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Please Note: All businesses must have been operational for 6 months prior to the awards night. Failure to meet this requirement will result in direct removal of the application.

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Best Michelin Star

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Best Michelin Star

 


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  • Creativity and Quality: Décor / Ambience / Customers
  • Innovative dishes and cooking techniques
  • You must illustrate passion for the city, and how you contribute to it.
  • Show a variety of wines that compliments the cuisine.
  • Must showcase a tasting menu for customers.
  • Reviews of customers from online websites such as TripAdvisor and other online websites

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Best Fine Dining Restaurant

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Best Fine Dining Restaurant

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Being able to demonstrate an exciting menu which stands out from competitors
  • Emphasis on local produce or ingredients
  • Eclectic wine list or innovative drinks menu that compliments cuisine
  • Ratings on Trip advisor and other online websites
  • Décor/ambience
  • Customer Service
  • Extra additional facilities like chef’s table and private dining room, bespoke events like ‘whisky events’ etc

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Best Grastropub

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Best Gastropub

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Being able to demonstrate an exciting menu which stands out from competitors
  • Emphasis on local produce or ingredients
  • Eclectic wine list or innovative drinks menu
  • Ratings on Trip advisor and other online websites
  • Décor/ambience
  • Service standards by front of staff
  • How you add to local economy and local ambience

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Best Curry House

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Best Curry House

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Being able to demonstrate an exciting menu which stands out from competitors
  • Emphasis on local produce or ingredients
  • Show consistent high quality and selection of dishes
  • Ratings on Trip advisor and other online websites
  • Décor/ambience
  • Service standards by front of staff
  • How you add to local economy and local ambience
  • How you elevates the standard of South Asian Cuisine

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Best Buffet Restaurant

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Best Buffet Restaurant

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Being able to demonstrate an exciting menu which stands out from competitors
  • Emphasis on local produce or ingredients
  • Show consistent high quality and selection of dishes
  • Eclectic wine list or innovative drinks menu
  • Ratings on Trip advisor and other online websites
  • Décor/ambience
  • Service standards by front of staff
  • How you add to local economy and local ambience

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Best Oriental Restaurant

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Best Oriental Restaurant

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Being able to demonstrate an exciting menu which stands out from competitors
  • Emphasis on local produce or ingredients
  • Show consistent high quality and selection of dishes
  • Eclectic wine list or innovative drinks menu
  • Ratings on Trip advisor and other online websites
  • Décor/ambience
  • Service standards by front of staff
  • How you add to local economy and local ambience
  • Authenticity and quality of the restaurant, you must showcase that your restaurant has heralded  traditional oriental tastes and style.

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Best Steak House

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Best Steak House

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  • Being able to demonstrate an exciting menu which stands out from competitors
  • Emphasis on local produce or ingredients
  • Show consistent high quality and selection of dishes
  • Eclectic wine list or innovative drinks menu
  • Ratings on Trip advisor and other online websites
  • Décor/ambience
  • Service standards by front of staff
  • How you add to local economy and local ambience

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Best Italian Restaurant

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Best Italian Restaurant

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Being able to demonstrate an exciting menu which stands out from competitors
  • Emphasis on local produce or ingredients
  • Show consistent high quality and selection of dishes
  • Eclectic wine list or innovative drinks menu
  • Ratings on Trip advisor and other online websites
  • Décor/ambience
  • Service standards by front of staff
  • How you add to local economy and local ambience
  • Authenticity and quality of the restaurant, you must showcase that your restaurant has heralded  traditional Italian tastes and style.

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Best Spanish Restaurant

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Best Spanish Restaurant

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria


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  • Being able to demonstrate an exciting menu which stands out from competitors
  • Emphasis on local produce or ingredients
  • Show consistent high quality and selection of dishes
  • Eclectic wine list or innovative drinks menu
  • Ratings on Trip advisor and other online websites
  • Décor/ambience
  • Service standards by front of staff
  • How you add to local economy and local ambience
  • Authenticity and quality of the restaurant, you must showcase that your restaurant has heralded  traditional Spanish tastes and style.

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Best Vegetarian Restaurant

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Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Being able to demonstrate an exciting menu which stands out from competitors
  • Emphasis on local produce or ingredients
  • Show consistent high quality and selection of dishes
  • Eclectic wine list or innovative drinks menu
  • Ratings on Trip advisor and other online websites
  • Décor/ambience
  • Service standards by front of staff
  • How you add to local economy and local ambience
  • Authenticity and quality of the restaurant, you must showcase that your restaurant has heralded  traditional vegetarian tastes

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Best Restaurant (people’s choice)

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Best Restaurant (people’s choice)

The winner of this category will solely be chosen by the votes of the people. Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Being able to demonstrate an exciting menu which stands out from competitors
  • Emphasis on local produce or ingredients
  • Eclectic wine list or innovative drinks menu
  • Ratings/reviews on Trip advisor and other online media
  • Décor/ambience
  • Service standards by front of staff
  • Extra additional facilities like chef’s table and private dining room, bespoke events like ‘whisky events’ etc

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Best Themed Restaurant

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Best Themed Restaurant

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Being able to demonstrate an exciting menu which stands out from competitors
  • Show emphasis on local produce or ingredients
  • You must illustrate how you have been innovative and have an exciting brand, that is cutting edge in its approach.
  • Eclectic wine list or innovative drinks menu
  • Ratings on Trip advisor and other websites
  • Décor/ambience
  • Service standards by front of staff

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Best Chef

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Best Chef

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Flair and skills of the dishes creative momentous dishes

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Best Restaurant Manager

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Best Restaurant Manager

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Best personality, making customers feel valued and encouraging return custom and creates a loyal following

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Best Fast Food Takeway

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Best Fast Food Takeway (public vote)

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Demonstrate an exciting menu which stands out from competitors
  • Emphasis on local produce or ingredients
  • Ratings on Trip advisor and other websites
  • Décor/ambience
  • Customer Service
  • Friendly good value, choice, service and delivery times

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Rising Star

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Rising Star

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Demonstrate an exciting menu which stands out from competitors
  • Emphasis on local produce or ingredients
  • Consistence amongst courses (desserts & starters)
  • Eclectic wine list or innovative drinks menu
  • Ratings on Trip advisor and other websites
  • Décor/ambience
  • Service standards by front of staff
  • You must illustrate how you or how your business has made valid contribution to the food & drink industry as a whole and champions the diversity of the Birmingham food scene.

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Most Popular Street Food / Pop-up

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Most Popular Street Food / Pop-up

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Quality of Food
  • Affordability
  • Customer Service
  • Health & Hygiene
  • Reviews / Social Media presence

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Most Popular Food Festival

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Most Popular Food Festival

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


Minimum Requirements

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  • Footfall and uniqueness of offering
  • Buzz it creates for the city and outside the city

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Best Food / Drink Blogger

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Best Food / Drink Blogger

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


Minimum Requirements

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  • Following & social media presence
  • The range of cuisine show cased on your website
  • Your knowledge of food and restaurants
  • Must post 3 times a month on average.

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Best Cocktail Bar

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Best Cocktail Bar

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


Minimum Requirements

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  • Diverse list of concoctions
  • Top range of quality spirits from around the world
  • A broad price range
  • The flair or a mixologist

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Best Traditional Pub

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Best Traditional Pub

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


Minimum Requirements

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  • Must be a brewery based or a free house
  • Have a quality section of beers and ales
  • Prices
  • Customer satisfaction
  • How valued the regular are.
  • How you best illustrate embodiment of British pubs

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Best Sommelier

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Best Sommelier

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


Minimum Requirements

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  • How broad the Wine List is (variety)
  • Broad price range of the wine list

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Best Hotel Bar

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Best Hotel Bar

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


Minimum Requirements

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  • Customer Service
  • Accessibility / Facilities
  • Quality of drinks
  • How well it balances the service to the locals and hotel residents. Best Drink Merchant
  • How it implements confidentiality of customers

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Best Drinks Merchant

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Best Drinks Merchant

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • How innovative and unique your drinks/products are
  • Producers and distributors
  • How you add value to the drink’s market

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Best Afternoon Tea Establishment

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Best Afternoon Tea Establishment

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


Minimum Requirements

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  • Value / Style and experience
  • Affordability
  • Customer service
  • Accessibility and facilities
  • How unique your establishment is compared to your competitors

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Best Independent Coffee Shop

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Best Independent Coffee Shop

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


Minimum Requirements

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  • Value / Style and experience
  • Affordability
  • Customer service
  • Accessibility and facilities
  • How unique your coffee experience is compared to your competitors

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Best Casino

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Best Casino

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Customer experience
  • Accessibility and Facilities
  • Atmosphere
  • Variety of gambling tables
  • Extra non traditional features (e.g. function room, restaurant, catering for both genders etc)

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Best Hotel

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Best Hotel

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Customer Service
  • Staff
  • Interior Décor,
  • Accesibility and Facilities
  • Concierge / Valet / Marketing

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Best Budget Hotel

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Best Budget Hotel

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Customer Service
  • Staff
  • Interior Décor,
  • Accessibility and Facilities
  • Value
  • Flexibility

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Best General Manager

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Best General Manager

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • How well you make customers feel valued
  • How you encouraging return custom and create a loyal following
  • Ambassador for the hotel group,
  • Customer Service Relations

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Best Venue

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Best Venue

The nominated venue space must primarily be used to events and functions. The judges will consider:


 

  • The capacity of the venue
  • Health & Safety compliance
  • Proven history of corporate fulfillment
  • Range of facilities and services provided for attendees
  • Accessibility
  • The ability to facilitate ancillary add-ons

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Best Spa

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Best Spa

Nominee’s will be judged on the following criteria:


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  • Accessibility / Facilities
  • Affordability
  • Customer Service
  • Products
  • The range and quality of the services you provide

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Sponsors

Media Partners

Venue

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