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Specialist Bar of the Year

This award seeks to recognise an intimate and stylish bar, serving the finest classic and original cocktails, boutique spirits and specialist craft ales, made with just the right ingredients meticulously muddled and mixed together, making it an unforgettable experience.

Evaluation criteria:
  • Decor: The nominated restaurant has a well-designed and meticulously maintained space. The décor is appropriate for the location and suits the theme of the food.
  • Cleanliness: All areas of the restaurant must be kept clean, including the front of the house, the back of the house, employee areas, restrooms, and any other areas that are not visible to diners. Cleanliness also extends to employee hygiene.
  • Food and variety: The food served in the nominated restaurant has distinct and well-balanced flavours. Food is served with quality ingredients and the menu is frequently updated with new, seasonal dishes.
  • Service & Experience: The nominated restaurant is adequately staffed at all times and the service staff are welcoming and professional.
  • Consistency: The quality of the food, service, cleanliness and décor of the restaurant is constantly presented at the highest level.
  • Value:  The pricing structure appropriately reflects all characteristics of the restaurant – food, service and the atmosphere of the nominated restaurant. 
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