A capacity crowd witnessed the big reveal of the winners and runners-up of the 21 categories in Dubai’s only neighbourhood F&B awards.
DUBAI, UAE, December 08, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — On Monday, 25th November 2019, the Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers played host to the gala ceremony marking the end of the third JLT Restaurant Awards.
The event, which this year focused on “sustainability”, was attended by 120 local restaurateurs, F&B professionals, and foodies. The third edition of Dubai’s only neighbourhood F&B awards attracted 70 nominations across 21 categories and recorded 16,831 online votes for the 18 publicly voted categories, which ranged from “Best Indian” to “Best Café”, “Best Middle Eastern”, and “Best Brunch”. Three additional categories, “Best Sustainability Initiative”, “Best Newcomer”, and “Best Overall”, were judged by an expert panel of industry insiders.
Notable winners were: Bait Maryam for Best Overall and Best Middle Eastern, Pickl for Best Newcomer, Beirut Bites for Best Hidden Gem, Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers for Best Sustainability Initiative, and Streetery for Best Streetfood, Best South-East Asian, and Best Chinese.
The list of all winners and runners-up is available at https://www.jltdining.com/restaurant-awards-2019.
“Congratulation to all winners and runners-up and a big thank you to everyone who participated!” says JLT Dining’s Chief Munch Officer Ina Kubler, and continues “Although, there could only be one winner and one runner-up for each category, everyone who took part in the awards is a winner! Together, we put JLT’s burgeoning food scene on the map, created awareness, and – most importantly – forged connections and friendships between local restaurateurs, hospitality professionals, and foodies.”
The awards were supported by a number of technical partners and sponsors including Repeat, Vegberry, law firm Charles Russell Speechlys, and Monviso Water. The awards were also supported by Fruitful Day, Liquid of Life, iiko Middle East, and Mr and Mrs Brunch.
The awards will take place again in 2020 and the details and provisional timeline are available at http://jltdining.com/restaurant-awards.
About the JLT Restaurant Awards:
jltdining.com, the interactive food directory exclusive for JLT – Dubai’s vibrant business & residential neighbourhood with over 300 independent eateries, launched the first ever restaurant awards scheme for the 300+ independent restaurants, bars, and cafes in Jumeirah Lakes Towers in 2017. Backed by Dubai-based industry consultants sps:affinity, the JLT Restaurant Awards are open for all JLT-based restaurants, cafes, and bars. The 2019 awards featured 18 publicly voted categories ranging from “Best Middle Eastern” and “Best Bar” to “Best Service” and “Best Healthy”. The awards also boasted three judges-awarded categories: “Best Sustainability Initiative”, “Best Newcomer”, and “Best Overall”. More details about the awards are available at https://www.jltdining.com/restaurant-awards-2019.
About JLT Dining:
JLT Dining is the only restaurant listing platform and online foodie community, which focuses exclusively on JLT, the DMCC regulated free zone in the heart of new Dubai. It targets the area’s 75,000+ residents, 60,000+ working professional, and neighbours in the adjacent communities.
JLT Dining is the brainchild of Martin Kubler, the founder of Iconsulthotels and CEO of sps:affinity – Strategic Partnership Solutions.
sps:affinity is a boutique strategic business consultancy based in Dubai, UAE. Together, our four distinct divisions – sps:digital, sps:hotels, sps:training, and sps:pr – deliver a range of innovative services, from corporate communications to dynamic business development strategies, to high-profile corporate partners in the Middle East We can be found online at www.spsaffinity.com.
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