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Gymkhana scoops top prize at National Restaurant AwardsCongrats to Gymkhana which last night became the first ever Indian restaurant to win National Restaurant of the Year award. The Mayfair restaurant topped the list at the annual awards held by Restaurant Magazine. "Chef Karam Sethi’s no-punches-pulled cooking is gutsy and imaginative," said the magazine's editor Stefan Chomka, "with the ability to surprise and delight. Gymkhana is a much deserving winner of this year’s award.”

London did pretty darned well with 56 establishments in the top 100 and 7 out of the top 10.

From the magazine's key awards - London winners featured in the following categories:

  • Restaurant of the Year: Gymkhana Chefs’
  • Chef of the Year: Ashley Palmer-Watts, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
  • Wine List of the Year: Le Gavroche
  • OpenTable Diners’ Choice ‘Fit for Foodies’ Award: The Dairy
  • Highest Climber: Restaurant Story
  • Cocktail List of the Year: Grain Store
  • One to Watch: Lyle’s

The Top 10 restaurants for 2014 were:

  1. Gymkhana
  2. The Clove Club
  3. The Ledbury
  4. The Hand & Flowers
  5. Pollen Street Social
  6. The Sportsman
  7. Hedone
  8. L’Enclume
  9. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
  10. The Square 

London restaurants in the rest of the top 100 included:

  • 15 Kitchen Table
  • 17 Chiltern Firehouse
  • 21 Le Gavroche
  • 22 Koya
  • 24 The Dairy
  • 25 Hibiscus
  • 26 Restaurant Story
  • 28 Grain Store
  • 29 Brasserie Chavot
  • 30 Mayfields
  • 31 Bocca di Lupo
  • 33 The River Café
  • 34 St John
  • 35 Quo Vadis
  • 37 The Quality Chop House
  • 38 José
  • 40 Goodman Mayfair
  • 41 Sushi Tetsu
  • 43 Social Eating House
  • 45 Galvin at Windows
  • 46 Berners Tavern
  • 47 Barrafina
  • 48 HKK
  • 49 Marcus
  • 53 Merchants Tavern
  • 57 Hawksmoor Air Street
  • 59 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
  • 60 10 Greek Street
  • 61 Ember Yard
  • 62 Simpsons
  • 64 Koffmanns
  • 65 L’Anima
  • 67 40 Maltby Street
  • 69 Alyn Williams at The Westbury
  • 70 PittCue Co
  • 79 Hutong
  • 80 MeatLiquor
  • 83 Chez Bruce
  • 86 La Trompette
  • 87 Bar Boulud
  • 89 Cafe Murano
  • 90 Toasted
  • 91 The Wolseley
  • 92 Newman Street Tavern
  • 94 Moro
  • 97 The Greenhouse
  • 98 La Petite Maison
  • 99 Gauthier Soho
  • 100 Umu

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