Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2019


The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards takes place each year, hosted by Restaurant magazine to show you the top 100 places to eat across the UK as handpicked by a nationwide elite jury of chefs, restaurateurs and food writers.

The awards​​​ present three shortlisted categories – Chefs’ Chef of the Year; Restaurateur of the Year and Chef To Watch.

The event took place at the lovely Hurlingham Park, Fulham, London, with usually a spring sunshine but today it was pouring down with rain all day so some of the food stations were inside while the food vans were still outside.
There were around 500 guests including top level chefs like Fergus Henderson, with lots of drinks and food going around.

Fergus Henderson, St. John Hotel, London W1 ©Richard Bailey


• Piper-Heidsieck champers
• Cocktails: Espresso Martinis and Jack Daniels based
wines and beers from Estrella Damm, the main sponsor.


• Cheeseburgers from Burger & Beyond
• BBQ Chicken from Bayou New Orleans
• Pizza from Born & Raised.
• BBQ Ribs, French pastries, ice-cream, chocs etc.


Guests also received a goodie bag with beers and glasses courtesy of Estrella Damm.

The individual awards took place from 8.15pm to 9.15pm when guests were seated indoors and the 100 best restaurants had a one by one countdown on the big screen.
More than 50 of the Top 100 were in the London area.

These were the Top 20 finalists:
1. Moor Hall
2. Brat, London
3. Cornerstone, London
4.Core by Clare Smyth, London
5. Sabor, London
6. L’Enclume
7. Mere, London
8. Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London
9. Ynyshir
10. The Ledbury, London
11. A Wong, London
12. The River Café, London
13. The Sportsman
14. Restaurant Sat Bains
15. Kiln, London
16. Paul Ainsworth at No. 6
17. Lyle’s, London
18. Forest Side
19. Casamia
20. House of Tides

We were delighted to discover the Top 100 countdown, you can find below videos of the evening:

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