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Nominations announced for the 5th Annual British Restaurant Awards 2023

Prepare your taste buds and fasten your seatbelts, as the culinary extravaganza of the year is upon us! The 5th Annual British Restaurant Awards (BRA) has set the table and unveiled its sizzling nominations, igniting the anticipation of food enthusiasts, industry aficionados, and epicureans alike.

In a celebration that promises to be bigger, bolder, and more delicious than ever, the BRA has pulled back the curtain on an extraordinary line up of nominees across a delectable array of categories. From Best New Restaurant and Best Chef to Best Luxury Restaurant and Restaurant of the Year, the BRA nominations stand as a testament to the outstanding culinary prowess that graces every corner of the UK.

Prepare to be tantalized by the caliber of nominees in categories like Best New Restaurant, where Archway Battersea, and Bleú Steakhouse,  showcase the vibrant tapestry of flavors that define our culinary landscape. The battle for Best Chef is equally fierce, with household names like Gordon Ramsay and Ainsley Harriott bringing their culinary wizardry to the forefront.

Indulge your senses in the culinary playground that is the Best Luxury Restaurant category, featuring the likes of Bacchanalia,  and Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. Brace yourselves for an unforgettable culinary journey with Best Takeaway Restaurant contenders such as La Dolce Vita, Richmond, and Napoli Centro, serving up the perfect blend of convenience and gastronomic delight.

Raising the Bar

The art of mixology takes center stage as Best Bar nominees shake, stir, and dazzle with their creations. From the heights of Jin Bo Law Skybar, London, to the captivating ambiance of Lab 22, Cardiff, these establishments redefine the bar experience, one crafted cocktail at a time.

A Global Gastronomic Adventure

The Best International Cuisine category transports your taste buds across continents, where culinary traditions collide to form extraordinary dishes. Prepare to be transported to the vibrant streets of Bangkok, the heart of Japan, and beyond, as nominees like Qavali, Birmingham, and Ikoyi, London, weave global flavors into their creations.

The Countdown Begins

The 5th Annual British Restaurant Awards are set to take place on 5th of September 2023, promising an evening of culinary celebration that will leave an indelible mark on the food industry. With nominees spanning from London to Newcastle, Bristol to Manchester, and beyond, the event is a true testament to the nation’s gastronomic tapestry.

This year’s British Restaurant Awards is sponsored by Telephonos ( brand new social media network) and all voting is done by registering on www.telephonos.com and voting until the 1st of September 2023.

Here are the full list of this year’s nominees;

Best New Restaurant
Archway Battersea, London
Orelle, Birmingham
Bleú Steakhouse, Kent
Restaurant 8 by Andrew Sheridan, Liverpool
Manzi’s
Carlotta, Marylebone
Empire Empire, London
Marble Steakhouse, Bridgend
Fearns, Leeds
Coco Canary Wharf, London
Bacchanalia, Mayfair


Best Chef

Gordon Ramsay
David Taylor (Grace & Savour)
Shuko Oda (Koya)
Ainsley Harriott
Gino D’Acampo
Aldo Zilli
Chef Rohit Ghai
Tom Brown (Heron)
Andrew Wong
Ravinder Bhogal (Terre)
Jeremy Chan (Ikoyi)
Tommy Banks (The Black Swan)
Richard Corrigan
Heston Blumenthal
Simon Rimmer
Sophie Wright
James Devine
Jack Bradley

Best Young Chef
Kristen Nugent
Ruth Hansom
Luke Selby
Ali Halbert
Tilly Morris


Best Luxury Restaurant

Bacchanalia, London
Peter Street Kitchen, Manchester
The Mayan, Birmingham
8 By Andrew Sheridan, Liverpool
Midsummer House, Cambridge
Le Gavroche, London
The Man Behind The Curtain, Leeds
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London
The Ritz, London
Opheem, Birmingham
Adam Reid at The French, Manchester
Claude Bosi at The Bibendum, London
Bocconcino, London
Amazonico London

Restaurant of the Year
8 By Andrew Sheridan, Liverpool
Carlotta, Marylebone
Da Terra, London
Coco Grill & Lounge, London
The Fat Duck, Berkshire
Kutir, London
Winter Garden Restaurant, London
Moor Hall, Aughton
Opheem, Birmingham
Adam Reid at The French, Manchester
Ynyshir, Ceredigion
Grace & Savour, Solihull

Best Hospitality Team
Sam’s Riverside, London
Midsummer House, Cambridge
The Assembly House, Norwich
Coco Grill & Lounge, London
Nord, Liverpool
Happy Bar & Grill, London
L’Enclume, Cumbria
Solstice, Newcastle
Thai Square Restaurant
1910 Cantina, London
Mamma Shelter, London

Best Restaurant Chain
Turtle Bay
German Doner Kebab
Honest Burgers
Gaucho
Zizzi
Thai Square
Tattu’s
Arepa & Co
Fazenda

Best Takeaway Restaurant
Boungiorno, York
La Dolce Vita, Richmond
Anoki Express, Derby
Tamannas, Halifax
The Athenian, Nottingham
Armenian Kebab House, Blackpool
One Plus Restaurant, Manchester
Chamisse, London
Anna-Loka, Cardiff
Nanna Mexico, Cambridge
Napoli Centro, Sheffield

Best Food Ordering Company
Deliveroo
Just Eat
UberEats
Gousto
Go Puff
Hello Fresh
Gorillas
ChefOnline

Best Culinary Experience
Moor Hall, Aughton
Peter Street Kitchen, Manchester
Akira at Japan House, London
Coco Grill & Lounge, London
Aveika, Newcastle
The Old Stamp House, Cumbria
Happy Bar & Grill, London
Pine,Northumberland
Manifest, Liverpool
Mayha, London
Bacchanalia, London
8 By Andrew Sheridan, Liverpool

Best Restaurant in Manchester
Dakota Grill
Adam Reid at The French
mana
WOOD Manchester
Grand Pacific
Sunset By Australasia
Vermilion
20 Stories Kitten
Peter Street Kitchen The Ivy Asia
Erst

Best Restaurant in London
BiBi, Mayfair
Bocconcino, London
Bob Bob Ricard Soho
Corrigans Mayfair
Bombay Delight, Wimbledon
Fallow, St James’s
Coco Grill & Lounge
Happy Bar & Grill – London
The Lanesborough Grill
Akira at Japan House
Coya Mayfair
Le Gavroche
Novikov Restaurant & Bar
1910 Cantina
Amazonico London

Best Restaurant in Liverpool
Manifest
Roski
Hawksmoor
Nord
Mamasan Liverpool
The Art School
8 By Andrew Sheridan
Panoramic 34
Wreckfish Bistro
Belzan
Maray

Best Restaurant in Wales
Casanova
The Whitebrook
Sosban and The Old Butcher’s
Palé Hall – Bala, Gwynedd
Purple Poppadom
Fernery at The Grove Narberth
The Potted Pig
SY23
Ynyshir – Machynlleth, Powys
Heaney’s – Cardiff

Best Restaurant in Surrey
1215 Restaurant
The Latymer
Positano
Beit Beirut
The Clock House
The Tudor Pass at Great Fosters
Indian Panorama
Tudor Room
The Oak Room
The Mira Restaurant
Sorrel

Best Restaurant in Essex
The Magic Mushroom
Brohmon
Haywards
The Basilica
Malaya
Aspera Restaurant
Smith’s Brasserie
The Blue Strawberry Bistrot
Fete Grays Yard
Talbooth Restaurant
Alec’s Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Newcastle
Victors Newcastle
Aveika
Route
Ayla @ Grey Street
Miller & Carter Newcastle
URY Restaurant
Bistro du Vin Newcastle
Solstice
Boquerones Tapas and Cocktails

Best Restaurant in Sheffield
OISOI Gathering
The Old Vicarage
VeroGusto
Carluccios
Domo Restaurant
Beju
Piccolo’s
Neon Fish
Vito’s Italian Restaurant
Joro

Best Restaurant in Bradford
The Kashmir Restaurant
Mamma Mia
Grand Cru Restaurant
MyLahore Bradford Flagship
Napoleons Casino & Restaurant
SakkuSamba- Bradford
Kiplings Restaurant Bradford
Aldo Italian
Café J’adore
Mezza Restaurant
Restaurant 1914

Best Restaurant in Bristol
The Chefs Table
Bulrush
The Mint Room
Namak
Paco Tapas
Adelina Yard
BOX-E
Wilsons
The Ethicurean
Casamia


Best Restaurant in Brighton

Etch
Terre à Terre
The Salt Room Restaurant
Tutto, Brighton
The Ivy in the Lanes
Furna, Brighton
Kindling
Embers, Brighton
Cin Cin
The Chilli Pickle


Best Restaurant in Leeds

Bill’s Leeds Restaurant
Fint
Fazenda Leeds
The Man Behind The Curtain
Sushi Bar Hanamatsuri
The Oxford Place
The Ox Club
Blue Sakura
Home
Lala’s Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Birmingham
Adam’s
Tattu
Qavali
Purnell
Opheem
The Wilderness
The Mayan
Orelle
Umami Indian Kitchen
Piccolino Birmingham


Best Restaurant in Southampton

Shanghai 1814
The Oxford Brasserie
Bacaro
La Tavernetta
Késarum
Porters Steakhouse
Figurati
Blue Jasmine
The Jetty Southampton
Marco’s Bar Ristorante

Best Restaurant in Cambridge
Mina Steakhouse
Vanderlyle
Trinity
Midsummer House
Restaurant Twenty-Two
Limoncello
The Oak Bistro
Little Petra
Cote
Bedouin

Best Restaurant in Leicester
Kayal
Casa Romana
Everest Dine Leicester
La Maison
Sapphire Kitchen and Bar
Veeno
Maurizio’s
Steak and Lounge


Best Bar

Jin Bo Law Skybar, London
Royal Institution Bar, Liverpool
Lab 22, Cardiff
The Connaught Bar, London
The Washhouse, Manchester
The Library, Bristol
Bramble Bar &Lounge, Edinburgh
The Maven, Leeds
Bacchus, Birmingham
Public, Sheffield
TH@51 at Taj Hotels, London
Incognito, Kington Upon Thames

Best International Cuisine
Thai Square
ROVI, London
Hanamatsuri, Leeds
Qavali, Birmingham
Bala Baya, London
Opheem, Birmingham
Ikoyi, London
Lima, London
Shanghai 1814, Southhampton
Amazonico, London
Sukho Thai, London
1910 Cantina, London

Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurant
Down the Hatch, Liverpool
Root, Bristol
Somewhere in Brum, Birmingham
Stem + Glory, Cambridge
Bubala, London
Twelve Eatery, Bournemouth
No.Twelve, Nottingham
Késarum, Southhampton
Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen, Bath
Bōkan, London

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Stay tuned for an unforgettable night where the crème de la crème of the culinary world gather to raise their glasses and toast to excellence. Join us in celebrating the 5th Annual British Restaurant Awards and the remarkable achievements that have shaped the UK’s dining landscape.

About British Restaurant Awards

The British Restaurant Awards stand as a beacon of culinary brilliance, recognizing and celebrating the exceptional talent, innovation, and artistry that define the restaurant industry in the United Kingdom. With a rich history spanning five years, the BRA have become the ultimate platform for honoring the finest contributions to gastronomy.

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