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2022 F&D Awards Categories

Best Eatery

This award has been created specifically to include those eateries, e.g. a café, bistro, deli, or visitor attraction serving food, etc, that really meet the needs of its customers. Does it demonstrate attention to details both in terms of its food offering, atmosphere, information and variety of menu?

Restaurant / Bistro of the Year

The restaurant of the year will offer a fabulous dining experience, everything from ambience to service and most importantly, the food. Are ingredients locally sourced? Is the drinks list local as well as international? Service should be of an extremely high standard and staff will be judged on their knowledge of the menu and wine to complement the dishes.

Pub of the Year

It is awarded to an establishment that offers consistency and excellence. The panel will judge on staff knowledge and service, the overall feel and facilities, as well as use of local breweries. The panel will also be looking for good atmosphere and a friendly welcome.

Excellence in Customer Service

Judges will be looking for an outstanding level of customer service throughout with evidence of continuous staff training and customer feedback processes.

Local Producer of the Year

This award recognises local producers whose passion for Midlothian / East Lothian produce is at the heart of their business. It’s open to all producers who demonstrate a real passion for our food and drink.

Most Innovative New Product

This is awarded to a food / drink producer who can demonstrate a high level of innovation and how this has had a positive impact on their business. Judges will be looking at new flavours, new concepts, all the way to clever packaging and successes in environmental responsibility.

Takeaway of the Year

It is awarded to an establishment who can demonstrate best quality food combine with a fast, efficient and reliable service as well as value for money.

Excellence in Catering and Events

This award recognises companies that have shown exemplary achievements in the catering and events industry and striven to offer the best all round catering, services and experiences to their customers.

Sustainability Award

This award recognises businesses that implement sustainable practices and recognise the importance of their impact on the environment. Judges will look for businesses that have reduced their impact on the environment through a specific initiative or can demonstrate a long-term sustainability improvement.

Closing date for Entry is Friday 29th July 2022. Download 2022 F&D Awards Form

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