Altrincham voted Foody Neighbourhood of the Year at Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards

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Altrincham was last night named Foody Neighbourhood of the Year at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards (MFDF).

The award was designed to recognise “thriving communities and neighbourhoods” in Greater Manchester that continue to “build a name for themselves as a foodie destination outside of the city centre”.

Andrea George, Director for Town Centre & Consumer Brands at Bruntwood Works and a member of the Altrincham Bid board, collected the award from Thom Hetherington, CEO of the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show.

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards took place last night at The Ticket Hall at Freight Island, with a total of 16 food and drink establishments recognised.

The shortlists were compiled by the MFDF judging panel, made up of the region’s leading food and drink critics, writers and experts. The winners were then decided entirely by the public vote, with food and drink fans voting in their thousands.

Other Altrincham venues nominated were One Central, for Pop Up/ Project of the Year, and drinks brand Hip Pop, in Dunham Massey.

Alexa Stratton-Powell, Director of Manchester Food and Drink Festival, said: “We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s awards. We set out at the Festival many years ago to champion Manchester’s talent and innovation, and to put independent businesses centre stage. Now more than ever that is what we all need to do.”

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