The 2017 finalists of the Casual Dining Restaurant and Pub awards have been revealed.
Famous brands like Las Iguanas, Pizza Express and La Tasca are among the restaurants, which have made this year’s cut.
The 14 categories cover everything from innovations to menus, new concepts developed by the brands and employee engagement.
Nominees will meet at the Marriot London Grosvenor Square on Wednesday February 22 for an evening of celebration.
Chris Brazier, Casual Dining’s group event director, said: “The casual dining market is thriving, thanks in large part to the fantastic innovations and dedication of operators and the incredible dining experience they offer.
“The Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards is a fantastic way to celebrate their achievements and reward those companies who are making a real difference to the growth of this sector.
“The calibre of entries has been incredible, congratulations and good luck to all our shortlisted finalists.”
Judging the categories is Karen Forrester, CEO of TGI Friday’s, operations director of Nando’s Garry Duncan and many more professionals from the industry.
Find out more about who is shortlisted on the Casual Dining website.