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1st December 2022

Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2023

The website is now open for entries.

The 11th annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards will open for entries from 1st December 2022 at 10am. The Awards, the most prestigious in their field, champion the achievements of the UK’s current and emerging writers, editors, publishers, photographers, broadcasters and personalities who encourage us to appreciate, explore, and experience more about food and drink through their work.

The shortlist and winners are selected by an independent panel of expert judges in 13 categories from work first published or transmitted in the UK or Republic or Ireland between 1 January and 31 December 2022.

The judges seek to reward work where a blend of strong professional skills and sound judgement provide a greater understanding and enjoyment of good food and drink. Inspiration, education and pleasure derived from the work are of equal value.

The Award winners will be announced on Thursday 11th May at a live celebration in London, hosted by Chef and Broadcaster, Andi Oliver, alongside Angela Hartnett OBE, the Chair of the Judging Panel.

  • JIMI FAMUREWA – Author and chief restaurant critic for the Evening Standard @jimfamished
  • CLARE FINNEY – Food writer and author @finneyclare
  • JOEL HARRISON – Drinks writer, author and presenter @joeldram
  • TIM HAYWARD – Restaurateur, writer and restaurant critic for FT Weekend Magazine @timhayward
  • EMMA INCH – Beer writer, audio maker, and current Chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers @fermentationradio
  • HONEY SPENCER- Sommelier and Wine Director, PASKIN (Evelyn’s Table, The Palomar, The Barbary) @honeyspencer

“The country’s appetite for experiencing fine food and drink – whether it’s online, on TV or in print – is endless, largely due to the quality, originality and diversity of material that continues to be produced by an amazing talent of writers, publishers, broadcasters and photographers. To be able to view their work is one of the highlights of my year.”

Angela Hartnett OBE


  • FOOD BOOK: For a non-recipe book about food, food culture, region or history
  • DEBUT FOOD BOOK: For an author’s first non-recipe book about food, food culture, region or history
  • COOKERY BOOK: For a recipe-focused book about the preparation and cooking of food
  • DEBUT COOKERY BOOK: For an author’s first book on any aspect of food or cookery
  • DRINK BOOK: For a book about drink, drink culture, region or history
  • DEBUT DRINK BOOK: For an author’s first book about drink, drink culture, region or history
  • FOOD WRITER: For writing on any aspect of food in any media
  • DRINK WRITER: For writing on any aspect of drink in any media
  • COOKERY WRITER: For original recipe-led writing about the preparation and cooking of food in any media
  • RESTAURANT WRITER: For restaurant reviews in any media
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: For images of food and drink published in any media
  • PROGRAMME: For a programme on food or drink broadcast on any medium
  • AUDIO: For a radio programme or podcast on food and drink


Entries close – NOON, 27th January 2023
Shortlist Announced – 11th April 2023
Winners Announced – 11th May 2023


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First founded in Piccadilly in 1707, Fortnum & Mason has remained an essential London destination for anyone in search of extraordinary food, joy-giving things and exceptional service ever since. From the food halls and confectionery counters to the beautiful fragrance, beauty and fashion floor and refined Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, Fortnum’s seeks to make the everyday special. Celebrated for its famous teas, Scotch eggs, handmade chocolates, and wicker hampers, the iconic brand is committed to the imagination and discovery that has seen it through 315 years of history – and today, Fortnum’s continues to expand to new outposts at home and abroad, from London’s The Royal Exchange to the stand-alone store in Hong Kong’s K11 Musea. Proud of its storied past and innovating still, Fortnum’s mission remains to deliver a sense of pleasure to every customer, whether they’re shopping in-store or from around the world at the award-winning

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For further information, please contact:

Media enquiries: 07831 193250

Awards enquiries:  07768 621772