Time to vote for your food and leisure favourites

DO you have a favourite restaurant? A place you always go for that pleasant after work pint? Or a gym you love just as much to burn it off?

As we all know Milton Keynes is growing – not just in size but in reputation too.

That’s why the Milton Keynes Citizen has decided to back the first ever Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards.

The awards aim to honour the best restaurants, pubs, hotels, chefs, gyms and destinations in the city.

Its remit goes beyond simple food and drink with gongs up for grabs for the best waiter or waitress, best hotel and the top attraction.

They aim to showcase the best restaurants in and around Milton Keynes, uncover those fabulous tasting dishes, seek out the most talented chefs and locate the best family and leisure locations.

People can vote for their favourite in each category via restaurant comment cards found at venues throughout the city or by visiting the Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards website at www.mkfla.co.uk

A five-strong judging panel will then make a final decision on the winners.

The judges include Michelin star Chef Phil Fanning from Paris House in Woburn, features writer at The Sun Lee Price, Samantha Fitzgerald from the Swan School of Catering, MK Food & Lesiure Awards creator Steven Dryden-Hall and the Citizen’s deputy editor Craig Lewis.

The winners will eventually be announced at a gala event at the Swan Inn in Milton Keynes Village on May 13.

Categories:

> Serviced apartments of the year

> Family restaurant of the year

> Gym of the year

> Best Asian/Indian restaurant of the year

> Destination/attraction of the year

> MK best pub of the year

> Hotel of the year

> Milton Keynes waiter/waitress of the year

> Bar of the year

> Venue to watch (newcomer)

> Branded restaurant of the year

> Chef of the year

> Best restaurant of the year

> Dish of the year (starter, main, dessert)