Jason Atherton's Maze beat off stiff competition, including the Ledbury and Amaya, to be named best new London restaurant at the Time Out Eating & Drinking Awards 2005 last week. The Gordon Ramsay-owned restaurant at the Marriott hotel, Grosvenor Square, was praised for its lively atmosphere and varied and unusual menu.
Other winners included the Shochu Lounge at Roka in Charlotte Street (Best Bar), and the Gun in Docklands (Best Gastropub). Best Design was awarded to Oliver Peyton's Inn the Park restaurant-cum-caf in St James's Park, which was designed by Hopkins Architects with Tom Dixon. Vogue food editor Skye Gyngell's Petersham Nurseries Caf in Richmond won Best Alfresco Dining.
The winners are…
Best Bar: Shochu Lounge, Roka, Charlotte Street, W1
Best Cheap: Eats Fish Club, St John's Hill, SW11
Best Gastropub: The Gun, Docklands, E14
Best Burger Bar: Haché, Inverness Street, Camden, NW1
Best Vegetarian Meal: Noura Central, Lower Regent Street, SW1
Best Local Restaurant: Chez Kristof, Hammersmith Grove, W6
Best Family Restaurant: Gracelands, College Road, NW10
Best Alfresco Dining: Petersham Nurseries Café, Petersham, Richmond, Surrey
Best Design: Inn the Park, St James's Park, SW1
Best New Restaurant: Maze, Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, W1