London's Canteen named best UK restaurant

23 March 2007 by
London's Canteen named best UK restaurant

London restaurant Canteen was named best UK restaurant in the annual Observer Food Monthly awards.

The Spitafields-based eatery beat off strong competition, including Gordon Ramsay's Mayfair venue Maze, to win the award, which was presented at a ceremony hosted by Ramsay in London last night.

While most of the winners were chosen by the Observer Food Monthly's readers, the award for best newcomer was decided by a panel of judges including Nigel Slater and Giorgio Locatelli, who awarded eco-friendly training restaurant Acorn House in London with the prize.

Full list of winners at the Observer Food Monthly award:

  • Best Restaurant: Canteen, London
  • Best Newcomer: Acorn House, London
  • Best Breakfast: Rocotillos, Bristol
  • Best Vegetarian Restaurant: Café Maitreya
  • Best Bar: Pintxo People, Brighton
  • Best Location, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall
  • Best Book: Nigel Slater's "The Kitchen Diaries"
  • Best TV Programme: The F Word

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By Kerstin Kühn

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