JLT Restaurant Awards 2019: All 21 categories revealed!
Revealed: The 21 categories for the 2019 JLT Restaurant Awards
Are you ready for the 2019 JLT Restaurant Awards? JLT restaurateurs will be able to nominate their restaurants, bars, and cafes from 1st August 2019 and online voting will start on 1st October 2019 and run until 31st October.
The #JLTdiningAwards2019 will feature 21 categories. This year, we’ve got three judges-awarded categories and 18 publicly voted categories:
|Judges-Awarded Categories 2019|
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.
This 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.
Best Sustainability Initiative
For this category, judges will look at initiatives that focus on protecting and preserving the environment and can address pressing issues like: reduction of food waste; sustainable use of resources; green procurement and responsible sourcing; recycling; and protection of the local environment.
Just like last year’s awards, the 2019 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 2019 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 2019|
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.
Best Café (Sponsored by iiko)
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.
(Sponsored by Fruitful Day)
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 India 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
We’re not talking plasticky fast food here, but handcrafted burger goodness. If it looks like a cool burger, it could be the #BestBurger.
Open to all restaurants and cafes in our neighbourhood serving shisha. If it’s smoking, the hashtag is #BestShisha .
Best South Asian
Open for restaurants serving food from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Best South-East Asian
Open for restaurants serving food from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, or Singapore.
Open for pop-up concepts, streetfood-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
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 Sponsors
- Category Sponsors
- Official Media Partner
- Official Social Media Partner
- Water Sponsor
- Coffee Sponsor
- Official Hospitality Partner
- Customized Sponsorship Packages
Interest in getting involved? Contact us today!