Oliver Awards 2015 making a great start

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Just three weeks after the Yorkshire Evening Post launched the prestigious Oliver Awards, no fewer than 37 restaurants across Leeds and the surrounding area have entered.

If you run a restaurant and you’ve yet to throw your hat into the ring, then you’ve nothing to lose.

There are categories to suit all kinds of restaurants, from fine dining to best newcomer, with other awards for best chef, best service and outstanding contribution.


The awards have become a cornerstone of the Leeds dining scene and winning one is considered a badge of honour for restaurateurs.

Launched seven years ago, the awards attract hundreds of entries each year. Already this year, there are 82 individual category nominations from 37 restaurants.

Online nominations are invited and will be accepted up to and including November 21.

The judges’ shortlist will be announced in the new year and will culminate in a glittering ceremony and dinner at Elland Road, Leeds, on March 9, hosted by presenter Jon Hammond, when the winners will be revealed.

Editorial director of Yorkshire Post Newspapers, Jeremy Clifford, said previously: “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. We look forward to celebrating the rich diversity this region has to offer at our awards ceremony.”

Restaurant owners can nominate their own venues for an award by clicking onto our dedicated Oliver website.

Entering the awards couldn’t be simpler: just click onto: www.jpeventsnorth.co.uk and follow links to the Oliver Awards 2015.

PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Restaurant review: Olive & Feta, Farsley