Yes they are. We are committed to ensuring the awards are 100% voted for by the public - which means no panel of judges or critics influencing the vote. All votes will be cast online online via a dedicated hub at brightonrestaurantawards.co.uk and there are limits to how many times an individual can vote for a certain venue (in 5 categories max) to ensure no funny business goes on. All voters must register their email address to be able to vote in each of the 16 categories.
All venues will be able to promotes themselves using the assets we have provided on the website, and the printed marketing material which we will provide to all venues who would like to encourage their customers to vote.