8th Annual Derby Food & Drink Awards launched

Marketing Derby is pleased to announce the launch of the eighth annual Derby Food and Drink Awards. The awards celebrate the best restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés Derby and Derbyshire has to offer. 

Taking place at the iconic Roundhouse complex on Monday 10th October, the Derby Food and Drink Awards offers the people of Derby the chance to recognise their favourite eateries. Last year over 1,600 people nominated for their favourite establishments.

There are 8 categories open for nomination, which include:

  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Pub
  • Best Bar
  • Best Out of Town
  • Derby Telegraph Excellence in Customer Service
  • Best Café
  • Best International
  • Restaurant of the Year

The 2016 nomination period officially opens today (Wednesday 20th July). 

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, said: “Each year the Derby Food and Drink Awards go from strength to strength. They are now firmly established in Derby’s awards calendar and are keenly awaited and hotly contested. Marketing Derby are proud to co-ordinate these awards to help shine the light on the very best that Derby has to offer.”

Nominations will close on 19th August after which finalists will be announced for each category. After this, each nominated establishment will be visited by our panel of mystery judges. Judges are looking for a welcoming, comfortable and exceptional experience which makes a delicious contribution to Derby's Food & Drink offer. The Local Authority food hygiene rating will also be taken into account.

The winners will be announced at the prestigious ceremony on the 10th October.