It's always one of the biggest foodie events of the year, where a huge amount of chefs and restaurateurs from across the country gather together in London for a damned fine night out. It's also one of the most efficiently-run awards ceremonies around (sticking to 30 minutes - a template for how awards ceremonies should be run).
Last night's event was no exception with the evening's festivities presided over by Nigella Lawson and the newspaper's restaurant critic, Jay Rayner -
Last night, the Evening Standard dropped its annual Progress 1000 list - its roundup of the most influential people in London - at a glitzy party in newly refurbed Leake Street Arches. While the Kingdom Choir, from the royal wedding, tore down the house with a rendition of Stormzy's Blinded by the Light (both they and he were on the list), Hot Dinners wandered around trying to spot London's influential food and drink folk. In total 73 made the
It's been quite a year for London chef Clare Smyth. In April Core was named Best Restaurant at the GQ Restaurant Awards and Clare was announced as the - wait for it - elit Vodka World’s Best Female Chef for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 <draws breath>. In September she stormed straight on the Good Food Guide at No 3 ...
The great and the good of the food world assembled at the IMAX cinema in Waterloo today for the grand reveal of the new Michelin stars for 2019. 180 chefs turned up for the ceremony which was quite different to previous reveals with the guide going for much more of a red carpet impact.
After a slightly excruciating introduction which was roundly panned by chefs watching the show live on Facebook, the presenters brought
The results are in! Here are all the details about London's new Michelin stars for restaurants in the 2019 guide.
As London gears up for the Michelin star awarding ceremony on Monday, the guide has today released news of its new Bib Gourmand awards...
Last night's YBFs saw them - in their own words - "shining a spotlight on the future stars of the British food & drink industry". Here's who won in the awards' seventh year.
Honorary AwardAlice Planel & Kees Frederiks from Stroud Dairy
The World Restaurant Awards are going to take place in Paris next February. Here, founder Joe Warwick (who also wrote the original article that spawned the World’s 50 Best Restaurants) explains how it’s going to change the international restaurant awards landscape.
Last night's AA Hospitality Awards at Grosvenor House saw a number of London chefs and restaurants given reason to party into the small hours. Those with sore heads this morning probably include teams who picked up the following gongs.
Chef's Chef - Claude Bosi
"Twenty years on from arriving in the UK, Claude’s passion for his craft remains undiminished as does his commitment to the stove."
Autumn may be a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness but it's also the time of year for restaurant awards. Hardens are about to have theirs. Michelin are gearing up to announce their stars and that's followed by the Tatler Restaurant Guide coming out. But the first out of the doors is the publication of the annual Good Food Guide and, in particular, its list of the 50 best restaurants in the UK.
Looks like Michelin are trying to up the ante on how they announce their stars. Now that the World's 50 Best is a week-long affair roaming the globe and there's a new ceremony nipping at its heels in the form of the World Restaurant Awards, they've made some adjustments to the London
Hot Dinners takes a closer look at the top ten restaurants from the 2018 World's 50 Best Restaurants List to find out what's so great about them.
The results are in, and it's been a good year for Europe in general, grabbing six of the Top 10 restaurants on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But there could be only one winner and this year it was a return to the podium for Massimo Bottura and his Modena restaurant Osteria Francescana.
Bottura, in accepting the award, told his fellow chefs: "I'm going to use all these
As the restaurant world prepares for next week's reveal of the World's 50 Best Restaurants list for 2018, the creators of the list have amped up the excitement by releasing in advance the second half of the list from 51 to 100. The reason you want to pay attention to this is it's a good way to work out what may be new to the list that really matters next week.
So, right now there are three UK restaurants that we know of on the 51-100 portion. Heston Blumenthal's The Fat
The National Restaurant Awards have been announced and it's very good news for Soho's Kiln. Last year it was a new entry at number nine - and now it's jumped right to the top of the list. And it's not the only restaurant Ben Chapman has in the top 100 as the new Smoking Goat in Shoreditch also makes it to number 68.
Another big winner is Sabor -
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