You're invited to the Food and Drink Awards 2024!

Date: Monday 8th October 2022
Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Register to attend today by clicking the link below.

What to expect?

The Derby Food and Drink Awards is Derby's celebration of all things food. Not only will you be the first to find out who wins, we have put together a fine selection of food and drink traders for you to sample.

To celebrate the 10th Annual Awards there will be an exciting interactive cooking demonstration by our special guest Andrew Smith of Great British Bake Off fame!

This your opportunity to be part of history, register to attend today and make sure you don't miss out on this amazing opportunity.


Key dates for your diary

Nominations close: Friday 17th August

Finalists announced: Friday 24th August

Awards ceremony: Monday 8th October

The Derby Food and Drink Awards 2024 Finalists are...

With over 5,000 nominations received from the public, Marketing Derby is pleased to announce the finalists of the tenth annual Derby Food and Drink Awards.

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. 

The winners will be announced at the ceremony, to be held at The Roundhouse on Monday 8th October.

On the night, Marketing Derby will also present the Royal Crown Derby Outstanding Achievement award to a person that has made an significant contribution to Derby's food and drink scene. 

The Winner of the 'Restaurant of the Year' will win £1,000 worth of Denby tableware.

The finalists are:

Best International – sponsored by Riverlights Derby

  • Lorentes
  • Anoki
  • Masala

Best Café – sponsored by Derby College

  • The Coffee House (Derby Museum)
  • BEAR
  • Milk & Honey

Best Bar – sponsored by Irongate Group

  • Suds and Soda
  • Slug & Lettuce
  • Rowley's

Best Pub - sponsored by Mortgage Advice Bureau

  • The Dog & Moon
  • The Exeter Arms
  • The Last Post

Best Newcomer – sponsored by University of Derby

  • Bear
  • Squashed Tomato
  • Pointsix
  • The Yard

Best Out of Town – sponsored by Smooth Radio

  • Fishermans Rest, Belper
  • Hackwood Farm, Radbourne
  • The Shed, Hilton

Best Customer Service – sponsored by Derby Telegraph

  • Portabello
  • BEAR
  • The Coffee House (Derby Museum)
  • Pointsix
  • Masala
  • Milk & Honey

Restaurant of the Year – sponsored by Denby Pottery

  • The Dovecote
  • Lorentes
  • Terroir Bistro

Most Family Friendly – sponsored by Derby Days Out

  • Buttermilk
  • Masala
  • Pointsix

Meet this years sponsors...

Sponsor a category

Click the image above to download our Sponsorship Opportunities pack for 2023.

The Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards is the city's largest and only celebration of the fierce competition in the city's food and drinks sector - an excellent place for your brand to be seen.

Six categories are available for sponsorship, which includes unrivalled opportunities for brand exposure through months of press coverage, online presence, recognition at the ceremony and a prestigious award presentation to the winners.

With over 9,000 website hits, 7,000 eShot subscribers and 12,000 Twitter followers, you'll be getting your brand seen by a huge audience in Derby.

For full information on sponsorship, please download our sponsorship pack or get in touch with us by calling (01332) 201 860 or by emailing