The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards shortlist revealed

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The National Restaurant Awards shortlist revealed
Restaurant magazine has announced the shortlist for the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards, which are being held at London’s exclusive The Hurlingham Club on Monday 12 June.

The annual awards, which are now in their 10th year, recognise the top 100 restaurants in the UK as voted for by some 180 top chefs, restaurateurs, food writers, critics and other food experts and gastronomes, with the coveted Estrella Damm National Restaurant of the Year award being handed out on the night.

New to this year is the introduction of three shorlisted categories - Chef to Watch; Restaurateur of the Year, sponsored by Aspall; and Chefs’ Chef of the Year, sponsored by RitterFresh.

Awards for Best Cocktail List, Wine List of the Year, The Service Award, Lifetime Achievement, Sustainable Restaurant of the Year, Gastropub of the Year, and the Best Restaurants in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will also be presented on the night. In addition, the One to Watch award will be presented, recognising a newly-opened restaurant that is set to be a huge hit over the coming 12 months.

The OpenTable Fit For Foodies award, based on the opinions of more than 400,000 reviews submitted by OpenTable diners at more than 4,000 restaurants, will also be presented on the night, as will the Highest New Entry award, sponsored by Schweppes.

To book your ticket for the event, email hester.doran@wrbm.com​ or contact luke.mould@wrbm.com​ for sponsorship opportunities.

The shortlisted categories

Restaurateur of the Year
Jason Atherton, the Social Company
Will Beckett and Huw Gott, Hawksmoor     
Ben Chapman and Brian Hannon, Kiln and Smoking Goat 
Robin Gill, The Dairy    
Sam and Eddie Hart, Barrafina
Angela Hartnett, Angela Hartnett    

Chef to Watch
Tommy Banks, The Black Swan at Oldstead
Samuel Buckley, Where the Light Gets In
Luke Cockerill, The Rabbit in the Moon
Steven Edwards, Etch
Elizabeth Haigh, Shibui
Niall Keating, Whatley Manor
Elliott Lidstone, Box-E
Ben Murphy, Launceston Place
Jamie Randall, Adelina Yard
Scott Smith, Norn

Chefs’ Chef of the Year
Heston Blumenthal, the Fat Duck Group
Claude Bosi, Claude Bosi at Bibendum
James Close, The Raby Hunt
Francesco Mazzei, D&D London
Michael O’Hare, The Man Behind the Curtain
Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, Casamia

Full awards list
The Estrella Damm National Restaurant of the Year
The Service Award, sponsored by Liberty Wines
Lifetime Achievement, sponsored by Lavazza
Sustainable Restaurant of the Year, sponsored by Norwegian Seafood
Gastropub of the Year, sponsored by Estrella Damm
The Best Restaurant in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, sponsored by Hildon
Highest New Entry award, sponsored by Schweppes
OpenTable Fit For Foodies award
Restaurateur of the Year, sponsored by Aspall
Chefs’ Chef of the Year, sponsored by RitterFresh
Chef to Watch
Cocktail List of the Year
Wine List of the Year
One to Watch

www.nationalrestaurantawards.co.uk

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