2017 Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards - the shortlists
PUBLISHED: 19:07 03 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:26 04 September 2017
Here it is, our much debated shortlist of those who have impressed us the most this time.
Our food and drink awards not only aim to champion innovation and recognise the risk-takers in these tricky economic times (which is practically everyone), but also introduce readers to as wide a range of businesses across the county as possible.
The judges, experts in their own areas of food, drink and hospitality and with a passion for entertaining as I’ve ever known, have had as always, a difficult time reaching their decisions. But after months of deliberations and the search for top quality they have found contenders worthy of honours for their talent, innovation and commitment to their customers.
We’d like to thank too, the readers who took the time and trouble to nominate their favourite places to eat, drink and stay during their leisure time.
There are some very determined people out there who are working tirelessly to maintain Yorkshire’s reputation for the fine food and drink and hospitality. We want to champion their efforts and celebrate their successes with these awards that also acknowledge their steely resolve.
Our awards lunch is at Rudding Park, one of Harrogate’s leading hotels on Monday, September 25th when we will announce the winners. The celebratory lunch is prepared once more by Rudding’s development chef Matthew Wilkinson and his team who are finalising the menu created especially for our guests. There is no shortlist for Chef of the Year, Food Hero of the Year or for the Customer Service Award. These names will also be revealed at our celebration lunch. And of course there will be full coverage of the event in the November issue of Yorkshire Life as well as online including our website yorkshirelife.co.uk.
We hope the food and drink and hospitality industries are encouraged by our celebrations and know that we do support them through good times and bad. I would like to say thank you to our team of judges whose expertise is second to none. We hope to continue to inform, entertain and inspire our readers with events such as our food and drink awards.
Here is the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2017 shortlist, the hashtag for the awards is #YLFoodawards
HOTEL OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY HATFIELDS JAGUAR
Rudding Park @RuddingPark
Rudding Lane, Follifoot, Harrogate, HG3 1JH www.ruddingpark.co.uk
Dakota Deluxe @DakotaDeluxe
8 Russell Street, Leeds, LS1 5RN leeds.dakotahotels.co.uk
The Principal York @PrincipalYork
Station Road, York, YO24 1AA www.phcompany.com/york
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY LUCIA WINE BAR
98 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX www.skoshyork.co.uk
Rafters Restaurant @rafterss11
220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield, S11 7ED www.raftersrestaurant.co.uk
Jöro Restaurant @JoroRestaurant
294 Shalesmoor, Sheffield, S3 8US www.jororestaurant.co.uk
The Fox and Hounds
Goldsborough Lane, Whitby, YO21 3RX
DINING PUB OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY SYKES HOUSE FARM
The Alice Hawthorn Inn @alicehawthorn_
The Green, Nun Monkton, YO26 8EW www.thealicehawthorn.com
Salute at White Swan @saluteleeds
The White Swan, Church Street, Rothwell, West Yorkshire, LS26 0QL www.saluteleeds.co.uk
The Gray Ox @GrayOxHartshead
15 Hartshead Lane, Liversedge, WF15 8AL www.grayoxinn.co.uk
PUB OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY TAYLORS FOOD
Foleys Tap House @Mrfoleys
159 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 5RG www.mrfoleysleeds.co.uk
The George & Dragon @gndhudswell
Hudswell Lane, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6BL www.georgeanddragonhudswell.co.uk
Ye Olde Black Boy @YeOldeBlackBoy
150 High Street, Hull, HU1 1PS yeoldeblackboy.weebly.com
INDEPENDENT RETAILER OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY WENSLEYDALE CHEESE
The Courtyard Dairy @CourtyardDairy
Crows Nest Barn, (The Former Falconry Centre), Austwick, Near Settle, LA2 8AS www.thecourtyarddairy.co.uk
The Jug & Bottle @JugandBottleBub
Old School, 68 Main Street, Bubwith, Selby YO8 6LX www.jugandbottle.co.uk
Campbell’s of Leyburn @Campbells1868
4 Commercial Square, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5BP www.campbellsofleyburn.co.uk
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY RURAL CRAFTS
Mary Jane Pale Ale @Ilkleybrewery
The Ilkley Brewery Company Ltd, The New Brewery, Ashlands Road, Ilkley, LS29 8J www.ilkleybrewery.co.uk
Yorkshire Oak Mayonnaise @YorRapeseedOil
Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, Breckenholme Trading Company Ltd, North Breckenholme Farm, Thixendale, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 9LS www.yorkshirerapeseedoil.co.uk
Mackenzies Smoked Trout @MackenziesSH
Mackenzies Yorkshire Smokehouse, Hardisty Hill, Blubberhouses, North Yorkshire, LS21 2PQ www.yorkshiresmokehouse.co.uk
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY SLINGSBY GIN
580 - 582 Beverley Road, Hull, HU6 7LH www.tapasya.org.uk
Mr Nobody Cocktail Bar & Restaurant @MrNobodyLeeds
163 Lower Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LY www.mrnobody.co.uk
The Rise @TheRise_York
The Grand Hotel & Spa, Station Rise, York YO1 6GD www.theriseyork.co.uk
The Whippet & Pickle @whippetnpickle
14c Town Gate, Holmfirth, HD9 1HA thewhippetandpickle.com
FAMILY DINING OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY AGA
Billy Bob’s Parlour @BillyBobParlour
Calm Slate Farm, Halton East, Bolton Abbey BD23 6EU www.billybobsparlour.com
The Queen o’ t’owd Thatch @theQoTT
101 High Street, South Milford, Leeds, LS25 5AQ www.theqott.com
The Balloon Tree Farmshop and Cafe @theballoontree
Stamford Bridge Road, Gate Helmsley, York, YO41 1NB www.theballoontree.co.uk
COFFEE/TEA SHOP OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY HOSPITALITY ACTION
Bean & Bud @BeanAndBud
14 Commercial Street, Harrogate, HG1 1TY www.beanandbud.co.uk
Dale Head Farm Tea Garden
Dale Head Farm, Rosedale East, Pickering, YO18 8RL www.daleheadfarmteagarden.co.uk
The Courtyard Tearoom
Park Lake, Womersley, DN6 9BH www.thecourtyardwomersley.co.uk
The following categories do not have a shortlist and will be announced on the day.
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD SPONSORED BY HALLGARTEN DRUITT
FOOD HERO OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY ALEVERE
CHEF OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY TOTAL FOODSERVICE
Join us for the Celebrations
Tickets are now available for the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2017 on Monday 25th September at Rudding Park Hotel for a fabulous celebration.
For further details, please email Linda Chase at email@example.com
Tickets are £60 each + Vat.
The price includes a drinks reception, a four-course lunch and wine.
For information about the event visit foodawards.yorkshirelife.co.uk