National Restaurant Awards 2022

This year saw the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards return to its standard format after a reduced capacity in 2021. The event took place at the prestigious Hurlingham Club in Fulham and was attended by some of the UK’s most celebrated chefs and restaurants.

Click to view the National Restaurant Awards Top 100 list.

The UK’s top 100 restaurants were announced, along with a host of special awards, including the OpenTable-sponsored Best New Opening. Awards are voted for by an elite judging academy of more than 200 experts from across the industry. These include chefs, restaurateurs and food writers.

Academy members vote for the top seven restaurants they dined at during the past 12 months, with the UK split into 11 regions. Results are then analysed, and the top 100 list is created.

So, without further ado, here are this year’s winners at the National Restaurant Awards.

National Restaurant of the YearYnyshir
Gastropub of the YearThe Angel at Hetton
Best Restaurant in EnglandMoor Hall
Best Restaurant in ScotlandInver
Best Restaurant in Northern IrelandOx
Chef of the Year – Simon Rogan (L’Enclume)
Chef to Watch – Spencer Metzger (The Ritz)
Opening of the YearBibi
Restaurateur of the Year – Dan and Natasha Smith (The Fordwich Arms, The Bridge Arms)
The Service AwardThe Ritz
The Sustainability AwardWhen The Light Gets In
One to WatchLisboeta
Cocktail List of the YearKol
Wine List of the YearNoble Rot Soho
Food Lovers AwardBeach House
Lifetime Achievement Award – Ruth Rogers (The River Cafe)

Congratulations to all of the chefs and restaurateurs recognised in this year’s awards.