Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards 2023: Full list of nominees including restaurants and coffee shops

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The full list has over 110 nominees across various categories

The full list of nominees for the 2023 Manchester Food and Drink awards have been released. Over 110 businesses, professionals and regions have been nominated across 17 categories. 

The shortlist is a showcase of Manchester’s thriving food and drink scene, and represents the wide range of choices people in the city have. Voting is open and you can have your say by visiting the food and drink festivals website

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The Manchester Food and Drink Festival judging panel has compiled the shortlist. Voting closes on November 20 and the awards will be presented ina  ceremony at New Century on Monday January 29 2024. The full list of nominees are below.

Plant based offering of the year

  • Bundobust St James Building, 61-69 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EQ
  • Lily’s Indian Vegetarian Cuisine 85 Oldham Road, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7DF
  • Bahn Ví New Century Kitchen, 34, Hanover Street, Manchester M4 4AH
  • The Walled Gardens Alness Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8HW
  • Maray 14 Brazennose Street, Manchester M2 6LW
  • Speak in Code 7 Jackson's Row, Manchester M2 5ND
  • Flawd Wine 9 Keepers Quay, Manchester M4 6GL
  • The Mekong Cat 47 Lower Hillgate, Stockport SK1 1JQ

Takeaway of the Year

  • Fat Pat’s 88 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GX
  • Ad Maoira 34 Copperas Street, Manchester M4 1BJ
  • Unagi Street Food & Sushi 10 Park Place, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M4 4EY
  • Ciaooo Garlic Bread 93-95 Shudehill, Manchester M4 4AN
  • Wright’s Fish and Chips 86 Cross Street, Manchester M2 4LA
  • Maida Grill House 38 Liverpool Street, Salford M5 4LT
  • Al Madina 76 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 5AL
  • Burgerism 18 West Ashton Street, Salford M50 2XS

Independent drink producer of the year

  • Sureshot Brewing 4 Sheffield Street, Manchester M1 2ND
  • Stockport Gin 19B St Petersgate, Stockport SK1 1EB
  • Cloudwater Brew Co 7-8 Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester M1 2NP
  • Tarsier Spirit Unit A5 Bankfield Trading Estate, Coronation Street, Stockport SK5 7SE
  • Pod Pea Vodka Irlam, Manchester
  • Manchester Union Brewery 96D North Western Street, Manchester M12 6JL
  • Squawk Brewing Co Tonge Street, Manchester M12 6LY
  • Track Unit 18, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester M1 2NP

Independent food producer of the year 

  • Pollen Cotton Field Wharf, 8 New Union Street, Manchester M4 6FQ
  • Great North Pie Co Kampus, Aytoun Street, Manchester M1 3GL
  • La Chouquette 812A Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 6UH
  • Gooey Ducie Street Warehouse, Manchester M1 2TP
  • Yellowhammer 15 Lower Hillgate, Stockport SK1 1JQ
  • The Manchester Smoke House 123 Waterloo Road, Cheetham, Manchester M8 8BT
  • The Flat Baker Unit 2, 23 Radium Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AY
  • Companio Bakery Unit 6 Flint Glass Wharf, 35 Radium Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AD

Foodie Neighbourhood of the Year

  • Levenshulme
  • Stockport
  • Altrincham
  • Urmston
  • Prestwich
  • Monton
  • Sale
  • Stretford

Coffee Shop of the Year 

  • Grapefruit Coffee 2 School Road, Sale M33 7XY
  • Cafe Sanjuan 27 St Petersgate, Manchester SK1 1EB
  • Another Heart to Feed 10 Hilton Street, Manchester M1 1JF
  • Idle Hands Coffee 35 Dale Street, Manchester M1 2HF
  • Bold Street Coffee 53 Cross Street, Manchester M2 4JN
  • Smoak 105 Manchester Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9GA
  • Ancoats Coffee Co 9 Royal Mills, 17 Redhill Street, Manchester M4 5BA
  • Siop Shop 53 Tib Street, Manchester M4 1LS

Food Trader of the Year

  • Baratxuri Exhibition, St George's House, 56 Peter Street, Manchester M2 3NQ
  • Chaat Cart Society, 100 Barbirolli Square, Manchester M2 3BD
  • Triple B 24 Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 0LD
  • Tawny Stores Yellowhammer, 15 Lower Hillgate, Stockport SK1 1JQ
  • Little Sri Lanken Reddish, Stockport
  • Pico’s Taco’s Mackie Mayor, 1 Eagle Street, Manchester M4 5BU
  • Oh Mei Dumplings
  • Fat Pat’s 88 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GX

Affordable Eats Venue of the Year 

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  • Nila’s Burmese Kitchen 386 Third Avenue, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 1JE
  • Great North Pie Co Kampus, Aytoun Street, Manchester M1 3GL
  • Cafe Sanjuan 27 St Petersgate, Manchester SK1 1EB
  • Noodle Alley Basement Level, 56A Faulkner Street, Manchester M1 4FH
  • Tokyo Ramen 55 Church Street, Manchester M4 1PD
  • Lily’s Deli Unit 2C, Henry Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5BA
  • House of Habesha Central Bay, Unit 32, Quayside, Media City, Salford Quays M50 3AG
  • Ornella’s Kitchen 10 Manchester Road, Denton, Manchester M34 3LE

Food and Drink Retailer of the Year

  • Ad Hoc Wines 28 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN
  • Out of the Blue Fishmongers 484 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9AS
  • Littlewoods Butcher 5 School Lane, Heaton Chapel, Stockport SK4 5DE
  • Wandering Palate 191 Monton Road, Eccles, Manchester M30 9PN
  • New Market Dairy 1 Central Way, Altrincham WA14 1SB
  • Petit Paris Deli 10 King Street, Manchester M2 6AG
  • Cork of the North 104 Heaton Moor Road, Stockport SK4 4NZ
  • La Chouquette 812A Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 6UH

Pop Up of Project of the Year 

  • Our Place 
  • Platt Fields Market Garden Platt Fields Park, Platt Fields Market Garden, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6LT
  • Tawny Stores Yellowhammer, 15 Lower Hillgate, Stockport SK1 1JQ
  • SAMPA Blossom Street Social, 51 Blossom Street, Manchester M4 6AJ
  • Little Sri Lankan Reddish, Stockport
  • Suppher
  • Fare Share Units E1-8, New Smithfield Market, Whitworth Street East, Openshaw, Manchester M11 2WJ
  • Micky’s Ply, 26 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1D

Pub or Beer Bar of the Year

  • The Marble Arch 73 Rochdale Road, Manchester M4 4HY
  • Track Brewery Taproom Unit 18, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester M1 2NP
  • The City Arms 46-48 Kennedy Street, Manchester M2 4BQ
  • Runaway Brewery Taproom 9-11 Astley Street, Stockport SK4 1AW
  • Fox & Pine 18 Greaves Street, Oldham OL1 1AD
  • Reddish Ale 14 Broadstone Road, Reddish, Stockport SK5 7AE
  • Station Hop 815 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3BS
  • Heaton Hops 7 School Lane, Stockport SK4 5DE

Bar of the Year 

  • The Jane Eyre One Cutting Room Square, 14 Hood Street, Manchester M4 6WX
  • Linker 64-72 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 2BQ
  • Red Light 4-2 Little David Street, Manchester M1 3GL
  • Sterling Bar 4 Norfolk Street, Manchester M2 1DW
  • Hawksmoor 184 - 186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WD
  • Schofield’s Bar 3 Little Quay Street Sunlight House, Manchester M3 3JZ
  • 10 Tib Lane 10 Tib Lane, Manchester M2 4JB
  • Flawd Wine 9 Keepers Quay, Manchester M4 6GL

Neighbourhood Venue of the Year 

  • Restaurant Örme 218 Church Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 9DX
  • Stretford Canteen 118 Chester Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 9BH
  • OSMA 132 Bury New Road, Prestwich M25 0AA
  • Ornella’s Kitchen 10 Manchester Road, Denton, Manchester M34 3LE
  • The Oystercatcher 123 Manchester Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9PG
  • Yellowhammer 15 Lower Hillgate, Stockport SK1 1JQ
  • Fold Bistro & Bottle Shop 7 Town Street, Marple Bridge, Stockport SK6 5AA
  • The Jane Eyre 60 Beech Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9EG

Great Service Award 

  • Hawksmoor 184 - 186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WD
  • Higher Ground Faulkner House, New York Street, Manchester M1 4DY
  • Schofield’s Bar 3 Little Quay Street Sunlight House, Manchester M3 3JZ
  • Where The Light Gets In 7 Rostron Brow, Stockport SK1 1JY
  • Climat 8th Floor, Blackfriars House, Manchester M3 2JA
  • Wood Manchester Jack Rosenthal Street, First Street, Manchester M15 4RA
  • Sterling Bar 4 Norfolk Street, Manchester M2 1DW
  • Tast Catala 20-22 King Street, Manchester M2 6AG

Newcomer of the Year 

  • Climat 8th Floor, Blackfriars House, Manchester M3 2JA
  • Higher Ground Faulkner House, New York Street, Manchester M1 4DY
  • Restaurant Örme 218 Church Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 9DX
  • Fold Bistro & Bottle Shop 7 Town Street, Marple Bridge, Stockport SK6 5AA
  • The Jane Eyre 60 Beech Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9EG
  • Madre Minshull House, 47 Chorlton Street, Manchester M1 3FY
  • New Century Kitchen 34, Hanover Street, Manchester M4 4AH
  • Stretford Canteen 118 Chester Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 9BH

Chef of the Year 

  • Joseph Otway (Higher Ground)
  • Danielle Heron (OSMA)
  • Luke Richardson (Climat)
  • Julian Pizer (Another Hand)
  • Shaun Moffat (The Edinburgh Castle Pub)
  • Patrick Withington (Erst)
  • Seri Nam (Flawd Wine)
  • Mike Shaw (MUSU)

Restaurant of the Year 

  • Higher Ground Faulkner House, New York Street, Manchester M1 4DY
  • Climat 8th Floor, Blackfriars House, Manchester M3 2JA
  • Another Hand Unit F, 253 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
  • 10 Tib Lane 10 Tib Lane, Manchester M2 4JB
  • OSMA 132 Bury New Road, Pretwich M25 0AA
  • Erst 9 Murray Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6HS
  • The Spärrows 16 Red Bank, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M4 4HF
  • Mana 42 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF

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