The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Award Winners: In pictures

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The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Award Winners: In pictures

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From The Sportsman in Kent taking the top spot AND Gastropub of the Year, to Elizabeth Haigh picking up Chef to Watch, Jason Atherton winning Restaurateur, and the winners of Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, we round up the 2017 special awards

The Estrella Damm National Restaurant of the Year: The Sportsman

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Self-taught chef Stephen Harris’ self-proclaimed “grotty boozer by the sea” in Seasalter picks up the top spot for the second year running. 

The Service Award, sponsored by Liberty Wines and Champagne Devaux: The Ledbury

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The Ladbroke Grove site from Australian-born chef Brett Graham is rewarded for its top-quality service.

Lifetime Achievement, sponsored by Lavazza: Shaun Hill

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The British cooking legend, currently at The Walnut Tree in Abergavenny, wins this lifetime gong.

Sustainable Restaurant of the Year, sponsored by Norwegian Seafood: Lake Road Kitchen

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The Lake District destination restaurant from James Cross wins the SRA prize.

Gastropub of the Year, sponsored by Estrella Damm: The Sportsman

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The top restaurant also happens to be the best gastropub too.

The Best Restaurant in Wales, sponsored by Hildon: The Walnut Tree

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Shaun Hill’s Michelin-starred site hits the top spot in its own country.   

The Best Restaurant in Scotland, sponsored by Hildon: Timberyard

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The locally-sourced-focused restaurant housed in an Edinburgh warehouse wins the best in Scotland.

The Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland, sponsored by Hildon: Wine & Brine

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The self-proclaimed “neighbourhood restaurant” from Chris McGowan wins the best gong on a national scale.

OpenTable Fit For Foodies award: The Lickfold Inn

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The modern British-style pub in Petworth wins the public vote from booking site OpenTable.

Restaurateur of the Year, sponsored by Aspall: Jason Atherton

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The international chef and restaurateur powerhouse is rewarded for his impressive portfolio.

Chefs’ Chef of the Year, sponsored by RitterFresh: Claude Bosi

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The French Michelin-starred chef, who has now opened Bibendum after closing his iconic Hibiscus, is named chefs’ favourite.  

Chef to Watch: Elizabeth Haigh

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The founder and owner of the Kaizen House group - of the soon-to-open restaurant Shibui - picks up the coveted award, beating serious competition from high-profile names

Cocktail List of the Year: Hawksmoor

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The growing steak group receives recognition for its cocktail selection alongside its famous cuts

Wine List of the Year: Noble Rot

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The wine bar – which comes with its own wine-focused magazine ‒ is recognised for its dedication to presenting high-quality vintages without the usual ‘wine buff’ intimidation

One to Watch, sponsored by Schweppes: Red Rooster

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The New York Harlem success from charisma-packed Marcus Samuelsson – which has now come to London’s Curtain hotel ‒ is heralded as the name to keep on your radar in the coming months

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