In case you missed it: the 2019 Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards

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Last month Restaurant magazine hosted the annual Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards at London's plush private members The Hurlingham Club. And in case you've been living off grid for the past few weeks, here's what happened.

Now in their 12th year, the annual awards are voted for by top chefs, restaurateurs, food writers, critics and other food experts and gastronomes from across the UK.

Mark Birchall's Moor Hall claimed the top spot for Lancashire in a list of the UK's 100 best restaurants that saw a significant shift away from the capital, with many more restaurants from the north of England making an appearance this year.

Other winners at this year's awards included:

• One to Watch, sponsored by Schweppes 1783: Emilia

• Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland, sponsored by Hildon: Yügo

• Best Restaurant in Wales, sponsored by Hildon: Ynyshir

• Best Restaurant in Scotland, sponsored by Hildon: Ondine

• Wine List of the Year, sponsored by San Marzano: Hide

• The Sustainability Award, sponsored by John Mower in partnership with The Sustainable Restaurant Association: Oxo Tower Restaurant Bar and Brasserie

• Cocktail List of the Year, sponsored by Seedlip: The Frog by Adam Handling

• OpenTable Diners’ Choice ‘Fit for Foodies’: Carters of Moseley

• Chef to Watch, sponsored by Woods Foodservice: Sally Abe

• Chef of the Year, sponsored by Ritter Fresh: Clare Smyth

• Restaurateur of the Year, sponsored by threesixty° by UCC Coffee: Tom and Michaela Kitchin

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

• Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Quandoo: John Williams

• The Service Award, sponsored by Liberty Wines and Piper Heidsieck:Claude Bosi at Bibendum

The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards is Restaurant Magazine’s annual countdown of the top 100 restaurants in the UK as voted for by the UK’s leading chefs, restaurateurs and food writers. The full list of the UK’s Top 100 Restaurants can be found on the newly-launched website

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