Monday, 8 October 2012

MFDF 2012 Awards - Winners


Congratulations from Hungry Hoss to this year’s Winners and Nominees at the 15th annual Manchester Food & Drink Festival Awards.


Results from the Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony held on October 8th at The Lowry Hotel Manchester.


To read my views on selected winners and nominees, click on the links in bold/blue. 

(* indicates where my votes went.)

CASUAL DINING VENUE OF THE YEAR
Dosa Express *
Teacup WINNER
Linda's Pantry
Barburrito
Easy Fish Co

FOOD PUB OF THE YEAR
The White Hart, Oldham          

Oddfellows, Mellor
The Red Lion, High Lane, Stockport
Shoulder of Mutton, Holcombe Village, Bury WINNER

PUB OF THE YEAR
Port Street Beer House WINNER
The Angel
The Castle *
Salutation
The Kings Arms, Salford
The Magnet, Stockport

CHEF OF THE YEAR
Eric Moreau - 63 Degrees               

Mini Sankar - Sanmini's
Louise Varley - Hideaway

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
The Wharf, Castlefield
63 Degrees          

Oast House

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Yuzu * COMMENDATION
Hideaway
Red Chilli
Aumbry WINNER (Well deserved and congratulations on 57th place at the National Restaurant Awards! Great night / year for the amazing Aumbry!)

BAR OF THE YEAR
Common
Liars Club WINNER
Corridor Bar
Epernay Champagne Bar
Socio Rehab

Australasia * (Voted for as a bar NOT as a food venue.)


BEST FOOD AND DRINK RETAIL OUTLET
Booths, MediaCity WINNER
P.J.Howarth & Son, Urmston
Easy Fish Co, Stockport
Barbakan, Chorlton
Unicorn Grocery, Chorlton * 
Park Lane Bakery, Prestwich


BEST COFFEE BAR OR TEA SHOP
Coffee Fix, Gatley
North Tea Power 
* WINNER
The Art of Tea, Didsbury 
Macaroon by Alison Seagrave, Rochdale
Cornerhouse

WINE RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Reserve, Didsbury
Winos, Oldham
Hanging Ditch * WINNER
Evuna
Turton Wines, Bolton 


FOOD AND DRINK PIONEERS
Almost Famous WINNER
The Yacht Club
Cracking Good Food
Sow the City 

English Rose Bakery 



BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY VENUE 
Croma WINNER

MANCHESTER FOOD HERO AWARD
Almost Famous WINNER

TRULY GOOD FOOD AWARD
Trove Foods WINNER

HOWARD & RUTH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT 
David Fox - Tampopo WINNER



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