#EatOutAwards16 - Shortlist unveiled

12/10/2016 - 09:57
Eat Out is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Eat Out Awards 2016, which celebrate the breadth of the eating out sector in the UK.

Following a record number of entries to this year’s awards, judges shortlisted entrants from pubs, restaurants, grab & go outlets, and other eating out establishments, in 14 categories.

Maria Bracken, editor of Eat Out, said: “The shortlist for the Eat Out Awards has been drawn up and some of the biggest names in the eating out sector have made it through.

"The shortlist includes a great mix of independents, restaurant chains and pubs and we are excited to crown the winner in each category at our awards ceremony on 1st November. Good luck to all of our finalists!”

Judging this year's awards were: Gary McGann, Beyond the Bean; Nicola Knight, Horizons; Anthony Eadon, Wasabi, Anne Pierce, Springboard; Sam Winsor, Lantmannen Unibake; Adam Pearson, Radnor Hills; Paolo Peretti, Vital Ingredient; Kate Nicholls, ALMR; Ylva Johannesson, Sustainable Restaurant Association; Jack Macintyre, Canadean.

The Eat Out Awards 2016 will take place on November 1st at The Gable in Moorgate, London. Book your place now

The full shortlist is:

Best All Day Menu

  • Balans Soho Society Café
  • Highfield (Peach Pubs)
  • KuPP

Best New Brand

  • HOP
  • KuPP
  • Smashburger

Brand of the Year

  • Benugo
  • Coaching Inn Group
  • Koh Thai Tapas

Charity Initiative

  • Galvin at Windows
  • Thaikhun
  • Yummy Pub Co

CSR Award

  • Café Spice Namaste
  • KFC
  • Timberyard

Development Chef

  • Chris Clawson, Burger Craft
  • Sasha Ziverts, The Wright Brothers

Group Operator of the Year

  • ETM Group
  • Instore (Compass Group)
  • Redcomb Pubs

Healthy Eating Award

  • Tossed
  • Vital Ingredient
  • YO! Sushi

Hot Drinks Concept

  • Playground Coffee House, Bristol
  • Wyndham Tea, Cardiff
  • Yumchaa

Independent Operator of the Year

  • Green & Fortune Cafe
  • Kingfisher Fish & Chip Shop
  • Timberyard

Marketing/Social Media

  • TGI Fridays
  • Thaikhun
  • Tossed

Recruitment Campaign

  • Koh Thai Tapas
  • YO! Sushi
  • Yummy Pub Co

Team of the Year

  • Coaching Inn Group
  • The King’s Head, near Winchester
  • Yummy Pub Co

Use of Technology

  • Chop'd
  • Tossed
  • YO! Sushi

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