Derby’s Food and Drink Awards 2017 Finalists Announced

Derby’s Food and Drink Awards 2017 Finalists Announced

With over 5,200 nominations received from the public, Marketing Derby is pleased to announce the finalists of the ninth annual Derby Food and Drink Awards.

The finalists were shortlisted from the quality and content of the public nominations, as well as the establishment’s hygiene ratings and TripAdvisor scores. Each establishment will be visited by mystery judges, who will critique them on food, drinks, overall atmosphere and customer service.  The winners will be announced at the ceremony, to be held at The Roundhouse on Monday 9th October.

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, said: “Every year the number of nominations increases, and this year was our most difficult task, in whittling down from over 5,200 nominations into a shortlist. This year’s finalists reflect the diversity and quality of Derby’s food and drink scene.

“The judges will have a difficult, albeit enjoyable, time picking a winner. We have asked them to take a rounded view, looking for excellence in customer service, with knowledgeable staff who seems to care, appropriate ambience, as well as, of course, an excellent food and drink offer.”

Best International
Sponsored by Riverlights Derby
Finalist – Lorentes
Finalist – Anoki
Finalist– Masala 

Best Café 
Sponsored by Derby College
Finalist – Derby Cathedral Cafe
Finalist – Grand Café Caruso
Finalist – Katherine’s Gift and Coffee Bar 

Best Bar
Sponsored by IN Magazine
Finalist – Suds and Soda
Finalist – The Orange Tree
Finalist–  The Palfrey 

Best Pub
Sponsored by The Irongate Group
Finalist – The Last Post
Finalist – The Bell and Castle
Finalist – The Silk Mill Ale and Cider House 

Best Newcomer
Sponsored by Burnthebook
Finalist – The Posthouse
Finalist – The Belfry Steakhouse
Finalist – Bustler Market

Best Out of Town
Sponsored by the University of Derby
Finalist – Amalfi White, Melbourne
Finalist – Angelo’s The New Inn, Milford
Finalist – The Saracens Head, Shirley 

Best Customer Service
Sponsored by Derby Telegraph
Finalist – Grand Café Caruso
Finalist – Katherine’s Gift and Coffee Bar
Finalist – The Potting Shed
Finalist – Anoki
Finalist – Derby Cathedral Cafe
Finalist– The Orange Tree 

Restaurant of the Year
Sponsored by Denby Pottery
Finalist – Iberico
Finalist – Terroir Bistro
Finalist – Masa

Other partners for the event include Royal Crown Derby, Roundhouse Events and Cactus Images.