Welcome to the EAT Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2018 in association with the East of England Co-op.

The EAT Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2018 took place on Monday 10 September at Open, Norwich. 

The evening saw many amazing Norfolk food and drink businesses awarded, you can find the full list of winners and finalists here on the website.

The EAT Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2019 will open for entries in April 2019.

There can, surely, never have been a better time to be a lover of good food and drink in Norfolk.

We have an astonishing array on talent on show in the county, from artisan crafters lovingly creating chutneys in their kitchens to restaurateurs offering diners the Michelin star experience and all points in between.

It is a wonderfully diverse and creative industry and such an exciting one to be a involved in. And here at EDP Norfolk magazine we are thrilled to be playing our part in highlighting the best of the best with the launch of our 2018 Eat Norfolk Food & Drink Awards.

This is our chance to shine a light on the stars of the food and drink world, to recognise and reward the great talents, the imagination, energy and professionalism on show across Norfolk. It is also the opportunity for you, the reader, to show your appreciation of your favourites by telling us who you think should be included in the search for thebest in the business by nominating your favourites.

It is also a chance for the people at the coal face of the food and drink world to blow their own trumpets, to share with us what they have been doing in the last year and what they are proud of. Don’t be shy or too modest – you could be one of the ones called up to the stage at our great gala night to collect an award.

It is so easy to nominate a business or person – please complete our online entry form. Once the nominations have closed they are passed to our panel of experts and independent judges. They will then use their specialist knowledge and skills to select the shortlist of finalists and over the summer complete the judging process in each category.

Those shortlisted will be invited to our celebration and awards night on Monday, September 10 at OPEN, Norwich, when all the winners will be revealed.

Of course none of this would happen without the fantastic support of our sponsors who have come forward to support the awards. We’re delighted to see some old friends with us again and also to welcome some new faces to the awards.