A large amount of the food industry gathered last night for the YBFs (also aka Young British Foodies but less so as there is actually no age limit), the food awards that celebrate innovation and creativity in UK food. It all took place at Tate Britain which itself showcased its own pretty impressive food credentials. We had no idea that Tate roated its coffee
The Good Food Guide turns 65 this year and for this year's publication they've been looking back in time at some of the establishments that have spent a long time on that list. Top of the pile is The Connaught (pictured) which has been in the guide for 63 of those years. That beats Le Gavroche which has been in it for 46 years and RSJ on the South Bank (which we're ashamed to say we'd never heard of and has been in the guide for 35
The UK's big hospitality industry awards, the Cateys, took place last night at Grosvenor House. 1200 folk from the restaurant, bar and hotel worlds donned their gladrags to fete the likes of Nico Ladenis and New York restaurateur Daniel Boulud (seen accepting his award here).
Key awards on the night were:
AA Gill is definitely in the minority of one (going by this week's review) as there's been almost universal praise for Barrafina's latest since it opened - and it's now been voted best in the country too.
In advance of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2015 being announced next Monday, the team behind the awards have given us all a little taster of what's to come with the release of the 51-100 restaurants.
55. The Clove Club (up from 87)
The Tatler Restaurant Awards are always a popular event and tonight's do saw an almost exclusively London list of restaurants and chefs pick up awards.
The inaugural GQ Food and Drink Awards took place last night at the Bulgari Hotel & Residences. It was almost a slam dunk for London establishments and folk who picked up at the glitzy ceremony, presided over by Claudia Winkleman - the exception being the gong for best pub which was taken home by The White Horse in Chichester.
Last night's winners were:
Prima Doners, the Guardian's top-notch headline, sums up perfectly the folk recognised last night at the 2015 British Kebab Awards.
As you might expect, London found itself covered in glory. Here are the city's restaurants that walked away with gongs from last night's ceremony.
Best takeaway in London
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