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Vote Now for the London Restaurant Expansion of the Year [Poll Closed]

Whose second (or third) restaurant was as good as, if not better than, their first?

Welcome to day four of London’s inaugural participation 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 Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Design of the Year, and, now, Expansion 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 extend the awards coverage, running in-depth features about each editor’s choice winner throughout 2018. Watch out.

Now, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Restaurant Expansion of the Year category. Polls will be open for 24 hours and — again — will be strictly monitored for any attempts at impropriety.

The choice is between: Ben Chapman’s third Thai-inspired bar and restaurant in Shoreditch; Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold’s taking art gallery dining to the next level; central London’s favourite Sri Lankan with a follow-up that takes reservations; Marcus Samuelsson’s transplanting of his Harlem institution in Shoreditch; or Harneet and Devina Baweja’s opening of two new east London restaurants this year.



Vote for the London Restaurant Expansion of the Year

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Smoking Goat, Shoreditch
    (1556 vote)
  • 1%
    Rochelle Canteen at the ICA
    (49 vote)
  • 12%
    Hoppers, St. Christopher’s Place
    (581 vote)
  • 40%
    Red Rooster, Shoreditch
    (1836 vote)
  • 11%
    Madame D and Gul & Sepoy (from Gunpowder)
    (529 vote)
4551 vote total Vote Now

Rochelle Canteen

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

Madame D

76 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LY Visit Website

Red Rooster

45 Curtain Rd, Shoreditch, Greater London EC2A 3PT +44 20 3146 4545

Smoking Goat

7 Denmark Street, , England WC2H 8LZ Visit Website


11 White's Row, , England E1 7NF 020 7426 0542 Visit Website

Gul & Sepoy

65 Commercial Street , London, E1 6BD

Institute Of Contemporary Arts

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

Smoking Goat

64 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JJ Visit Website

Hoppers St Christopher's Place

77 Wigmore Street, , England W1U 1QE 020 3319 8110 Visit Website