Entry Rules


  1. Each venue may only enter one category
  2. The Hertfordshire Food & Drink Awards are open to food producers, retailers, catering and eating or drinking establishments, restaurants and hotels operating in the Hertfordshire area.
  3. All information will be treated as confidential and will be used solely for the purpose of the Hertfordshire Food & Drink Awards.
  4. The closing date for nominations is 5pm on 20th February 2017 – no nomination will be accepted after this date unless an extension has been officially announced.
  5. On all matters relating to the Hertfordshire Food & Drink Awards, the verdict of the votes cast is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. By entering the awards you agree to partake in publicity of the awards including the use of any images taken.
  7. Please note to ensure all entrants for Restaurant of the Year have an equal chance restaurants may be divided according to size.
  8. Nominees who do not have a rating of 3 or more in the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (if relevant) will not be eligible and votes for venue will not count.
  9. Only one vote per person is valid in each category.
  10. The closing date for voting is 5pm on 24th April 2017 – no votes will be accepted after this date, unless an extension has been officially announced.
  11. Any irregular voting will be treated with the utmost seriousness and will be acted upon.
  12. Any establishment with 3 or more venues will qualify as a chain and be eligible as entrants in the Restaurant of the Year – Chain/Franchise category.
  13. Should you make it through to the finals, you will be required to attend the awards ceremony which will take place at 12.30 on the 5th June 2017 at Hitchin Priory, Hitchin