Angela Hartnett's Murano tops Harden's 2010 Guide

2009 looks to be an annus mirabilis for Angela Hartnett, as her Mayfair restaurant Murano gets voted Best Newcomer by restaurant-goers in the 2010 edition of Harden's London Restaurants which is published today. It's another goose feather in her cap for Hartnett, who just last month, picked up the prestigious Catey Award for Top Chef. Murano is also shortlisted in the 2009 Time Out Awards.

Over 8000 Harden contributors voted in categories ranging from Most Romantic to Most Disappointing Cooking. However, while Hartnett is presumably cracking open the fizz tonight, her employer Gordon Ramsay may be drowning his sorrows as several of his restaurants picked up gongs for less prestigious categories such as Disappointing Cooking and Most Overpriced Restaurant.

Elsewhere across the city, another Ramsay protegee Marcus Wareing will no doubt be pleased with winning Best Top Restaurant for the second year running. Other restaurants enjoying long-standing good favour with Harden's include Chez Bruce which was Londoners' favourite restaurant for the fifth consecutive year and Pimlico's Le Poule au Pot which this year celebrates 14 years in a row as this city's most romantic resturant. 

Full list of Harden's 2010 Awards:

Rémy Martin XO Award for best all-round restaurant
Winner: Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley
2. Chez Bruce
3. Le Gavroche
4. The Ledbury
5. La Trompette
6. The Landau
7. L’Aventure
8. Clos Maggiore
9. J Sheekey
10. Barrafina

Remy Martin VSOP Award for best-rated newcomer
Winner: Murano
2. Min Jiang
3. Soseki
4. Bull & Last
5. Trishna

Londoners' favourite restaurant
1. Chez Bruce
2. Le Caprice
3. J Sheekey
4=. The Wolseley
4=. The Ivy
6. La Trompette
7. Galvin Bistrot de Luxe
8. Scott’s
9. Moro
10. St John

Best London restaurant for business
1. The Wolseley
2. Bleeding Heart
3. The Don
4. Coq d’Argent
5. The Square
6. L’Anima
7. 1 Lombard Street
8. Scott’s
9. Galvin Bistrot de Luxe
10. St Alban

Best London restaurant for romance
1. La Poule au Pot
2. Andrew Edmunds
3. Clos Maggiore 
4. Bleeding Heart
5. Chez Bruce
6. Le Caprice
7. J Sheekey 
8. Marcus Wareing/Berkeley 
9. Galvin at Windows
10. Le Gavroche

Most disappointing cooking in London
1. Oxo Tower
2. The Ivy
3. Gordon Ramsay/Claridge’s
4. Gordon Ramsay
5. The Wolseley
6. Corrigan’s Mayfair
7. Cipriani
8. Le Café Anglais
9. The Warrington
10. maze

Most overpriced London restaurant
1. Gordon Ramsay
2. Oxo Tower
3. Gordon Ramsay/Claridge’s
4. Cipriani
5. The River Café
6. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
7. Hakkasan
8. The Ivy
9. Sketch (Lecture Room) 
10. maze