The team at Restaurant Magazine have been identifying the very best places to dine since 2007 at their Estrella National Restaurant Awards, with votes made by an elite academy of chefs, restaurateurs and food writers nationwide. This year, we were pleased to have been invited along to enjoy the celebrations, including the variety of delicious food and drinks on offer such as the award winning steaks provided by the team at Hawksmoor.
Congratulations to our clients who made the top 100 this year…
We’re always proud to see what our clients are achieving in this fast paced industry, so from the Tevalis team, we’d like to say a big congratulations to those who placed in the top 100 this year.
100 – The Ninth
The Ninth is brought to you by TV Chef and American competitive cooking show “Chopped” champion, Jun Tanaka. Ironically named due to being his ninth restaurant, this contemporary venue is a favourite for many in London, hosting French, Mediterranean-style sharing dishes with Michelin-starred calibre.
89 – Perilla
Perilla is a contemporary neighbourhood restaurant based in Newington Green. Using humble ingredients of the highest quality, the team focus on providing dishes with European flavours in a relaxed setting.
59 – Palomar
The Palomar, a Central London restaurant have placed in the Top 100 for a couple of years now. Serving the food of modern day Jerusalem, they are influenced by the cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa & the Levant.
55 – St John
St John is brought to you by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver, with Michelin-starred nose-to-tail dining in Smithfield. More delights can be located at St John Bread and Wine, St John Maltby, St John Bakery and St John at Home.
42 – Roots
The latest venture from the Banks family located in York, embracing the farming ethos and techniques from The Black Swan Oldstead. A must visit when in the North!
33 – Ikoyi
Ikoyi creates its own innovative cuisine based on the interpretation of West African ingredients. Owner Iré Hassan-Odukale and chef Jeremy Chan, earned their Michelin star just under a year of opening their doors.
29 – Black Swan at Oldstead
The Black Swan at Oldstead is a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms on the edge of the North York Moors. Run by the Banks family, this venue has definitely put Yorkshire dining on the map, especially after winning the best restaurant in the world from TripAdvisor in 2017 (the first time a British restaurant had won the title!)
4 – CORE by Clare Smyth
Clare Smyth was the first female chef to hold and retain three Michelin stars. After working with the likes of Gordon Ramsay, it was time for her to begin her first solo venture in 2017. CORE is an elegant and informal fine dining restaurant and now holds 2 Michelin stars alongside 5 AA rosettes.
3 – Cornerstone
Located in Hackney Wick, Tom Brown’s debut restaurant Cornerstone focuses on uncomplicated, produce-led, modern British cooking in a bright, pared-down space with an informal atmosphere. A fantastic achievement for the team since opening in 2018.
> Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland: Yügo
> Best Restaurant in Wales: Ynyshir
> Best Restaurant in Scotland: Ondine
> Wine List of the Year: Hide
> The Sustainability Award: Oxo Tower Restaurant
> Cocktail List of the Year: The Frog by Adam Handling
> OpenTable Diners’ Choice, Fit for Foodies: Carters of Moseley
> Chef to Watch: Sally Abe
> Gastropub of the Year: The Sportsman
> Chef of the Year: Clare Smyth
> Restaurateur of the Year: Tom and Michaela Kitchin
> Lifetime Achievement Award: John Williams
> The Service Award: Bibendum by Claude Bosi