National Restaurant Awards 2012 Winners

Last night saw the 5th annual ‘National Restaurant Awards’ held in London.

The awards are all voted for by industry insiders including restaurant owners, chefs & food critics. Voters are not allowed to vote for any restaurant that they have a financial interest or involvement with and must have eaten there in the last 12 months.

It’s an interesting list, much fresher and more relevant than the Good Food Guide and particularly Michelin guides in my opinion. I was especially happy to see one of my favourite local restaurants Aumbry in 57th place as well as modern places like Burger and Lobster & MeatLiquor.

Also great to see The Hand & Flowers (which also won ‘Best Gastropub’) and The Fat Duck in 3rd & 5th place as I will be visiting them both next month and The Ledbury in 1st for a 3rd consecutive year, I will finally be paying them a visit early next summer.

Here is the complete list with links to those restaurants that I currently have reviews for on the site.

UK Top 100 Restaurants

  1. The Ledbury, London 
  2. Pollen Street Social, London
  3. The Hand & Flowers, Marlow
  4. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
  5. The Fat Duck, Bray 
  6. The Sportsman, Seasalter
  7. The Square, London 
  8. The Kitchin, Edinburgh
  9. Quo Vadis, London
  10. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
  11. L’Enclume, Cartmel
  12. 10 Greek Street, London
  13. Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Oxford
  14. Zuma, London
  15. Alyn Williams at The Westbury, London
  16. The Waterside Inn, Bray
  17. The Hardwick, Abergavenny
  18. Galvin La Chapelle, London
  19. The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny
  20. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, St Endoc
  21. Roganic, London [CLOSED]
  22. St John, London
  23. Bocca Di Lupo, London
  24. Ondine, Edinburgh
  25. L’Anima, London
  26. Hibiscus, London
  27. Zucca, London
  28. Pizarro, London
  29. The Pig, Brockenhurst
  30. Chez Bruce, London
  31. Dabbous, London
  32. Brawn, London
  33. Texture, London
  34. Castle Terrace, Edinburgh
  35. Koya, London
  36. Paul Ainsworth at Number 6
  37. The River Cafe, London
  38. Yauatcha, London
  39. Medlar, London
  40. The Elephant, Torquay
  41. Midsummer House, Cambridge [Visiting Sept 2013]
  42. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
  43. Viajante, Lodnon
  44. The Royal Oak Paley Street, Paley Street
  45. Hawksmoor Seven Dials, London
  46. Arbutus, London
  47. Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, London
  48. Hakkasan Mayfair, London
  49. The Chilli Pickle, Brighton
  50. Upstairs at The Ten Bells, London
  51. The Dock Kitchen, London
  52. Hedone, Chiswick, London
  53. The Seahorse Restaurant, Dartmouth
  54. St John Hotel, London
  55. Burger and Lobster, London
  56. Corrigan’s Mayfair, London
  57. Aumbry, Manchester
  58. Galvin at Windows, London
  59. La Petite Maison, London
  60. Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo
  61. Theo Randall at the InterContinental, London
  62. The Delaunay, London
  63. Le Gavroche, London
  64. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles
  65. Bar Boulud, London
  66. Casamia, Bristol
  67. Hix Soho, London
  68. Gidleigh Park, Chagford
  69. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
  70. The Latymer at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot
  71. The Wolseley, London
  72. The Star at Harome, Harome
  73. Roka, London
  74. Koffmann’s, London
  75. MeatLiquor, London 
  76. Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, London
  77. Bistrot Bruno Loubet, London
  78. The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
  79. La Becasse, Ludlow
  80. Barrafina, London
  81. Moro, London
  82. Cut at 45 Park Lane, London
  83. Umu, London
  84. Alimentum, Cambridge
  85. Shu, Belfast
  86. Pitt Cue, London
  87. The Pass at South Lodge, Lower Beeding
  88. Polpo, London
  89. The Pipe and Glass Inn, Beverley
  90. Purnell’s, Birmingham
  91. The Potted Pig, Cardiff
  92. Racine, London
  93. Helene Darroze at The Connaught, London
  94. The Three Chimneys, Isle of Skye
  95. Brasserie Zedel, London
  96. Goodman, Mayfair, London
  97. Loves, Birmingham
  98. Northcote Manor, Lancashire
  99. Mourne Seafood, Belfast
  100. Fraiche, Oxton [Visiting 2013]

What do you think of this list? Let me know in the comments below.

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