London’s food scene has experienced much culinary success, thanks to an openness to different foods, according to Daniel Noake, the events director of the Taste of London festival.
“The London restaurant scene is now one of the most diverse and exciting in the world. In contrast to stereotypes of British adventurousness when it comes to dining, the openness of Londoners to food from different cultures and regions has driven its success,” Noake told the Evening Standard.
The festival celebrates those chefs, foods, and establishments driving this success with awards such as Best Breakfast, Good Drinking, Restaurateur of the Year, and Best New London Restaurant. Award categories are Best Breakfast, Worth the Queue, Good Drinking, Restaurateur of the Year, Best New London Restaurant, and the Champagne Laurent-Perrier London Restaurant of the Year.
In the running for Restaurant of the Year are A Wong, which attracts guests with its 10-course "Taste of China" menu and wins fans by selling dim sum by the piece; Lyle’s, frequented by hipsters; Otto’s, a classic French restaurant; The Quality Chop House, serving locally sourced, sustainable British Food; and The Woodford, a sophisticated, modern European dining experience. Read more