A POPULAR Lydgate restaurant is calling for community support to help them win a prestigious accolade at the Manchester Food and Drink Awards.
The White Hart, on Stockport Road, is shortlisted for the ‘Food Pub of the Year’ award and needs the public’s votes to help them clinch the title.
The award recognises the region’s ‘gastro pubs’ and is a chance for ‘pub restaurants’ to be recognised in their own category.
The White Hart is in the running along with five other pubs: Bird at Birtle in Birtle, Marble Arch in Manchester, Hearth of the Ram in Bury, Odd Fellows in Mellor, and The Clarence in Bury.
The shortlisted venues have been nominated by the MFDF judging panel that comprises the region’s leading food and drink critics and experts.
Members of the public can cast their vote to decide the winners. Each person is entitled to one vote and must make theirs count before September 27 at 9am.
The awards are the most sought-after in the North West, and celebrate the innovative and high quality restaurants, bars and individuals who contribute to the hospitality industry.
They are owned and organized by the Manchester Food and Drink Festival (MFDF) and this year’s winners will be announced at The Principal Manchester on October 9.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Festival, there will be 20 awards presented including Restaurant of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Chef of the Year, Bar of the Year, and Affordable Eats Venue of the Year.
To find out more and cast your vote, go online: http://foodanddrinkfestival.com/awards/