Always one of the better food awards that happen at the tail end of the year, tonight was the turn of the Observer Food Monthly awards.
As ever, they're awards which try to spread the love around the whole country, with Bank Tavern in Bristol the best place for a Sunday Lunch, 288 Bar and Wok being a great restaurant for cheap eats and Danny Wallace, working for Gary Usher's Kala in Manchester gets Young Chef of the Year award.
But London does get two biggies. First off is Master Wei in Bloomsbury, the restaurant from the chef behind popular Chinese restaurant Xi'an Impression gets best newcomer. And winning the coveted prize of best restaurant are the excellent Oystermen in Covent Garden - a well-deserved award, for sure.
It's also good news for Jamie Oliver who, after an undoubtedly challenging year, once again brings home the Best food personality award.
Here's the full list.
- Best Sunday lunch - Bank Tavern, Bristol
- Best reader's recipe- Kimchi Jigae, Su Scott
- Best place to drink - 1000 Trades, Birmingham
- Best producer - Jess' Ladies' Organic Farm, Gloucestershire
- Best independent retailer - Field and Flower
- Best cheap eats - 288 Bar and Wok, Cheltenham
- OFM local food hero - Tommy Banks, Yorkshire
- Best ethical food project - The Clean Kilo - Birmingham
- Best newcomer - Master Wei/ Guirong Wei, London
- Best Instagram for food lovers - Miguel Barclay, One Pound Meals
- Best new cookbook - Khazana, Saliha Mahmood Ahmed
- Outstanding achievement - Refugee Community Kitchen
- Best restaurant - The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen, Covent Garden
- Young Chef of the year - Danny Wallace, Kala, Manchester
- OFM Editor's award - Andrew Fairlie
- Best food personality - Jamie Oliver
- Lifetime achievement - Claudia Roden
You can read all about this in the OFM Magazine (and they always have some great pics alongside the awards) out this Sunday, 20 October.
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