The Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards Voting Now Open!

Revitalised, refreshed and raring to go!  Due to an overwhelming demand from the city and county’s restaurants and bars, the hugely successful Nottingham Restaurant Awards returns after an absence of eight years.

The creation of Big Table PR, this is a direct follow-on from the first and original regional food and drink event, The Nottingham Restaurant Awards, which ran from 2003 until 2009.

The launch of the Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards, sponsored by leading digital marketing and web design company, Adtrak, began on 7th September 2017, giving the public the opportunity to have their say by voting for their favourite venues through the official website, www.nrbawards.co.uk.

Once voting concludes on the 6th October, the top 3 venues in each category will be given to independent judging panels which requires food and drink writers, journalists and critics from around the UK to visit the nominees anonymously to be able to deliver the final verdict.

The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony to be hosted by television personality, Mark Durden-Smith, and held at Colwick Hall Hotel on the 31st January 2018.

Chris Robinson, Managing Director of lead sponsors Adtrak, comments “Regardless of our national status, we at Adtrak are keen to support the city and county in whatever way we can.  Supporting such an historically successful event as The Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards is a commitment we’re proud to undertake and with our expertise in digital marketing, this event now has an extraordinary reach which will only be of commercial benefit to all those venues that actively participate – and, as it’s free to be involved, why wouldn’t they?”

There are 11 awards voted for by the public and a further 5 that are ‘industry only’.  Best Young Talent, Front of House AND Back of House require self-entry or recommendation by their own restaurants, or tutors, if applicable.  Application forms for both these awards will be available to download from the website.  Deadline for entries for these two awards is the 29th September 2017.  The cook-off for Best Young Talent, Back of House, will take place at The Adams Restaurant, supported by Nottingham College.

Sat Bains, Nottingham’s only 2 Michelin starred chef, owner/chef of Restaurant Sat Bains and original mentor of the Young Chef of the Year Award said “It’s good to have The Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards back as any event that positively promotes the region and the hospitality industry is good news.  I’ve always supported the nurturing and mentoring of young talent in particular so am keen to see their inclusion in these Awards once again but we all, collectively, need to work hard to ensure that the right skill sets are being taught as a fundamental part of any youngsters’ armoury when coming into the industry.  The talent’s definitely out there.”

Sponsors of the event include local leading businesses proud to support their region and from the industry, leading licensing firm, Poppleston Allen, suppliers Freedom Brewery, Owen Taylor & Sons and Enotria and Coe.

For more information and to cast your vote, visit: nrbawards.co.uk/vote/