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

Choose the person who made the biggest splash this year

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Welcome to day two of the 2018 Eater Awards, honouring the most talented restaurants, chefs, innovators, and business owners in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will grant 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 there’ll be an editor’s choice winner and a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on 5 December, 2018. The reader’s choice winner receives the truly prestigious status of being an Eater fan favourite. The editor’s choice winner will receive an incredible large format tomato can trophy, of which there are currently only five known examples outside of North America.

Beyond that, throughout the course of next year, Eater London will elongate the celebrations and publish a feature on each of the editor’s choice winners. A bit like this.

So, without further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Chef of the Year category. This poll will be open for only 24 hours and will be (much more) strictly policed (than last year) to legislate against any attempts at impropriety (from PR companies). You’ve already voted — hopefully — for the Restaurant of the Year, but which chef will take home the tomato can?

Will it be the grill cook behind the city’s hottest new restaurant — Brat’s Tomos Parry; Clare Smyth, the chef to win two Michelin stars for her solo debut Core; chef-founder of London’s award-winning tapas bar, Nieves Barragán Mohacho at Sabor; James Cochran, the chef who lost his name, but who also opened a new restaurant — 1251 — in the same year he won Great British Menu; or Britain’s first star of the hit Netflix Series, Chef’s Table, Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express?

The choice is yours — think hard, and then do it, below:


35-37 Heddon Street, , England W1B 4BR 020 3319 8130 Visit Website


4 Redchurch Street, , England E1 6JL Visit Website

Darjeeling Express

2a Garrick Street, , England WC2E 9BH 020 7836 8888 Visit Website

1251 By Chef James Cochran

107 Upper Street, , England N1 1QN Visit Website

Core by Clare Smyth

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