Restaurant Wars: Manchester Food and Drink Award Nominations Announced

Restaurant Wars in Greater Manchester...
Andrew Nutter is a Mancunian
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Manchester’s food and drink festival is back and that means that it’s fabulous awards are too. The prestigious show of culinary genius in the North West will take place in September after the voting closes to the public.

This year, the battle between Aiden Byrne and Simon Rogan plays on beyond the screens of it’s BBC programme Restaurant Wars.

Both Byrne and Rogan’s executive chef Adam Reid have been nominated for the award of Best Chef, while their respective projects Manchester House and Mr Coopers House and Garden will go head to head for prize of Best Restaurant.

Other hopefuls in the battle for the prestigious Best Restaurant award are 63 Degrees, Aumbry, Australasia, and Nutter’s.

Other awards include the year’s best: newcomer, tea room, pub, bar and restaurant for affordable eating.

Last year’s winner of best bar Gorilla, will this year be usurped by one of six nominations that again include the bars of Rogan and Byrne as well as favourites Kosmonaut and Neighbourhood in Spinningfield’s.

Popular eatery Albert’s Chop House also makes its way into the fray with a nomination for best food pub of the year.

Winners will be decided when the public votes have been cast and combined with the mystery shoppers who will be attending the establishments over the next two months. The awards will take place on September 29.

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Nominations:

Restaurant of the Year

(Last year’s winner: The French at The Midland):

  • 63 Degrees, 20 Church St, Manchester M4 1PN
  • Manchester House, Tower 12, 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ
  • Mr Cooper’s House and Garden by Simon Rogan, The Midland Hotel, Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
  • Aumbry, 2 Church Lane, Manchester, Prestwich M25 1AJ
  • Australasia, 1 Spinningfield Way, Manchester M3 3AP
  • Nutter’s, Edenfield Rd, Rochdale OL12 7TT

Newcomer of the Year

(Last year’s winner: The French at The Midland):

  • Superstore NQ, G18 Smithfield Building, Tib St, M4 1NB
  • Manchester House, Tower 12, 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ
  • Red’s True BBQ, Albert Square, 22 Lloyd St, Manchester M2 5WA
  • Volta, 167 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LN
  • Mr Cooper’s House and Garden by Simon Rogan, The Midland Hotel, Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
  • Salvi’s Cucina, 19 John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6LE

Chef of the Year

(Last year’s winner: Mary-Ellen McTague, Aumbry):

  • Adam Reid, The French, The Midland Hotel, Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
  • Mike Jennings, Grenache, 15 Bridgewater Road, Walkden, Worsley, M28 3JE
  • Aiden Byrne, Manchester House, Tower 12, 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ
  • Eric Moreau, 63 Degrees, 20 Church St, Manchester M4 1PN
  • David Spanner, Australasia, 1 Spinningfield Way, Manchester M3 3AP
  • David Leong, Yuzu, 39 Faulkner St, Manchester M1 4EE

Pub of the Year

(Last year’s winner: Stalybridge Buffet Bar):

  • The Marble Arch Inn, 73 Rochdale Rd, Manchester M4 4HY
  • The Eagle Inn, 18 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW
  • New Oxford, 11 Bexley Square, Salford M3 6DB
  • The Dockyard, Blue Tower, Media City UK, The Quays, Salford M50 2EQ
  • The Magnet, 51 Wellington Rd N, Stockport SK4 1HJ
  • The Rising Sun, 22 Queen Street, Manchester, M2 5HX

Food Pub of the Year

(Last year’s winner: Hearth of the Ram):

  • Eagle and Child, 3 Whalley Rd, Ramsbottom BL0 0DL
  • Albert’s Chop House, Memorial Hall, 14 Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5PF
  • The Wharf, 6 Slate Wharf, Manchester M15 4ST
  • The Red Lion High Lane, 112 Buxton Rd, High Lane, Stockport, SK6 8ED
  • The Parlour, 60 Beech Rd, Manchester M21 9EG
  • Dukes 92, 18 Castle St, Manchester M3 4LZ

Bar of the Year

(Last year’s winner: Gorilla):

  • Manchester House, Tower 12, 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ
  • Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF
  • Mr Cooper’s House and Garden by Simon Rogan, The Midland Hotel, Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
  • Grand Pacific, The Avenue, Spinningfields , Manchester, M3 3AP
  • Revolucion de Cuba, 11 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR
  • Neighbourhood, The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3BT

Coffee Bar or Tea Shop of the Year

(Last year’s winner: Home Sweet Home):

  • Fig and Sparrow, 20 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN
  • North Tea Power, 36 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LA
  • Sugar Junction, 60 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LG
  • Proper Tea, 10 Cateaton St, Manchester M3 1SN
  • Takk, 6 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF
  • Richmond Tea Rooms, 15 Richmond St, Manchester M1 3HZ

Cheap Eats of the Year

(Last year’s winner: Trove):

  • Almost Famous, 2 Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
  • Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn, 100-102 High St, Manchester M4 1HP
  • Tampopo, 16 Albert Square, Manchester. M2 5PF
  • Pita Pit, 3 Piccadilly Pl, Manchester M1 3BG
  • Splendid Sausage Company, Unit C, 11 St James Square, John Dalton Street, M2 6WH
  • Viet Shack, Unit 8 Arndale Market, 49 High St, Manchester M4 3AH

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