Indian Restaurant Awards 2019

Awards

The Indian Restaurant Award's prime focus is to create recognition for various spectrum of industry experts who are part of this affluent industry. The awards will create a platform for the Indian players to showcase their expertise and gain prominence in the international markets by acknowledging outstanding creativity, customer service and top quality dinning that is on offer in down East.

Popular Choice Awards:

Restaurant Awards

  • Best National Restaurant
    This category recognises the very best in a dining experience as evidenced by customer service and imagination in menu creation and ambience
  • Best Regional Restaurant Chain of the Year
    This category recognises a regional Restaurant chain for its dining experience as evidenced by attention to detail, a well-structured, balanced and appropriate menu across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India.
  • Best Regional Standalone Restaurant of the Year
    This category recognises the very best regional standalone restaurant across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India as evidenced by attention to detail, a well-structured, balanced and appropriate menu.
  • Best Regional Debutant Restaurant of the Year
    This category recognises new arrival in the food world across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India which has created an immediate buzz and become the place to be seen with customers. Restaurant needs to be less than 2 years old.
  • Best Debutant Restaurant Chain of the Year
    This category rewards noteworthy new chain in the food world which has created favourable impression around their work. Restaurant needs to be less than 2 years old.
  • Best National/Regional Indian Cuisine Restaurant Chain / Standalone of the Year
    The award recognises the restaurant that serves the best Indian cuisine having ethnic ambiance and service across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India.
  • Restaurant Serving best Coastal cuisine of the Year
    Recognising the Restaurant which serves the best Coastal Cuisine in West India
  • Best Multi-Cuisine restaurant of the Year
    Recognising the Restaurant which serves the best Multi-Cuisine in India
  • Best National/Regional Chinese Restaurant of the Year
    This award goes to the Chinese restaurants across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India that show a drive to influence and shape the future of chinese cuisine.
  • Best National/Regional Mexican Restaurant of the Year
    This award goes to the Mexican restaurants across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India that show a drive to influence and shape the future of Mexican cuisine.
  • Best National/Regional Mediterranean Cuisine Restaurant of the Year
    This award goes to the Mediterranean Cuisine restaurant across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India that show a drive to influence and shape the future of Lebanese cuisine.
  • Best National/Regional Italian Restaurant of the Year
    This award goes to the Italian restaurants across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India that show a drive to influence and shape the future of Italian cuisine.
  • Best National/Regional Thai Restaurant of the Year
    This award goes to the Thai restaurants across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India that show a drive to influence and shape the future of Thai cuisine
  • Best National/Regional Japanese Restaurant of the Year
    This award goes to the Japanese restaurants across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India that show a drive to influence and shape the future of Japanese cuisine
  • Best National/Regional Pan- Asian Restaurant of the Year
    This award goes to the Pan-Asian restaurants across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India that show a drive to influence and shape the future of Pan-Asian cuisine
  • Best Regional Fine Dining Standalone Restaurant of the Year
    This award goes for a fine dine standalone restaurant across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India that provide the very best in a dining experience.
  • Best Regional Fine Dine Hotel Restaurant
    This category recognises a fine dine hotel restaurant across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India that demonstrate the very best in a dining experience as evidenced by attention to detail and a balanced appropriate menu.
  • Best Regional Standalone Restaurant of the Year (Small Town)
    This category recognises the very best standalone restaurant across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India for its well-structured, balanced and appropriate menu.
  • Best National / Regional QSR chain of the Year
    The award will recognize a QSR chain across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India offering quick service atmosphere that serves freshly prepared authentic foods in a fast service format.
  • Best Emerging QSR Chain of the Year
    This category rewards noteworthy new chain in the food world which has created favourable impression around their work.
  • Best Highway Restaurant of the Year
    The award recognises the preferred highway eatery that has created a brand and prominence for itself.
  • Best Regional Vegetarian Restaurant of the Year
    This category recognises the best vegetarian restaurant for its dining experience, customer service and imagination in menu creation and ambience
  • Best Dim-Sum Restaurant Chain/Stand- Alone of the Year
    This category recognises a dim-sum restaurant for its wide variety of mouth-watering dim-sums)
  • Best Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year
    This category recognises the restaurant offering the best casual dining experience
  • Best Fast Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year
    This category recognises the restaurant offering the best fast casual dining experience
  • Best Chef Led Restaurant of the Year
    A chef led Restaurant serving delectable dishes in Western India
  • Best American/American style diner in India
    This category recognises the best American Style diner known for its dining experience, customer service and imagination in menu creation and ambience
  • Best healthy and diet food restaurant of the Year
    Recognising restaurant offering the best healthy food in India)
  • Best 24 hour dining
    Restaurant offering the best 24 hour dining experience)
  • Best Family Restaurant of the Year
  • Best Emerging International Cuisine
    Restaurant offering new and vibrant flavours in foreign cuisine
  • Upcoming Global Cuisine Restaurant of the Year
  • Best Mobile Food/Food Truck of the Year
    Recognising the best food truck for its tasty food and customer service
  • Best Biryani Restaurant of the Year
    The award recognizes the best biryani restaurant where the cuisine is freshly prepared with premium ingredients and has components of an outstanding customer service.
  • Best Organic Food Cafe
  • Best Waffle Restaurant
  • Best Vegan Restaurant of the Year
    Recognizing restaurant that offers the best vegan food in West India.
  • Best National/Regional Cloud Kitchen of the Year
    Recognising the outstanding brand that serves food based on Cloud Kitchen model in the country/region.

Cafe & Bakery Awards

  • Best National / Regional Bakery and Confectionery Chain / Standalone of the Year
    This category recognises the best national and regional bakery and confectionery chain across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India which best offers outstanding value, excellent food and appropriate service.
  • Best National/Regional home baker/home chef of the Year
    This category recognises the best national and regional home baker across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India which best offers outstanding value, excellent food and appropriate service
  • Best National / Regional Cafe of the Year
    The award recognises national and regional food outlets across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India that enables one to have coffee in casual setting.
  • Best Regional Emerging cafe of the year
  • Best Regional Tea Cafe of the Year
    (The award recognises a tea cafe for its wide variety of tea, customer service and ambience)
  • Best Ice- Cream Parlour of the Year
    The award recognises the best Ice-Cream parlour that has created a brand and prominence for itself.
  • Best Juice / Shake Parlour of the Year
    The award recognises the best Juice parlour that has created a brand and prominence for itself.
  • Best Dessert Parlour of the Year
    The award recognizes the Best Dessert Parlour that has created a brand and prominence for itself.

Nightlife Awards

  • Best National / Regional Gastro Pub of the Year
    This award recognises a Gastro Pub across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India that demonstrates the best ambience, outstanding service, food & liquor
  • Best National / Regional Restro Bar of the Year
    This award recognises a Restro Bar across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India that demonstrates the best ambience, outstanding service, food & liquor
  • Restro-Bar / Gastro Pub with best live events
    Recognising the best venue for live events in the F&B sector
  • National / Regional Microbrewery of the Year
    Recognising a microbrewery for its craft beer and food
  • Best Regional Rooftop Restro Bar / Lounge / Restaurant of the Year
  • Best Regional Debutant Gastro Pub/ Restro bar/ Microbrewery of Year
    This category recognises new arrival in the food world across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India which has created an immediate buzz and become the place to be seen with customers. Gastro Pub/ Restro bar/ Microbrewery needs to be less than 2 years old.
  • Best Sports bar / Gaming Themed Restaurant of the Year
    Recognising the best Sports Bar/Gaming Theme Restaurant that offers a complete experience of food, beverages and games all in one package.

Design Awards

  • Best Themed Based Restaurant
    Best Restaurant Known for its Cool and Unique Themed
  • Best Themed Based Restro-Bar / Gastro-Pub
    Best Restro-Bar / Gastro-Pub Known for its Cool and Unique Themed
  • Restaurant with Outstanding Ambience and Interiors
    This category recognises a Restaurant that has the best interiors
  • Gastro-Pub / Restro-Bar / Microbrewery with Outstanding Ambience and Interiors
    This category recognises a pub/night club that has the best interiors
  • Cafe with Outstanding Ambience and Interiors
    This category recognises a Cafe that has the best interiors

Special Awards

  • Best Menu R&D and Innovative Culinarians Award
    Restaurant serving most innovative & delicious cuisines in India
  • Most Innovative Drinks Menu Award
    This award celebrates the excellence and innovation in beverages that ignite consumers’ growing interest in drinks – mocktails and cocktails.
  • Best Hotel Management Institute of the Year
    This award goes to a training school that has worked to enrich the food culture skill set in India by educating its students and fostering a passion for food service business.
  • Best Regional Food Court of the Year
    The award goes to mall/standalone food court across Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of India who have the best selection of brand counters.
  • Best Liquor Brand of the Year
    The award recognizes the finest liquor brand in the country.
  • Best Beer Brand of the Year
    The award category raises a glass for the finest beer brand in the country.
  • Business Growth Award
    A food and beverage business that has shown a remarkable growth in the last few years
  • Best Food App of the Year
    Honouring the best in class food tech app developed which is enabling growth in business
  • Restaurant Technology award
    Honouring the technologically marvellous business or brand solution provider catering to Restaurant industry
  • Most efficient food delivery services of the Year
    Recognising fast and efficient food delivery service
  • Best Caterer of the Year
    Recognising the best Catering service
  • Best Creative Concept Award of the Year
    Recognizing unique concept in Food & Beverage Industry.
  • Best Customer Experience Award
    Recognising the best Restaurant / Bar / Cafe offering the best service to its customer.
  • Best Promotion / Marketing Initiative of the Year
    The award recognizes the high-quality, drool-inducing campaigns – online and offline - carried out by a restaurant that led to an increase in revenue; the unique concepts and out-of-the-box food challenges that helped restaurants improve sales.

Editor's Choice Awards:

  • Best Chef of the Year
    The award recognises a chef who most impresses with his food approach, design and execution of dishes.
  • Best Sous Chef of the Year
    The award recognises a sous chef who most impresses with his culinary expertise and dedication
  • Best Pastry/Bakery Chef of the Year
    (Recognising a pastry chef for his baking abilities)
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award
    This category rewards the individual who has made the greatest impact on the food world in India in the past year in terms of quantitative business increase and most outstanding quality of service.
  • National/ Regional Restaurateur of the Year
    ( This category recognises restaurant owner who has demonstrated leadership qualities and has show proficiency in all aspects of the restaurant business
  • Bartender of the Year
    (Recognising a bartender for his vast array of skills and knowledge of in mixing, garnishing and serving drinks.
  • Sommelier of the Year
    (This category recognises restaurant owner who has demonstrated leadership qualities and has show proficiency in all aspects of the restaurant business
  • Young Restaurateur of the Year
    (This category recognises a young restaurant owner who has demonstrated leadership qualities and has show proficiency in all aspects of the restaurant business. Should be under 35 years of age)
  • Best Indian Restaurant Consultant/Business Mentor of the Year
    The award recognises the best restaurant consultant that has advised and mentored people and has helped them in running successful restaurants
  • Male / Female Food Influencer of the Year
  • Community Champion Food Service Award
    Recognising the Champion for his/her significant contribution to the foodservice industry.
  • Chef Prodigy of the Year

Best Ethics Awards:

  • Most Hygenic Restaurant
  • Highest Safety Values Restaurant of Year
  • Best Restaurant Using Certified Food
  • Best Restaurant under FSSAI regulations
  • Best Restaurant Reducing Environment Impact
  • Most Sustainable Restaurant
  • Best CSR Initiative of the Year
  • Highest women security-Restaurant of the year
  • Best Restaurant / Cafe / Bakery to Work With