THE OLIVER awards are a symbol of all that is good about Leeds and its burgeoning fine-dining scene.
They were launched nine years ago just as the city – and the country – was rocked by a financial downturn.
But Leeds’s restaurants continue to evolve. Anyone who hasn’t been into the middle of the city for even just a few weeks will find new restaurants springing up. The Oliver awards are a great way to shine a light on the people who work so hard behind the scenes in an industry which gives to much to our city and our region.