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Revealed: Northern Ireland's best restaurants and cafés - Food Awards 2018 full list of winners

The winners of the third annual Food Awards Northern Ireland 2018 have been revealed this week.

Over 350 guests attended a glitzy cermoney at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast which was hosted by Pamela Ballantine.

The Food Awards Northern Ireland recognised the success of local professionals and establishments, such as top restaurants, gastro pubs, producers and chefs.

Several of the awards were split into local regions to ensure the diverse ranges of businesses from across Northern Ireland are recognised for their exceptional work.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Creative Oceanic, said: “We are very delighted to have such great finalists and winners representing the Northern Irish food industry. The awards provided a platform to thank those that maintain the professional standard of the industry in Northern Ireland, whose work often remain unnoticed.

“These were the third Food Awards Northern Ireland and we will continue pushing the businesses and individuals forward to showcase themselves and get the recognition they deserve for making Northern Ireland a well-known country for its tastes.

“Congratulations to all finalists and winners for their achievements!”

Northern Ireland Food Awards 2018 - full list of winners:

Best Indian Establishment: Star of India (Portadown)

Best Italian Establishment: The Chubby Cherub (Belfast)

Best Mediterranean Establishment: Edo 3  Belfast (Belfast)

Fresh Produce Provider of the Year: Willowbrook Foods (Killinchy)

Best World Cuisine: Belvedere Cafe Restaurant (Belfast)

Best Mexican Establishment: Bebe Adrianos Mexicanos (Bangor)

Best Vegetarian Establishment: Crumbs Vegan Bakery (Lisburn)

Best Seafood Establishment: Curran's Bar & Seafood Steakhouse (Downpatrick)

Best Street Food: Pizza VanTastica (Belfast)

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: AM:PM (Belfast)

Northern Irish Food Produce of the Year: Deli MURU (Lisbane)

Wholesale Bakery of the Year: Slice of Heaven (Newtownards)

Retail Bakery of the Year: Bread and Banjo Bakery (Belfast)

Wholesaler of the Year: Top Mark Cash & Carry (Belfast)

Best Oriental Establishment: The Welcome Restaurant (Belfast)

Best Asian Food Establishment: Bia Rebel Ramen (Belfast)

Caterer of the Year: Challas Roast Catering (Belfast)

Best Fish N' Chips Establishment: The Ruddy Duck Fish House (Holywood)

Cookery School of the Year: Belfast Cookery School (Belfast)

Best of Belfast: Souls Restaurants

Meat Supplier of the Year: Universal Meat Company (Portadown)

Seafood Supplier of the Year: East Coast Seafoods (Ballyhornan)

Dessert Outlet of the Year: The BakeHouse (Belfast)

Best Buffet Restaurant: Bravo Live Cuisine Restaurant (Newry)

Hotel Restaurant of the Year: Portrush Atlantic Hotel (Portrush)

Takeaway of the Year: Asha Tandoori Indian Takeaway (Bangor)

Food Manufacturer of the Year: Morrow Foods (Cookstown)

Dairy Food Provider of the Year: Farmview Dairies (Belfast)

Gastro Pub of the Year: The Downshire Arms (Hilltown)

Chef of the Year: Chris Furey - Angler’s Rest (Benone)

 

Cafe/Bistro of the Year  County Down: Sugarcane Cafe Bistro (Comber)

Cafe/Bistro of the Year  County Armagh: Sloan's Coffee Shop (Loughgall)

Cafe/Bistro of the Year  County Fermanagh: Café JD (Enniskillen)

Cafe/Bistro of the Year  County Tyrone: Bob & Berts (Omagh)

Cafe/Bistro of the Year County Londonderry: Yellow Bird Cafe  (Limavady)

Cafe/Bistro of the Year County Antrim: Cyblings Cafe (Ballymoney)

Cafe/Bistro of the Year Belfast: Loaf Catering and Cafe

 

Cafe/Bistro of the Year  Overall Winner: Cyblings Cafe (Ballymoney)

 

Restaurant of the Year County Down: Katch 27 (Newtownards)

Restaurant of the Year County Armagh: Wee Paddy's  (Lurgan)

Restaurant of the Year County Fermanagh: Watermill Restaurant (Lisnaskea)

Restaurant of the Year County Tyrone: Oysters Restaurant (Strabane)

Restaurant of the Year County Londonderry: Timber Quay Restaurant & Wine Bar (Londonderry)

Restaurant of the Year County Antrim: Top of the Town (Antrim)

 

Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: Top of the Town (Antrim)

 

In addition, the awards supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a charity that grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

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