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We all love to eat and drink out – and to celebrate our local venues we want to know your favourite restaurants, pubs, cafes and hotels.

The 2013 The East Midlands Food and Drink Awards champions all that is great about the region’s cuisine, recognises excellence within the dining venues and gives a public pat on the back to all those who strive to offer exceptional service.

You can nominate any business or person whether it’s your local fish and chip shop or your favourite place for a pint.

The awards are open to anyone who runs a local business, is a customer or member of staff so what are you waiting for? Nominate and get voting for your favourites for the appropriate category below.

* Best Indian

* Best Oriental

* Best Sunday Lunch/


* Best Tea-Room/Café

* Best Dining Pub

* Best Community Pub

* Best Newcomer

* Best Customer Service

* Best Hotel Meal

* Best Fish & Chips

* Best Regional Product

* Best Family Friendly Venue

You can nominate by email, phone, text or online and full details are included at the bottom of this page.

Once you’ve nominated your favourites, don’t forget to vote to ensure your chosen establishment becomes a category winner for your region.

The regional category winners will be announced at the beginning of October and voting will then reopen, where they will compete against the winners from all our regions (Lindsey; Kesteven; The Wash/Fens; Melton & Rutland).

Details on which towns/villages fall within each area can be found on our dedicated Food and Drink webpage:

The overall East Midlands winners will be announced at our glittering awards ceremony and black-tie dinner at Greetham Valley Hotel on Sunday, November 17.

Email your nomination to Please include the category, name of the establishment or individual followed by the town.

Alternatively, call Linda on 01476 562291 with your nominations. Online, simply visit for further information on how to nominate online. Alternatively you can text your nomination – full details on nomination codes can be found by visiting