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Neo Bistro’s Alex Harper Wins Young British Foodie Award For Best Chef — and More News

Three things to know from the restaurant world in London today

Alice Levine and Laura Jackson, the YBFs presenters
Courtesy YBFs

The Winners of the 2017 YBFs

The sixth annual Young British Foodie (YBF) awards took place in central London last night. The awards, founded by Amy Thorne, Chloe Scott-Moncrieff and Lily Jones (aka Lily Vanilli), is notable for having previously awarded Bao, Tomos Parry, George Reynolds and Laura Goodman. Judges this year included Yotam Ottolenghi, Fay Maschler, Marina O’Loughlin and Melissa Hemsley.

If past winners are anything to go by, last night’s winners in 11 categories — listed below — can look forward to an exciting future.

Chefs: Alex Harper Neo Bistro
Front of House: Kieran Monteiro Boma
Fresh voices in food writing: Olivia Potts A Half Baked
Food Sharing (digital): Riaz Phillips
Meat: Rebecca and Simon Wilson Jolly Nice
Vegetable: Ross Geach Padstow Kitchen Garden
Street Food: Kitty Travers La Grotta Ices
Baking: Terri Mercieca Fraise Sauvage
Alcohol: Ruth Spivey Wine Car Boot
Honorary: Grant Harrington Butter Culture
The Ingenuity Award: Christina Schneider Untitled and Som Saa

Morito Exmouth Market to start serving breakfast

Morito on Exmouth market will start serving breakfast for the first time from 28 September. Expect Middle-Eastern and Spanish inspired breakfast dishes such as Chocolate con churros and “The Full Catalan” with morcilla, Catalan butifarra sausage, fried egg, migas, roast tomato and mushrooms. Breakfast will be served daily, with service starting at 8am on weekdays, and 9am on weekends.

Alain Ducasse collaborates with Tom Kitchin and Jean-Philippe Blondet in London

Chefs Tom Kitchin and Jean-Philippe Blondet will join Alain Ducasse to cook a one-off dinner at the Dorchester in London on 23 November, reports, Richard Vines.


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Neo Bistro

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