The Northern Hospitality Awards were announced last night celebrating the best people and places in the North of England.
The big prize of the night, Best Restaurant, went to The London Carriage Works in Liverpool, Lisa Allen of Northcote Manor scooped Best Chef, and Best Hotel went to the event’s venue – The Lowry.
In their third year, the awards were held in the five-star and Northern Hospitality award-winning Lowry Hotel in Manchester and were organised by Thom Hetherington and Moorfield Media.
Hetherington said: "Once again, we are proud to host the Northern Hospitality Awards and work with the industry across the region to go from hundreds of entries to nine exceptional winners. These awards are unique and reflect the strength and depth of the hospitality industry in our region".
The winners of the 2008 Northern Hospitality Awards are:
Best Restaurant The London Carriage Works, Liverpool
Best Hotel Lowry Hotel, Manchester
Best Bar Barlounge, Chester
Best Pub The Shoulder of Mutton, Kirkby Overblow, N Yorkshire
Best Newcomer The Pipe & Glass Inn, East Yorkshire
Best Chef Mentor Eyck Zimmer, The Lowry, Manchester
Best Chef Lisa Allen, Northcote Manor, Lancashire
Best Wine Offering Northcote Manor, Lancashire
Special Achievement Award Reg Johnson, Johnson & Swarbrick