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Harden’s London Restaurant Award winners revealed

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Harden’s London Restaurant Award winners revealed

Marianne Lumb has been voted the capital’s top chef at Harden’s London Restaurant Awards, which were handed out at a ceremony at the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square earlier today.

Lumb, who heads up the 14-seat Marianne restaurant in Bayswater, won the Top Gastronomic Award for cooking that was described as “peerless perfection”.

Peter Harden, editor of the Harden’s restaurant guide, said: “Marianne’s performance in the Harden’s survey was so strong this year, we felt she deserved to be recognised at the pinnacle of London cuisine, despite hugely impressive performances from all the other shortlisted candidates: Brett Graham’s renowned Notting Hill headquarters the Ledbury, Isaac McHale’s temple to fine dining Shoreditch-style the Clove Club, and Phil Howard’s exciting new Elystan Street in Chelsea.

A total of 14 awards were presented to the best of London’s dining scene, including a special Lifetime Achievement Award that went to Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, who started on the road to restaurateur stardom with the purchase and re-launch in 1981 of Le Caprice, followed in 1990 by the Ivy (both now owned by Caprice Holdings). They now run venues including the Wolseley, as well as the Delaunay and Brasserie Zedel.

Last year’s winner of the award was chef-patron of Wandsworth’s Chez Bruce, Bruce Poole.

Harden said: “It is very fitting that Bruce Poole should be present to hand the award to Chris and Jeremy. The Ivy was rated Londoners’ favourite restaurant in our poll for nine years running – an accomplishment beaten only by Bruce himself for the last 13.”

The full list of winners included:

Top Gastronomic Experience
Marianne, Bayswater

Top Newcomer
Jamavar, Mayfair

Top Cheap Eat
Kiln, Soho

Best for Business
Cabotte, Gresham St

Best Steaks and Grills
Zelman Meats, Soho

Best Street Food
Kappacasein Dairy

Wine List of the Year
Enoteca Turi, Belgravia

Top Bar or Pub
The Lighterman, King’s Cross

Best for Romance
Luca, Clerkenwell

Best for Breakfast or Lunch
Sunday N1, Hemingford Road

Top Coffee House
Ozone, Leonard Street

Best Afternoon Tea
Collins Room, The Berkeley, Knightsbridge

Best for Fish and Seafood
Estiatorio Milos, St James’s

Lifetime Achievement Award
Chris Corbin and Jeremy King

Harden’s takes nominees for its awards from those restaurants and chefs who performed best in its annual restaurant survey. This year, around 8,500 members of the public contributed 50,000 reviews.

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