The North-West region took the lion's share of the 2008 Northern Hospitality Awards at Manchester's five-star Lowry hotel last night.
Six of the nine awards went to operators west of the Pennines including best restaurant (Liverpool's London Carriage Works), best chef (Lisa Allen at Lancashire's Northcote Manor) and the Lowry itself picked up best hotel.
Flying the flag for Yorkshire was the Shoulder of Mutton in Kirkby Overblow, North Yorkshire, which picked up best pub while the Pipe & Glass Inn in East Yorkshire won best newcomer.
Last night was the third Northern Hospitality Awards. Previous winners include Rudding Park hotel in Harrogate and Anthony's restaurant in Leeds.
The winners of the 2008 Northern Hospitality Awards in full:
Best Restaurant - The London Carriage Works, Liverpool
Best Hotel - Lowry Hotel, Manchester
Best Bar - Barlounge, Chester
Best Pub - The Shoulder of Mutton, Kirkby Overblow, N Yorkshire
Best Newcomer - The Pipe & Glass Inn, East Yorkshire
Best Chef Mentor - Eyck Zimmer, The Lowry, Manchester
Best Chef - Lisa Allen, Northcote Manor, Lancashire
Best Wine Offering - Northcote Manor, Lancashire
Special Achievement Award - Reg Johnson, Johnson & Swarbrick
By Christopher Walton
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