National Restaurant Awards lists the UK's Top 100 Restaurants

This week, the National Restaurant Awards handed out coveted prizes to some of the UK’s top restaurants, with The Fat Duck crowned Restaurant of the Year 2009. A panel of chefs, restaurants and food critics ranked the Top 100 restaurants in the country before an audience of renowned chefs including Angela Hartnett, Richard Corrigan, Nathan Outlaw and Theo Randall.

While The Fat Duck continues to keep Bray on the foodie map, the Top 100 list revealed a handful of gastronomic ‘hot spots’, with Wales, the West Country and Berkshire all achieving multiple placings on the list. Paul Wootton, editor of Restaurant magazine who organise the awards, explained: “All the winners have earned their place on tonight’s roll of honour by demonstrating outstanding culinary talent, hard work and a commitment to serve consistently great food.” And the winners were…

The Fat Duck: National Restaurant of the Year & Best in England
The Kitchin, Edinburgh: Best Restaurant in Scotland
The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny: Best Restaurant in Wales
Deane’s, Belfast: Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester: Restaurateur’s Choice
L’Anima, London: Restaurant Magazine Readers’ Choice
Corrigan’s Mayfair, London: Highest New Entry
Sat Bains, Nottingham: Chef’s Chef of the Year
Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire: Front of House Award
Acorn House, London: Sustainable Champion of the Year
The Sportsman, Kent: Gastropub of the Year
The Vineyard at Stockcross, Berkshire: Hotel Restaurant of the Year
Le Café Anglais, London: Family Restaurant of the Year
Boundary, London: Wine List of the Year

It’s great to see so many of our top diner rated restaurants on the list and there are many more in the full Top 100 list, which you can read on the National Restaurant Awards website.