The team from Relish, who won Best Bar and Grill in 2016, celebrate at the Eastside Restaurant Awards
With a new venue, this year our awards are set to bigger and better than ever
Five years ago we decided to test the water and see if there was an appetite in the Eastside region for a restaurant awards night.
Well, we know the answer to that one. Our first event was a huge success and the Eastside Restaurant Awards have gone from strength to strength, getting bigger and better every year.
Now the race is on to find the winners in the Eastside Restaurant Awards for 2017, and with an exciting new venue booked for this year’s event it looks like being the biggest and best yet.
On the evening of Monday 9 October, Doncaster Racecourse, home of the St Leger Festival and the venue over the decades for many a classic sporting contest, will host our annual celebration of the region’s culinary superstars.
This glamorous black tie event has quickly become established as one of the big nights of the year in the social calendar; it also offers a huge boost to the local restaurant scene, as the winners enjoy their moment of triumph and all the nominated restaurants bask in the glow of positive publicity.
Our previous venue was The Crown Hotel in Bawtry, and owner Craig Dowie and the team did a fabulous job in helping to put the Eastside Restaurant Awards on the map.
Moving to Doncaster Racecourse, past masters at catering on the largest scales, ensures that we can extend our invitation beyond the local restaurant scene to include the general public.
In fact, it’s the perfect opportunity for the Eastside region’s food fanatics and socialites (all you would-be Paris Hiltons!) to see and be seen.
The room will be dressed by White Rose Occasions of Doncaster, which has spent the last decade helping people plan their celebrations and transforming venues of all shapes and sizes into spectacular settings for big events.
There will also be a charity raffle to add to the total funds raised by the Equinox Ball, which will be staged on 30 September at Doncaster Deaf Trust College on behalf of Firefly Cancer Research.
Eastside’s reviewers are out and about now, checking out established and new restaurants, seeking out the very best the region has to offer. All our recent award winners have been exceptional, so expectations are high.
To secure your place at the Eastside Restaurant Awards Dinner, book now. A table for ten costs £400, individual places are £50 per head. Contact Eastside publishing manager Terri Moore at email@example.com
Cast your vote
The Eastside Readers’ Choice trophy is highly prized. Whether you select your favourite local cafe, a much-loved Indian or Italian restaurant or any other type of food venue, all votes are equal.
Everyone who casts a vote will be entered into a draw, and one lucky winner will receive dinner for two at their favourite restaurant.
Voting is free: simply go online to to let us know where you have enjoyed eating out most over the last 12 months. All entries must include a home address and contact details, any multiple entries from the same email address will be disqualified.
All restaurants taking part in the Eastside Restaurant Awards benefit from the publicity as we shine a spotlight on the region’s finest dining establishments, from ultra-modern contemporary bistros to cosy cafes, and everything in between.
This year’s event promises to be the biggest yet and here’s a reminder to all restaurant, hotel, café and pub owners who have not yet taken the plunge... there is still time! To make sure your establishment is under consideration for the big prizes in 2017, contact Eastside’s publishing manager Terri Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org