2015 Oliver Awards open for nominations

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The Yorkshire Evening Post today proudly launches the Oliver Awards 2015.

The prestigious awards have become a calendar event for the Leeds dining scene and honour the best of the many restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars around the region.

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This is your chance to enter our awards and be in with a chance of taking home one of our glittering accolades.

The awards were established seven years ago - now each year hundreds of businesses enter, hoping to take home one of our sought-after gongs.

Online nominations are now invited for the latest round of awards, and they will be accepted right up until November 21.

The judges’ shortlist will then be announced in the new year and the awards will culminate with a glittering ceremony and dinner at Elland Road, Leeds, on Monday, March 9.

The evening will be hosted by the popular radio presenter Jon Hammond.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE 2015 OLIVER AWARDS

The awards acknowledge the talent behind the most successful dining venues in Leeds across a huge range of categories, from the best cafe/bar to the cream of our fine dining restaurants and everything in between.

There are several specialist categories, inclujding Best Italian and Best Indian restaurant, so there’s no excuse not to enter the awards.

Editorial director of Yorkshire Post Newspapers, Jeremy Clifford said the awards encouraged excellence and were a source of pride for restaurants.

He said: “We are so fortunate to enjoy such a vibrant restaurant and dining sector in Leeds and the wider region.

“Our Oliver Awards are a proud reflection of the quality we experience on a daily basis.

“Since we launched the awards, they have quickly established a fierce reputation and competing for one our accolades is keenly fought.

“So we already know that this year’s awards will attract the very best across every category from around the region.

“We want to see the regulars and the new entrants. Being nominated and winning is widely recognised. So we look forward to celebrating the rich diversity this region has to offer at our awards ceremony.”

Last year, fledgling ventures and stalwarts of the city were honoured, with a string of local heroes taking home awards.

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