YEP Leeds launches 10th annual ‘Oliver’ restaurant awards

Oliver Awards, at Elland Road Pavilion, Leeds..Winner of the Outstanding Contribution Tommy Banks.. 6th March 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme
Oliver Awards, at Elland Road Pavilion, Leeds..Winner of the Outstanding Contribution Tommy Banks.. 6th March 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme
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It hardly seems like a year has passed since we launched last year’s awards but we’re proud today to announce the 10th annual Yorkshire Evening Post Oliver Awards.

The awards, which take place in March every year, were started by this newspaper with the intention of shining a light on the restaurant industry, to showcase talent and celebrate the professionalism which was at that time beginning to change the way the industry operated.

Over the years, we have consistently banged the drum for the Leeds dining scene.

But the Oliver Awards has also expanded beyond the Leeds border, with a new ‘rural’ category introduced two years ago.

As we launch our awards, we want to hear from you - our readers - about your favourite restaurant and why it should be nominated. Likewise, if you are a restaurateur, you can also nominate yourself.

YEP editor Hannah Thaxter said: “As this is the 10th year of the Oliver’s awards it’s going to be an extra special one for the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Oliver Awards, at Elland Road Pavilion, Leeds...The Winners..6th March 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Oliver Awards, at Elland Road Pavilion, Leeds...The Winners..6th March 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

“Over the years we have seen such a huge shift in dining habits, in restaurant styles and in the range of cuisines - but one thing has remained constant, and that’s the quality of food and the innovation of chefs in Leeds.”

As this is the 10th year of the Oliver’s awards it’s going to be an extra special one for the Yorkshire Evening Post. “Over the years we have seen such a huge shift in dining habits, in restaurant styles and in the range of cuisines - but one thing has remained constant, and that’s the quality of food and the innovation of chefs in Leeds.

YEP editor Hannah Thaxter
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