Yep, we're firmly in the awards season. With the Michelin Guide due out on Monday, the great and the good of the UK hospitality world assembled last night for the grand reveal of the winners of the 2016 AA Hospitality Awards. Here are the London winners who went home with a smile on their face and a spring in their step.
Chef of the Year 2016 Simon Rogan
Lifetime Achievement Award Pierre Koffmann
We're well into restaurant awards season at the moment and the latest to be revealed are those from the Harden's guide. Held at the Hippodrome Casino, The Araki topped the list as "Top Gastronomic Experience" while awards went to Black Axe Mangal, Guinea Grill, Hoppers and more. The full list went like this:
The Good Food Guide have announced the top UK restaurants and winners of their annual awards with sixteen of London’s top restaurants making it into the Top 50 of the 2017 guide. While top spot went to Chef Simon Rogan’s restaurant L’Enclume, London’s eateries were well represented.
The top 10 has undergone a reshuffle with
Billed as the Oscars of the hospitality industry last night's Cateys at the Grosvenor House saw a slew of London restaurants and hotels pick up awards.
London winners on the night were;
Accessibility Award - Dorsett Shepherds Bush
Best Marketing Campaign - Red’s True Barbecue
Best Use of Technology Award - M Restaurants
Chef Award - Clare Smyth, formerly Restaurant Gordon
And so another World's 50 Best has been and gone. This year's list was announced last night in New York where the great and the good of the restaurant world gathered to hear who the risers and fallers were. And for Massimo Bottura it was the news he was waiting for as he finally nabbed the top slot from last year's winner El Celler de Can Roca.
On the UK front, the evening
The weather may have broken, but it was all beaming smiles and sunny dispositions over at the Savoy tonight where the 14th annual Tatler Restaurant Awards took place. "It’s been a bumper year, with exciting restaurants of every size, shape and cuisine opening," said the magazine's restaurant editor Jeremy Wayne.
The winners were as follows:
1. Rising Star - Sabrina at Bernardi's
"Following her success in conquering ‘new culinary
Last night, the rather swanky GQ Food and Drink Awards were held at 100 Wardour Street restaurant in Soho. Now we weren't there ourselves, but from the pics we've seen on Twitter and Instagram it's fairly safe to say a merry time was had by all.
The awards were chosen by a panel featuring chef Mark Hix, the magazine's editor Dylan Jones, Jo Thornton - Managing Director at Moet Hennessy UK, chef Florence Knight, restaurateur Rainer Becker, chef and food writer Gizzi Erskine,
The shortlist is out for Evening Standard London Restaurant Awards, taking place at this year's Taste of London. On the whole it's a CRACKING list, although there are a few surprises in there. The judging panel, headed up the Standard's restaurant critic Fay Maschler, include awards director and restaurant writer Joe Warwick, ES magazine critic Grace Dent, chef Rowley Leigh and Instagrammer Clerkenwell Boy.
Champagne Laurent-Perrier London
Hot Dinners takes a closer look at the top ten restaurants from the 2015 World's 50 Best Restaurants List to find out what's so great about them.
It's nearly time for 2017 - which will be a blessing for many - but before we get to the festivities, there's just the matter of the New Year Honours list. You'll have read about many of the celebs who are getting awarded this year, but we're calling out a couple of names from the London restaurant industry who also got recognised.
First off, there's Mark Hix - the restaurateur known for Hix restaurants in
Today's been a good day for Chelsea restaurant The Five Fields which has been given four rosettes by the AA. The diminutive 40-seater restaurant run by Chef-patron Taylor Bonnyman and head chef Marguerite Keogh was praised for "intelligent, thrilling and sometimes playful contemporary food that is based on outstanding ingredients".
It joins 13 other
It's that time of the year again, as the food awards season comes to a close with one of our favourite (and often one of the starriest) ceremonies, the Observer Food Monthly Awards.
This year, some top London places came away with the plaudits and we must say we're particularly pleased to see that Max's Sandwich Shop (pictured and
Find out (and see) which London restaurants have the best looking gaffs.
The results are in! Here are London's new Michelin stars for 2016.
If you didn't know, tomorrow is when the UK Michelin stars are announced - pretty much the biggest deal as far as awards for the restaurant industry goes (despite what some people might say). While critics, pundits (and restaurateurs) often disagree with the awarding of main stars, it's at the Bib Gourmand level (meals under £28) where most agree that Michelin does get things right. And, as usual, they're
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