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Finalists for 2010 Northern Hospitality Awards announced

09 March 2010 by
Finalists for 2010 Northern Hospitality Awards announced

Steve Smith from the Burlington restaurant at the Devonshire Arms in Bolton Abbey and Tom Van Zeller from Van Zeller in Harrogate are among the chefs shortlisted for this year's Northern Hospitality Awards.

In the Best Hotels category, the finalists include Abode, Manchester, the Lowry, Manchester and Rudding Park, Harrogate.

A record number of chefs, restaurants, bars and hotels from across the North West, Yorkshire and the North East have entered this year. The awards ceremony, which will be presented by Nigel Barden, will take place on 12 April 2010 at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester.

Thom Hetherington, managing director of Moorfield Media, organisers of the awards, commented: "The calibre of entries this year has been exceptionally high, with a number of Michelin starred establishments taking part, which is great to see.

"Our judges had an incredibly tough time whittling down the entries as so many were hugely impressive. They have now made their decisions though and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the entrants for taking part and wish all the finalists the very best of luck for the big night."

The full shortlist is:

Best Restaurant

  • Green's Restaurant & Bistro, Whitby, North Yorkshire
  • The Grassington House Hotel, Grassington, North Yorkshire
  • The Pipe & Glass Inn, Beverley, East Yorkshire
  • Van Zeller, Harrogate
  • The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley, East Yorkshire

Best Hotel

  • Abode, Manchester
  • The Feversham Arms, Helmsley, North Yorkshire
  • Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool
  • The Lowry, Manchester
  • Rudding Park, Harrogate

Best Bar

  • Corridor, Manchester
  • Epernay Champagne & Cocktail Bar, Manchester
  • Hula, Manchester
  • MOJO, Leeds
  • Walrus Canteen & Bar, Manchester

Best Pub

  • The Feathers Inn, Stocksfield, Northumbria
  • The Fisherman's Retreat, Ramsbottom, Lancashire
  • The Strickland Arms, Penrith, Cumbria
  • The Water Witch, Lancaster
  • Ye Old Sun Inn, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

Best Newcomer

  • The Bear's Paw, Sandbach, Cheshire
  • Freemasons Country Inn, Wiswell, Lancashire
  • The Noble House, Liverpool
  • The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, North Yorkshire
  • Van Zeller, Harrogate

Best Wine Offering

  • 60 Hope Street, Liverpool
  • The Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
  • Fraiche, The Wirral
  • The Noble House, Liverpool
  • Nutters Restaurant, Rochdale

Best General Manager

  • Simon Farrimond, The Angel Inn, Hetton, North Yorkshire
  • Simon Davis, Arora Hotel, Manchester
  • Bernadette Gilligan, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Manchester
  • Michael Magrane, The Midland Hotel, Manchester
  • Jane Barnes, The Water Witch, Lancaster

Best Chef

  • Steve Smith, The Burlington restaurant at The Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
  • Rupert Rowley, Fischers at Baslow Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire
  • Warwick Dodds, The Hastings Eating & Drinking House, Lyhtham, Lancashire
  • James Mackenzie, The Pipe & Glass Inn, Beverley, East Yorkshire
  • Tom Van Zeller, Van Zeller, Harrogate

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