Welcome to the 2017 YEP Oliver Awards, which launches today with this special pullout section listing all the nominees.
This year, once again, we have seen an increase in the number of nominations, with over 420 individual category entries.
Over the following pages, you will see all the entrants for our 16 categories, covering everything from fine dining to street food, city centre to rural and British to world cuisine.
Every year, we like to shout about the dining industry talent we have right here in Leeds, a city which now boasts a Michelin Star, thanks to Michael O’Hare’s Man Behind The Curtain, a restaurant we tipped for success a year before he won international acclaim.
Moreover, the restaurant scene in Leeds is ever evolving, with new places opening by the month. It’s something we’re proud to support and we want you to know it. Over the coming months, we will be doing our best to make you more aware of the restaurants which help make Leeds and West Yorkshire as a whole one of the best places to eat out in the country.
We will be talking to chefs and those behind the scenes, in the run up to our shortlist, which will be announced in January. To all those who have entered, we say well done and good luck.