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Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2018 Award Winners

This year’s 21st Manchester Food and Drink Festival attracted close to 100,000 visitors to the city over 12 days of events, culminating with the Gala Dinner and Awards held at Gorton Monastery on 8 October. This year there were 18 categories honouring the city’s best restaurants, bars and individuals. Here’s the full list of winners:

Restaurant of the Year
Adam Reid at The French, Peter Street, Manchester

Premium and Fine Dining Venue of the Year
Adam Reid at The French, Peter Street, Manchester

Casual Restaurant of the Year
Levanter Fine Foods, 10 Square St, Ramsbottom



Newcomer of the Year
The Creameries, 406 Wilbraham Rd, Manchester

Chef of the Year
Rachel Stockley, Baratxuri, 1 Smithy St, Ramsbottom

Pub/Beer Bar of the Year
Port Street Beer House, 39-41 Port St, Manchester

Bar of The Year
Science and Industry, 49 -51 Thomas Street, Manchester

Out of Town Venue of the Year
Where The Light Gets In, 7 Rostron Brow, Stockport



Coffee Shop/Tea Shop of the Year
Pot Kettle Black, 14, Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester

Affordable Eats Venue of the Year
Mi & Pho, 384 Palatine Rd, Northenden, Wythenshawe, Manchester

Food and Drink Retailer of the Year
Pollen Bakery, Unit 2B, Cotton Field Wharf, 8 New Union Street, Manchester

Vegetarian Offering of the Year
Lily's, 75-83 Oldham Rd, Ashton-under-Lyne

Manchester Brewery of the Year
Marble Brewery, 41 Williamson St, Manchester



Pop Up, Event or Project of the Year
HATCH, Oxford Road, Manchester

Front of House Team of the Year
20 Stories, NO. 1 Spinningfields 1 Hardman Square, Manchester

Street Food Trader of the Year
Oh Mei Dumpling

Best Sustainability Award
The Creameries, 406 Wilbraham Rd, Manchester

The Howard and Ruth Award for Outstanding Achievement
Jeremy Roberts, Living Ventures

Visit the Manchester Food & Drink Festival website