The 1st Restaurant Awards 2019 –Midlands Edition recognise the best restaurants in the region

Creative Oceanic is delighted to host The inaugural Restaurants Awards 2019 – Midlands Edition.

The event will take place on Monday September 9, at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre and will gather representatives of the top restaurants that operate in the region that offer unique dining experiences to their customers.

Midlands provides a great range of traditional and international dining options, making it a wonderful destination for foodies.

Whether it is the places that you have had your lunch and dinner hundreds of times or new establishments that have just entered the industry, these awards are an exclusive celebration of the specialists that enhance the flavours in the region.

The awards are set to recognise and celebrate the success of the best restaurants that make it impossible to have a bad gastronomic experience when visiting their establishments.

The event will seek to reward the talent, skill, hard work and determination of those who serve the region, promote different cuisines and connect the community through food and culture.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Creative Oceanic said: “The Restaurant Awards 2019 – Midlands Edition aim to reflect the food experience as well as service excellence, ambience, quality and variety of choices that the region has to offer.

“These finalists represent the gold standard of the restaurants that operate in the Midlands, whose lively atmosphere and fantastic skill have made them stand out among the rest.

“We would like to wish all the finalists the best of luck and we are looking forward to welcoming all guests and celebrating the winners with them.”

The finalists for the Restaurant Awards 2019- Midlands are:

British Restaurant of the Year

Simpsons Restaurant (Birmingham)

Carters of Moseley (Birmingham)

The School House Restaurant (Lichfield)

Bill’s Birmingham Restaurant (Birmingham)

The Larder on Goosegate Restaurant (Nottingham)

Hamiltons Restaurant (Wolverhampton)

Peel’s Restaurant (Solihull)

The Folly (Towcester)

Ashfields Restaurant Earl Shilton (Leicester)

Althorp Coaching Inn (Northampton)


Fish & Chips Restaurant of the Year

Happy Gabriels (Birmingham)

Lighthouse (Northampton)

Seafish Restaurant (Ripley)

George’s Tradition (Leek)

Dads Lane Fish Bar (Birmingham)

Elton Road Fish & Chips (Derby)

Tommy’s Fish Bar & Restaurant (Burton-on-Trent)

Loch Fyne Restaurant (Solihull)

Bakewell Fish & Chips (Bakewell)

Nickos Fish Bar & Restaurant (Melton Mowbray)


West Midlands Restaurant of the Year

Agie&Katie Restaurant (Stoke-on-Trent)

The Karczma Restaurant (Birmingham)

Restaurant Folium (Birmingham)

Bella Italia (Birmingham)

Bill’s Leamington Spa Restaurant (Leamington Spa)

The Old Rectifying House (Worcester)

Portofino Restaurant (Stoke-on-Trent)

Royal Watan Kashmiri Restaurant (Birmingham)

The Millpool (Coventry)


East Midlands Restaurant of the Year

OGGI Simply Italian (Leicester)

The Palfrey  (Derby)

The Shed at Hilton (Hilton)

Odyssey Greek Restaurant (Chesterfield)

Chino Latino (Nottingham)

The Alchemist (Nottingham)

La Rock Restaurant (Nottingham)

Kayal (Leicester)

Herb (Leicester)


Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre- The Wordsworth Restaurant (Lutterworth)

Hoar Cross Hall  (Burton-upon-Trent)

The Boars Head Hotel (Ashbourne)

The Littleton Arms (Stafford)

The Edgbaston Hotel (Birmingham)

Swinfen Hall Hotel- The Four Seasons Restaurant (Lichfield)

Moor Hall Hotel & Spa- The Oak Room Restaurant (Sutton Coldfield)

Palace Hotel- The Dovedale Restaurant (Buxton)

The Swan Hotel- The Swan Restaurant (Stafford)

Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel- Manor Restaurant (Stratford-upon-Avon)


European Restaurant of the Year

Tatra Eastern Corner (Leicester)

Gas Street Social (Birmingahm)

The European Restaurant (Derby)

Zorba Grill Restaurant (Willenhall)

Wildwood (Birmingham)

The Wonky Table Restaurant (Derby)

Greens Restaurant at Wharton Park (Bewdley)

Bill’s Restaurant (Nottingham)

The White Peacock (Leicester)

The Attic Restaurant (Lutterworth)


Spanish Restaurant of The Year

El Borracho de Oro (Birmingham)

Tasca Dali (Warwick)

Casa Ruiz (Bridgnorth)

Sangria Sutton (Coldfield)

Don Diego Edgbaston (Birmingham)

Paellas Elena (Sutton Coldfield)

Barceloneta (Leicester)

Esquina (Nottingham)

Rico Libre tapas with a twist (Birmingham)

Pinchos (Birmingham)


Mediterranean Restaurant of the Year

Casa Med Tapas (Bromsgrove)

Waz’s Deli Bar And Restaurant (Bromsgrove)

Torre de Hercules (Leicester)

Byzantium (Birmingham)

Restaurante Madeira (Leicester)

Ristorante Bellini (Melton Mowbray)

Stelianas & Sapho’s Greek Taverna (Derby)

Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar (Lichfield)

The Olive Tree (Shrewsbury)


Italian Restaurant of the Year

Sapori Restaurant & Bar (Leicester)

Fuso (Bromsgrove)

Sapore (Birmingham)

Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant (Solihull)

Il Michelangelo (Brierley Hill)

Cucina Rustica (Birmingham)

San Carlo (Birmingham)

Pasta Di Piazza (Birmingham)

Amores Italian Restaurant (Nottingham)


Turkish Restaurant of the Year

The Aubergine (Warwick)

Sultan Restaurant (Coventry)

Antalya (Nottingham)

Pasha Turkish Charcoal Grill Restaurant (Birmingham)

Cappadocia Restaurant (Birmingham)

Alaturka Turkish Restaurant (Birmingham)

Bosphorus Restaurant (Nottingham)

Antalya Restaurant (Coventry)

Mount Nemrut Turkish Restaurant (Smethwick)

Tipoo Turkish Restaurant (Nottingham)


Lebanese Restaurant of the Year

Bader Restaurant (Birmingham)

Al Bader Restaurant (Birmingham)

Comptoir Libanais (Birmingham)

Ana Bedouin (Nottingham)

ADMA Shawarma Lebanese Restaurant (Leicester)

Aqua Food & Mood (Coventry)

TARBOUSH Cafe+ Restaurant (Loughborough)

Cedars Lebanese  (Leicester)

Thyme (Leicester)

Alton Restaurant (Nottingham)


Persian Restaurant of the Year

Colbeh, Persian Kitchen (Birmingham)

Cyrus Persian Restaurant (Coventry)

Old Hall Restaurant (Shrewsbury)

Shiraz Restaurant (Birmingham)

Pistachio Restaurant (Nottingham)

Saffron Persian Restaurant (Nottingham)

Persian Empire (Nottingham)

Saba Persian Restaurant (Birmingham)

Khayyam Restaurant (Birmingham)

Zaitoon Grill House (Birmingham)


Afghani Restaurant of the Year

Kabul Darbar (Birmingham)

Taste of Khyber Restaurant (Birmingham)

Afghan Palace Restaurant (Stoke-on-Trent)

Khyber Pass (Burton-on-Trent)

Hawasana Afghan Resaurant (Stoke-on-Trent )

Aria’s Afghan Cuisine (Smethwick)

Namak Mandi  (Birmingham)

Taste of Kabul (Smethwick)


Pakistani Restaurant of The Year

Lahore Kitchen (Leicester)

Shahi Qila Taste Of Lahore (Birmingham)

Mushtaq Sweet Centre (Wolverhampton)

Adil’s (Birmingham)

Pamson Grill (Leicester)

Dera (Birmingham)

Shabir Tandoori (Derby)

Dera Restaurant (Walsall)

Shabab Nan Kebab (Nottingham)


Indian Restaurant of the Year

Bacaba Indian Restaurant (Oldbury)

Jilabi Indian Restaurant (Birmingham)

Indigo Restaurant (Wolverhampton)

Dine India (Bromsgrove)

Viceroy Tandoori (Birmingham)

Balti Towers (Halesowen)

Akram Kashmiri Restaurant (Birmingham)

Asha’s (Birmingham)

Five Spice Restaurant (Stourbridge)

Spices (Dudley)


Bangladeshi Restaurant of the Year

Rickshaw In Ashby Bangladeshi Cuisine (Ashby-de-la-Zouch)

Gandhi (Derby)

Tiffu’s (Wolverhampton)

Usha Bangladeshi Cuisine (Stratford-upon-Avon)

The Pavillion (Sutton Coldfield)

Jolpai (Birmingham)

Rajrani Bengal & Indian Cuisine (Birmingham)

Eastern Memories (Cannock)

Saros (Bridgnorth)

New Swad (Swadlincote)

Spice Bazzar (Leicester)


Chinese Restaurant of the Year

Ming Moon Chinese Restaurant (Wolverhampton)

China Court Restaurant (Birmingham)

Wing Wah Burton Chinese Restaurant (Burton-on-Trent)

China Lodge (Kidderminster)

The Queens Cantonese Restaurant (Wolverhampton)

Emperors (Leamington Spa)

Mr Man’s Restaurant (Nottingham)

Lee Garden (Lichfield)

Chung Ying Central Bar & Restaurant (Birmingham)

Oodles Chinese (Leicester)


Japanese Restaurant of the Year

Kyoto Sushi & Grill (Birmingham)

Fukuoka Japanese Restaurant (Solihull)

Little Tokyo Restaurant (Leicester)

Umai Japanese Restaurant (Shrewsbury)

Sushi Passion (Birmingham)

Nana’s Japanese (Leamington Spa)

SHIN Ramen (Coventry)

Kokoro Leicester (Leicester)

Bonzai Sushi & Noodle Bar (Nottingham)

Miso (Stoke-on-Trent)


Nepalese Restaurant of the Year

Gurkha Kitchen (Nottingham)

Everest Dine (Leicester)

Himalayan Gurkha Restaurant (Derby)

Himalayan Inn (Loughborough)

Crossed Khukris Gurkha Restaurant (Nuneaton)

Gurkha 1816 (Wednesbury)

Jojolapa Nepalese Bar (Birmingham)

Kathmandu Gurkha II (Ripley)

Gurkha Junction Restaurant (Derby)

Royal Gurkha (Nottinghamshire)


Thai Restaurant of the Year

Sommai Thai Restaurant (Kingswinford)

Sabai Sabai – Harborne (Birmingham)

Thai Dusit (Coventry)

Simply Thai Restaurant (Buxton)

Paste – Contemporary Thai (Nottingham)

The Thai Gallery (Worcester)

SIAMAIS (Birmingham)

Thai Elephant Restaurant (Leamington Spa)

Made In Thai (Wolverhampton)

Favourite Thai Restaurant (Burton-on-Trent)


Mexican Restaurant of the Year

Bodega (Worcester)

Pepitos (Derby)

Selminas Restaurant & Bar (Coventry)

La Casa Loco (Rugby)

Chesters Restaurant & Bar (Worcester)

Bodega Bar & Cantina (Birmingham)

Los Banditos (Sutton Coldfield)

Chiquito (Dudley)

El Mexicana (Worcester)

Chiquito (Nottingham)


Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year

The Horseshoes (Ashbourne)

The Town House (Market Drayton)

Restaurant Sat Bains (Nottingham)

Wild Shropshire (Market Drayton)

Adam’s Restaurant (Birmingham)

Queans Restaurant (Leamington Spa)

John’s House (Loughborough)

Pascal at The Old Vicarage (Burton-on-Trent)

Shalimar Gold (Derby)

The Lighthouse Restaurant (Ashbourne)


Vegetarian Restaurant of the Year

The Wonky Table Restaurant (Derby)

No.12 Hounds Gate (Nottingham)

Falafel Corner (Coventry)

Natural Bar And Kitchen (Birmingham)

Deepalis Kitchen (Birmingham)

Vedi (Derby)

Pure Vegi (Birmingham)

Itadakizen (Shrewsbury)

Veggie Lounge (Wolverhampton)

The Good Earth (Leicester)


Buffet Restaurant of The Year


Buffet Island (Birmingham)

Red Leaf World Buffet (West Bromwich)

Ziryab Executive Buffet (Birmingham)

Shahi Masala Buffet Restaurant (Birmingham)

Jimmy Spices (Birmingham)

Johnny Spice Buffet (Wolverhampton)

Zauq Buffet (Birmingham)


Outstanding Restaurant of the Year

Wild Shropshire (Market Drayton)

Dovecote Restaurant (Ilkeston)

Sapphire Fine Dining (Stoke-on-Trent)

The Lewisham Bar & Restaurant (West Bromwich)

Browns Restaurant (Derby)

Lasan Indian Restaurant & Cocktail Bar (Birmingham)

Laboni Restaurant (Walsall)

Desco Lounge Ltd (Solihull)

Purnells (Birmingham)


Best World Cuisine

The 50’s American Diner (Swadlincote)

Iberico World Tapas (Nottingham)

Las Iguanas (Leicester)

Valles at 44 (Leaminngton Spa)

Marrakech Restaurant (Birmingham)

Pan Asia BBQ (Nottingham)

The Eastern Restaurant (Sutton Coldfield)

Turtle Bay (Derby)

Mellow’s Bar & Restaurant (Birmingham)

Fiesta del Asado – Edgbaston Argentinean Steak Restaurant (Birmingham)


Street Food Restaurant of the Year

Zaap Thai Street Food (Nottingham)

Geetas Fast Food (Leicester)

The Olive – Greek Street Food (Leicester)

Mowgli Street Food (Nottingham)

WOLF Italian Street Food (Nottingham)

All Greek Street Food (Birmingham)

ADMA Shawarma Lebanese restaurant (Leicester)

Sonny’s Street Food (Loughborough)

Bombay Street Food (Leicester)

Thai Boran street food (Derby)


Seafood Restaurant of the Year

Loch Fyne Restaurant  (Solihull)

The Lobster Pot (Nottingham)

Sorrento Restaurant (Stratford-upon-Avon)

Yummy Seafood and BBQ Restaurant (Birmingham)

Barnacles Restaurant & Bar Bistro (Hinckley)

fish Bridgnorth (Bridgnorth)

Belgo Nottingham (Nottingham)

The Lighthouse (Kibworth)

The Ivy Temple Row (Birmingham)

Al Bader Lounge (Birmingham)


Family Restaurant of the Year

Tipu Sultan Majestic Dining (Birmingham)

Oasthouse Table Table (Derby)

The Bluebrick Table Table (Wolverhampton)

Lime N Chilli Family Restaurant (Birmingham)

The Timberdine (Worcester)

Jilabi Indian Restaurant (Birmingham)

Coast to Coast (Leicester)

The Lyppard Grange (Worcester)

Riverside Farm – Dining & Carvery (Nottingham)


Romantic Restaurant of the Year

The Farm Inn (Solihull)

Buonissimo Restaurant (Birmingham)

Alchemilla (Nottingham)

Andersons Bar and Grill (Birmingham)

Armando’s Restaurant at The Talbot Hotel (Belper)

The Wilderness (Birmingham)

The Orange Tree Bar and Grill (Stoke-on-Trent)

Four Seasons Restaurant at Swinfen Hall Hotel (Lichfield)

The Island Restaurant (Stafford)


Pan Asian Restaurant of the Year

The Eastern Restaurant (Sutton Coldfield)

Asia Asian Food Hall (Birmingham)

Sabai Sabai (Birmingham)

SIAMAIS (Birmingham)

Pan Asia BBQ (Nottingham)

Blue Orchid (Coventry)

Bon Pan Asian (Stoke-On-Trent)

Suriya (Birmingham)

The Basin, Restaurant and Bar (Loughborough)

Tattu Restaurant and Bar (Birmingham)


South Indian Restaurant of the Year

Koinonia south indian Restaurant (Newark-on-Trent)

Kayal (Leicester)

NALAAS South Indian Restaurant (Derby)

Amaravathi South Indian Restaurant (Leicester)

Chettinad Restaurant (Leicester)


Chennai Dosa (Birmingham)

Raja Monkey (Birmingham)

Dosa Hut (Wolverhampton)


Best of Birmingham

Restaurant Folium (Birmingham)

Harborne Kitchen (Birmingham)

Original Patty Men (Birmingham)

Sapore  (Birmingham)

Bonehead (Birmingham)

Royal Watan Kashmiri Restaurant (Birmingham )

Opheem (Birmingham)

Ristorante Caffe’ Gustami (Birmingham)

The Atrium and Brasserie Restaurant (Birmingham)

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