The Richard-Caring back restaurant chain, which has shown impressive growth in the last couple of years, took the top accolade at the awards and dinner at Francesco Mazzei’s L'Anima Café.
Brazilian barbecue restaurant Cabana won the title for Best Overall Restaurant Operator with less than 20 sites, while Lancashire-based food-led pub group The Seafood Pub Company was named Pub Company of the Year.
Other winners included Wright Brothers, Spitalfields for the Most Effective Restaurant Design and Byron, which won Innovation of the Year for its Byron Burger Club. Chicken chain Nando’s won the title of Best Value Restaurant Operator with over 20 sites and Burger & Lobster was named Best Value Restaurant Operator with less than 20 sites.
Red's True BBQ was a double winner on the night, with the brand taking home the award for Best New Scaleable Concept and founders James Douglas and Scott Munro winning Personalities of the Year.
R200 Awards 2014:
The R200 Awards, run by BigHospitality's sister-publication Restaurant Magazine, are designed to celebrate the progress and achievements of the top 200 restaurant group operators in the UK.
The 2014 winners were:
- Most Effective Restaurant Design, sponsored by Chapman Ventilation - Wright Brothers, Spitalfields
- Best New Scaleable Concept sponsored by MicroNet - Red’s True BBQ
- Best Restaurant Drinks Offering – under 20 sites sponsored by ZEO - Hawksmoor
- Best Restaurant Drinks Offering – over 20 sites sponsored by GPS Insurance - Las Iguanas
- Best Value Restaurant Operator – under 20 sites sponsored by Just Eat - Burger & Lobster
- Best Value Restaurant Operator – over 20 sites sponsored by NatWest - Nando’s
- Pub Company of the Year sponsored by Venners - The Seafood Pub Company
- Innovation of the Year sponsored by FlyPay - Byron Burger Club
- Opening of the Year sponsored by Shelley Sandzer - Barrafina, Covent Garden
- Best Family Restaurant Operator sponsored by Nestle Professional - Nando’s
- Bookatable Best Restaurant Group Award - Beefeater Grill
- Personalities of the Year sponsored by Reynolds - James Douglas and Scott Munro from Red’s True BBQ
- Best Overall Restaurant Operator – under 20 sites sponsored by Cardlytics - Cabana
- Best Overall Restaurant Operator – over 20 sites sponsored Zonal Retail Data Systems - Bill’s
Read our Business Profile of Bill’s here.