The annual awards showcase the best restaurants, cheap eats and bars nationwide, as well as celebrated chefs and food personalities.
The Observer Food Monthly Awards are primarily voted for by readers, with a handful of other categories decided by a panel of judges. Voting is now open in the 2022 reader-voted categories, which includes:
- Best restaurant (over £20 per head)
- Best social media
- Best new cookbook, supported by Charlie Bigham’s
- Best cheap eats (under £20 per head for main course and drink)
- Best Sunday lunch
- Best place to drink
- Food hero, supported by M&S Food
- Best food personality, supported by Magimix
Readers in the UK can vote here and have the option to suggest their personal favourite in each category – there is no set shortlist or selected group of nominees to choose from. Voting will close on Monday 20 June.
People who vote will also be automatically entered into a random prize draw (with an option to opt out) to win a range of prizes, including getaways, wine and cheese subscriptions and dinners out. There are also five pairs of tickets to the 2022 Observer Food Monthly Awards up for grabs, which will be held at a central London location on the evening of Thursday 13 October.
Allan Jenkins, editor of Observer Food Monthly, says: “We are so proud to launch the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2022, supported by M&S Food. The awards are a true celebration of all that is good in food and drink, from ‘Best restaurant’ to ‘Best Sunday lunch’ and ‘Food hero’. An exciting addition this year is that people who vote have a chance to join us at the ceremony as well as win fantastic prizes.”
Sharry Cramond, Marketing Director, M&S Food says: “M&S Food are thrilled to support the Observer Food Monthly Awards for a fourth year.
This is a fantastic event which showcases and celebrates the very best of both food and foodies throughout the UK. We take pride in the longstanding relationships we have with our M&S Select Farmers, so are delighted to be sponsoring the Best Producer and Food Hero awards on the night.”
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