The Araki restaurant in London, reputed to be the most expensive in the UK, was the winner of Top Gastronomic Experience award at the Harden's London Restaurant Awards 2016.
The Araki fought off competition from Michel Roux Jr's Le Gavroche and Brett Graham's Ledbury to take the title.
It was among winners of 12 categories at the awards which also saw Black Axe Mangal, N1, receive the Top Newcomer award, and JKS Restaurants' Hoppers in Soho win Top Cheap Eat.
An additional Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Bruce Poole in recognition of his work at Chez Bruce, voted London's Favourite Restaurant for over a decade by participants in Harden's annual diner survey.
Peter Harden, co-founder of Harden's and host of the awards, which took place at the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square yesterday, said: "Having read and looked through more than one million restaurant reviews in my career I know the amazing commitment it takes to be a leader in the eating-out industry. I salute all those shortlisted via our survey, but particularly of course Mitsuhiro Araki, whose gamble in giving up his three Michelin stars in Tokyo and moving his operation to London is proving spectacularly successful; and is yet another feather in London's culinary cap."
TOP GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE The Araki
TOP NEWCOMER Black Axe Mangal
TOP CHEAP EAT Hoppers
BEST FOR BUSINESS The Wolseley
BEST STEAKS & GRILLS Guinea Grill
BEST STREET FOOD The Rib Man
WINE LIST OF THE YEAR Noble Rot
TOP BAR OR PUB Harwood Arms
BEST FOR ROMANCE Clos Maggiore
BEST BREAKFAST OR BRUNCH Milk
TOP COFFEE HOUSE Department of Coffee
BEST AFTERNOON TEA Ham Yard
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