Olive magazine Alternative Restaurant Awards 2010 announced

olive magazineHot Dinners always looks out for Olive magazine's annual Alternative Restaurant Awards for a fresh look at the restaurants worth celebrating in any year. This year's list features no fewer than 24 London winners - most of which we'd agree with, particularly the Boulud burger and Wild Honey's ice-cream.

Friendliest service

Believe-the-hype burger
Bar Boulud, London

Where we could eat every day
Café a Vin

Pudding club
Paternoster Chop House

Worth it for the petit fours alone
The Square

Keeping it street
Whitecross Street market
Brunswick Centre
Mr Falafel

The olive medal for bravery
L’Art du Fromage

Most exciting new opening

We all scream for ice cream
Wild Honey
Café Luc

Cooking for taste, not ego
Michael Nadra

Location, location, location

Best reason to get up in the morning

Best clear-conscience dining

Dish of the year
Bruno Loubet's Hare Royale at The Zetter

Most unexpected hotel food
Nahm restaurant, Halkin hotel  

Veggie Heaven
Gauthier Soho

Best treat for big kids
The Mall Tavern
Bea’s of Bloomsbury
Gauthier Soho

Pubs with more than pie-and-a-pint
Paradise By Way of Kensal Green

You can read the full awards list in the September issue of Olive magazine out now.