The Sportsman is Named Restaurant of the Year Once Again
For the second time, the Michelin-starred pub, run by self taught chef Stephen Harris, has been named the UK’s best restaurant in the 2017 Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards, held at The Hurlington Club, in London.
The annual awards, which are now in their 10th year, celebrate the top 100 restaurants in the UK, as voted for by around 180 top chefs, restaurateurs, food critics and other industry professionals.
Other big winners on the night included Jason Atherton, who was crowned Restaurateur of the Year, Claude Bosi, who scooped the Chefs’ Chef of the Year award and Shaun Hill, chef-patron at The Walnut Tree in Abergavenny, which was voted the best restaurant in Wales, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award.
Here’s a full list of the night’s winners:
The Estrella Damm National Restaurant of the Year: The Sportsman
The Service Award, sponsored by Liberty Wines and Champagne Devaux: The Ledbury
Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Lavazza: Shaun Hill
Sustainable Restaurant of the Year, sponsored by Norwegian Seafood: Lake Road Kitchen
Gastropub of the Year, sponsored by Estrella Damm: The Sportsman
The Best Restaurant in Wales, sponsored by Hildon: The Walnut Tree
The Best Restaurant in Scotland, sponsored by Hildon: Timberyard
The Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland, sponsored by Hildon: Wine & Brine
OpenTable Fit for Foodies Award: The Lickford Inn
Restaurateur of the Year, sponsored by Aspall: Jason Atherton
Chefs’ Chef of the Year, sponsored by RitterFresh: Claude Bosi
Chef to Watch, Sponsored by Harvey & Brockless: Elizabeth Haigh
Cocktail List of the Year: Hawksmoor
Wine List of the Year: Noble Rot
One to Watch, sponsored by Schweppes: Red Rooster