Manchester Food & Drink Awards 2015: And The Winners Are…

Winners have been announced at a glittering gala dinner at Manchester Cathedral...
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The winners of the 2015 Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards have been announced at a glittering gala dinner and awards ceremony at Manchester Cathedral which brought to a close the 18th Manchester Food and Drink Festival…

The MFDF awards are recognised as the highest profile in the region and they continue to provide a benchmark for excellence in the hospitality industries throughout Greater Manchester.

The judging panel was made up of leading food and drink critics and experts who selected the shortlists. The judges then ‘mystery shopped’ the nominated venues and the scores were then combined with votes from the public cast via the MFDF website.

“2015 has been a fantastic time to stage a food and drink festival and this year’s superb programme of events reflected that,” said Festival director Phil Jones.

“The MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards, as always, is the climax to the Festival, and what a spectacular time to be presenting awards to the food and drink sector here in Greater Manchester. This year’s winners and nominees are a tribute to the extraordinary hospitality industry that continues to grow in size, variety, stature and national reputation, each and every year. Congratulations to all the MFDF shortlisted venues and especially to all the winners – bravo Manchester!”

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And the winners are…

Restaurant of the Year
Sponsored by Caterer.com

SHORTLIST:

Volta – 167 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LN

The French – The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS

Hawksmoor – 186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WB

Iberica – 14-15 The Avenue Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF

Hearth of the Ram – 13 Peel Brow, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 0AA

Mughli – 30 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, Lancashire M14 5TQ

WINNER: The French

Newcomer of the Year
Sponsored by Manchester Evening News

SHORTLIST:

Hawksmoor – 186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WB

Iberica – 14-15 The Avenue Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF

Salut Wines – 11 Cooper Street, Manchester M2 2FW

Brassica – 27 Shaw Road, Heaton Moor, Manchester SK4 4AG

Lupo Caffè Italiano – 142 Chapel Street, Salford M3 6AF

Tariff & Dale – 2 Tariff Street, Manchester

WINNER: Hawksmoor

Chef of the Year
Sponsored by Mint Staffing Solutions

SHORTLIST:
Aiden Byrne, Manchester House, Spinningfields, Manchester.

Abdulla Naseem, Hearth of the Ram, Ramsbottom.

David Leong, Yuzu, China Town, Manchester.

Alex Shaw, Volta, Didsbury.

Mike Jennings, Grenache, Walkden.

David Gale, The Lawn Club, Spinniningfields, Manchester.

WINNER: Alex Shaw

Pub of the Year
Sponsored by Fever Tree

SHORTLIST:
Bakers Vaults – Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES

The Baum – 33-37 Toad Lane, Rochdale, Lancashire OL12 0NU

Wigan Central Bar – 1 Queen Street, Arch No. 1, Wigan WN3 4DY

The Marble Arch – 73 Rochdale Road, Manchester M4 4HY

The Harewood Arms – 2 Market St, Broadbottom, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 6AX

The Clarence, 2 Silver Street, Bury BL9 0EX

WINNER: The Marble Arch

Food Pub of the Year
Sponsored by R Noone and Sons.

SHORTLIST:
The Marble Arch – 73 Rochdale Road, Manchester M4 4HY

The Clarence – 2 Silver Street, Bury BL9 0EX

The Parlour – 60 Beech Road, Manchester M21 9EG

Sam’s Chop House – Back Pool Fold, Manchester M2 1HN

Shoulder of Mutton – Holcombe Village, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 4LZ

The Angel – 6 Angel Street, Manchester, M4 4BQ

WINNER: The Clarence

Bar of the Year
Sponsored by I Love Manchester

SHORTLIST:
Volta –
167 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LN

Hawksmoor – 186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WB

Wine & Wallop – 97 Lapwing Lane, Manchester M20 6UR

Salut Wines – 11 Cooper Street, Manchester M2 2FW

Cane & Grain – 49 -51 Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1NA

Ply – 26 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1DW

WINNER: Ply

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Coffee Bar or Tea Shop of the Year
Sponsored by Taste of Manchester

SHORTLIST:

Pot Kettle Black – 14, Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW

Grindsmith – 231 – 233 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN

North Tea Power – 36 Tib Street, Manchester M4 1LA

Lupo Caffè Italiano – 142 Chapel Street, Salford M3 6AF

Fig & Sparrow – 20 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JA

Tea Hive – 53 Manchester Rd, Chorlton Cum Hardy M21 9PW

WINNER: Lupo Caffè Italiano

Cheap Eats of the Year
Sponsored by Ahoy.

SHORTLIST
Crazy Pedro’s –
55–57 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BQ

Siam Smiles – 48A George Street, City Centre, Manchester M1 4HF

Filthy Cow – 10 Tib Lane, Manchester M2 4JB

Lily’s – 75-83 Oldham Road, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7DF

Jasmine – 569 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M21 8AE

Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn – 100-102 High Street, Manchester M4 1HP

WINNER: Lily’s

Best Food and Drink Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Marston’s Brewery

WINNER: A Taste of Honey

Best Food and Drink Pop Up Event, Club or Project of the Year
Sponsored by Deliveroo.

SHORTLIST

Shebeen

Levenshulme Market

Blackjack Brewtap

Altrincham Market

Moss Cider Project

Real Junk Food Project

WINNER: Altrincham Market

Best Street Food of the Year
Sponsored by Capital FM.

WINNER: Yakumama

MFDF Award for Manchester’s Best Vegetarian Offer
Sponsored by Louder Than War

WINNER: Lotus Restaurant

The Howard and Ruth Award for Outstanding Achievement
Sponsored by Salut Wines

WINNER: R. Noone and Sons

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