There are just 2 days left to vote for Stockport’s finest in the Manchester Food & Drink Awards. Voting closes this Wednesday, 27th September so VOTE HERE now! Good Luck!

Seven Stockport restaurants / pubs have been shortlisted in an amazing nine categories in the Manchester Food Drink Festival Awards 2017.

Stockport Chef de Patrons Sam Buckley from Where The Light Gets In and Matt Nutter from The Allotment Vegan Restaurant are going head-to-head in two categories: for the coveted ‘Chef of the Year’ title and ‘Best Out Of Town Venue of the Year’.

This is a fantastic acknowledgement from their peers for two innovative chefs, both of whom opened their restaurants in the last 12 months.

Where the Light Gets In is shortlisted in five categories n the Manchester Food Drink Festival Awards 2017

Sam’s Where The Light Gets In is also in the running for Restaurant of the Year, Premium & Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. 

The Allotment Vegan Restaurant is also in the final five nominees in a new category this year – Best Vegetarian Offering of the Year.

The Pub of the Year, recognising the finest pubs in the region, focusing on quality and range of ales/beers and atmosphere includes three, very individual Stockport pubs: The Mounting Stone, Bramhall; Samuel Oldknow in Marple; The Magnet on Wellington Road.

Mellor’s The Oddfellows joins four other contenders for Food Pub of Year, recognising the region’s ‘gastro pubs’.

Finally, but definitely not least, The Easy Fish Co is recognised as a potential winner as the Best Food & Drink Retailer of the Year.

Let’s make them all winners – VOTE HERE – voting closes on 27th September.

The awards are the most sought-after and prestigious in the North West, and celebrate the innovative and high quality restaurants, bars and individuals who contribute to the hospitality industry in the area.

This year, the 20th anniversary Manchester Food Drink Festival Awards, 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 & Drink Business, all of which have been added to reflect the growth in these areas and how important they are to the city’s food and drink economy and to consumers. Manchester’s microbrewery scene has become an international tourism attraction, whilst, as the birthplace of vegetarianism, Manchester is also at the heart of the current trend towards a meat free lifestyle. The Best Sustainable Food & Drink Business award is born out of the Festival’s ambition to support and recognize commitment to environmental and ethical food and drink practices – something which is increasingly on the agenda for consumers in the UK, and an area that MFDF are keen to pioneer. In Manchester.

Owned and organised by the Manchester Food Drink Festival (MFDF) the awards will be held at The Principal Manchester on the 9th October, and are recognised by the industry and consumers alike as setting the standard for the food industry across the country.

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

You can only vote once, so make yours count!

Voting closes 27th September at 9am.

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