Sponsors

We are proud to be supported by:

Headline Partner

ESTRELLA DAMM, BREWED IN BARCELONA WITH MEDITERRANEAN INGREDIENTS SINCE 1876

In 1876 Estrella Damm established their own brewery having crafted a distinctive and evolved beer, different to existing central European Beers. This Mediterranean lager brewed in Barcelona to this day is brewed using the original 1876 recipe and 100% local and natural Mediterranean ingredibients: barley malt, pearl rice and hops. Estrella Damm won the “Best Beer Brand” at the 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards, voted by Restaurant magazine and BigHospitality readers, cementing the brand as one of the industry’s most successful and on-trend brand and supplier to the trade.

www.estrelladamm.com/en

Lead Partner

Liberty Wines

Providing exceptional service has been at the heart of Liberty Wines for over 20 years.  Its approach is simple: strive to supply the right wine to the right place at the right time and price.  Awarded International Wine Challenge On-trade Supplier of the Year ten times, the company continues to invest in education and training for staff and customers, in the belief that increased knowledge improves service. Now in the sixth year of sponsoring these awards, Liberty Wines is delighted to recognise those in the industry who also strive for outstanding service.

Piper-Heidsieck, official Champagne partner of the National Restaurant Awards, brings the same ethos to this event. As the most awarded Champagne House of the century, excellence is at the heart of the Maison.  Piper-Heidsieck “Essentiel” NV harnesses the very ‘Essence’ of Piper-Heidsieck’s Pinot Noir-driven non-vintage style. Aged for up to 5 years on lees before disgorgement and given a reduced dosage, this premium cuvée is an extra-brut gastronomic Champagne, dedicated exclusively to the on trade; restaurateurs, epicurians and Champagne enthusiasts.

WWW.LIBERTYWINES.CO.UK

WWW.PIPER-HEIDSIECK.COM

Partners

Belazu

It all started in 1991 when George, Belazu’s co-founder, took a trip to see his mum in Provence. He returned to the UK a few quid lighter, but with a van full of fresh olives and a big dream. 30 years on, Belazu has come a long way from an olive supplier and is now a trusted and much-loved pioneer for Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ingredients.

During the last three decades, Belazu has been on a quest to discover uncompromised flavour. The team works tirelessly with their longstanding suppliers, customers and chef friends to find restaurant-quality ingredients that are ahead of the curve and full of life. Every Belazu product is a collection of stories about the land, the producers, the harvest, the creation and the cooking. The range includes the original selection of olives as well as pestos, pastes, antipasti, olive oils, vinegars, nuts and store cupboard essentials. The company’s specialist small-batch manufacturing site is conveniently located in West London with a neighbouring distribution centre for daily restaurant deliveries.

‘The Journey Matters’ corporate social responsibility programme is at the heart of the business and focuses on three key areas: People, Product and Planet. In addition, every year Belazu donate 3% of profits to their registered charity, The Belazu Foundation. Through the Foundation, the team works with communities in the local area and throughout their supply chain to promote education and healthy eating to inspire future generations.

Now part of the sixth generation, family-owned business William Jackson Food Group, the team is still searching for the best ingredients that the Mediterranean and Middle East has to offer, they’re still hungry to find what’s new, and still striving for highest quality, all in the most responsible way.

WWW.BELAZU.COM

 

Heura

Heura is a plant-based B corp from Barcelona, founded by food activists Marc Coloma and Bernat Añaños in April 2017. Our mission is to create solutions that will leave the current industrial food system obsolete. We exist to empower people to change the food system to a more sustainable one, minimising the use of our planet’s resources while protecting animals, the environment, and our health. Our Mediterranean culinary heritage is reflected in our range of plant-based meat; our chicken, burgers, nuggets and chorizo are made using extra virgin olive oil, meaning great nutritionals, short labels & a delicious, meaty taste. Currently working with restaurant partners across 15 countries, we’re excited to bring our products to UK diners’ plates!

heurafoods.com/en-GB/home

 

OpenTable

OpenTable is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than one billion diners per year through its software, and helping more than 60,000 restaurants, pubs and bars to attract guests, manage capacity, improve operations and maximise revenue.

With a suite of features and tools designed to help restaurants get back in action and reconnect with their guests, by working with OpenTable, restaurants can tap into the world’s largest network of diners and be discovered by new and returning guests. With all the tools and integrations needed to streamline operations, from reservations, waitlists and pre-paid experiences, to shift planning and actionable data insights, we aim to help restaurants run a smooth shift every service. In addition, our relationship management tools ensure restaurants can grow their guest relationships, turning first-timers into regulars, and regulars into VIPs.

The OpenTable website and mobile apps helps diners to discover and book the best dining experiences for their needs, whether that is a special celebration at a world-renowned restaurant or a midweek supper at a local Bistro. With just a quick search, diners can easily see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and then easily make an instantly confirmed booking.

restaurant.opentable.co.uk 

 

Ritter Courivaud

Ritter Fresh, part of Ritter Courivaud, is one of the UK’s leading fine food wholesalers specialising in the very best fresh meat, fish and game. Sourcing from around the world, we have been proud suppliers of the best quality ingredients to the most prestigious restaurants and leading establishments in London, and the rest of the UK, for over 20 years.

Ritter Fresh is renowned for our extensive and diverse fish supply which includes day boat fish and shellfish such as langoustine, diver caught scallops, crabs, lobsters and cockles. This is complimented by an expertly source meat range. Many of our products are reared on small farms to breed the finest produce.

WWW.RITTERFRESH.CO.UK

 

Official Suppliers

 

Bacardi

Family-owned spirits company, Bacardi has a portfolio of global brands which includes Bacardí rum, Bombay Sapphire gin, Grey Goose vodka, Patrón tequila, and Martini vermouth. Founded almost 160 years ago, Bacardi has ensured its longevity by always offering consumers what they want, when they want it. We’ve been proud to be a catalyst for connection. We believe our purpose is to spark real-life rituals to bring people together for key moments in celebration, conversation and contemplation. Be it over a celebratory toast, a reunion of old friends, an impromptu post-work aperitif, an occasional big night out, or an epic gathering of communities bound by film, music, art or sports.

Visit www.bacardilimited.com and check out @BacardiLimited1862 on Instagram to find out more about Bacardi and its premium brands.