Nominate your favourite places to eat and drink

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Voting is now open for all categories in the 2013 East Midlands Food and Drink Awards – butthere’s still time to submit your nominations.

Lots of South Holland establishments have been put forward already in the Wash/Fens section.

The category winners in this regional section will then go forward to compete against champions from Lindsey, Kesteven and Melton/Rutland for the overall prizes.

Already nominated are:

Best Community Pub: The Bull Inn, Fleet Hargate; The Bull Inn, Pinchbeck.

Best Dining Pub: The Golden Lion, Moulton Seas End; The Mermaid Inn, Surfleet; The Wheatsheaf, Moulton Chapel; Ye Olde Red Lion, Bicker.

Best Customer Service: Bentley’s Bar and Restaurant, Spalding; Concreation Garden Centre and coffee shop, Swineshead; Crystal Inn, Spalding; Gurkha Oven, Spalding; Indus Indian Restaurant, Spalding; The Mermaid Inn, Surfleet; The Play Barn, Springfields, Spalding; Supreme Inn, Bicker; The Bull Inn, Pinchbeck; Beijing Palace, Gedney.

Best Family Friendly Venue: The Bull Inn, Fleet Hargate; The Play Barn, Springfields, Spalding; Beijing Palace, Gedney.

Best Fish and Chips: Jack’s Fish Bar, Spalding.

Best Hotel Meal: Supreme Inn, Bicker Bar.

Best Indian: Chameli, Holbeach; Spice Cottage, Whaplode; Gurkha Oven, Spalding; Indus Indian Restaurant, Spalding; The Curry Inn, Quadring; Tulip Tandoori Restaurant, Spalding.

Best Oriental: Shanghai Garden, Spalding; Crystal Inn, Spalding; Beijing Palace, Gedney.

Best Newcomer: Gurkha Oven, Spalding; Ye Olde Red Lion, Bicker.

Best Sunday Roast/Lunch: Bentley’s Bar and Restaurant, Spalding; Golden Lion, Moulton Seas End; Supreme Inn, Bicker; The Bull Inn, Fleet Hargate; Tulip Tandoori Restaurant, Spalding; The Bull Inn, Pinchbeck.

Best Tea Room or Cafe: Cafe Moda, Beales Department Store, Spalding; Concreation Garden Centre and coffee shop, Swineshead; The Loft, Spalding; Taylor’s Coffee House, Spalding; The Old Copper Kettle Teashop, Crowland.

One category without votes at the moment is: Best Regional Product.

Votes can be cast by going into the establishment listed or online at: www.east midlandsnewspapers.co.uk/events/food-and-drink/

The awards are open to anyone who runs a local business, is a customer or member of staff.

You can nominate by email, phone, text or online.

The regional category winners will be announced at the end of October and voting will then re-open for the overall winners.

Details on which towns/villages fall within each area can be found at bit.ly./emfdawards

Email your nominations to linda.pritchard@jpress.co.uk Please include the category and name of the establishment, followed by the town or village.

Or you can call her on 01476 562291, nominate online at bit.ly./emfdawards, where there are also details of how to text nominate.