Top 100 Nomination & Selection Process

Nomination Criteria

•    All licensed pubs, licensed restaurants and licensed hotels in Northern Ireland are eligible for nomination
•    To be eligible, premises must have been open and trading for at least six months prior to the close of nominations.
•    Nominations are through an open call and can be submitted by anyone including the actual premises owners
•    Multiple nominations for an individual premises count as one nomination
•    The nomination process will include the following ‘tiebreaker’ question;
•    These awards focus on food, beverage and consumer experience.

The ‘Top 100’ Hospitality Business awards celebrate our hospitality businesses which through their premises, staff and product offering encapsulate the very essence of our unique hospitality industry. These awards recognise the “best in class” to celebrate businesses demonstrating excellence in how they serve both their target audience and customer demographic.

With a focus on food, beverage and consumer experience, these are the only industry recognised awards that celebrate all that is great about our pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels. Shining a spotlight on the best of the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland.

In NO MORE the 500 words:

Please tell us why your premises should be included as one of the Top 100 Hospitality Businesses in Northern Ireland for 2020?

(Answer limited to a maximum of 500 words, no additional collateral will be accepted)

Your nomination is only confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email within a day, call the office on 02890327578.

Judging Panel

An external judging panel will select the final 100 premises from the c125 shortlisted.

Membership of the 2019 external Judging Panel;

•    Joris Mine (Belfast Telegraph Restaurant Critic / Chartered PR Practitioner) (Chair)
•    Alison Morris (Award Winning Irish News Journalist)
•    Paula McIntyre (Celebrity Chef / Champion of Local Produce)
•    John Mulgrew – (Ulster Business Magazine Editor / Craft Beer & Food Aficionado)
•    Edwin McFee – (Sunday Life Pub Life columnist / Music Journalist)

The judges may consider the following when selection the final 100 premises:

•    Knowledge / reputation of the premises
•    Research / site visit
•    Consumer & Media Reviews
•    Social media & comments by customers
•    Answers to the Tiebreaker question (if required)