JLT Restaurant Awards 2018: All 18 categories revealed!
Revealed: The 18 categories for the 2018 JLT Restaurant Awards
Are you ready for the 2018 JLT restaurant Awards? JLT restaurateurs will be able to nominate their restaurants, bars, and cafes from 1st August 2018 and online voting will start on 1st October 2018 and run until 31st October.
The #JLTdiningAwards2018 will feature 18 categories, but this year only two categories will be judges-awarded:
|Judges-Awarded Categories 2018|
For this category, judges will take into account the online votes, but also look at he overall popularity of the shortlisted restaurants among Dubai’s foodies, the restaurants’ online ratings, and the quality of the food and service.
Best NewcomerThis category is open to all restaurants, bars, or cafes in JLT, which opened in the last 12 months. Judges will look at the popularity, online ratings, marketing activities, and the quality of the food and service of all the recently opened outlets.
For the first time, the 2018 awards will feature a JLT residents’ nominated category, “ JLT Hidden Gem”. JLT residents, office dwellers, and visitors will be able to nominate their favourite neighbourhood hidden gem online during August 2018 and the top 5 choices will feature in the #JLThiddenGem category in the online voting in October. The other online-voted categories are:
|Online-Voted Categories 2018|
Open to all JLT-based restaurants, bars, and cafes, which feature a brunch on their regular menus.
Open to all JLT-based restaurants, bars, and cafes, whether licensed or unlicensed, provided they offer dine-in.
Open to all licensed bars in our neighbourhood and to licensed restaurants with a separate bar area.
JLT Hidden Gem
The top five outlets as nominated by JLT residents, office dwellers, and visitors during August’s #JLThiddenGem nominations.
Best European (Licensed)
Open to all licensed restaurants in JLT specialising in food from European countries.
Open to all cafes and coffeshops in JLT, whether licensed or unlicensed.
Open to all Chinese restaurants in our neighbourhood.
Best European (Unlicensed)
Open to all unlicensed restaurants in JLT specialising in food from European countries.
The category for all JLT restaurants specialising in healthy food, vegetarian/vegan dishes, or salads.
Best Middle Eastern
Open to all JLT restaurants, whether licensed or unlicensed, specialising in Middle Eastern cuisine.
The place for all JLT Indian restaurants and cafes. If Indian food’s on the menu, #BestIndian is the hashtag.
Open to all pizzerias and pizza parlours in JLT, regardless of whether they produce American-style or Italian-style pizzas.
Best South Asian
Open for restaurants serving food from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, or Singapore.
Best South-East Asian
Open for restaurants serving food from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Best Street Food
Open for pop-up concepts, street food-inspired restaurants, food trucks, and delivery joints in Jumeirah Lakes Towers.
Best Sweet Tooth
The category for cafes, bakeries, ice cream parlours, and all other outlets selling sweets and desserts.
Check out last year’s categories and winners here and mark your diaries for the 2018 JLT Restaurant Awards ceremony on Monday, 26th November 2018.
The JLT Restaurant Awards are a brilliant opportunity to showcase your brand or get more visibility for your business. We have a variety of partnership and sponsorship options and packages available, which will suit companies and organizations of all industries and sizes, and which include:
- Headline Sponsor
- Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsor
- Category Sponsors
- Official Media Partner
- Official Social Media Partner (reserved for sps:digital)
- Official PR Partner (reserved for sps:pr)
- Official Water Supplier (reserved for Lanjaron Arabia)
- Official Flower Supplier (reserved for Blossom Tree Flower Shop)
fficial Videography & Photography Supplier(reserved for The Film Factory L.L.C.)
- Official Hospitality Partner
- Customized Sponsorship Package