IN July, we launched the East Midlands Food and Drink Awards to recognise the quality of food and drink from around the region.
The awards were open to all businesses which serve food and drink - and we have been inundated with your votes.
Each region has been voting for their top places to eat and drink across 14 different categories and it is now time for the top establishments from each region to compete to be the overall East Midlands winner.
The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony and gala dinner on Sunday, October 28, at Greetham Valley Hotel Golf and Conference Centre in Rutland, hosted by celebrity chef Aldo Zilli.
So what are you waiting for? To vote for your favourite finalist, simply go in and register your vote at the restaurant in person, vote online at www.eastmidlandsnewspapers.co.uk/events/food-and-drink or text your vote (details of text lines, finalists and all information regarding the awards can be found via the above web address).
Headline sponsor is New College Stamford, with support by category sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities are still available – to find out more, call Linda or Vicky on 01476 562291.
The Grantham area finalists are: l Best Bar - Eden Wine Bar in Grantham l Best Chef - Bindi in Grantham l Best European - Eden Wine Bar l Best Gastro Pub - Eden Wine Bar l Best Hotel Restaurant - Stoke Rochford Hall l Best Indian Restaurant - Bombay Brasserie l Best Newcomer - Liberty Roses in Grantham l Best Oriental Restaurant - Siam Garden l Best Special Event Caterer - Bindi l Best Tea Room/Café - Pizzini in Bottesford l Best Venue - Eden Wine Bar l Best Customer Care for Service/Front of House - Eden Wine Bar l Local Food Hero - Bindi