We live in an age of healthy living, but our fast-paced lifestyles often clash with our desire for nutritious foods. To often to admit are we reaching for our phone and scrolling through our various food delivery apps. Picking out the biggest, greasiest burger/pizza/burrito we can see. That’s where LYFBAR steps in.
This health-conscious takeaway is surely a godsend for the people of Telford. Serving dining options like lean meat burgers, sweet potato fries, falafel boxes and healthy wraps, LYFBAR is all about offering fast but nutritious food. Founders Alex Archibald & Bethany Tomlinson believe that “healthy food should fill your stomach without emptying your wallet.”
LYFBAR doesn’t cost you any more than its unhealthy competitors either. It’s the sort of groundbreaking thinking (alongside some tasty grub) that saw it chosen as the top restaurant in the Midlands and East Anglia for the Uber Eats Awards. It will compete against the other regional finalists to be crowned the Uber Eats’ Restaurant of the Year.
“We were ecstatic to hear that we received the most votes from the Midlands and East Anglia and that we’re off to the finals!” said Alex and Bethany. “We’re so passionate about creating more nutritious, healthy options for the community in Telford. Being a finalist at the awards will certainly help us do that, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to serve our food to such an incredible panel of judges.”
The are nine finalists competing to be crowned Uber Eats’ Restaurant of the Year. Each represents the diversity of the UK’s restaurant industry. Around 60% of Uber Eats is made up of small or medium businesses, and the awards are designed to recognise these independent businesses across the UK and Ireland.
Uber Eats is offering £200,000 to be shared amongst the national finalists, with LYFBAR with a chance of taking home £100,000 to invest in their business. This year, the judging panel will include content creator Seema Pankhania, formerly of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants and Mob Kitchen, as well as Lorraine Copes, Founder and CEO at Be Inclusive Hospitality.
It’s not the only West Midlands restaurant up for an award at this year’s Uber Eats Restaurant of the Year Awards either. Doreen’s Kitchen in West Bromwich has been nominated for Female Chef of the Year, alongside Koocha Mezze Bar (Bristol) and Taylor’s Bagels (Bath). Taste from India in Dudley is up for Community/Social Impact Restaurant of the Year, as is Need Street Food (Portsmouth) and Brack Burger (Newcastle). The winners will be chosen on October 5.
To learn more about the awards head here.
Uber Eats UK and Ireland Restaurant of The Year Finalists 2023
Uber Eats Restaurant of the Year
Brack Burger, Newcastle
Natty’s Jerk Kitchen, Portsmouth
Sandwich Sandwich, Bristol
Big Manny’s, Aberdeen
Locke Burger, Limerick
Haystack Cafe, Swansea
Female Chef of the Year
Koocha Mezze Bar, Bristol
Taylor’s Bagels, Bath
Doreen’s Kitchen, West Bromwich
Sustainable Restaurant of the Year
What The Pitta, London
Health-focused Restaurant of the Year
EAT LEBO, London
Tofu Vegan, London
Community/Social Impact Restaurant of the Year
Taste from India, Dudley
Need Street Food, Portsmouth
Brack Burger, Newcastle