London Restaurant Festival Award Winners 2019

London Restaurant Festival 2019 Winners

Last night, at a star-studded ceremony at the Hyatt Regency London, The Churchill, London Restaurant Festival announced the winners of this year’s hotly-anticipated Awards Party. Hosted by BBC food and drink presenter Nigel Barden, the awards celebrated the very best and brightest of the London dining scene.

Returning for its 11th year this October, the London Restaurant Festival (LRF) in partnership with American Express® featured a line-up of some of the world’s top chefs, who arrived in London to celebrate the capital’s gastronomic scene. 250 restaurants took part in the festival with special festival menus and events, which welcomed over 50,000 people across the city.


The winners are:

  • Most Popular Festival Menu Newcomer : Sexy Fish
  • Most Popular Festival Menu: Yauatcha Soho
  • Most Welcoming Front of House: Szabi Kovaks, Rules
  • Restaurant Bar of the Year: Circolo Popolare
  • Maverick of the Year: Yoshinori Ishii
  • Sustainability Champion: Spring
  • Most Inspiring Interior Design: Bob Bob Cité
  • Most Inspiring Social Media: KS Ate Here
  • Newcomer of the Year: Myrtle
  • Dish of the Year: The Betterment ‘Onion Flower’
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Restaurant Industry: Fergus Henderson & Trevor Gulliver, St. John
  • Chef of the Year: Jackson Boxer
  • Restaurant of the Year: Flor


“The London Restaurant Festival Awards celebrate the best of the London restaurant scene, and the city’s reputation as a leading global gastronomic destination,” says LRF founder Simon Davis. “This year we once again had an outstanding line-up that spotlighted the incredible talent and diversity that makes London dining so special. With such immense talent it was truly difficult to choose the final award winners, and the nominees and winners should all be extremely proud.”




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