Final Shortlist For Hardens New Restaurant Awards

RestThe shortlists for the Harden’s London Restaurant Awards 2016 have been announced.

The Awards Ceremony itself will take place at The Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square on 12 September 2016.

The aim is for street-food stall owners and London’s most famous chefs to rub shoulders together to recognise both the budget rising stars and veteran celebrity kitchens of the world’s most diverse, and increasingly its best, restaurant scene

There are twelve categories. Each category consists of four nominees, two selected purely on the strength of diners’ votes, and a further two selected on a similar basis, but solely from newer restaurant openings of the last 2-3 years. From the four candidates, our editors pick the final winner, with a bias to recognising rising talent that possesses the potential to emerge as some of London’s very best in any given category.

The awards ceremony will be hosted by BBC London presenter Nigel Barden and introduced by Harden’s co-founder Peter Harden, who said: “Street food vendors and London’s most famous chefs will rub shoulders at the new Harden’s London Restaurant Awards, as we recognise both the budget rising stars and veteran celebrity kitchens of the world’s most diverse, and increasingly its best, restaurant scene.”
The ceremony will conclude with the recognition of exceptional achievement in the London restaurant scene, as judged by performance in the Harden’s survey over many years.

Awards Shortlist

TOP GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE

Sponsor: Chapel Down

• The Araki

• Le Gavroche

• The Ledbury

• Typing Room

TOP NEWCOMER

• Anglo

• Black Axe Mangal

• Frenchie

• Som Saa

TOP CHEAP EAT

• Bao

• Hoppers

• Lahore Kebab House

• Padella

BEST FOR BUSINESS

Sponsor: Exmoor Caviar

• The Bleeding Heart

• Holborn Dining Room

• Piquet

• The Wolseley

BEST STEAKS & GRILLS

• Flat Iron

• Guinea Grill

• Hawksmoor

• Popeseye Highgate

BEST STREET FOOD

• Gourmet Goat

• Kappacasein Dairy

• The Rib Man

• Smokestak

WINE LIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsor: Chapel Down

• Les 110 de Taillevant

• Enoteca Turi

• Noble Rot

• Terroirs