London’s most authoritative restaurant guide and review site, Harden’s, is delighted to announce the launch of its much anticipated London Restaurant Awards! The awards will celebrate the cream of London’s dining scene and marks the first time that Harden’s has held its own gala event to recognise the talented chefs and restaurateurs behind the capital’s best restaurants.
The landmark event will be held at The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square, on 12 September 2016.
Harden’s aim is to fill the gap for a definitive ranking of emerging and established names showcased by a glittering ceremony. Winners will be selected by Harden’s editors from a shortlist, determined by the guide’s annual survey of diners (now in its 26th year), meaning these accolades come from restaurant’s own customers, rather than a panel of food writers. This year over 7,500 people took part in the survey, nominating their favourite restaurants and rating them for food, service and ambience. The results of the survey will be published in Harden’s London Restaurants 2017 this autumn, after the awards ceremony.
“London now enjoys arguably the most progressive and exciting restaurant scene on the planet, and our aim is to reflect this with the kind of acclaim this vital and intriguing industry deserves.” – Peter Harden, co-founder of Harden’s.
Hosted by BBC London presenter Nigel Barden, the Harden’s London Restaurant Awards will showcase emerging and established talents through numerous award categories, celebrating the very best, the newest and the most romantic establishments throughout the city. Awards will also be given for the most interesting wine list, the best brunch and London’s top coffee house!
This inaugural event, which Peter Harden, hopes will become a leading date in the hospitality calendar, promises to highlight new restaurant categories, whilst supporting newcomers and commending outstanding success.