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Shortlist for Harden's London Restaurant Awards revealed

01 September 2016 by
Shortlist for Harden's London Restaurant Awards revealed

The shortlist for Harden's London Restaurant Awards 2016 has been announced, after more than 7,500 diners contributed 50,000 reviews to the annual guide.

Among those vying for the award for Top Gastronomic Experience is Brett Graham's Notting Hill restaurant the Ledbury, alongside the Araki, Le Gavroche and the Typing Room. Meanwhile, the Wolseley, owned and operated by legendary restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, is the only restaurant nominated in two categories: Best for Business and Best Breakfast or Brunch.

The overall winners will be revealed at a ceremony which will take place at the Hippodrome Casino at London's Leicester Square on 12 September.

The Harden's London Restaurant Awards comprises 12 categories with nominees taken from those who performed best in the annual Harden's restaurant survey, complied from contributions provided by the capital's restaurant-goers. Each category consists of four nominees; two which are selected on the strength of diners' votes, and a further two selected on a similar basis, but solely from openings of the last two to three years. The overall winners are selected by Harden's editors, with a bias to recognising rising talent that possesses the potential to emerge as some of London's very best in any given category.

In addition, a special Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by the Hippodrome Casino, will be presented to an industry figure whose ventures have performed exceptionally well in the Harden's survey over many years.

The awards ceremony will be hosted by BBC London presenter Nigel Barden and introduced by Harden's co-founder Peter Harden, with entertainment from jazz pianist Joe Stilgoe.

Harden said: "Street food vendors and London's most famous chefs will rub shoulders at the new Harden's London Restaurant Awards, as we recognise both the budget rising stars and veteran celebrity kitchens of the world's most diverse, and increasingly its best, restaurant scene."

Shortlisted restaurants

Top Gastronomic experience, sponsored by Chapel Down

  • The Araki
  • Le Gavroche
  • The Ledbury
  • Typing Room

Wine List of the Year, sponsored by Chapel Down

  • Les 110 de Taillevant

  • Enoteca Turi

  • Noble Rot

  • Terroirs

    Top Newcomer

  • Anglo

  • Black Axe Mangal

  • Frenchie

  • Som Saa

Top Bar or Pub, sponsored by Curious Brew

  • Anchor & Hope
  • The Harcourt
  • Harwood Arms
  • The Marksman

Top Cheap Eat

  • Bao

  • Hoppers

  • Lahore Kebab House

  • Padella

    Best for Romance

  • Clos Maggiore

  • Ivy Chelsea Green

  • Pidgin

  • La Poule au Pot

Best for Business, sponsored by Exmoor Caviar

  • The Bleeding Heart
  • Holborn Dining Room
  • Piquet
  • The Wolseley

Best Breakfast or Brunch

  • Cecconis
  • 45 Jermyn Street
  • Milk
  • The Wolseley

Best Steaks & Grills

  • Flat Iron
  • Guinea Grill
  • Hawksmoor
  • Popeseye Highgate

Top Coffee House

  • Department of Coffee
  • Doppio
  • Monmouth Coffee
  • Tamp

Best Street Food

  • Gourmet Goat
  • Kappacasein Dairy
  • The Rib Man
  • Smokestak

Best Afternoon Tea, sponsored by Fentimans

  • The Goring
  • Ham Yard
  • The Ritz
  • Ting

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