2017 ShortList


  1. Cheshire Life Restaurant of the Year

Nominate a restaurant in Cheshire which offers the best dining experience including food, décor and service.


The Lime Tree  – Bollington

Brassiere Blanc – Knutsford

Piste, Sandbach


  1. Cheshire Life Dining Pub of the Year

Nominate your favourite pub in Cheshire. It should serve good beer, great food and give guests a warm welcome.


The Church Inn, Mobberley

Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas

The Wheatsheaf, Sandbach


3.Cheshire Life Independent Retailer of the Year

Nominate your favourite deli, farm shop, baker or food retailer who you think deserves this accolade


The Easy Fish Company, Heaton Moor

Claremont Farm,  Wirral

Grantham’s Alderley Edge



  1. North Wales Dining Excellence of the Year

This establishment must showcase the finest food in North Wales and can be a pub, restaurant or hotel.


Palé Hall, Bala

Bryn Williams Porth Eirias – Conwy

Dylan’s, Criccieth


  1. Cheshire Life Food Hero of the Year

This person will have made a lasting contribution to the food and drink community. It could be a celebrity, a critic, a barman, waiter or farmer. Who goes that extra mile to make a difference to our local food and drink in Cheshire?

To be revealed


  1. Cheshire Life Chef of the Year

Someone who has devoted themselves to the cause of serving the best possible food within the county.

To be revealed


  1. Cheshire Life Tearoom/Cafe of the Year

Who serves the best tea or coffee and the nicest cakes or the best scones in Cheshire?

The Little Tea House, Parkgate

The Gardener’s Cottage at Tatton Park

Libby’s Bread and Wine, Marple Bridge


  1. City Restaurant of the Year


Nominate a restaurant in Manchester or Liverpool city centre which offers the best dining experience including food, décor and service.

Grand Pacific, 50 Spring Gardens Manchester

Grafene, 55 King Street Manchester

Asha’s  Peter Street, Manchester


9 Cheshire Life Food or Drink Product of the Year

Nominate your favourite food or drink product – whether made by a Cheshire farmer, producer, retailer or manufacturer.


Joseph Heler – Cheshire Cheese

Great North Pie Company –Corned Beef Brisket & Potato Pie

Butterton’s Farm Ice Cream – Rhubarb and Ginger Ice Cream


  1. Cheshire Life Newcomer of the Year

This category is open to anyone in the food or drink industry who has started a new venture within the last 18 months. We want to know what impact they have made on the local community and whether they have started to achieve any success further afield. Are they helping to promote Cheshire food and drink to a new audience?


Picanha by Fazenda – Chester

Where the Light gets in – Stockport

Opera Grill – Chester


  1. Cheshire Life Family Dining of the Year

Judges of this category will be looking for a restaurant, café or pub which really meets the needs of family dining, by demonstrating attention to the requirements across the generations of diners both in terms of its food offering, atmosphere, entertainment, sense of theatre, and the variety of menu for guests regardless of age. The award reflects the whole experience, so is aimed at establishments that place a great emphasis on standards of service, both front of house and in the food preparation, as well as having that “certain something” which makes it appeal to the whole family.


The Viking Pub and Bakehouse, West Kirby

The Fishpool Inn, Delamere

Red Lion, Pickmere


  1. Outstanding Customer Service.

Service has to be just right — not lacking, but not intrusive either. We want you to tell us about the place that blends warmth and courtesy with knowledge and efficiency

To be revealed