THE champagne is on ice at a Holmfirth restaurant following the announcement of finalists for the Hi-Life restaurant of the year awards.
CragRats Brasserie is one of only five Yorkshire restaurants shortlisted in what are hailed as `The Dining Oscars of The North'.
The 21st Anniversary Hi-Life Restaurant of the Year Gala Awards are a celebration of the North's dining industry. They are the largest restaurant awards to be voted for by members the public.
More than 20,000 Hi-Life diners from across the North have voted in 17 categories which include Yorkshire Restaurant of the Year.
The five restaurants shortlisted alongside Cragrats Brasserie for the award are Room, in Leeds city centre, The Millrace Organic Restaurant in Kirkstall, The Old Police Station in Chapel Allerton, and The Bull at Broughton. The Yorkshire Post's Robert Cockroft is also shortlisted for Restaurant Critic of the Year.
Winners of the event will be announced at a star studded Gala Awards Dinner on January 20 at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.
David Heeley, Chairman of Hi-Life Diners Club said: "The calibre of restaurants across Yorkshire continues to rise and I'm proud to say that those on our shortlist represent some of the best dining experiences in the country.
Simon Winterburn from CragRats Brasserie said: "The Hi-Life awards are special because they're voted for by the people that matter the region's diners.
"At CragRats we work hard to ensure that both the quality of the food and ambience is the very best we can deliver and to receive a Hi-Life award would be the icing on the cake."