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Official Nominees for the British Restaurant Awards 2018 announced

Gino D’Acampo, Marcus Wareing , Gordon Ramsey , Jamie Oliver , Heston Blumentha​l, all
make the shortlist for this year’s British Restaurant Awards 2018.

Today the nominations for the British Restaurant Awards were announced. Some of UK’s
top restaurants have made the shortlist at this exciting inaugural awards show focused on
raising the profile of British Restaurants worldwide and providing an opportunity for
customers to voice their opinions through nominations and votes. This year’s Best New
Restaurant nominees features some amazing new launches who are making waves across
the country offering a unique experience in cuisine for their customers . Nominees include;
Lahpet – London , Chokhi Dhani – London , Londrino – London , Sorrel – Surrey
White Horse Oyster and Seafood Bar – Edinburgh , 20 Stories – Manchester
Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant – Liverpool , Elnecot – Manchester , Roganic – London
OSH – London, Dip in Brilliant – London

British Restaurant Awards (BRA)​ is an annual awards ceremony which provides an
opportunity for customers to nominate and vote for their Best Restaurants, Chefs and
culinary service in the UK.

From 20th of January till 23rd of April – Readers of Chelsea Monthly magazine,The National
Post, and members of the World Restaurant Awards Guide ( WRAG) are given the
opportunity to nominate their favourite restaurants per city, region and throughout the UK.

The restaurants who receive the most amount of nominations are shortlisted and released
for the public to vote. The final list of winners as voted for by the public is announced at the
annual gala/red carpet awards show. Hungry Nation, the US based food ordering platform launching in the UK is the title sponsor for the second year running.

Popular Chef’s; Gino D’Acampo, Marcus Wareing , Gordon Ramsey , Jamie Oliver , Heston
Blumenthal , Tom Brown, Tom Kerridge, Sabbir Karim and more top chefs ​are all up for the
Best Chef 2018​ category.

This year’s British Restaurant Awards 2018 takes place on the 24th of May 2018 at the
Porchester , London W2 . This year’s British Restaurant Awards will be recorded for
broadcast on VTV on Sky Showcase. The British Restaurant Awards​ is organised annually by WRAG- World Restaurant Awards Guide.

British Restaurant Awards 2018 – Nominees

Best New Restaurant:
Lahpet – ​London
Chokhi Dhani ​– London
Londrino – ​London
Sorrel ​– Surrey
White Horse Oyster and Seafood Bar ​– Edinburgh
20 Stories ​– Manchester
Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant ​– Liverpool
Elnecot​ – Manchester
Roganic ​– London
OSH ​– London
Dip in Brilliant –​ London

Best Chef:
Clare Smyth
Luke Selby
Stephen Harris
Stephen Gomes
Nathan Outlaw
Gordon Ramsay
Jamie Oliver
Heston Blumenthal
Gino D’Acampo
Marcus Wareing
Tom Brown
Tom Kerridge
Sabbir Karim

Best Young Chef:
Danny Young
Craig Johnston
Tom Phillips
Mark Winter
Niall Keating
Jack Barwick
Tommy Banks
Luke Thomas
Damien Wager
Louisa Ellis
Georgia Dent

Best Luxury Restaurant:

Restaurant Fraiche – ​Birkenhead
The Fat Duck –​ Berkshire
Gidleigh Park – ​Chagford, ​Devon
Kinloch Lodge – ​Isle of Skye, Scotland
The Araki – ​London
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – ​London
Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester – ​London
Hakkasan – ​London
The Ledbury – ​London
La Dame de Pic ​– London
Marcus – ​London
The Waterside Inn – ​Maidenhead
Artichoke – ​Amersham

Restaurant of the Year:

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw – ​Cornwall
L’Eclume – ​Cumbria
The Black Swan – ​Yorkshire
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – ​Oxford
The Raby Hunt – ​Darlington
The Waterside Inn – ​Maidenhead
Sat Bains – ​Nottingham
Claude Bosi at the Bibendum – ​London
The Three Chimneys – ​Isle of Skye, Scotland
Stark – ​Kent
The Oxford Brasserie – ​Southampton
Thai Square – ​The Strand

Best Hospitality Team:
Sat Bains – ​Nottingham
Paul Ainsworth at no. 6 – ​Cornwall
Bohemia – ​Jersey
Elystan Street – ​London
The Three Chimneys – ​Isle of Skye
Beach House Restaurant – ​Swansea
Levi’s Roots Caribbean smokehouse – ​London
Brilliant Restaurant – ​London
Thai Square 

Best Restaurant Chain:

Las Iguanas
Bills
Franco Manca
The Breakfast Club
Honest Burger’s
Cau
Gaucho
Nandos
Sticks n Sushi
Thai Square
Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant

Best Supplier:

Disposables and Catering Supplies
York Catering Supplies
Crosbys
KCCJ
FEM
Nisbets
The Restaurant Supplier
Vegetarian Express
Debono Foods
Lowrie Foods
MKG Foods
Clarks Foods
Unique Seafood

Best British Takeaway:

The Lime Pickle​ – Birmingham
Chicken George​ – Luton
Mr Chef​ – Scotland
Nacho Cheese​ – Wiltshire
Wiwo Noodle Bar​ – Wales
Pax Burger ​- Huddersfield
Joe & Za​ – Hoxton
Irmak BBQ ​- Dunstable
Brunch​ – Prescot
Eastern Cuisine ​- London
Masala Indian Takeaway ​- Barnstaple

Cafe Raj – (Disclaimer:  Due to a typo this restaurant although missing from the original press release was included in the voting section on the BRA website for the category of Best British Takeaway) 

Best Food Ordering Company:

Deliveroo
Just Eat
Hungry Nation
Uber Eats
One – Delivery
Feast
My Home Chef
Hello Fresh

Best Culinary Experience:

Inamo​ – London (Soho Branch)
Bob Bob Ricard​ – London
Tiroler Hut​ – London
Away2Dine​ – Birmingham
Dans le Noir​ – London
Sarastro​ – London
Proud Cabaret​ – Brighton
Levi’s Roots Caribbean smokehouse​ – London

Best Restaurant in Manchester:

Wood
Adam Reid at the French
Manchester House
Tattu Restaurant and Bar
Ocean Treasure 23
Elnecot
Rosso
Pasha
El Gato Negro Tapas
Hawksmoor – Manchester
Australasia

Best Restaurant in London:

Namaaste Kitchen
Nuala
Restaurant Story
The Ritz Restaurant
Sketch
ROKA Mayfair
Pollen Street Social
Som Saa
The Smoking Goat
Brawn
MAM
Levi’s Roots Caribbean smokehouse
The Ivy – West Street, Covent Garden
COYA – Mayfair
Buddha Bar
James Cochran Restaurant
Cafe Raj
Signor Sassi

Best Restaurant in Liverpool:

Lunya
Cowshed
Panoramic 34
60 Hope Street
George’s Great British Kitchen
Spire
Trattoria 51
Bistro Franc
Moor Hall

Best Restaurant in Wales:

Thackeray Bar and Grill
Sosban and the Old Butchers
Ynyshir
Pysgoty
The Hardwick
Slice
The Potted Pig
Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias
Castle Cottage
Coast Saundersfoot
Signatures

Best Restaurant in Surrey:

Stovells
Giggling Squid
The Tudor Room at Great Fosters
Sorrel
1907 Restaurant, bar & grill at Brooklands Hotel
The Bingham Restaurant
The Clock House
Matt Worswick at The Latymer
Beaverbrook
The Clink

Best Restaurant in Essex:

Haywards
Pig & Whistle Restaurant
Ranfields Brasserie
Smith’s Restaurant – Ongar
Le Talbooth
Vita Bella
Magic Mushroom
Felix Seafood Grill
La Bicicletta

Best Restaurant in Newcastle:
Peace and Loaf
Artisan
Blackfriars Restaurant
Luigikhan’s
Aveika
Fuego at Fenwick
The Broad Chare
Harissa
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse

Best Restaurant in Sheffield:

Rafters
Juke and Loe
Sfinx
Kashmiri Aroma
Joro
Maranello’s Italian
Efes

Best Restaurant in Bradford:

Classic Persian Restaurant
Bangkok Thai Restaurant
Waterside Bistro & Bar
Bhajis and Beer
Guzelian Café Bar
Rajshahi
Valentinos
The Foundry

Best Restaurant in Bristol:

Casamia
No Man’s Grace
The Ethicurean
Bravas
Urban Tandoor
Bulrush
Pipal Tree
Everyday Thai
Pasta Loco

Best Restaurant in Brighton:

Isaac At
Little Fish Market
Restaurant at Drakes
GB1 Seafood Restaurant
Pascere
Pike and Pine
Etch
The Chilli Pickle
Jamie’s Italian Brighton

Best Restaurant in Leeds:

Stockdales of Yorkshire
Crafthouse
Ox Club
Issho
Pintura
Bulgogi Grill
Culto
Sukhothai
Hansas
The Man behind the Curtain
My Thai

Best Restaurant in Birmingham:

Adam’s
Carter’s of Moseley
Comptoir Libanais
Bodega
Simpsons
Purnell’s
Itihaas
Original Patty Men
Harvey Nichol’s Restaurant
Opus
Asha’s
Piccolino

Best Restaurant in Southampton:

The Oxford Brasserie
Ennio’s
Steak of the Art
Royal Thai Pier
Bayleaf Kitchen
Nara
Ceno
Three Tuns
Max’s Bar and Brasserie
Bacaro

Best Restaurant in Cambridge:

Midsummer House
Stem and Glory – Vegan Restaurant
Galleria
The Blue Lion, Hardwick
Navadhanya
The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill
Trinity
The Olive Grove
The Oak Bistro
The Millworks
Restaurant Twenty Two

Best Restaurant in Leicester:

Heritage India
Knight and Garter
Grounded Kitchen
John’s House
The Blacksmiths Arms
Kayal
The White Peacock
The Fish and the Chip
The Lighthouse

Best Bar:

Trippets Lounge Bar​ – Sheffield
Zebranos​ – London
Swift​ – London
Gleneagles​ – Perthshire
Bar Opus – Birmingham
Neighbourhood​ – Liverpool
The Devils Advocate​ – Edinburgh
Red Light​ – Bristol
Rumpus Room Rooftop Bar – ​London
Bohemia​ – Brighton

To vote go to​: www.britishrestaurantawards.org/vote

To purchase VIP tickets & Tables. Go to:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-restaurant-awards-2018-tickets-45428309296

For PR/Partnership/Marketing Opps:
E-mail: info@britishrestaurantawards.org

About Hungry Nation:
Hungry Nation is a food ordering platform launched in the US in 2016. The company has
now recently launched in the UK with plans to expand across Europe as the No.1 platform
connecting great food to great consumers nationwide.

About WRAG:
The World Restaurant Awards Group (WRAG) is the world’s biggest organisation and
platforms for the restaurant industry. WRAG connects restaurants to diners providing them
a vehicle to build valuable relationships.
WRAG is responsible for holding our Restaurant Awards in 10 key countries which including
Britain (2nd year in 2018), Luxembourg , Switzerland, USA, United Arab Emirates, South
Africa, Singapore, France, Kuwait and Australia.

For more info. Go to: www.worldrestaurantaward.com

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