The Derby Food and Drink Awards 2017 Winners Are...

Derby’s food and drink industry descended on The Roundhouse to celebrate the Ninth Annual Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards.

The evening highlighted Derby’s finest restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes, in categories including Best Newcomer, Best Out of Town, and the highly prestigious Restaurant of the Year.

The award ceremony, organised by Marketing Derby in conjunction with Bondholders the Derby Telegraph, Roundhouse Events and Cactus Images, was hosted by Nick Britten.

With over 5,200 nominations received from the public, the night’s winners reflected the public’s wishes

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.

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, said: “The judges had a difficult, albeit enjoyable, time picking winners. We asked them to take a rounded view, looking for excellence in customer service, with knowledgeable staff who seem to care, appropriate ambience, as well as, of course, an excellent food and drink offer.” 

The Winners are:

Best International – sponsored by Riverlights Derby

Winner - Masala




Best Café – sponsored by Derby College

Winner - Katherine’s Gift and Coffee Bar

Derby Cathedral Cafe

Grand Café Caruso


Best Bar – sponsored by IN Magazine

Winner - The Palfrey

Suds and Soda

The Orange Tree


Best Pub  -sponsored by The Irongate Group

Winner- The Silk Mill Ale and Cider House

The Last Post

The Bell and Castle


Best Newcomer – sponsored by Burnthebook

Winner - Bustler Market

The Posthouse

The Belfry Steakhouse

Best Out of Town – sponsored by the University of Derby

Winner - The Saracens Head, Shirley

Amalfi White, Melbourne

Angelo's, The New Inn, Belper


Best Customer Service – sponsored by Derby Telegraph

Winner - Derby Cathedral Cafe

Grand Café Caruso

Katherine’s Gift and Coffee Bar

The Potting Shed


The Orange Tree

Restaurant of the Year – sponsored by Denby Pottery

Winner - Terroir Bistro




Royal Crown Derby Outstanding Achievement Award

Liv and Sarah Pritchard from Bean Caffe