Scott’s in London's Mayfair picked up the Restaurant of the Year award last night at the Tatler Louis Roederer Restaurant Awards 2008.
The Mount Street fish restaurant, whose wine list is entirely supplied by Fields, Morris & Verdin, the on-trade arm of Berry Brothers, was singled out for its excellent food and service and described as the most desirable reservation in London.
During the ceremony at the InterContinental on Park Lane, gongs were awarded in ten categories including Best Newcomer, Fabulous Food and The ‘IT’ Room.
Chelsea stalwart Bibendum won the award for Most Consistently Excellent Restaurant, staving off competition from intimate Soho eaterie Andrew Edmonds and Covent Garden’s modern Italian Orso.
Chez Bruce – which was Decanter Restaurant of the Year 2007 – was a runner up in the Fabulous Food category, while sommelier Alessandro Bonuzzi beat Tate Britain’s Hamish Anderson and The Ritz’s Bruno Murciano to the Best Wine List award for One-O-One, Knightsbridge.
Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Michel Roux was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the British restaurant industry.
Roux, the man behind three times Michelin-starred Le Gavroche and the Waterside Inn at Bray, said, ‘I don’t want to be shy about it because it’s not good to be shy, but I believe the most important thing in this industry is to be yourself. Never try to be something you’re not.’
Written by Lucy Shaw