Launched in 2007, the awards celebrate the brilliance and vibrancy of the UK’s eating out scene, and reward the very best chefs, front of house staff and restaurants the country has to offer. On the night of the awards, we reveal the list of the 100 best restaurants in the UK – as voted for by our academy of chefs, restaurateurs and food writers – as well as present a series of special awards, culminating in the unveiling of the National Restaurant of the Year.
Organised by industry leading title Restaurant magazine, The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards are an annual summer celebration held at London’s exclusive Hurlingham Club. The awards night also signals the start of the National Restaurant Awards programme, which involves a series of meals and networking events held throughout the year.
The awards are the largest annual gathering of top chefs and restaurateurs in the UK. In 2019 more than 90 of the top 100 restaurants were represented at the event.
Thoroughly loved the award ceremony, it was high energy, fun and a great night. I love the fact that it shows how great and diverse the food scene is in this country
A fun awards ceremony. Actual proper fun
Grace Dent, The Guardian
We’ve been going for seventeen years, we have a michelin star, have had 10 out of 10 reviews, all those things that attract a lot of business to the restaurant, but we haven’t had a spare table since we won [National Restaurant Awards]
Stephen Harris, The Sportsman