The Clove Club and Neil Borthwick among the winners at the London Restaurant Festival Awards 2014

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London Restaurant Festival 2014 ended with a glamourous awards ceremony at The Magazine Restaurant, Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

Top London chefs and restauranteurs including Issac McHale, Nieves Barragan Mohacho and Neil Borthwick, along with some lesser food industry mortals, gathered at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery last Monday evening for the sixth London Restaurant Festival Awards ceremony.

Celebrating the culmination of another successful London Restaurant Festival (over 300 restaurants took part this year), the ceremony was held at The Magazine Restaurant at the Serpentine, where lucky guests imbibed Champagne Laurent-Perrier and dined on French Cassoulet. Dessert was provided by Snowflake Gelato, who had created a Peroni gelato for the occasion.

London Restaurant Festival Awards 2014

And now, on to the winners:

 Restaurant of the Year presented by Melissa Weber, American Express

Awarded to The Clove Club   

 Chef of the Year presented by Dominic De Terville, Evening Standard

Awarded to Nieves Barragán Mohacho, Barrafina

 Newcomer of the Year presented by Danny Brennan, Champagne Laurent-Perrier

Awarded to Neil Borthwick, Merchants Tavern

 Best Cassoulet presented by Isabelle Kanaan, Sud de France

Awarded to The Balcon

 Best Group Dining Restaurant presented by Michelle Songy, Spleat

Awarded to Bird of Smithfield

 Menu award presented by James Lanigan, Book A Table

·         £10-20 menus, Cinnamon Soho

·         £20-30 menus, Foxlow

·         £30-40 menus, Picture

·         Over £40, Coq d'Argent

Speaking after the event Simon Davis, founder of London Restaurant Festival said: "London Restaurant Festival has once again provided Londoners with an unrivalled opportunity to celebrate dining and unique gastronomic experiences. Looking forward to next year's festival already!"
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