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The OFM Awards 2016 honour Pierre Koffmann, Padella, Blacklock & more

The votes have been cast, the readers have voted, and a judging panel has adjudicated. The Observer Food Monthly awards (aka OFM awards) are one of the real highlights of the restaurant awards season and the awards were announced tonight at a ceremony in central London. London did very well indeed with Barrafina, Padella, Blacklock, Bar Termini, Anglo and Clove Club all getting a nod - alongside a well-deserved gong for Clerkenwell Boy. 

And Pierre Koffmann seems to be going for the food equivalent of the EGOT, grabbing another well-deserved lifetime achievement award.

Without further ado, here's the full list of who picked up a gong at the Freemason's Hall tonight.

Reader voted awards

  • Best restaurant: Barrafina, Adelaide St
  • Best cheap eats: Padella, London
  • Best Sunday lunch: Blacklock, London
  • Best new cookbook: Our Korean Kitchen
  • Best ethical restaurant: Silo, Brighton
  • Best independent retailer: Sous Chef
  • Best local market: St George's Belfast
  • Best place to drink: Bar Termini, London
  • Best Instagram: Clerkenwell Boy
  • Best food personality: Jamie Oliver

Judge voted

  • Best producer: Murt's Shellfish
  • Best newcomer in food and drink: Anglo
  • Outstanding achievement: Social Bite
  • Young chef of the year: Daniel Smith - Clove Club
  • Best reader's recipe: Whisky Orange and Almond Cake
  • Lifetime Achievement: Pierre Koffmann

 For more, visit the Observer Food Monthly Awards site

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