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, Design of the Year, and Restaurateur 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 Chef Without a Restaurant 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 the creators of the summer’s most interesting menu (and most photogenic sandwich); the River Cafe and Rochelle Canteen alumnus in position as the latest resident at P. Franco; the ex-Nuala chef and creator of an award-winning dish at a festival this summer; the duo behind the ill-fated Islington restaurant who’ve been given a reprieve in Finsbury Park; or founder of Anglo Thai currently behind the pass at south London’s hottest new restaurant?
Think hard before voting in the final category of the 2018 Eater London awards. Then choose one below: