London restaurants crowd shortlist for Best Independent Restaurateur at the 2014 Cateys

greatnorthernhotelThe shortlist for this year's Cateys - an industry awards for the hospitality business run by Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine - has just been announced and several London restaurants and chefs are in the running.

Independent Restaurateur of the Year

Jason Atherton, Pollen Street Social
Angela Hartnett, Murano
Simon Mullins and Ben Tish, Salt Yard
Karam Sethi, Gymkhana Restaurants

Independent Hotel of the Year

Great Northern Hotel (pictured)

Newcomer award

The Truscott Arms, London

Manager of the Year

Erick Kervaon, Bingham, Richmond
Peter Avis, Babylon at The Roof Gardens

Wine and spirit ambassador award

Xavier Rousset, Texture and 28°-50°

Although every independent restaurant of the year was a London one the city's chefs didn't merit a place in the key Chef Award. That shortlist featured Sat Bains, Tom Kerridge, Andrew Fairlie and Nathan Outlaw (for his restaurant in Rock).

See the full shortlist here.