The Metro’s food critic says that of all the Hix restaurants she’s eaten in, this is the one where she liked the food best. “Sadly, it’s being served in a restaurant with no perceptible appeal – I can’t imagine wanting to go back,” she says.
The Sunday Times’ AA Gill has a very good lunch at the two-Michelin-starred Ledbury where he says Chef of the Year Catey winner Brett Graham’s cooking is refined and calm; it doesn’t test your palate or demand attention.
More enthusiastic is Giles Coren in his review in the Times of Peruvian restaurant Ceviche in Soho, which he says is brilliant because the cooking is super-confident, rare and interesting and the look of the room is great.
Brett Graham’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant the Ledbury in London has won yet another award after being named the top restaurant in the UK in the Sunday Times Food List.
The award comes after the Ledbury recently topped both the Zagat and Harden’s surveys for best food in London and after Graham earlier this year won the prestigious Chef of the Year Catey.
The Sunday Times Food List is based on food quality alone, chosen by 8,000 restaurant goers from across the UK and compiled by Harden’s Restaurant Guide in conjunction with Rémy Martin.
Graham commented: “It’s a huge honour to top the list, especially as it comes from such a broad base of customers. This is a testament to everyone in the extremely talented and energetic young team here at the Ledbury.”
Gidleigh Park also won the Rémy Martin X.O. Excellence Award for Best All Round Restaurant, while Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley picked up the Coeur de Cognac Award for Best Dessert, and Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental received the Rémy Martin V.S.O.P Best Newcomer Award.
Other findings from the Sunday Times Food List, which will publish the top 100 restaurants in Britain in full on Sunday (30 October), include that half of the top 100 restaurants are outside London (up from 40% last year); while Asian restaurants have fallen by half; and there are 31 new entries.