2022 Finalists Announced – See full list here

Midland Food Drink & Hospitality Awards 2022 Finalists Announced

After a two year hiatus, the Midlands Food Drink & Hospitality Awards are back with a rousing amount of buzz around this year’s awards.

The number of nominations received across all categories has been phenomenal, showing how much the awards are needed and have been missed.

It has not been easy for the shortlisting judges to select the finalists for this year’s awards. The excitement for the awards has been tremendous and we look forward to celebrating with everyone on Monday 4th July 2022 at The Eastside Rooms, Birmingham, B7 4BL.

A huge thank you to all the sponsors for making it possible to deliver this important event for the Food, Drink & Hospitality sector in the region.

This year’s sponsors are, Alberts Schloss, Bootcamp Media, Elonex, Flying Buffalo, Hollywood Monster, Lets Sanify, Too Good To Go, Touchwood, Stephenson’s and our drinks sponsor is Swallow Drinks.

Voting has also opened, so don’t forget to vote for your favourites by visiting our website via the link below. Good luck to all the finalists.

https://www.mfdhawards.co.uk/vote-now/

#MFDHA22  #TogetherWeCelebrate

Have a look at the finalists for each category below:

1.AFTERNOON TEA ESTABLISHMENT OF THE YEAR

  • Cup A Cha – Stafford
  • Edwardian Tea Rooms (BMAG) – Birmingham
  • Enchanted Tea Room – Leamington Spa
  • Hogarths Hotel – Solihull
  • Park Regis Hotel – Birmingham
  • The Belfry Hotel & Resort – Sutton Coldfield
  • The Ivy – Birmingham
  • Zindiya Streatery & Bar – Birmingham

 

2.BAR/RESTAURANT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

  • Jacob Clarke – Couch Stirchley
  • Jennifer Burton – The Belfry
  • Jordan Stewart – Hotel Du Vin
  • Josh Cox – The World Bar
  • Klara Kopcikova – Vanguard Bars
  • Loic Cretel – Hampton Manor
  • Mizan Rahman – Falcon Hotel
  • Rosa Pericu – Gaucho

3.BOUTIQUE HOTEL OF THE YEAR

  • Brockencote Hall Hotel – Kidderminster
  • Domo Boutique Hotel – Oldbury
  • Hotel Du Vin – Birmingham
  • Hotel Du Vin – Stratford Upon Avon
  • Lace Market Hotel – Nottingham
  • Mallory Court Hotel – Leamington Spa
  • The Falcon Hotel – Bridgnorth
  • The Tawny Hotel – Staffordshire

4.BREWERY/DISTILLERY OF THE YEAR

  • Attic Brew Co. – Birmingham
  • Church Farm Brewery – Warwick
  • Joules Brewery – Shropshire
  • Redsmith Distillery – Nottingham
  • Sommar Brewing Co. – Birmingham
  • Spirit of Birmingham – Birmingham
  • Two Towers Brewery – Birmingham
  • West Midlands Distillery – Rowley Regis

5.CASUAL DINING RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

  • Bonehead – Birmingham
  • Cool River Café – Derbyshire
  • Dick’s Smokehouse – Bromsgrove
  • Original Patty Men – Birmingham
  • Raja Monkey – Birmingham
  • The Meat Shack – Birmingham
  • Tierra – Birmingham
  • Tiger Bites Pig – Birmingham

6.CHEF OF THE YEAR

  • Aaron Darnley – Sky by The Water
  • Andrew Sheridan – About 8
  • Andy Stubbs – Low ‘N’ Slow
  • Becky Powell – BA-HA
  • Ben Taylor – Le Petit Bois
  • Derek Rawlins – Mellow’s Bar & Restaurant
  • Kray Treadwell – 670 Grams
  • Louisa Ellis – Chef Louisa Ellis

7.COCKTAIL BAR OF THE YEAR

  • Couch Stirchley – Birmingham
  • Dhillon’s Spire Bar – Coventry
  • Fox And Chance – Birmingham
  • Green’s Cocktail Lounge – Solihull
  • Ikigai – Birmingham
  • Manhattan 34 – Leicester
  • The Gadabout – Leicester
  • The Pineapple Club – Birmingham

8.DESI BAR & GRILL OF THE YEAR

  • Garden Bar – Wolverhampton
  • Hen And Chicken – Birmingham
  • Island Inn – West Bromwich
  • Kings of Punjab – Birmingham
  • Soho Tavern – Birmingham
  • The Copper Fox Bar & Grill – Birmingham
  • The Covered Wagon – Birmingham
  • The Island Restaurant – Stafford

9.DESSERT PARLOUR OF THE YEAR

  • Gelato Village – Leicester
  • Haute Dolce – Birmingham
  • Iglu Desserts – Wolverhampton
  • LA-POP – Birmingham
  • Little Dessert Shop – Bullring
  • Pirlo’s Dessert Lounge – Birmingham

10.DRINKS MERCHANT/TASTING HOUSE OF THE YEAR

  • Connolly’s Wine Merchants – Birmingham
  • Darley Abbey Wines – Derby
  • Frazier’s Wine Merchant – Solihull
  • Loki Wine – Birmingham
  • Stirchley Wine & Spirits – Birmingham
  • Weavers of Nottingham – Nottingham

11.FINE DINING RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

  • 670 Gram – Birmingham
  • About 8 – Birmingham
  • Docket No.33 – Shropshire
  • Opheem – Birmingham
  • Peel’s Restaurant – Hampton In Arden
  • Purnell’s Restaurant – Birmingham
  • Restaurant Folium – Birmingham
  • Wild Shropshire – Shropshire

12.FOOD/DRINK FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

  • Birmingham Cocktail Weekend – Birmingham
  • Independent Birmingham – Birmingham
  • Lichfield Food Festival – Lichfield
  • Ludlow Food Festival – Shropshire
  • Shrewsbury Food Festival – Shrewsbury
  • The Food & Drink Festival – Nottingham
  • The Seasonal Market – Birmingham

13.GASTRO PUB OF THE YEAR

  • Butlers Arms – Sutton Coldfield
  • Tap & Run – Melton Mowbray
  • The Butchers Social – Solihull
  • The Canal House – Birmingham
  • The Highfield – Birmingham
  • The Physician – Birmingham
  • The Tailors Arms – Nottingham
  • The Village Moseley – Birmingham

14.GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR

  • Andreas Tashos – Genting Hotel
  • Bernadette Scott-Rushfirth – 180 Club
  • Emma Morgan – Malmaison
  • Jonathan Hawkins – Falcon Hotel
  • Levi Bailey – Park Regis
  • Liam Hughes – The Canal House
  • Neil Wyatt – The Mount Hotel
  • Rebecca Giles – Butlers Arms

15.HOTEL OF THE YEAR

  • Coombe Abbey – Coventry
  • Edgbaston Park Hotel – Birmingham
  • Genting Hotel – Solihull
  • Jurys Inn – Birmingham
  • Malmaison – Birmingham
  • Park Regis – Birmingham
  • The Grand Hotel – Birmingham
  • The Mount Hotel – Wolverhampton

16.HOTEL BAR OF THE YEAR

  • 1565 Bar & Terrace – Park Regis Hotel
  • 1900 Bar – The Edgbaston Park Hotel
  • Brabazon Bar – The Belfry Hotel
  • Mirrors Bar – Park Hall Hotel
  • Saint Bar – Lace Market Hotel
  • The Bubble Lounge – Hotel Du Vin
  • The Falcon Bar – The Falcon Hotel

17.INDEPENDENT COFFEE SHOP OF THE YEAR

  • Bora Coffee – Solihull
  • Bumbles Coffee House & Lifestyle – Birmingham
  • Chloe Gourmet – Leicester
  • Damascena – Birmingham
  • Freda’s Deli – Solihull
  • Leicester Coffee House Co. – Leicester
  • Melbourne in Lichfield – Lichfield
  • Pause Birmingham – Birmingham

18.ITALIAN RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

  • Cucina Rustica – Birmingham
  • La Galleria – Birmingham
  • Laghi’s Deli – Birmingham
  • Lucarelli – West Bromwich
  • Moda Italian Restaurant – Nottingham
  • Piccolino – Birmingham
  • Sapore – Birmingham

19.EAST ASIAN RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

  • Chaophraya Thai Restaurant – Birmingham
  • Chung Ying Cantonese – Birmingham
  • Henry Wong – Birmingham
  • Mandarin Restaurant – Nottingham
  • Oko Sushi Restaurant – Birmingham
  • Sushido – Sutton Coldfield
  • Tattu – Birmingham
  • Yakinori -Solihull

20.PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

  • Chickaros – Birmingham
  • Chung Ying Cantonese – Birmingham
  • Cool River Café – Derbyshire
  • Foodie Boys – Birmingham
  • Freda’s Deli – Solihull
  • Leelebek’s Bakes – Warwick
  • Mellow’s Bar & Restaurant – Birmingham
  • Omar Khayam Restaurant – Birmingham
  • Pip’s Hot Sauce – Birmingham
  • The Chubby Brummie – Birmingham
  • The Tap & Run – Nottingham
  • The Two Mugs – Solihull

21.RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

  • Burhan Ahmed – Dine with Burhan Ltd
  • Charlotte Crisp – The Mount Hotel
  • Danielle Pope – Couch Stirchley
  • Emma Tart – Peggy Sue’s Mobile Bar
  • Elliot Brown – Tierra
  • Farah Chaudry – Farah Chaudry
  • Maxwell Allwood – Hampton Manor
  • Monty Stonehewer – Peel’s Restaurant

22.SOUTH ASIAN RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

  • Asha’s – Birmingham
  • Dishoom – Birmingham
  • Namaste Nepalese & Indian Restaurant – Wolverhampton
  • Panache – Sutton Coldfield
  • Raja Monkey – Birmingham
  • Thalio – Bridgnorth
  • Tumeric Gold – Coventry
  • Umami – Birmingham

23.STEAK HOUSE OF THE YEAR

  • Black Iron Restaurant – Leicester
  • Emily’s Steak House – Derby
  • Fazenda – Birmingham
  • Fiesta Del Asado – Birmingham
  • Gaucho – Birmingham
  • Middletons Steak House & Grill – Leicester
  • Pulperia – Birmingham
  • The Forge Black Rock Steakhouse – Derby

24.STREET FOOD OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

  • Beef on the Block – Midlands
  • Bigmouths Kitchen – Birmingham
  • Fat Snags – Birmingham
  • Kitsch Street Food – Birmingham
  • Meat Meets Bun – Midlands
  • Street Chef – Birmingham
  • The Black Sheep Grill – West Midlands
  • Urban Cheesecake – Nuneaton
  • Urban Spice Box – Birmingham

25.TRADITIONAL PUB OF THE YEAR

  • Duke of York – Lichfield
  • Glen Parva Manor – Leicester
  • Rose & Crown – Birmingham
  • The Dog & Partridge – Wolverhampton
  • The Old Crown – Birmingham
  • The Old Joint Stock – Birmingham
  • The Prince of Wales – Moseley
  • White Hart – Birmingham

26.VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

  • BA-HA – Birmingham
  • Cracked Pepper – Sutton Coldfield
  • Healthy Louisa Café Deli – Leicester
  • Land Restaurant – Birmingham
  • Nelly’s Delhi – Wolverhampton
  • 12 Houndsgate – Nottingham
  • Notty Bite Street Food – Birmingham
  • Vedi Food – Derby

27.VENUE OF THE YEAR

  • Aston Villa – Holte Suite – Birmingham
  • Coventry Building Society Arena – Coventry
  • Excellency Midlands – Telford
  • Herbert’s Yard – Birmingham
  • Hockley Social Club – Birmingham
  • Millennium Point – Birmingham
  • The Night Owl – Birmingham
  • Unique Venues Birmingham – Birmingham

 

28.SUSTAINABLE FOOD BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

  • Bumbles Coffee House & Lifestyle – Birmingham
  • Cartwheel Coffee – Nottingham
  • Chapters – Hereford
  • From the Ground Bakery – Birmingham
  • Pensons – Worcestershire
  • Plant Café & Bar – Derby
  • Plant & Pulse – Midlands
  • The Hive Café & Bakery – Birmingham

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