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The Sportsman tops the list at the National Restaurant Awards

The list of the best restaurants in the UK has been revealed and many will be VERY pleased to see that The Sportsman is at the top of the pile. If you've only experienced their food at London's Noble Rot, then you owe yourself to get on the phone now and book yourself a table before everyone else does. 

But if you;re not heading out of town, there are plenty of awards for London restaurants, with Som Saa, Social Eating House, Noble Rot, Hoppers, River Cafe, Piquet, Clove Club and Barrafina all being called out for special awards. And the very-well-deserved-indeed award goes to Pierre Koffmann, who gets a lifetime achievement.

The full  Awards list is as follows:

One to Watch (sponsored by JUSTEAT) - SomSaa
Cocktail List of the Year - Social Eating House
Sustainable Restaurant of the Year (sponsored by Norwegian Seafood) –Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland (sponsored by Hildon) –DeanesEipic
'Fit for Foodies' Award (sponsored by OpenTable) - Prithvi
Best Restaurant in Scotland (sponsored by Hildon) - Restaurant Andrew Fairlie
Wine List of the Year (sponsored by Matthew Clark) - Noble Rot
Best Indian Restaurant - Hoppers
Best Restaurant in Wales (sponsored by Hildon) - The Walnut Tree
Chefs' Chef of the Year (sponsored by Ritter Fresh) - Phil Howard
Lifetime Achievement (sponsored by Santa Maria) - Pierre Koffmann
Best Italian Restaurant (sponsored by Lavazza) - The River Café
Highest New Entry (sponsored by Schweppes) - Piquet
The Service Award (sponsored by Liberty Wines) –The Clove Club
Best Spanish Restaurant - Barrafina Adelaide Street
Gastropub of the Year (sponsored by Estrella Damm) - The Sportsman
National Restaurant of the Year - The Sportsman

As for the top 100? After the Sportsman, London restaurants fill out three of the rest of the top five, starting with Barrafina at no 2 and make up 56 of the top 100. And we're pleased to see that it's a list that picks from all walks of life - plenty of space for a burger or mangal bar in this list.  

  1. The Sportsman
  2. Barrafina Adelaide St
  3. The Ledbury
  4. Hedone
  5. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw
  6. The Clove Club
  7. Piquet
  8. L'Enclume
  9. Lyle's
  10. The River Café
  11. The Walnut Tree
  12. Casamia
  13. The Dairy
  14. Restaurant Sat Bains
  15. Lake Road Kitchen
  16. 64 Degrees
  17. Hoppers
  18. Le Gavroche
  19. A Wong
  20. Frenchie
  21. Noble Rot
  22. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie
  23. The Waterside Inn
  24. Black Axe Mangal
  25. The Quality Chop House
  26. Bell’s Diner and Bar Rooms
  27. The Man Behind the Curtain
  28. Fera at Claridge’s
  29. Duck & Waffle
  30. 40 Maltby Street
  31. Hibiscus
  32. The Elephant
  33. The Hand &Flowers
  34. Dinner By Heston Blumenthal
  35. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
  36. Hawksmoor Seven Dials
  37. Birch
  38. Northcote
  39. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons
  40. The Hardwick
  41. Portland
  42. The Palomar
  43. Midsummer house
  44. Bao
  45. Gymkhana
  46. Pollen Street Social
  47. The Seahorse
  48. Ellory
  49. Alyn Williams at The Westbury
  50. Manchester House
  51. Paul Ainsworth at Number 6
  52. Pitt Cue
  53. Brawn
  54. Otto's
  55. The Smoking Goat
  56. Simpsons
  57. The Manor
  58. Oldroyd
  59. The Coach
  60. Ondine
  61. The Ninth
  62. Bocca Di Lupo
  63. Kitchen Table
  64. Social Eating House
  65. Fraiche
  66. Restaurant Story
  67. Marcus
  68. The Fat Duck
  69. The Wolseley
  70. Wright's Food Emporium
  71. Chez Bruce
  72. Lurra
  73. Primeur
  74. Sticky Walnut
  75. The Kitchin
  76. TyddynLlan
  77. The Colony Grill Room
  78. Castle Terrace
  79. The French
  80. Darsham Nurseries
  81. El Gato Negro
  82. Snaps + Rye
  83. DeanesEipic
  84. The Wild Rabbit
  85. Ynyshir Hall
  86. Theo Randall at the Intercontinental
  87. Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill
  88. Parkers Arms
  89. The Chilli Pickle
  90. The Pipe and Glass Inn
  91. Carters of Moseley
  92. The Flitch of Bacon
  93. Silo
  94. MEATliquor W1
  95. Sartoria
  96. Wilks
  97. Berners Tavern
  98. Cafe Murano St James
  99. House of Tides
  100. Driftwood Hotel

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