Best restaurant in Manchester crowned at British Restaurant Awards - all the winners including Gordon Ramsey

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Here are some of Manchester’s winners and losers at this year’s British Restaurant Awards

The country’s culinary elite gathered on 5 September to celebrate the best restaurants and chefs in the country at the British Restaurant Awards 2023, with one popular Manchester recognised.

This was the fifth edition of the prestigious awards, which take place annually and include regional awards, as well as awards for luxury restaurant of the year, best chef, best hospitality team and other categories.

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The awards were hosted by TV presenter Cait King, with celebrity guest hosts including Paris Smith from Made in Chelsea and Olympic champion Dwain Chambers.

Only one Manchester restaurant, 20 Stories, went home with an award, despite the fact several had been nominated for a variety of categories. The swish restaurant and bar, known for its stunning views of the city skyline, won the regional prize for Best Restaurant in Manchester 2023.

20 Stories in Spinningfields came in third on the Opentable top ten most booked restaurants in Manchester. It boasts fantastic views of the whole city from its rooftop terrace. Credit: 20 Stories20 Stories in Spinningfields came in third on the Opentable top ten most booked restaurants in Manchester. It boasts fantastic views of the whole city from its rooftop terrace. Credit: 20 Stories
20 Stories in Spinningfields came in third on the Opentable top ten most booked restaurants in Manchester. It boasts fantastic views of the whole city from its rooftop terrace. Credit: 20 Stories | 20 Stories

It would have been a disappointing night for one Manchester restaurant in particular, Adam Reid at the French. The Midland Hotel restaurant, widely regarded as one of the best in Manchester, was nominated three times in the best restaurant, best luxury restaurant and best Manchester restaurant categories, however came home with nothing.

The other contenders for the Manchester restaurant of year include Dakota Grill, mana, WOOD Manchester, Grand Pacific, Sunset By Australasia, Vermilion, 20 Stories, Kitten, Peter Street Kitchen, The Ivy Asia and Erst.

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Elsewhere, Peter Street Kitchen was also up in the running for best luxury restaurant, as well as best culinary experience, The Washhouse on Shudehill was up for best bar and One Plus was in the running for best takeaway.

The big winners of the awards included Bleú Steakhouse in Tonbridge, which won best new restaurant of the year, Bocconcino in Mayfair won best luxury restaurant of the year, and 8 by Andrew Sheridan in Liverpool won best restaurant of the year. There were also prizes for chefs as well, with Luke Selby, executive head chef at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire, winning best young chef of the year, and Gordon Ramsey won best chef of the year.

British Restaurant Awards winners 2023

  • Best New Restaurant 2023: Bleú Steakhouse
  • Best Chef 2023: Gordon Ramsey
  • Best Food Ordering Company 2023: UberEats
  • Best Luxury Restaurant 2023: Bocconcino, London
  • Restaurant of The Year 2023: 8 By Andrew Sheridan, Liverpool
  • Best Hospitality Team 2023: Thai Square Restaurant
  • Best Restaurant in Leicester 2023: Maurizio’s
  • Best Restaurant Chain 2023: Gaucho
  • Best Takeaway Restaurant 2023: Chamisse, London
  • Best Culinary Experience 2023: Happy Bar & Grill, London
  • Best Restaurant in Manchester 2023: 20 Stories
  • Best Restaurant in London 2023: Happy Bar & Grill – London
  • Best Restaurant in Liverpool 2023: 8 By Andrew Sheridan
  • Best Restaurant in Wales 2023: Heaney’s – Cardiff
  • Best Restaurant in Surrey 2023: Positano
  • Best Restaurant in Essex 2023: The Blue Strawberry Bistrot
  • Best Restaurant in Newcastle 2023: Victors Newcastle
  • Best Restaurant in Sheffield 2023: Carluccios
  • Best Restaurant in Bradford 2023: Café J’adore
  • Best Restaurant in Bristol 2023: Namak
  • Best Restaurant in Brighton 2023: The Salt Room Restaurant
  • Best Restaurant in Leeds 2023: Lala’s Restaurant
  • Best Restaurant in Birmingham 2023: Qavali
  • Best Restaurant in Southampton 2023: Figurati
  • Best Restaurant in Cambridge 2023: Mina Steakhouse
  • Best Young Chef 2023: Luke Selby
  • Best Bar 2023: Lab 22, Cardiff
  • Best International Cuisine 2023: Thai Square
  • Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurant 2023: Down the Hatch, Liverpool

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