Many luminaries from the Hospitality industry gathered at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium last night to celebrate, reward and highlight the great work done within the city at places where people EAT DRINK and SLEEP.
The inaugural Birmingham Food Drink & Hospitality Awards was held on Monday 6th June at the prestigious sporting arena which is making a name for itself by hosting high profile events.
The event, hosted by celebrity TV personality and proud Brummie, Alison Hammond raced along at a brisk pace and the attendees were fabulously entertained.
The Awards are the first of their kind, including a plethora of categories celebrating everything from the best fine dining restaurants, Indian and Oriental restaurants, most popular street food to best chef, best restaurant manager and best food and drink blogger, to name a few.
Entertainment on the night included dance performances by ‘Desi Nach’ which kept the atmosphere filled with glee as well as the show girls who greeted people on the night with their long, slender feathers.
Our charity partner, Love Brum raised £2000 for Birmingham and District Deaf Children’s Society which was voted by the guests out of three proposed charities.
From the Michelin Star establishment Purnell’s who won two awards on the evening to Pop-Up Street food brand Low ‘N’ Slow, from the independent to the national brand of the people of Birmingham attended with a common goal, to create an atmosphere within the hospitality industry where the city is known for its’ quality and customer service, we can say with great confidence we have done ourselves and the city proud.
Big winners on the night were Edgbaston Boutique Hotel and Hampton Manor both winning three awards and Michelin starred Purnell’s Restaurant winning Best Michelin and Best Chef for Glynn Purnell. A special commendation by the Judge’s went to Cheal’s of Henley.
Birmingham Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards Co-Founder, Anita Chumber alongside Associate Partner, Anita Champaneri, MD of Delicious PR said:
“The delightful community of Birmingham have come together to celebrate the prodigious achievers of peers and colleagues for the awards.
“The huge response has been overwhelming from Birmingham’s finest.
“We are still receiving great feedback and we look forward to the year ahead.
“A big thank you to our main sponsors Pepsi Max and support from Edgbaston Stadium, Pathway Group, Britvic, The Sky Bar, High Line, Hollywood Monster, Mr McQueen, Birmingham City University, Vision Print, Birmingham Updates, RBH and our Ambassadors, Paul Fulford, Headz Up Business, TAG Network, Jas Sansi Photography.
“Also a huge thank you to our Media Partners, Sixtynine Degrees, Swan Publishing, Dine Birmingham and Charity Partner, Love Brum, and supported by Visit Birmingham and Vibrant Networks.
“And a special thank you to our judges, Ahmed Ahmed, Tim Andrews, Conrad Brunton, Paul Fulford and Marverine Cole.
“An enormous thank you to our host of the evening, Alison Hammond who kept us royally entertained throughout the evening.
“And above all, thanks to the people from the city of Birmingham for making this event so inclusive and successful.
“Huge congratulations to the winners. We look forward to seeing you again next year for Birmingham Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards 2017!”
Please find links to pictures of the event below:
The full list of winners of the Birmingham Food Drink and Hospitality Awards 2016 include:
BEST MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANT
BEST FINE DINING RESTAURANT
BEST GASTRO PUB
The High Field
BEST CURRY RESTAURANT
BEST ORIENTAL RESTAURANT
BEST STEAK HOUSE
Fiesta Del Asado
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT
BEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT
The Warehouse Cafe
BEST THEMED RESTAURANT
BEST SPANISH RESTAURANT
BEST RESTAURANT MANAGER
Holly Jackson (Carter’s of Moseley)
MOST POPULAR STREET FOOD
Low ‘N’ Slow
MOST POPULAR FOOD FESTIVAL
Digbeth Dining Club
BEST FOOD AND DRINK BLOGGER
BEST FOOD AND DRINK RISING STAR
James Bowker (The Edgbaston)
BEST COCKTAIL BAR
BEST TRADITIONAL PUB
The Prince of Wales
BEST HOTEL BAR
BEST DRINK MERCHANT
BEST AFTERNOON TEA ESTABLISHMENT
BEST INDEPENDENT COFFEE SHOP
Urban Coffee Company
Corin Ireland (Simpsons Restaurant)
Genting International Casino
BEST GENERAL MANAGER
Tony Elvin (Hotel Du Vin)
PEOPLE’S CHOICE RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Cheal’s of Henley