Exposed Awards 2018: Meet the Winners!

What a night, eh?

Our 12th annual Exposed Awards took place last month and, once again, the good people of Sheffield brought the party.

92 Burton Road looked superb decked out in Roaring Twenties-style decor, with a live swing band providing the soundtrack and a bumper crowd gathered to celebrate the very best of this fine city we live in.

It’s the biggest date on the Exposed calendar and takes a fair bit of effort to pull together, but when we see a room packed with the city’s grafters all letting their hair down, mingling and receiving well-earned plaudits from our readers – well, it’s worth every last second.

Over the course of the evening 24 awards were dished out spanning food, drink, culture, fashion, music, nightlife and beyond, with nominations and winners chosen by you lovely lot who turned out in record numbers to have a say.

So, without any further do, here are your winners this year…

Best Women’s Fashion Retailer
Syd & Mallory

“Well, obviously we already knew we were going to win so… [Laughs] No, we’re overwhelmed. It’s actually quite nice.”

Best Hair Stylist
Phillip Nixon (Vanilla)

“We’ve been coming to the Exposed Awards for quite a few years now and it’s just a team bonding night for us – oh, and I’d like to say it’s a much better venue this time!”

Best Beauty Salon
SiS Beauty

“Big, fluffy brows are very in. For glowing skin use natural makeup and nothing too heavy.”

Best Cultural Attraction (sponsored by We Do Deliver)
Sheffield Theatres

“It’s just an amazing place with lovely views, it’s close to the Peak District, has an amazing cultural scene, and I’m lucky to work for Sheffield Theatres!”

Best Cafe/Deli (sponsored by Pago Juices)
The Grind Cafe

“Consistency is the key. We arrived in Kelham Island eight years ago and we’ve always been true to our brand. We are also lucky enough to have fantastically loyal customers.”

Best Street Food Trader 
Nether Edge Pizza Co

“It’s a real honour to be recognised by the people of Sheffield.”

Made in Sheffield (sponsored by Owlerton Stadium)
Henderson’s Relish

“It’s a unique product from an independent, family-run company.”

Best Local Brewery (sponsored by Beer Central Ltd)
Kelham Island Brewery

“We brew real ale. We’ve been doing it for 28 years, and everyone said it was a stupid idea to open up in Kelham Island as it was just an industrial area at the time – but here we are 20 years later winning awards.”

Best New Restaurant

“I’m not sure we think that way, but we’re really humbled to get the good reviews that keep us nice and busy. We’re probably a bit different to what people have experienced before in the city.”

Best New Bar (sponsored by IPM Group)

“We’re doing something different for Sheffield. We cook great fucking food, our drinks are mega using stuff you don’t expect from a cocktail, and everything’s created with sustainability in mind.”

Best Traditional Pub
The Fat Cat

“The thing with The Fat Cat is it has that traditional base but people can also expect to try something different.”

Best Club Night (sponsored by Secret Brow Society)
Club Tropicana @ Leadmill

“Some nights are too worried about protecting their reputation but we are willing take risks because we know it’s gonna be a fun one. The award just goes to prove that point.”

Best Men’s Fashion Retailer (sponsored by Code)
JoJo’s General Store by Rag Parade

“It feels like I’m a fully-fledged, shampooed and conditioned doberman.”

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