Time Out nominees announced

25 July 2005
Time Out nominees announced

Time Out magazine has revealed its list of contenders for the 2005 Eating and Drinking awards.

Fifty leading bars and restaurants in London will do battle for one of 10 awards at a yet-to-announced venue in the capital in the last week of September.

Competition will be fierce in the best newcomer category, where nominees include Indian restaurant Amaya, Bluebird Dining Rooms, the Ledbury and Gordon Ramsay-owned Maze.

Other categories in the awards, which are now in their 16th year, include best bar where Floridita, Graze and Shochu Lounge go head-to-head.

Two new categories this year are Best Al Fresco and Best Burger Bar, which Time Out said reflected a trend towards a more relaxed style of dining.

Up for Best Al Fresco are Cod d'Argent, Inn the Park, Petersham Nurseries, Garden Café and Curve.

Best Burger Bar hopefuls include Clapham House concept Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Hamburger Union, Fine Burger Co, Hache and Ultimate Burger.

Other prizes up for grabs include Best Local, Best Gastropub and Best Design.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Bar

  • Anam: 3 Chapel Market, N1 9EZ
  • Big Chill Bar: Dray Walk, E1 6QL
  • Floridita: 100 Wardour Street, W1F 0TN
  • Graze: 215 Sutherland Avenue, W9 1RU
  • Shochu Lounge: Basement of Roka, 37 Charlotte Street, W1T 1RR

Best Gastropub

  • The Bull: 13 North Hill, N6 4AB
  • The Greyhound: 136 Battersea High Street, SW11 3JR
  • The Gun: 27 Coldharbour, Docklands, E14 9NS
  • The Pig's Ear: 35 Old Church Street, SW3 5BS
  • The Princess: 76 Paul Street, EC2A 4NE

Best Cheap Eats (under £20 a head not including drinks and service)

  • Abeno Too (Japanese): 15-18 Great Newport St, WC2H 7JE
  • Fish Club (Fish & Chips): 189 St John's Hill, SW11 1TH
  • Isarn (Thai): 119 Upper Street, N1 1QP
  • Ottolenghi (International): 287 Upper Street, N1 2TZ
  • Santa María del Buen Ayre: 50 Broadway Market, E8 4QJ

Best Local

  • Chez Kristof (French): 111 Hammersmith Grove, W6 0NQ
  • Bistrotheque (French): 23-27 Wadeson Street, E2 9DR
  • The Farm (Mod Euro): 18 Farm Lane, SW6 1PP
  • Morel (French): 14 Clapham Park Road, SW4 7BB
  • Wizzy (Korean): 616 Fulham Road, SW6 5RP

Best Family

  • Crumpet (café): 66 Northcote Rd, SW11 6QL
  • Eddie Catz (café/creche): 68-70 High Street Putney, SW15 1SF
  • Gracelands (café): 118 College Rd, NW10 5HD
  • Tas (Turkish): 22 Bloombury St, WC1B 3QJ
  • Tootsies (American): 107 Old Brompton Road, SW7 3LE

Best Burger Bar

  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen: 44 Northcote Road, SW11 1NZ
  • Hamburger Union: 4-6 Garrick Street, WC2E 9BH
  • Fine Burger Co: 330 Upper Street, N1 2XQ
  • Haché: 24 Inverness Street, NW1 7HJ
  • Ultimate Burger: 34 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1AP

Best Vegetarian Meal

  • Kathiyawadi (Indian): 434 Rayners Lane, Harrow, Middx HA5 5DX
  • Little Earth Cafe (Vegetarian): 6 Erskine Road, NW3 3AJ
  • Mangosteen (Oriental): 246 Gipsy Road, SE27 9RB
  • Noura Central (Lebanese): 122 Jermyn Street, SW1Y 4UJ
  • Salt Yard (Spanish/Italian): 54 Goodge Street, W1T 4NA

Best Design

  • Roka: 37 Charlotte Street, W1T 1RR
  • Inn the Park: St James's Park, SW1A 2BJ
  • Patara: 15 Greek Street, W1D 4DP
  • Le Cercle: 1 Wilbraham Place, SW1X 9AE
  • Cocoon: 65 Regent Street, W1B 4EA

Best Al Fresco

  • Coq d'Argent: No.1 Poultry, EC2R 8EJ
  • Garden Café: Inner Circle, Regent's Park, NW1 4NU
  • Inn the Park: St James's Park, SW1A 2BJ
  • Petersham Nurseries: Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AG
  • Curve: London Marriott West India Quay, 22 Hertsmere Road, E14 4ED

Best New

  • Amaya (Indian): Halkin Arcade, Motcomb Street, SW1X 8JT
  • Bluebird Dining Rooms (British): 350 King's Road, SW3 5UU
  • The Food Room (French): 123 Queenstown Road, SW8 3RH
  • Ledbury (French): 127 Ledbury Road, W11 2AQ
  • Maze (Haute): 10-13 Grosvenor Square, W1K 6JP

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