BigHospitality was on hand to capture all the action of the night and has produced this video to show what went on and find out why those who make the list are so pleased to be on it.
Watch this video to find out more from National Restaurant Awards host and Restaurant editor William Drew about how restaurants are selected and why those who make the list should be celebrating.
Plus, see the reaction of ultimate winners Tom and Beth Kerridge of The Hand and Flowers and The Clove Club's Daniel Willis, Johnny Smith and Isaac McHale, whose restaurant was the Highest New Entry this year at number five.
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To see a photo gallery from the event click here.