Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2017 Winners

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival has announced the winners of the prestigious Manchester Food and Drink Festival (MFDF) Awards. 

The awards are the culmination of the Festival and celebrate the city’s most innovative and high quality restaurants, bars and individuals. The awards are recognised by the industry and consumers alike as the most prestigious of their kind in the North West, and for setting the standard for the food industry across the region.

The shortlisted venues were officially nominated for an MFDF award by the MFDF judging panel that comprises the region’s leading food and drink critics and experts.

And the winners are…

Restaurant of the Year
sponsored by Caterer.com

Bundobust
61 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AQ

Shortlisted:
Adam Reid at The French – Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS
The Rabbit in the Moon – Cathedral Gardens, Todd St, City Centre, Manchester M4 3BG
Where The Light Gets In – 7 Rostron Brow, Stockport, SK1 1JY
Umezushi – Unit 4, Mirabel Street, Manchester, M3 1PJ
Sugo – 22 Shaws Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QU

 

Premium & Fine Dining Venue of the Year
sponsored by Bookatable

El Gato Negro
52 King St, Manchester M2 4LY

Shortlisted:
Adam Reid at The French – Peter Street, Manchester. M60 2DS
The Rabbit in Moon – Cathedral Gardens, Todd St, City Centre, Manchester M4 3BG
Where The Light Gets In – 7 Rostron Brow, Stockport, SK1 1JY
Umezushi – Unit 4, Mirabel Street, Manchester, M3 1PJ
Hawksmoor – 184-186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WB

 

Casual Restaurant of the Year
sponsored by Boutinot Wines

Baratxuri
1 Smithy St, Ramsbottom, BL0 9AT

Shortlisted:
Bundobust – 61 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AQ
Rudy’s Pizza – 9 Cotton St, Manchester M4 5BF
Sugo – 22 Shaws Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QU
Porta – 50 Greenwood Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, CH1 2HT
Hispi – 1C School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6RD

 

Newcomer of the Year
sponsored by Manchester Evening News

Where The Light Gets In
7 Rostron Brow, Stockport, SK1 1JY

Shortlisted:
Bundobust – 61 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AQ
Hispi – 1C School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6RD
Refuge – Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA
Porta – 50 Greenwood Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, CH1 2HT
The Rabbit in the Moon – Cathedral Gardens, Todd St, City Centre, Manchester M4 3BG

 

Chef of the Year
sponsored by Taste of Manchester.com

Matt Nutter
The Allotment Vegan Restaurant – 6 Vernon St, Stockport SK1 1TY

Shortlisted:
Adam Reid, The French – Peter Street, Manchester. M60 2DS
Sam Buckley, Where The Light Gets In – 7 Rostron Brow, Stockport, SK1 1JY
Luke Cockerill, The Rabbit in the Moon –  Cathedral Gardens, City Centre, Manchester M4 3BG
Richard Sharples, Hispi, 1C School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6RD
Aiden Byrne, Manchester House, 18 – 22 Bridge Street, Spiningfields, Manchester M33BZ

 

Pub of the Year
sponsored by Carlsberg UK

The Marble Arch
73 Rochdale Rd, Manchester M4 4HY

Shortlisted:
Blue Bell – 170 Barlow Road, Manchester Levenshulme M19 3HF
Mounting Stone – 8, Woodford Road, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 2JJ
Samuel Oldknow – 22 Market Street Marple SK6 7AD
The Magnet – 51 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK4 1HJ
The Parlour – 60 Beech Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 9EG

 

Food Pub of the Year
sponsored by R Noone and Sons

The Clarence
2 Silver Street, Bury, BL9 0EX

Shortlisted:
White Hart – 51 Stockport Road, Lydgate, Oldham, OL4 4JJ
Bird at Birtle – 239 Bury and Rochdale Old Rd, Birtle, OL10 4BQ
Marble Arch – 73 Rochdale Rd, Manchester M4 4HY
Hearth of the Ram – Ramsbottom – 13 Peel Brow, Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancashire, BLO OAA
Odd Fellows –- Moor End Road, Mellor, Cheshire, SK6 5PT

 

Bar of the Year
sponsored by Fever Tree

The Refuge
Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA

Shortlisted:
Cottonopolis – 16 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 2AE
Science and Industry – 49 -51 Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1NA
Common – 39-41 Edge St. Northern Quarter, Manchester M41HW
Henry C’s – 107 Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9GA
Salut – 11 Cooper St, Manchester M2 2FW

 

Craft Ale Bar of the Year
sponsored by Capital FM

Port Street Beer House
39-41 Port St, Manchester M1 2EQ

Shortlisted:
Beermoth – 70 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1LG
Pilcrow – Sadlery’s Yard, Hanover Street, M60 0AB
Cloudwater Barrel Store – Arch 13, Sheffield Street, Manchester, M1 2ND
Boc Biere Café – 10 Tib Ln, Manchester M2 4JB
Bundobust – 61 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AQ

 

Out of Town Venue of the Year
sponsored by Manchester Confidential

Baratxuri
1 Smithy St, Ramsbottom, BL0 9AT

Shortlisted:
Hispi – 1C School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6RD
Where The Light Gets In – 7 Rostron Brow, Stockport, SK1 1JY
The Allotment Vegan Restaurant – 6 Vernon Street, Stockport, SK1 1TY
Sugo – 22 Shaws Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1QU
Porta – 50 Greenwood Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, CH1 2HT

 

Coffee Shop/Tea Shop of the Year

Trove
1032 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester. M19 3WX

Shortlisted:
Another Heart to Feed – 77-79 Chapel Street, Manchester, M3 5BZ
Ancoats Coffee – Unit 9, Royal Mills, 17 Redhill Street, Ancoats, M4 5B
AIdle Hands – 32-34 Dale Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1FY
Lupo Caffe Italiano- 6af, 142 Chapel St, Salford M3 6AF
Takk – 6 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF

 

Affordable Eats Venue of the Year
sponsored by Just Eat

Rudy’s Pizza
9 Cotton St, Manchester M4 5BF

Shortlisted:
Lupo Caffe Italiano – 142 Chapel Street, Salford, M3 6AF
Bundobust – 61 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AQ
Pasta Factory – 77 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 4AN
Seoul Kimchi – 275 Upper Brook Street, Manchester, M13 0HR
Fusion Lab – Manchester Arndale Market, M4 3AH

 

Best Food & Drink Retailer

Ancoats General Store
57 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, M4 5AB

Shortlisted:
Pollen – 2 Sheffield Street, Manchester, M1 2ND
Reserve – 176  Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 1LH
Lunya – Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BB
Easy FishCo – 117 Heaton Moor Road, Stockport, SK4 4HY
Epicerie Ludo – 46 Beech Road, Manchester, M21 9EG

 

Best Vegetarian Offering of the Year

The Allotment Vegan Restaurant
6 Vernon Street, Stockport, SK1 1TY

Shortlisted:
Bundobust – 61 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AQ
Vrev – 20-26 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HN
Indian Tiffin Room – First Street, 4RL, 1 First St, Manchester M15
Manchester House – 18-22 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BZ
Sanskruti – 95 Mauldeth Rd, Manchester M14 6SR

 

Manchester Brewery of the Year 

Cloudwater
Units 7-8, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester, M1 2NP

Shortlisted:
Blackjack – 36 Gould Street, Green Quarter, Manchester, M4 4RN
Runaway – Unit 4 Millgate, Dantzic Street, Manchester, M4 4JW
Chorlton Brewing Co –  69 North Western Street, Manchester
Marble – 41 Williamson St, Manchester M4 4JS
Track – 5 Sheffield Street, Manchester, M1 2ND

 

Best Pop Up, Event or Project of the Year

GRUB
www.grubmcr.com

Shortlisted:
Not Just Soup – www.notjustsoupkitchen.co.uk
The Real Junk Food Project – www.realjunkfoodmanchester.co.uk
Scrancoats – www.ancoatsgs.co.uk
Indie Man Beer Con – www.indymanbeercon.co.uk
Makers Market – www.themakersmarket.co.uk

 

Front of House Team
sponsored by The Springboard Charity

Hawksmoor
184-186 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WB

Umezushi – Unit 4, Mirabel Street, Manchester, M3 1PJ
Piccolino – Clarence Street, Manchester, M2 4DW
Albert’s Schloss – 27 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5QR
Tattu – Gartside Street, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB
Iberica – 14-15 The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HF

 

Best Street Food Award

Hip Hop Chip Shop
www.thehiphopchipshop.com

Shortlisted:
Holy Crab – www.twitter.com/HolyCrab_UK
Otto Men – www.twitter.com/the_ottomen
Dim Sum Su – www.dimsumsu.com
Blue Caribou – www.bluecariboucanteen.com
Oh My Glaze – www.ohmyglaze.co.uk

 

The Sustainability Award

Evuna

 

The Howard & Ruth Award for Outstanding Achievement
sponsored by The Principal Manchester

Adelaide Winter and Joel Wilkinson of Trof Group

 

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