London leads in the shortlist for the GQ Food & Drink Awards

gqawardslogoThe shortlist for the inaugural GQ Food & Drink Awards has just been released and London is, as you'd imagine, pretty well represented in the final line-up, taking up 31 out of a possible 48 places The categories, whose winners will be announced at an award ceremony in April are as follows (out of London shortlisted contenders are italicised):

Best Restaurant

  • Café Murano
  • Gymkhana
  • L’Enclume
  • Restaurant Nathan Outlaw
  • The Ledbury
  • The Palomar

Best Bar

  • Mr Fogg’s
  • Nightjar
  • The Connaught Bar
  • The Devil’s Advocate
  • The Milk Thistle
  • White Lyan
  • Best Chef

  • Jason Atherton
  • Nieves Barragán Mohacho
  • Angela Hartnett
  • Glynn Purnell
  • Tom Sellers
  • Martin Wishart

    Best Sommelier

  • David Galetti at Le Gavroche
  • Stefan Newmann at Dinner By Heston Blumenthal
  • Laure Patry at Pollen Street Social
  • Adam Pawlowski at Northcote
  • Michael & Charlotte Sager-Wilde at Sager+Wilde and Mission
  • Michael Simms at Sartoria
  • Best Pub

  • The Anglesea Arms
  • The Camberwell Arms
  • The Duke of Cumberland (Henley, West Sussex)
  • The Lord Poulett Arms (Hinton-St-George, Somerset)
  • The White Horse (West Sussex) 
  • The Yew Tree Inn (Bunbury, Cheshire)

    Best Interior

  • Berners Tavern (at London Edition)
  • Coworth Park
  • Fera (at Claridges)
  • Old Tom & English
  • Scott’s
  • Sketch
  • Best Front Of House

  • Jesus Adorno at Le Caprice
  • David Boyd at Aqua Shard
  • Daniel Greenock at Marcus
  • Diego Masciaga at The Waterside Inn
  • Matthew Mawtus at Pollen Street Social
  • Darius Namdar at The Colony Grill Room
  • Best Hotel

  • Claridge’s 
  • Cromlix (Dunblane, Perthshire)
  • Gidleigh Park (Devon)
  • The Beaumont
  • The Merchant (Belfast)
  • The Pig On The Beach (Studland Bay, Dorset)
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