Chez Bruce has been named the Overall Establishment of the Year at the Drinking Out Excellence Awards, with several other leading London restaurants picking up prestigious gongs as well.
Due to its ‘superb list’ and ‘knowledgeable service’, Chez Bruce in Wandsworth, the French bistro set up in 1995 by Bruce Poole and Nigel Platts-Martin, was also named European Wine Restaurant of the Year at the awards held at London’s St. Martin’s Lane this week.
Other big winners at the awards held in conjunction with Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review, the UK’s largest drinks trade title, included Alan Yau’s Hakkasan for Best Drinks List in an Asian restaurant, Champagne Bar St. Pancras for Champagne Bar of the Year, and The Gaucho Grill, for New World Wine Restaurant of the Year.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Overall Establishment of the Year – Chez Bruce
Best Drinks in an Asian Restaurant – Hakkasan
Champagne Bar of the Year – Champagne Bar St. Pancras
Champagne Restaurant of the Year – Texture
European Wine Restaurant of the Year – Chez Bruce
French Wine Restaurant of the Year – Galvin Bistrot de Luxe
Italian Wine Restaurant of the Year – Enoteca Turi
New World Wine Restaurant of the Year – The Gaucho Grill
Wine Bar of the Year – Vinoteca
Wine Pub of the Year – The Princess Victoria in Shepherd’s Bush
Spirits Venue of the Year – Mahiki
After Dinner Drinks Restaurant of the Year – Boisdale
Wine Personality of the Year – Matt Wilkin
Spirits Personality of the year – Dave Broom