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Vote For London’s Chef of the Year [Poll Closed]

Which chef changed the game in 2017?

Welcome to day two of London’s inaugural place in the annual Eater Awards, honouring the most talented restaurant and bar industry operators in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will award prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year.

In each category, editors choose an ‘editor’s choice’ winner and readers will vote for a ‘reader’s choice’ winner — all to be announced on 5 December, 2017. Editor’s choice winners will receive the much sought-after tomato can trophy, per tradition. This year Eater will prolong the awards coverage, running in-depth features about each editor’s choice winner throughout 2018. Stay tuned.

Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Chef of the Year category. Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly monitored for any attempts at impropriety.

Will it be Koya Bar’s Shuko Oda, who is on the verge of opening her second restaurant and whose original Soho site remains among the capital’s most consistently excellent places to eat; David Gingell whose first-rate seafood cooking at Westerns Laundry rendered its unorthodox location moot; Clare Smyth, the UK’s only three Michelin-starred female chef who this year left Gordon Ramsay’s eponymous restaurant and went solo; Andrew Wong whose modern Chinese cooking at A Wong finally earned the restaurant its first Michelin star; or Margot Henderson, whose second Rochelle Canteen, inside the Institute of Contemporary Arts, already looks as much like an institution as the first?



Vote for London’s Chef of the Year

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Shuko Oda, Koya
    (233 vote)
  • 36%
    David Gingell, Westerns Laundry and Primeur
    (805 vote)
  • 9%
    Clare Smyth, Core by Clare Smyth
    (218 vote)
  • 33%
    Andrew Wong, A. Wong
    (734 vote)
  • 8%
    Margot Henderson, Rochelle Canteen
    (192 vote)
2182 vote total Vote Now

Rochelle Canteen

16 Playground Gardens, , England E2 7FA 020 3928 8328 Visit Website

A. Wong

70 Wilton Road, , England SW1V 1DE 020 7828 8931 Visit Website

Core by Clare Smyth

92 Kensington Park Road, , England W11 2PN 020 3937 5086 Visit Website

Institute Of Contemporary Arts

The Mall, , England SW1Y 5AH 020 7930 3647 Visit Website

Westerns Laundry

34 Drayton Park, , England N5 1PB 020 7700 3700 Visit Website

Koya Bar

50 Frith St, Soho, Greater London W1D 4SQ +44 20 7434 4463 Visit Website