Oliver Awards: annual YEP restaurant industry awards receives record number of nominations

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A very warm welcome to the seventh annual Yorkshire Evening Post Oliver Awards - our biggest ever.

This year we have seen a record number of entries with a staggering 187 individual category nominations from 115 restaurants.

YEP editorial director Jeremy Clifford said: “It’s testament to the great quality and range of restaurants we have in Leeds that we have had so many entries this year. The fact so many people want to support and be part of our awards shows how proud they are of what they are doing day-in, day-out and night-in, night-out.”

The awards are a celebration of the local dining scene. It’s about rewarding restaurants, cafe/bars and gastro pubs and the people who make them successful – their chefs and hardworking staff.”

The awards have now grown to become one of the most important dates on the food and drink calendar in the region. Not only that, they have become an opportunity for teams to get together, celebrate and acknowledge their own work – and for once they do not have to cook.

The Oliver Awards have come to represent great achievement, applauding both hard working individuals and those with great vision, while reminding people of the wider contribution they make to the local economy.

The following pages list all of the category entries; it is clear that despite challenging economic circumstances, the Leeds dining scene is full of life.

The shortlist will be published in January - we wish the best of luck to all who have entered.

See the Yorkshire Evening Post’s special Oliver Awards nominatees supplement, on sale on Thursday November 27.

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