Marianne and Kiln among winners of Harden's Restaurant Awards

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Marianne and Kiln among winners of Harden's Restaurant Awards
Restaurant Marianne in Westbourne Green has been named Top Gastronomic Experience by the Harden’s London restaurant guide.

The 14-seat restaurant, run by chef-patron Marianne Lumb, beat nominated finalists The Clove Club, Elystan Street and The Ledbury to claim the top award at the ceremony, held yesterday (11 September) at Leicester Square’s The Hippodrome Casino.

Other winners included Indian restaurant Jamavar, in Mayfair, which was named Top Newcomer and Borough Market’s Kappacasein Dairy, named the capital’s Best Street Food vendor.

The Wolseley and The Delaunay restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King were recognised with a Lifetime Achievement award and Ben Chapman and Brian Hannon’s Soho restaurant Kiln was named London’s Top Cheap Eat.

“Marianne’s performance was so strong this year, we felt she deserved to be recognised at the pinnacle of London cuisine,” says the guide’s editor Peter Harden.

Nominations for the awards are based on Harden’s annual survey of UK restaurant-goers, with 8,500 people contributing 50,000 reviews in this year’s guide. Each category consists of four nominees, two selected on the strength of diners’ votes, and a further two selected on a similar basis from restaurants that have opened in the past two to three. From the four candidates, the Harden’s editors pick the final winner.

The full list of winners:

Top Gastronomic Experience
Marianne, Westbourne Green

Top Newcomer
Jamavar, Mayfair

Top Cheap Eat
Kiln, Soho

Best for Business
Cabotte, City

Best Steaks & Grill
Zelman Meats, Soho

Best Street Food
Kappacasein Dairy, Borough Market

Wine List of the Year
Enoteca Turi, Belgravia

Top Bar or Pub
The Lighterman, King’s Cross

Best for Romance
Luca, Clerkenwell

Best for Breakfast or Brunch
Sunday, Islington

Top Coffee House
Ozone, Shoreditch

Best Afternoon Tea
Collins room, The Berkeley, Mayfair

Best for Fish & Seafood
Estiatorio Milos, St James’s

Lifetime Achievement Award
Chris Corbin & Jeremy King

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