Hot Dinners takes a closer look at the top ten restaurants from the 2019 World's 50 Best Restaurants List to find out what's so great about them.
The world's top chefs and restaurateurs gathered in Singapore today for the reveal of the World's 50 Best Restaurants List 2019. Celebrating its 18th year, the awards were always going to be a particularly interesting watch this year given two big changes to the voting system.
To start with they'd made an effort to ensure the voting panel was gender balanced to promote inclusivity. But the biggest change was right at the top. All of the
It's a week before the World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2019 are released and that means that it's time for the added bonus rundown of 51-100.
But - because this happens to be the 120th birthday of San Pellegrino, it's actually 51-120 this year. They announced the results on Instagram stories (which was, we have to say, the hardest thing to keep track of). There are four from the UK in the list, all
The National Restaurant of the Year was announced tonight for the annual Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2019 and the academy of voters (200 chefs, restaurateurs, food writers and critics) deemed Lancashire's Moor Hall to be the bee's knees.
Chef Mark Birchall (ex-L’Enclume) has only been open two years but has already picked up no fewer than two Michelin stars and 5 AA Rosettes along with this top honour.
While London may have
Every year the Fortnums Food & Drink Awards attracts a stellar crowd of food talent and this year it was peak celeb spotting as the guest of honour turned out to be HRH Prince Charles.
The Prince of Wales was there to receive a special award recognising "his unwavering commitment to the cause of sustainable and healthy food and farming." After one hell of a trumpet blowing intro, the likes of which he said one normally has to wait to read in one's
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Last night Ibrahim Dogus was officially sworn in as Mayor of Lambeth. It's another key moment for the former Kurdish refugee whose parents fled to the UK when he was just 14.
The 35-year-old restaurateur and former waiter, now owns three restaurants in central London - Troia, Westminster Kitchen and Cucina. He's also the founder of the
The British Kebab Awards were held at the Park Plaza Westminster last night and London did pretty well out of it.
Four of our restaurants picked up gongs on the night. Testiin Stoke Newington won for best North/West London kebab. Lara Grill in Dagenham won the section for South/East
The winners of the first World Restaurant Awards have been announced. Firmly placing the laurels on their head for 2019 is South Africa's Wolfgat, whose foraged ingredients and fresh seafood saw them take home Restaurant of the year and win the Off-map destination category.
Meanwhile, London's very own Noble
The battle of the restaurant awards is fully on. The day after the World's 50 Best announced a major shake-up, the new kid on the block The World Restaurant Awards countered with the release of its shortlist for its inaugural awards.
The UK has a decent enough showing - we merit ten
Big news in from the World's 50 Best Restaurants list today. They're introducing a raft of changes to the voting system and judging panels.
In an announcement today they revealed that anyone who's topped the list before will now no longer be eligible for the list but will enter a Hall of Fame style list - the Best of the Best "which will comprise all those establishments that have been voted No.1 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list over its 17-year
It's always one of the biggest foodie events of the year, where a huge amount of chefs and restaurateurs from across the country gather together in London for a damned fine night out. It's also one of the most efficiently-run awards ceremonies around (sticking to 30 minutes - a template for how awards ceremonies should be run).
Last night's event was no exception with the evening's festivities presided over by Nigella Lawson and the newspaper's restaurant critic, Jay Rayner -
Last night, the Evening Standard dropped its annual Progress 1000 list - its roundup of the most influential people in London - at a glitzy party in newly refurbed Leake Street Arches. While the Kingdom Choir, from the royal wedding, tore down the house with a rendition of Stormzy's Blinded by the Light (both they and he were on the list), Hot Dinners wandered around trying to spot London's influential food and drink folk. In total 73 made the
It's been quite a year for London chef Clare Smyth. In April Core was named Best Restaurant at the GQ Restaurant Awards and Clare was announced as the - wait for it - elit Vodka World’s Best Female Chef for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 <draws breath>. In September she stormed straight on the Good Food Guide at No 3 ...
The great and the good of the food world assembled at the IMAX cinema in Waterloo today for the grand reveal of the new Michelin stars for 2019. 180 chefs turned up for the ceremony which was quite different to previous reveals with the guide going for much more of a red carpet impact.
After a slightly excruciating introduction which was roundly panned by chefs watching the show live on Facebook, the presenters brought
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