Restaurant awards

  • Jason Atherton and Michael Caines win big at this year's AA Hospitality Awards

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    The annual AA Hospitality Awards took place at The Grosvenor last night, and a slew of London's chefs, restaurants and hotels picked up gongs for their good work this year.

    The big winner of the night was Jason Atherton who was awarded Chef's Chef of the Year - a key award as it's voted for by his peers.

    In a heartfelt post on Instagram Atherton said: "every now and again if you are lucky we get recognised and this happened last night to be

  • L'Enclume takes the top spot again in the 2020 Good Food Guide

    L'Enclume takes the top spot again in the 2020 Good Food Guide

    Waitrose has unleashed its latest Good Food Guide, and that means that it's time for another restaurant run-down as it comes with their top 50 restaurants in the country. And this year sees L'Enclume taking the top spot, just pipping London's Core by Clare Smyth, which was no 3 last year, to the top. In fact, the top three is just a light reshuffling, as last year's no 1, Nathan Outlaw, is now no 3.


  • Deliveroo are starting their own restaurant awards, with Ashley Roberts and Giles Coren along for the ride


    We're entering restaurant awards season but, before we even start, a new challenger has entered the ring. Deliveroo are starting their own restaurant awards - and it's not just limited to deliveries. 

    They say they want to "shake up the sometimes stale approach to industry awards, bringing in fun new categories for a generation of social-media eaters". And to help them out with that, they've brought in Ashley Roberts (Waitress, Pussycat Dolls

  • The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2019 - the complete list

    50 best collageHot Dinners takes a closer look at the top ten restaurants from the 2019 World's 50 Best Restaurants List to find out what's so great about them.

  • Here's what went down at The World's 50 Best Restaurants ceremony for 2019


    The world's top chefs and restaurateurs gathered in Singapore today for the reveal of the World's 50 Best Restaurants List 2019. Celebrating its 18th year, the awards were always going to be a particularly interesting watch this year given two big changes to the voting system.

    To start with they'd made an effort to ensure the voting panel was gender balanced to promote inclusivity. But the biggest change was right at the top. All of the

  • The World's 50 Best restaurants unveil 51-120 for 2019

    The World's 50 Best restaurants unveil 51-120 for 2019

    It's a week before the World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2019 are released and that means that it's time for the added bonus rundown of 51-100.

    But - because this happens to be the 120th birthday of San Pellegrino, it's actually 51-120 this year. They announced the results on Instagram stories (which was, we have to say, the hardest thing to keep track of). There are four from the UK in the list, all

  • Moor Hall tops the 2019 National Restaurant Awards, while London dominates the top 100


    The National Restaurant of the Year was announced tonight for the annual Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2019 and the academy of voters (200 chefs, restaurateurs, food writers and critics) deemed Lancashire's Moor Hall to be the bee's knees.

    Chef Mark Birchall (ex-L’Enclume) has only been open two years but has already picked up no fewer than two Michelin stars and 5 AA Rosettes along with this top honour.

    While London may have

  • The Prince of Wales heads a starry list of winners at this year's Fortnum & Mason's Food and Drink Awards


    Every year the Fortnums Food & Drink Awards attracts a stellar crowd of food talent and this year it was peak celeb spotting as the guest of honour turned out to be HRH Prince Charles.

    The Prince of Wales was there to receive a special award recognising "his unwavering commitment to the cause of sustainable and healthy food and farming." After one hell of a trumpet blowing intro, the likes of which he said one normally has to wait to read in one's

  • Restaurateur and British Kebab Awards founder Ibrahim Dogus made Mayor of Lambeth


    Now here's a story either to inspire you, or make you realise just how little you've achieved with your own life to date...

    Last night Ibrahim Dogus was officially sworn in as Mayor of Lambeth. It's another key moment for the former Kurdish refugee whose parents fled to the UK when he was just 14.

    The 35-year-old restaurateur and former waiter, now owns three restaurants in central London - Troia, Westminster Kitchen and Cucina. He's also the founder of the

  • London wins big at the British Kebab Awards 2019


    The British Kebab Awards were held at the Park Plaza Westminster last night and London did pretty well out of it.

    Four of our restaurants picked up gongs on the night. Testiin Stoke Newington won for best North/West London kebab. Lara Grill in Dagenham won the section for South/East

  • The winners of the 2019 World Restaurant Awards are revealed

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    The winners of the first  World Restaurant Awards have been announced. Firmly placing the laurels on their head for 2019 is South Africa's Wolfgat, whose foraged ingredients and fresh seafood saw them take home Restaurant of the year and win the Off-map destination category. 

    Meanwhile, London's very own Noble

  • World Restaurant Awards 2019 shortlist announced

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    The battle of the restaurant awards is fully on. The day after the World's 50 Best announced a major shake-up, the new kid on the block The World Restaurant Awards countered with the release of its shortlist for its inaugural awards.

    The UK has a decent enough showing - we merit ten

  • World's 50 Best Restaurants list unveil radical changes for 2019


    Big news in from the World's 50 Best Restaurants list today. They're introducing a raft of changes to the voting system and judging panels.

    In an announcement today they revealed that anyone who's topped the list before will now no longer be eligible for the list but will enter a Hall of Fame style list - the Best of the Best "which will comprise all those establishments that have been voted No.1 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list over its 17-year

  • Hot Dinners readers pick their best new restaurants of 2018

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  • Cornerstone and more bring home OFM Awards at the 2018 ceremony


    It's always one of the biggest foodie events of the year, where a huge amount of chefs and restaurateurs from across the country gather together in London for a damned fine night out. It's also one of the most efficiently-run awards ceremonies around (sticking to 30 minutes - a template for how awards ceremonies should be run).

    Last night's event was no exception with the evening's festivities presided over by Nigella Lawson and the newspaper's restaurant critic, Jay Rayner -


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