The GQ Food and Drink Awards 2023 winners

The GQ Food and Drink Awards 2023, in association with Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere Vodka, have just announce the cutting-edge, inspirational, game-changers in the industry across many categories and we are impressed!


Best Restaurant

Endo at the Rotunda, London - By The Japanese sushi Maestro Endo Kazutoshi

Runner-up: The Ledbury, London.

Also nominated: Ox, Belfast; Unalome, Glasgow; Moor Hall, Aughton (Lancs).


Best Hotel

Gleneagles Townhouse, Edinburgh- Auld Reekie’s Finest

Runner-Up: The Twenty Two

Also nominated: One Hundred Shoreditch; The Retreat at Elcot Park; Chateau Denmark


Best Chef

Gareth Ward at Ynyshir, Machynlleth

Runner-up: Alex Dilling at Hotel Cafe Royal

Also nominated: Roberta Hall-McCarron at Eleanore; Adam Smith at Woven; Akwasi Brenya-Mensa at Tatale


Best Pub

The Unruly Pig, Woodbridge - winner of the Estrella Damm’s UK gastropub of the year in 2022

Runner-Up: The Barley Mow

Also nominated: The Baring; The Dog & Gun Inn; The Double Red Duke


Best Bartender

Alex Kratena & Monica Berg at Tayēr + Elementary, London

Runner-Up: Oskar Kinberg at Hide Below

Also nominated: Anna Price at The Maven; Max Hayward at Lab 22; Dan Schofield at Schofield’s Bar


Best Sommelier

Vincenzo Arnese at Alain Ducasse The Dorchester, London - sommelier at this three Michelin stars restaurant

Runner-Up: Bella Babbit at The NoMad HOTEL.

Also nominated: Élise Mérigaud at Le Dame De Pic; Sylwia Oger at Lympstone Manor; Rory Luke at Sketch


Best Front of House

Luigi Cagnin at The Ritz, London - He's worked at The Ritz for more than a decade

Runner-Up: Camilla Hibbert at Thyme.

Also nominated: Frederic Poulette at The Waterside Inn; Seamus Hooley at The Black Swan; Edie Jobson at KOL


Best Breakthrough

Sargasso, Margate

Runner-Up: Mriya Neo Bistro

Also nominated: Arcade Food Hall; The Palmerston; Bruno’s Bar & Caravel


Sustainability Award

Pine, Newcastle upon Tyne

Runner-Up: Apricity

Also nominated: Room 2; Shrub; Jack Feeny for No Mise En Plastic

Veuve Clicquot Innovator

Saltie Girl

Runner-Up: Amethyst

Also nominated: Grace & Savour; The Other House; Kindred


Best Restaurateur

Samyukta Nair for Jamavar, Bombay Bustle, Koyn and MiMi Mei Fair

Runner-Up: Robin Gill for Darby’s, Sorella, Maria G’s, Bottle & Rye and Bermondsey Larder

Also nominated: Nicholas Balfe for Holm, Salon, Levan, AND Larry’s; Dan & Natasha Smith for the Fordwich Arms and Bridge Arms; Richard Corrigan for Corrigan’s, Bentley’s, Daffodil Mulligan, Gibney’s, Virginia Park Lodge and The Park Café

Belvedere Best Bar

Seed Library, London

Runner-Up: Common Decency at the NoMad Hotel

Also nominated: The Absent Ear; Silverleaf at the Pan Pacific Hotel; Speak In Code


Lifetime Achievement Award

Gordon Ramsay

Editors' Special Award

Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale at Ikoyi

Huge congratulations to all the winners and nominations for delivering excellence into everything they do!

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