Founded by Simon Davis and now in its ninth year, London Restaurant Festival in partnership with American Express ® celebrates London’s extraordinarily diverse range of restaurants.

[Grace Dent wins Reviewer of the year]

The unique events programme includes Restaurant-Hopping Tours, Gourmet Odysseys, Chef-Hosted events, Restaurant Recipes and Ultimate Gastronomic Weekends with over 350 restaurants involved from neighbourhood gems to Michelin starred restaurants.

[ikoyi was founded by friends Iré Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan]

We were glad to see Ikoyi, a restaurant which brings contemporary West African cuisine to St. James’s Market win the award for Newcomer of the year.Monday nights’s winners included: 

Restaurant of the year – A Wong

Chef of the year – Phil Howard

Outstanding Contribution to the Restaurant Industry – Rowley Leigh

Dish of the year – Squid Ink Croquettes

Newcomer of the year – Ikoyi

Influencer of the year – Zeren Wilson

Reviewer of the year – Grace Dent

Most inspiring interior design – Serge et el Phoque

Maverick of the year – Andrew Clarke (Brunswick House)

Restaurant Bar of the year – Cub by MrLyan

Best use of Technology – MOTU

Most welcoming FOH – Natalie Wong (A.Wong)

Best Festival Menu over £25 – Pitt Cue

Best Festival Menu under £25 – Maddison Restaurant

Most popular festival Menu – Searcy’s @ The Gherkin

Further information on LRF Awards – London Restaurant Festival