The Ledbury wins National Restaurant Awards for second year running

By Emma Eversham

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Winners of the National Restaurant Awards 2011 celebrate
Winners of the National Restaurant Awards 2011 celebrate
The Ledbury has been voted top UK restaurant for the second year running in the National Restaurant Awards 2011.

The Notting Hill restaurant, led by Australian chef Brett Graham and which was caught up in the London riots in August, takes top spot again in the list of the best 100 restaurants in the UK.

Graham and his team were also winners of the Front of House Award, which they picked up at the ceremony at The Connaught Rooms in London last night.

Special awards were given to a number of restaurants and individuals including Pollen Street Social for Best Newcomer, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons for Best Hotel Restaurant and Galvin at Windows' Fred Sirieix for Personality of the Year.

It was also a good night for chef Simon Rogan who was voted Chefs' Chef and whose restaurants l'Enclume and Roganic were listed in the top 20.

Rogan joined hundreds of chefs and restaurateurs at the awards last night to hear their place in the list. Voted for by the National Restaurant Awards academy - a mixture of chefs, restaurateurs and food critics from 12 regions - the yearly awards aim to be a truly authoritative representation of independent nationwide opinion.

The UK's top 100 restaurants for 2011 are:

  1. The Ledbury, London
  2. Pollen Street Social, London
  3. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
  4. The Fat Duck, Bray
  5. The Sportsman, Seasalter
  6. Hibiscus, London
  7. The Square, London
  8. L'Enclume, Cartmel
  9. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
  10. Bar Boulud, London
  11. Le Gavroche, London
  12. Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Oxford
  13. St John, London
  14. The Hand & Flowers, Marlow
  15. Chez Bruce, London
  16. Roganic, London
  17. The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny
  18. Hawksmoor Seven Dials, London
  19. The Star at Harome, Harome
  20. Arbutus, London
  21. Viajante, London
  22. The Hardwick, Abergavenny
  23. Koffmann's, London
  24. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
  25. Polpo, London
  26. Brawn, London
  27. Galvin at Windows, London
  28. The Kitchen, Edinburgh
  29. Gidleigh Park, Chagford
  30. The Waterside Inn, Bray
  31. The Pipe & Glass Inn, South Dalton
  32. Scott's, London
  33. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, St Endoc
  34. La Becasse, Ludlow
  35. Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley, London
  36. Midsummer House, Cambridge
  37. Bistro Bruno Loubet, London
  38. Galvin La Chapelle, London
  39. The Royal Oak Paley Street, Paley Street
  40. L'Anima, London
  41. Northcote Manor, Langho
  42. The Ivy, London
  43. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
  44. The River Cafe, London
  45. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles
  46. Bocca di Lupo, London
  47. Helene Darroze at the Connaught, London
  48. John Campbell at Coworth Park, Ascot
  49. The Elephant, Torquay
  50. Texture, London
  51. Zucca, London
  52. Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham
  53. The Latymer at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot
  54. Jose, London
  55. The Gilbert Scott, London
  56. The Dock Kitchen, London
  57. Murano, London
  58. Porthminster Beach Cafe, St Ives
  59. Ondine Restaurant, Edinburgh
  60. Jack in the Green, London
  61. J Sheekey, London
  62. Opera Tavern, London
  63. Purnell's, Birmingham
  64. Terroirs, London
  65. Zuma, London
  66. Nahm, London
  67. Aumbry, Manchester
  68. Hakkasan, London
  69. Paul Ainsworth at Number 6, Padstow
  70. Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill, London
  71. Les Deux Salons, London
  72. Loves Restaurant, Birmingham
  73. La Trompette, London
  74. Ockenden Manor, Cuckfield
  75. Goodman Mayfair, London
  76. The Quilon, London
  77. The Vineyard at Stockcross, Stockcross
  78. Cambio de Tercio, London
  79. The Potted Hen Bistro, Belfast
  80. Hereford Road, London
  81. The Cinnamon Club, London
  82. Castle Cottage, Harlech
  83. The Seahorse Restaurant, Dartmouth
  84. Nobu, London
  85. Tuddenham Mill, Newmarket
  86. The Chilli Pickle, Brighton
  87. Y Polyn, Nantgaredig
  88. Koya, London
  89. Hix, London
  90. The Greenhouse, London
  91. Locanda Locatelli
  92. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London
  93. The Mark Addy, Manchester
  94. Medlar, London
  95. James Street South, Belfast
  96. Alimentum, Cambridge
  97. Theo Randall at the Intercontinental, London
  98. The Modern Pantry, London
  99. The Bingham, London
  100. 21212, Edinburgh

Special award winners:

  • The One to Watch - Hedone, Chiswick
  • Best Restaurant Northern Ireland - The Potted Hen Bistro, Belfast
  • Front of House Service Award - The Ledbury
  • Wine List of the Year - Galvin La Chapelle
  • Best Restaurant Wales - The Walnut Tree
  • Personality of the Year - Fred Sirieix
  • Gastropub of the Year - The Sportsman
  • Chefs' Chef - Simon Rogan
  • Hotel Restaurant of the Year - Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
  • Best Restaurant England - The Ledbury
  • Restaurateurs Choice - Hawksmoor Seven Dials
  • Highest New Entry - Pollen St Social

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Posted by Paul Cramant,

Nice to see Aumbry appearing as Manchester's Best at last, now where are those elusive stars??

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