The magazine, published by Waitrose, has asked diners to nominate their favourite local restaurant, pub or bar for the awards, aimed at honour the best in independent eateries across the country.
Elizabeth Carter, editor of the Good Food Guide, said: “Last year we received well over 30,000 nominations, showing just how important independent restaurants are to a local community.
“The UK has a wealth of consistent and likeable local restaurants which offer no pretensions or gimmicks, just first class food and knowledgeable, welcoming service.”
Contemporary British restaurant Carters of Moseley, in Birmingham, was named last year’s Good Food Guide Readers’ Restaurant of the Year.
Holly Jackson, of Carters of Mosely, said: “I think this award shows the lengths that the Good Food Guide goes to, highlighting great places to dine wherever you are, that you may never have heard of.”
Potential candidates can encourage diners to vote online at www.thegoodfoodguide.co.uk/feedback or by providing official voting postcards in their venues during the nomination period, which runs until Monday 11 May.