Tameside Restaurant Wins Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards 2023
The annual Manchester Food Festival Award recognises talent from restaurants and bars from across Greater Manchester.
Taking place at a glamorous event Gorton Monestry last night, the awards mark the end of the Manchester Food Festival which takes place annually in Manchester City Centre.
The awards see shortlisted restaurants and chefs from across the region competed in 18 categories with Tameside’s Lily’s Indian Vegetarian Cuisine winning the coverted Neighbourhood Restuarant of the Year.
Lily’s Indian Vegetarian Cuisine based in Ashton Under Lyne serves authentic Indian food prepared by chefs from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Mumbai and deep south regions. The menu serves an extensive array of vegetarian food with a mix of indian dishes mixed with oriental fusion options. .
The family run restaurant has a loyal following throughout the region, recieveing rave National reviews and a previous MFDF award. After the success of their small Ashton Under Lyne cafe, Lily’s moved to a full size restaurant January this year where they have been bringing lots of new delights such as a Dhali and indian afternoon tea’s.
Newly awarded Michelin Star resturant Mana, came out top of the awards winning Restaurant of the Year, Premium and Fine Dining Resturant of the Year, and New Comer of the Year; with Mana’s chef Simon Martin winning Chef of the Year.
Other MFDF winners include Manchester’s Sandbar (Grosvenor St, Manchester) who gained Pub of the Year and The Jayne Eyre (Hood St, Manchester) who took Bar of the Year. Pollen Bakery (Cotton Field Wharf, Manchester) came away with Coffee Shop of the Year, Rudy’s Pizza (Petersfield House) was the winner of Affordable Eats Venue of the Year and Amma’s Canteen (Barlow Moor Rd) was awarded Vegan Offering Of The Year.
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