The Finalists

Introducing the 12 most desirable dishes!

More than 400 restaurants from across the North submitted images of their best-looking dishes in a bid to be crowned this year’s champion, but only a dozen had what it takes to make the cut.

The finalists will visit the award-winning food photography studio, STM Photography, to make their dishes picture-perfect ahead of the final judgement. The images are to be revealed on Monday 26th November, when the public and our expert panel of judges will be invited to vote for the dish that makes them want to lick the plate clean.

Whet your appetite with this year’s finalists from each of our categories;
Fine Dining, Casual Dining, Street Eats, and Sweet Treats.

Casual Dining
Rosylee Manchester – Smashed avocado and smoked salmon on toast
Slim’s Pork Chop Express – Sunday Roast
Barbacoa – Unicorn Burger

Fine Dining
Weston Hotel – Pig’s cheek with daikon radish and apple
Rafters Restaurant – Langoustine with squid ink pasta
Nova – Octopus

Street Eats
South Manny Flavaz – Chicken and rosemary waffles
Shoot The Bull – Mac N Cheese
Cafe Mandalay – Burmese fish butty

Sweet Treats
A’Vucciria – Nutella cannoli dipped in white chocolate and crushed hazelnuts
Albatross and Arnold – Chocolate Espresso Fondant
Masons Restaurant & Bar – Gin and grapefruit

Key Dates

We’ve taken more than 400 entries…

…and boiled them down to the final 12 dishes.