We're tired of the same old, same old restaurant awards - so three cheers for foodie title Olive magazine which has come up with an Alternative Restaurant Awards 2009 with categories that go beyond yawnsome fields such as Best Chef and Best Newcomer.
The magazine picked 50 winners in total (restaurants and chefs) in 34 categories which were decided and judged by a panel made up of the olive team and industry experts.
Our one reservation is the fact that they've picked hot-dinners.com's local Italian, 500, as their 'wish it was our local'. 500 is already impossible to book, and this latest nod means we'll never get a table there. Bah.
Most on-trend restaurant
Cheaper than eating at home
Acceptable face of fusion
Where the location’s the draw….
The biggest portion
Don’t believe the hype
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