All the restaurants, pubs and cafes in the Black Country nominated in the Food Awards England 2022


The restaurants, cafes, pubs and takeaways in the Black Country and Shropshire have been named among the best in the West Midlands – and England. More than a dozen restaurants in the area have been nominated in various categories at the Food Awards England 2022.

The Food Awards England 2022 are back for another year to celebrate the best in the food industry – from excellent restaurants, chefs and waiters to specialists and suppliers. Whether it’s the places you’ve eaten and dined at hundreds of times, or the new establishments that have just entered the industry.

A total of 17 restaurants in Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Shropshire have been nominated in different award categories – from takeaways of the year and best fish and chips, to street food and desserts.

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It includes the Turquoise Kitchen & Bar in West Bromwich which is in the Restaurant of the Year category and The Mount Hotel in Wolverhampton, finalist in the Hotel Restaurant of the Year. Cafe Casita Ristorante Italiano in Dudley and Veggie Fellas in Walsall are also nominated in different categories.

Here are all the nominees for the Food Awards England 2022 in the Black Country and Shropshire:

Restaurant of the year

The Townhouse (Drayton Market)

Turquoise Kitchen and Bar (West Bromwich)

Gastro pub of the year

The Vine (West Bromwich)



The Vineyard at West Bromwich.

Hotel restaurant of the year

The Mount Hotel (Wolverhampton)

Best Indian Establishment

Gurkha 1816 (Wednesday)

Contemporary Asian cuisine Alok (Tipton)

Bacaba Cocktail Bar and Restaurant (Oldbury)



Gurkha 1816, near Wood Green Road, Wednesdaybury

Takeout of the year

Pizza by Carlos (Willenhall)

Taste (Stourbridge)

Best Italian Establishment

Fiume Italian Bar & Restaurant (Wolverhampton)

Cafe Casita Ristorante Italiano (Dudley)



Fiume in Compton, Wolverhampton
Fiume in Compton, Wolverhampton

Best Mediterranean Establishment

Casa Ruiz (Bridgnorth)

Best cuisine in the world

Mount Nemrut Turkish Restaurant (Smethwick)



Mount Nemrut Turkish Restaurant, Bearwood

Best Vegetarian Establishment

Veggie Fellas (Walsall)

Best Fish and Chips Establishment

Ivan’s (Cradley Heath)

Dessert Outlet of the Year

Small dessert shop (Wolverhampton)



Interior view of the small dessert shop - Wolverhampton Queen Street
Interior view of the small dessert shop – Wolverhampton Queen Street

Best street food

Dosa Hut (Wolverhampton)

The Food Awards 2022 will take place at a black tie ceremony in Manchester in June. The event will host the best food professionals in the country who offer delicious dishes, the freshest products and rich menus.

It will also feature food suppliers, servers and makers who take our taste buds around the world from the comfort of England. A spokesperson for Food Awards England said: “England offers a wide range of venues that serve cuisines from around the world.

“The finalists were voted for by the public for providing authentic recipes and unique dishes to their diners, creating memorable experiences for residents and visitors. Without a doubt, there are incredible specialists across the country, who know offer excellent service, delicious cuisine and meet the expectations of their guests.

“These are the professionals we aim to recognize at the Food Awards England 2022. We wish all the finalists the best of luck and look forward to welcoming all of our guests and celebrating the winners with them.”

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