Illy, Falcon Insurance, NA Consulting, Hollywood Monster and Adapt Accountancy.

The night kicked off with a stellar reception that welcomed the guests, hosts, judges and sponsors to the beautifully decorated venue at the cricket ground. It was a night full of fun and frolics.

Host Ed James, known for his flamboyance and infectious humour, kept the guests entertained. They brought a sense of cabaret, zest and fun to the night that kept everything up and lively.

Live music & performance was provided by Birmingham’s most wanted entertainment collective, Aston Performing Arts Academy, who had the room up and dancing with their amazing and energetic performance.


The Town Hall Gospel Choir started the evening entertainment with their rendition of Bob Dylan’s songs in gospel style.

Drinks were aplenty and the tantalizing food was provided by Mahir’s Experience.  The delectable cuisine was perfectly fitting for a night celebrating the very best in food, drink & hospitality

Needless to say, when it came to the winners, the level of excitement and tension was palpable. Some of the most coveted awards and winners of the night included Best Fine Dining Restaurant which went to The Boat Inn, Best Steak House which was awarded to the Gaucho and Best Chef which was picked up by Liam Dillon of The Boat Inn. The crowd moved to the after party after the awards was over, which saw yet more fun, laughs and partying with music provided by DJ Dan Kelly

Next year’s MFDH awards is already being planned and looks set to be even bigger, better and brighter. Look forward to seeing you next year!

#MFDHA19

For images from the night, see the links below.  More will be released in the coming days!

Picy by Mr Ladd Media – https://www.flickr.com/photos/socialframes/albums/72157709241304551

Pics by Jas Sansi – https://www.flickr.com/photos/jassansi/albums/72157709244210753

 

FULL LIST OF WINNERS:

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year

The Boat InnLichfield

 

Gastro Pub of the Year

The Broom TavernAlcester

 

South Asian Restaurant of the Year

Asha’sBirmingham

 

Oriental Restaurant of the Year

Chung Ying CantoneseBirmingham

 

Steak House of the Year

GauchoBirmingham

 

Italian Restaurant of the Year

Laghi’s DeliBirmingham

 

Hispanic Restaurant of the Year

Bar IbericoNottingham

 

Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant of the Year

No.12 HoundsgateNottingham

 

Casual Dining Establishment of the Year

The Butlers ArmsSutton Coldfield

 

Desi Bar & Grill of the Year

The New Soho TavernBirmingham

 

Dessert Parlour of the Year

Gelato VillageLeicester

 

People’s Choice Award

Chung Ying CantoneseBirmingham

 

Venue Design of the Year

Sky by the WaterBirmingham

 

Chef of the Year

Liam Dillon (The Boat Inn)Lichfield

 

Bar/Restaurant Manager of the Year

Tommy Matthews (The Edgbaston)Birmingham

 

Rising Star of the Year

Katie Rouse (Crushed & Cubed)Birmingham

 

Street Food Vendor of the Year

Buddha BellyBirmingham

 

Food/Drink Festival/Operator of the Year

Digbeth Dining ClubBirmingham

 

Food/Drink Blogger of the Year

Bite Your BrumBirmingham

 

Best Insta of the Year 

The Fat Foodie UKBirmingham

 

Cocktail Bar of the Year

The EdgbastonBirmingham

 

Traditional Pub of the Year

The Old CrownDigbeth, Birmingham

 

Sommelier of the Year

Stefan LiperowskiHotel Du Vin

 

Hotel Bar of the Year

The Bubble Lounge (HDV)Birmingham

 

Drinks Merchant/Tasting House of the Year

Loki WinesBirmingham

 

Afternoon Tea Establishment of the Year

The EdgbastonBirmingham

 

Independent Coffee Shop of the Year

DamascenaBirmingham

 

Brewery/Distillery of the Year

Cotswolds DistilleryStourton

 

Hotel of the Year

The Mount Hotel Country ManorWolverhampton

 

Boutique Hotel of the Year

Hotel Du VinStratford upon Avon

 

General Manager of the Year

Jayne O’Malley (The Edgbaston)Birmingham

 

Venue of the Year

Coombe AbbeyCoventry

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