Freemasons, the Shore and Jidori join the shortlist for Catey Menu of the Year 2016

16 February 2016 by
Freemasons, the Shore and Jidori join the shortlist for Catey Menu of the Year 2016

Three more restaurants have joined the shortlist for The Caterer's Menu of the Year Catey award 2016, sponsored by Quorn.

Lancashire's Freemasons at Wiswell, Penzance restaurant the Shore and Jidori in Dalston, London, were successful in making the shortlist after appearing in The Caterer during the period November to January.

Restaurants are selected quarterly from all the menus featured on the Menuwatch pages of the Chef section of The Caterer over the previous three months.

The full shortlist of 12 menus will be judged next May, and a final shortlist of four restaurants will be released ahead of the annual Catey awards in July when the ultimate winner will be announced.

The menus are judged on innovation within the price bracket of that particular establishment or contract; good use of seasonal produce on the menu; creativity of the dishes being served; careful marrying of textures and flavours of the component ingredients; value for money; and, seeing the menu or selection of dishes, whether the judges would be tempted to eat there.

So far, nine restaurants have been added to the shortlist for the Menu of the Year Catey 2016:

The Dining Room, Whatley ManorFreemasons at Wiswell




The Pointer


Princess Victoria

The Shore

The Caterer Awards, now in their 33rd year and also known as the Cateys, will take place on 5 July 2015. To explore sponsorship opportunities contact Rob Adam at

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