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
Shuko Oda, Koya
David Gingell, Westerns Laundry and Primeur
Clare Smyth, Core by Clare Smyth
Andrew Wong, A. Wong
Margot Henderson, Rochelle Canteen