Last night, the rather swanky GQ Food and Drink Awards were held at 100 Wardour Street restaurant in Soho. Now we weren't there ourselves, but from the pics we've seen on Twitter and Instagram it's fairly safe to say a merry time was had by all.
The awards were chosen by a panel featuring chef Mark Hix, the magazine's editor Dylan Jones, Jo Thornton - Managing Director at Moet Hennessy UK, chef Florence Knight, restaurateur Rainer Becker, chef and food writer Gizzi Erskine, restaurateur Oliver Peyton, interior designer Tara Bernerd, and the Groucho Club's chief executive Matt Hobbs. And Hollywood royalty was on hand in the form of Kate Winslet, to present the evening's lifetime achievement award.
And, without further ado, here are the 2016 winners:
Best Restaurant - Kitty Fisher’s
Best Bar - Happiness Forgets
Best Chef - James Lowe, Lyle’s
Best Sommelier - Ruth Spivey, Craft London
Best Pub - The Sportsman
Best Interior - Chiltern Firehouse
Best Front Of House - Tom Mullion, Kitty Fisher’s
Best Hotel - The Pig On The Beach
Best Restaurateur - Jason Atherton
Best Overall Experience - The Wolseley
Lifetime Achievement - Giorgio Locatelli