Oliver Awards 2011
It was a night of laughter, a few tears and rapturous applause as the cream of the culinary world came together to celebrate the best food and drink the region has to offer.

Almost 300 people packed into The Queen's Hotel in Leeds for the Oliver Awards, the third event which in 2011 was even bigger and better than last year’s glittering ceremony.

The atmosphere was electric as representatives from dozens of restaurants, cafes, fast food outlets and bars waited in anticipation to see if they would be one of the lucky few to take home an accolade.

Those who triumphed were overjoyed, and even those who didn’t receive an award on the night were glad to have been a part of a vibrant gathering which showed this important sector of the local economy is not only surviving but thriving.

It was also proof that the Olivers, once a new arrival, have now come of age and is an awards event now firmly established as an important mark of quality, consistency and overall excellence .

Winners 2011
Best Restaurant in Leeds City Centre Brasserie Blanc
Best Café/bar Arts Cafe
European Kendell's Bistro
World Viva Cuba
Indian Bird by Vineet
Italian Salvos
Lunch The Mustard Pot
Best Newcomer Howard's Restaurant
Fine Dining Van Zeller
Best Service Van Zeller
Best Chef Richard Walton-Allen (Harvey Nichols)
Best Suburban Restaurant Buon Apps
Best of British Crab and Lobster
Best Hotel Restaurant The Calverley Grill
Fast Food Salt's Deli
Outstanding Contribution La Grillade
Overall Winner Van Zeller
Dumouchel Chef Solutions LTD Leeds Hotels and Venues Association Molson Coors
Coffechino Arlington
Fastsigns 1 Hopwells Cat
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Oliver Awards Sponsor