Stockport’s finest in food and drink have been shortlisted in multiple categories in the Manchester Food and Drink Festival awards 2017.
Rivalling their Manchester city centre contemporaries in the Manchester Food and Drink Festival awards 2017 are two of Stockport’s finest chefs. Sam Buckley from ‘Where the Light Gets In’ and Matt Nutter from ‘The Allotment Vegan Restaurant’, both of whose restaurants are in Stockport market place, have opened the door to recognition in six of the coveted awards:
Restaurant of the Year: Where The Light Gets In
Premium and Fine Dining Venue of the Year: Where The Light Gets In
Newcomer of the Year: Where The Light Gets In
Chef of the Year: Sam Buckley, Where The Light Gets In and Matt Nutter, The Allotment Vegan Restaurant
Best Out of Town Venue of the Year: Where The Light Gets In / The Allotment Vegan Restaurant
Best Vegetarian Offering of the Year: The Allotment Vegan Restaurant
Stockport’s favourite pubs also feature in the nominations and include:
Pub of The Year: The Mounting Stone in Bramhall; Samuel Oldknow in Marple and The Magnet on Wellington Road in Stockport
Food Pub of the Year: The Oddfellows – Moor End Road, Mellor.
Best Food and Drink Retailer of the Year: The Easy Fish Co in Heaton Moor Road, Stockport
In 2016, Stockport’s Heaton Hops won Craft Ale bar of the year and Foodie Friday – Pop up event
Visit foodanddrinkfestival.com/awards to vote for the winners of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards 2017. Voting closes September 27 at 9am.
This year, on the 20th anniversary of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, 20 awards will be presented in 20 different categories.
There are three new awards for 2017 – Best Brewery, Best Vegetarian Offering and Best Sustainable Food and Drink Business – all of which have been added to reflect the growth in the Manchester food and drink scene.
The shortlisted venues have been officially nominated for an award by an MFDF judging panel comprising of the region’s leading food and drink critics and experts. These lists will be posted on the Manchester Food and Drink Festival website ( foodanddrinkfestival.com/awards ) where the public can vote for the category winners. Voting closes on Wednesday September 27 at 9am.
The winners will be decided by a combination of the public vote and scores obtained by mystery site visits from the judging panel, and the results will be announced at a ceremony at The Principal Manchester on Monday, October 9.