Sheffield’s top young chef, finest restaurants and best bartender were crowned winners at the Eat Sheffield awards last night.
The awards - part of the Eat Sheffield project at Sheffield Business School in Sheffield Hallam University - champions, supports and promotes the local food industry.
New categories this year include best community food project, food event and bartender of the year.
Thousands of people voted for their favourites to make it into the finalists in many of the sectors, although some were judged. Winners, announced at a bustling ceremony on Monday night, were:
The retail award, multi-format - Beeches of Walkley
The retail award, single format - Our Cow Molly, Dungworth
Café, unlicensed - Old Glasshouse, Loxley
Café, licensed - Tamper: Sellers Wheel in the city centre
Traditional pub serving food - The Broadfield, Heeley
Top Asian restaurant - Sakushi, city centre
Top Mediterranean - Nonna’s, Ecclesall Road
Top Modern British - Silversmiths, city centre
Top ‘rest of the world’ restaurant - Street Food Chef, city centre
Event of the year - PJ Taste for Friends of the Botanical Gardens’ 30th anniversary event and Showroom Cinemas for its vegetarian evenings
Newcomer of the year - Smoke BBQ, city centre
Community food project - Share at Parson Cross
Young chef of the year - Ailidh-Jane Carr, Cross Scythes Hotel, Totley
Bartender of the year - Adam Clark, formerly of the Red Deer and of new venture Urban Quarter
See tomorrow’s Star for more on the awards.