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2018 Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards - the shortlists

PUBLISHED: 09:05 04 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:48 18 September 2018

Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2018

Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2018


Here it is, the long debated shortlist of those who have impressed us the most this year

Sponsors and suppliers of the 2018 Yorkshire Life Food and Drink AwardsSponsors and suppliers of the 2018 Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards

The Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards are all about recognising quality and innovation in the hospitality industry. And we also hope to 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 love of entertaining, have had as always, a difficult time reaching their decisions. But after months of deliberations and visits 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 continuing steely resolve in what are undoubtedly tricky times.

Our awards celebrations are at Rudding Park, one of Harrogate’s leading hotels on Monday evening, September 17th when we will announce the winners. The celebratory dinner 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 dinner. 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

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. u

Chef Matthew Wilkinson will prepare a special menuChef Matthew Wilkinson will prepare a special menu


RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Spire Elland Hospital

Jöro, Sheffield 0114 299 1539

The Restaurant, Moorcock Inn, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire 01422 832103

Eric’s Restaurant, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 01484 646416

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley, East Yorkshire 01482 881999



Yorebridge House, Bainbridge, Yorkshire Dales 01969 652060

Grassington House, Grassington, Yorkshire Dales 01756 752406

Woodman Inn, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD8 0PX 01484 605778


BAR OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Adia

Porco Rosso, Harrogate 01423 525233

Neighbourhood Restaurant and Bar, Leeds 0113 426 0598

Great Gatsby, Sheffield 0114 273 1050

Don’t Tell the Duke, Wetherby 01937 587897


PUB OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines

Minster Inn Marygate, York 01904 849240

Grey Ox, Hartshead, Wakefield 01274 872845

Craven Arms, Appletreewick, near Skipton 01756 720270



Yorkshire Butter, Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales 01969 667664

Roosters Yankee Original Pale Ale, Roosters Brewing Co. Knaresborough 01423 865959

Longley Farm Fromage Frais, Longley Farm, Holmfirth 01484 684151



The Tetley Bar and Kitchen, Leeds 0113 320 2423

The Balloon Tree, Stamford Bridge, York 01759 373023

Ira B’s, Leeds 0113 230 2200



The Cheeseboard, Harrogate 01423 508837

The Handmade Bakery, Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire 01484 842175

Appleton’s Butchers, York 01904 621392



Laynes Espresso, Leeds 07828 823189

Mrs Atha’s, Leeds 0113 245 5515

North Star Coffee Shop, Leeds Dock, Leeds 07725 144211


NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Spirit of Harrogate

Shoot the Bull, Hull 01482 210253

Matt Healy at The Foundry, Leeds 0113 245 0390

Bad Seed Brewery, Malton, North Yorkshire 01653 695788




Tickets are now available for the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards on Monday, September 17th at Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate for a fabulous evening of food and drink.

For further information please contact

Tickets are £75 each plus VAT. The price includes a fizz and gin reception with canapes plus a four course dinner with wine.


Keep up with the latest announcements on the awards on twitter by checking the #YLFoodAwards hashtag

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