YEP Says: Why we’re proud of Oliver awards

All the winners take a bow. PIC: Simon Hulme
All the winners take a bow. PIC: Simon Hulme
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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.

Sisters Jane and Lucy Batham at the Tarte and Berry bakery in Farsley, Leeds. Picture: Simon Hulme

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