TWO Mold restaurants are in the running to be named the best in North Wales - and the steaks have never been higher.

Just Steak & BBQ Smokehouse and the Deadwood Smokehouse have been named on the shortlist in the category in the Restaurant of the Year (North) category in Food Awards Wales 2022.

Completing the shortlist are Old Wives Tales (Corwen), The West Arms (Llanarmon Drffryn Ceiriog), On the Hill Restaurant (Ruthin), Yum Yums (Corwen), TyddynLlan (Llandrillo), The Leyland Arms (Ruthin), Country Cooks (Corwen), and Dragonfly Tea Rooms and Fishery Ltd (Corwen).

Situated just a four minute walk from each other, both Just Steak and Deadwood Smokehouse specialise in steaks, burgers, and all things meat.

The Food Awards Wales 2022 celebrate the best in the food industry; from the excellent restaurants, chefs and servers, to the specialists and suppliers.

The winners will be announced at a black-tie ceremony in Cardiff in early 2022.

The event will welcome top professionals of the country’s food sector that provide delicious dishes, the freshest of products and rich menus.

It will also showcase food suppliers, servers and manufacturers that take our taste buds around the world while in the comfort of Wales.

A spokesperson for The Food Awards Wales said: “Wales offers a wide range of places that serve world cuisines.

"The finalists were voted for by the public for providing authentic recipes and unique dishes to their diners, creating memorable experiences for both residents and visitors."