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2017 Cafe / Bistro of the Year

2017 Cafe / Bistro of the Year

A category designed to recognise NI’s fabulous cafe/bistro culture.

Judges in this category will be particularly impressed by venues that can demonstrate a relaxed, informal ambience, uncompromising commitment to top quality local food and excellent customer care.

Each entrant to this category will be judged across all aspects of service and facilities with particular emphasis on the food and beverage offering.   This category is judged by mystery diner. Entrants into this category will be required to provide a complimentary voucher for a meal.

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The 2017 Cafe / Bistro of the Year Sponsor: Nisbets

Established in 1983 on the basic principle of high quality catering equipment affordably priced. Today
Nisbets products cover everything from refrigeration to pastry, cooking machines to knives, and everything in between.

At Nisbets, they understand the pressures of a commercial kitchen and making your life easier is at the heart of what they do; Order before 8pm for next day delivery, plus order by 3pm Sunday for Monday delivery !

Their head office is based in Bristol, with offices in Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. Plus our export division ships to over 100 countries worldwide (wherever you are, its never too far!)

They are constantly growing and put their success down to:

  • Low Prices; They are committed to supplying catering equipment to all customers at a low price. If you find a lower published price on the same terms, they will beat it by 5%.
  • Customer Service; They handle thousands of orders every day, and their specialist teams have been trained to give every call and order the attention customers deserve. They listen to our customers and continually strive to improve.
  • Next Day Delivery; They pride ourselves on next day delivery which is free in many cases.
  • Huge Product Range; They stock over 20,000 products in order to fulfil our customers’ needs.


The winner in this category was Pimento Coffee Shop in Moira. Pictured are Alistair Scott, Pimento with category sponsor, Danielle Treacy from Nisbets catering equipment and Diane Gardiner, Pimento.


Shown with their finalists’ certificates are Adam and Emma O’Neill from Upstairs at Joe’s; Catherine McCorry, Miel et Moi; Danielle Treacy, category sponsor, Nisbets; Rachel Mawhinney, Miel et Moi; Brendan Kerr and Marty Black, Ivanhoe Inn & Hotel, Belfast.