Mana Cleans up at Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival award winners were announced Tuesday evening celebrating the best of the best in Manchester's Food and Drink scene.

The massive black tie gala that took over the city last night and I imagine there were a few sore heads in almost every restaraunt and bar in town this morning.

In total there were 18 awards up for grabs, including 2 brand new categories: Artisan Drinks Producer of the Year, which celebrates innovation and exciting independent drinks producers and Vegan Offering of the Year.

Mana were the stars of the night not only bringing home Manchester’s first Michelin star in over 4 decades but also winning 4 awards at the Manchester Food and Drinks Festival 2019. The night also celebrated so many other amazing restaurants, bars and other foodies throughout the night.

*Drum Roll* The Winners are… 

 

Restaurant of the Year

Mana 

 

Premium & Fine Dining Venue of the Year

Sponsored by Bookatable

Mana 

Shortlisted:
Hawksmoor – 184-186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WB

Restaurant MCR – 18-22 Bridge Street, Spinningfields, Manchester
Tast – 20-22 King St, Manchester M2 6AG
Umezushi – 4, Mirabel St, Manchester M3 1PJ
Where The Light Gets In – 7 Rostron Brow, Stockport SK1 1JY

Casual Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Manchester Confidential

Sugo Pasta Kitchen 

Shortlisted:
Bundobust – 61 Piccadilly, Manchester M12AG
Canto – Cutting Room Square, Blossom St, Manchester M45DH
Cocktail Beer Ramen + Bun – 101-103 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW
Dishoom – 32 Bridge St, Manchester M33BT

Rudy’s Pizza – Petersfield House, Manchester M25QJ

Newcomer of the Year

Sponsored by Manchester Evening News

Mana 

Shortlisted:
Dishoom – 32 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BT
erst. -9 Murray St, Manchester M4 5BN
Kala Bistro – 55 King Str, Manchester M2 4LQ
Tast – 20-22 King St, Manchester M26AG
The Fisherman’s Table – 103 Church Ln, Marple, Stockport SK6 7AR

Chef of the Year

Sponsored by Stephensons

Simon Martin, Mana 

Shortlisted: 
Sam Buckley – Where The Lights Get In, 7 Rostron Brow, Stockport SK1 1JY
Aiden Byrne – Restaurant MCR, 18 – 22 Bridge Street, Spinningfields, Manchester
Adam Reid – Adam Reid at The French, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
Omar Rodriguez Marrero – Umezushi 4, Mirabel St, Manchester M3 1PJ
Omar Rodriguez Marrero – Umezushi 4, Mirabel St, Manchester M3 1PJ

Pub/Craft Ale Bar of the Year

Sponsored by Camden Town Brewery 

Sandbar 

Shortlisted:
Bunbury’s – 393 Chorley Old Rd, Bolton BL1 6AH
Cask – Cottonfield Wharf, 2 New Union St, New Islington Marina, Ancoats, M46FQ
Reasons To Be Cheerful Café and Real Ale Bar – 228 Fog Lane, Manchester, United Kingdom
The Flying Horse Hotel – 37 Packer St, Rochdale OL16 1NJ
The Magnet – 51 Wellington Rd N, Stockport SK4 1HJ

Bar of the Year

Sponsored by JJ Whitley 

Jane Eyre

Shortlisted:
Cocktail Beer Ramen + Bun – 101-103 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW
Hawksmoor – 184-186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WB
Henry C – 107 Manchester Rd, Manchester M21 9GA
Speak In Code – Jackson’s Row, Manchester M2 5ND
YES – 38 Charles St, Manchester M1 7DB

Neighbourhood Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Bettaveg

Lily’s Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

Shortlisted:
Baratxuri – 1 Smithy St, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 9AT
Porta Tapas – 216 Chapel Street, Salford, Manchester, M3 6BY
The Creameries – 406 Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M21 0SD
The Fisherman’s Table – 103 Church Ln, Marple, Stockport SK6 7AR
The Oystercatcher – 123 Manchester Rd, Manchester M21 9PG

 

Coffee Shop of the Year

By Gorton Monastery 

Pollen Bakery

Shortlisted:
Ezra and Gil – 20 Hilton St, Manchester M1 1FR
Federal Café Bar – 9 Nicholas Croft, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1EY

Siop Shop – 53 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LS
Trove – 5 Murray Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6HS

 

Affordable East Venue of the Year

Sponsored by Roomzzz

Rudy’s Pizza

Shortlisted:
Bundobust – 61 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AG
Lily’s Indian Vegetarian Cuisine – 85 Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 7DY
Siop Shop – 53 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LS
The Spärrows – Unit 3 Mirabel Street, Manchester, M3 1PJ
YES – 38 Charles St, Manchester M1 7DB

Artisan Drinks Producer of the Year

Manchester Gin 

Shortlisted:
Beatnikz Republic Brewing Co – 15 Red Bank, Manchester M4 4HF
Diablesse Rum – Farman & Son, LTD, 8 Cranbourne Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 8AP
Manchester Union Brewery Limited – 96D North Western Street, Ardwick, Manchester, M12 6JL
Steep Soda – 73 Temperance St, Manchester M12 6HU
Track Brewing Co – Unit 5 Sheffield St, Manchester M1 2ND

Food & Drink Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by Lamb and Watt

Unicorn Grocery

Shortlisted:
Lunya – Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BB
HM Pasties – 395 Manchester Rd, Droylsden, Manchester M43 6QF
Out of the Blue – 484 Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M21 9AS
Taste IT – 69 Blackfriars Rd, Salford M3 7DB
Wong Wong Bakery & Café, – Ground Floor, 32 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4LB

Vegan Offering of the Year

Sponsored by R Noone and Son

Amma’s Canteen 

Shortlisted:
Bundobust – 61 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AG

Dishoom – 32 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BT
Evelyn’s Café Bar – 4 Tib St, Manchester M4 1NB
Foodwell – Suite 2, Ground Floor, One New Bailey, Stanley St, Salford M3 5JL
Plant Powered Sundays at GRUB – Mayfield Gatehouse, Baring St, M1 2AD

Foodie Event or Project of Year

Sponsored by Taste of Manchester

Grub

Shortlisted:
Auction Against Hunger – Upper Campfield Market Hall, Barton Street, Manchester M3 4NN
Indy Man Beer Con – Victoria Baths Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, M13 0FE
Festa Italiana – Cathedral Gardens, Manchester
Stockport Foodie Friday – Stockport Market Place, Stockport
SURPLUS! @ Beer Nouveau – 75 N Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY

Front of House Team

Sponsored by Boutinot Wines

Hawksmoor

Shortlisted:
Adam Reid at The French – 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS

Dishoom – 32 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BT
erst. – 9 Murray St, Manchester M4 5BN
Mana – 42 Blossom St, Manchester M4 6BF
Tast – 20-22 King St, Manchester

Street Food Trader of the Year

Grandad’s Sausages
www.grandadssausages.co.uk

Sustainability Award

Sponsored by The Sustainable Restaurant Association

Chancellors Hotels

 

Howard and Ruth Award for Outstanding Achievement

 

Thom Hetherington, Holden Media, NRB Founder

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