JLT Restaurant Awards 2018: Meet the finalists for the “Best Sweet Tooth” and “Best Newcomer” categories
Revealed: The three most popular entries in the “Best Sweet Tooth” and “Best Newcomer” categories of the 2018 JLT Restaurant Awards
Online voting for the 2018 JLT Restaurant Awards closed on 31st October 2018 and over 9,000 JLT residents, office dwellers, and visitors voted for their favourite Jumeirah Lakes Towers restaurants, cafes, and bars.
In the run-up to the awards ceremony on the 26th November at Nara Pan-Asian Restaurant, we’ll reveal the finalists, category by category. Today, we’ll reveal the “Best Sweet Tooth” and “Best Newcomer” categories.
The “Best Sweet Tooth” category was the final publicly voted category in the 2018 awards. Traditionally, it’s also the last category we reveal, because it’s all about desserts and sweet endings to fine meals. Congratulations to Il Donaccino, The Cake Lab, and Yalla Samosa – they all made the shortlist in the “Best Sweet Tooth” category!
The “Best Newcomer” category was open to all restaurants which opened their doors in JLT in the past twelve months. It was also one of the two judges-awarded categories and our expert judging panel deliberated for a fair while before coming up with this year’s finalists – all of which, they felt, made an above-average impact on the neighbourhood. Congratulations to Vietnamese Foodies, El Mostacho, and Nara Pan-Asian – they all made the shortlist in the “Best Newcomer” category!
This completes our 2018 preview of the awards finalists. The final category, “Best Overall” will only be revealed on the night. Interested in attending or sponsoring the awards ceremony? Contact us!
The 2018 JLT Restaurant Awards are supported by:
Blossom Tree Flower Shop, Localyser, Foodiva, Liquid of Life, The Film Factory L.L.C., Charles Russel Speechelys, Fruitful Day, FoodSheikh Media, Lanjaron Arabia, Stylextend, Hala Kiwi, sps:pr, sps:digital, and Body Time JLT.