Welcome to the eighth annual (and second London) 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 issue 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 publish a feature on each of the editor’s choice winners. A bit like this.
Now is the time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Restaurateur 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).
Will it be Mandy Yin, who expertly and seamlessly transitioned her laksa bar from pop-up to site-proper in Holloway; Iré Hassan-Odukale; co-owner of what established itself as central London’s most important fine-dining restaurant this year; JKS, the group which opened three of the year’s most-talked-about restaurants, and whose three siblings master the art of communication as much they do good food and hospitality; Sandia Chang, co-owner and front-of-house at London’s most-recently promoted two-Michelin-starred restaurant; or Gordon Ker, who somehow manages to avoid the chainification — while maintaining quality, consistency, and comparative affordability — of his group of steak restaurants?
That’s all you need to know in order to cast your vote for the penultimate award of the 2018 season. Please do so below now: