dine. magazine’s top restaurant awards

Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards 2017 – The awards ceremony, which takes place on March 30 at Kendal College, will feature Michelin-starred chefs, producers and some of the industry’s most respected and best-known figures.

Award categories include Best Newcomer, Rising Star Award and Best Casual Restaurant. The nominations have now been cast, and the judges have until March 30 to make their decisions. Visit Cumbria life for more information.

GQ Food & Drink Awards 2017 – Nominations are now in and results are to be announced on April 25. Award categories include Best Restaurant, Best Bar, Best Chef and Best Restaurateur.

Ten judges, including GQ magazine editor Dylan Jones, will decide the results. A full list of categories and nominees can be found here

Hertfordshire Food and Drink Awards 2017 – Customers have until February 20 to nominate their favourite venues. Voting from the nominations will then take place and will continue until April 24.

Categories include Restaurant of the Year (Independent), Restaurant of the Year (Chain) and Outstanding Service Excellence. Organisers are hoping to boost the number of votes further from its 28,000 last year. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in June. To find out more click here.

Cheshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2017 – Award categories include Cheshire Life Restaurant of the Year, Cheshire Life Family Dining of the Year and Outstanding Customer Service. In its 21st year, the ceremony will showcase the best Cheshire has to offer in food and drink.


The award ceremony will take place at Carden Park Hotel and Spa near Chester on July 10. A full list of categories and more information can be found here

AA Hospitality Awards 2017 – The award ceremony will be held Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, London on September 25. 23 accolades from 11 categories will be awarded to winners, including AA Chef of the Year, AA College Restaurant of the Year and AA Restaurant of the Year. The full list of award categories can be found at: http://www.aahospitalityawards.com/awards/hospitality-awards

Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2017 – Deadline for entries is April 14 and the shortlist will be announced on the June 14. Award categories include Best London Bar, Restaurant or Bar in a retail space and Best Standalone Restaurant.

The event gives attendees the chance to speak to over 3,000 restaurant and hospitality owners. Results will be announced at a ceremony on the September 26 and 27 at ExCel, London. A full list of categories and how to enter can be found at: https://restaurantandbardesignawards.com/2017/schedule.

Cornwall Life Food & Drink Awards – Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in October. Categories for the award ceremony include Best Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year and Customer Service Award.

Cornwall is renowned for its local produce and will be hoping to use this event to showcase it. Nominations for the awards are open from May 19 – August 17. Visit: http://foodawards.cornwalllife.co.uk/faq/ to find out more.

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Hampshire Life Food and Drink Awards – Award categories include Newcomer of the Year, Best Hampshire Menu and Restaurant of the Year.

Nominations are open from June 21 – September 10. In its 10th year, the 2016 awards welcomed more categories than ever before. Hampshire will be hoping this year’s awards are just as special. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in November.


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