Announcing the winners of the UK National Restaurant Awards for 2024

The Ledbury won the National Restaurant of the Year and Best Restaurant in England for 2024. Credit: The Ledbury
A waiter pours just over a fine dining dish featuring meat and vegetables at The Ledbury, one of the restaurants winners of the UK National Restaurant Awards for 2024

Organised every year by the industry-leading Restaurant magazine, The National Restaurant Awards are a celebration of the prestige and vibrancy of the UK’s dining scene. They serve to reward the very best chefs, front-of-house staff, restaurateurs and operators that the country has to offer.

After a captivating ceremony at Magazine London, the UK’s top 100 restaurants were announced, along with a host of special awards.

These awards are the result of votes from an elite judging academy of over 200 industry experts, including chefs, restaurateurs and food writers. Academy members cast their votes for the top seven restaurants they’ve dined at over the past 12 months, with the UK divided into 11 regions. Results are meticulously analysed to create the top 100 list.

Click to view the restaurants from National Restaurant Awards Top 100 list

And now, with no further ado, here are the winners of the UK National Restaurant Awards 2024:

National Restaurant of the Year – The Ledbury

Best Restaurant in England – The Ledbury

Gastropub of the year – The Devonshire

Best Restaurant in Scotland – The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Wales – Ynyshir

Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland – The Muddlers Club

Chef of the Year – Adejoké Bakare (Chishuru)

Chef to Watch – Ayo Adeyemi (Akoko)

Opening of the Year – The Devonshire

Restaurateur of the Year – Joshua and Victoria Overington (Mýse)

The Service Award – Lyla

The Sustainability Award – The Bull Inn

One to Watch – Skof

Cocktail List of the Year – The Dover

Wine List of the Year – Trivet

Lifetime Achievement Award – Michel Roux (Chez Roux)

Congratulations to all the chefs and restaurateurs who will be recognised in this year’s awards and scooped up a gong!

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