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British Restaurants Awards 2023 finalists in full: Cambridge restaurants shortlisted – plus 10 to compete for Best Cambridge Restaurant award

Midsummer House, Stem & Glory and Nanna Mexico in Cambridge are among those in the running at the fifth annual British Restaurant Awards.

Meanwhile, 10 city restaurants will vie for the title of Best Cambridge Restaurant at the awards, due to be held on September 5.

Daniel Clifford at Midsummer House. Picture: Richard Marsham
Daniel Clifford at Midsummer House. Picture: Richard Marsham

All the winners will be determined by public voting, with categories also including Best New Restaurant and Best Chef - with names like Gordon Ramsay, Ainsley Harriott, Gino D’Acampo, Aldo Zilli and Heston Blumenthal in the running.

Midsummer House, the two Michelin-starred restaurant on Midsummer Common run by Daniel Clifford, is shortlisted for Best Luxury Restaurant among names such as Bacchanalia, The Ritz and La Gavroche, all in London.

And it is also shortlisted for the Best Hospitality Team category.

Unsurprisingly, it makes the list of the 10 restaurants competing to be named Best Cambridge Restaurant, along with the likes of Vanderlyle, Trinity and Bedouin, the North African restaurant on Mill Road, which won the title last year.

The Stem and Glory restaurant at 50/60 Station Road, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Stem and Glory restaurant at 50/60 Station Road, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell

Station Road-based Stem & Glory will be hoping to repeat its success from last year, when it took home the award for Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurant.

And Nanna Mexico, in Petty Cury, will vie for the title of Best Takeaway Restaurant at the national awards.

Chains with a Cambridge outlet are also represented in the Best Chain Restaurant category, including Zizzi and Honest Burgers.

A Stem & Glory dish. Picture: Keith Heppell
A Stem & Glory dish. Picture: Keith Heppell

This year’s awards are sponsored by Telephonos - a new social media network - and all the winners will be determined by voters registering at telephonos.com and voting by September 1, 2023.

Below are all the shortlisted nominees in every category, beginning with those categories featuring Cambridge restaurants.

Daniel Clifford works on a pea and ham rissotto at Midsummer House with head chef, Mark Abbott. Picture: Richard Marsham
Daniel Clifford works on a pea and ham rissotto at Midsummer House with head chef, Mark Abbott. Picture: Richard Marsham

Best Luxury Restaurant

Bacchanalia, London
Peter Street Kitchen, Manchester
The Mayan, Birmingham
8 By Andrew Sheridan, Liverpool
Midsummer House, Cambridge
Le Gavroche, London
The Man Behind The Curtain, Leeds
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London
The Ritz, London
Opheem, Birmingham
Adam Reid at The French, Manchester
Claude Bosi at The Bibendum, London
Bocconcino, London
Amazonico London

Best Hospitality Team

Sam’s Riverside, London
Midsummer House, Cambridge
The Assembly House, Norwich
Coco Grill & Lounge, London
Nord, Liverpool
Happy Bar & Grill, London
L’Enclume, Cumbria
Solstice, Newcastle
Thai Square Restaurant
1910 Cantina, London
Mamma Shelter, London

Best Takeaway Restaurant

Boungiorno, York
La Dolce Vita, Richmond
Anoki Express, Derby
Tamannas, Halifax
The Athenian, Nottingham
Armenian Kebab House, Blackpool
One Plus Restaurant, Manchester
Chamisse, London
Anna-Loka, Cardiff
Nanna Mexico, Cambridge
Napoli Centro, Sheffield

Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurant

Down the Hatch, Liverpool
Root, Bristol
Somewhere in Brum, Birmingham
Stem & Glory, Cambridge
Bubala, London
Twelve Eatery, Bournemouth
No.Twelve, Nottingham
Késarum, Southhampton
Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen, Bath
Bōkan, London

Best Restaurant in Cambridge

Mina Steakhouse
Midsummer House
Restaurant Twenty-Two
The Oak Bistro
Little Petra

Best Restaurant Chain

Turtle Bay
German Doner Kebab
Honest Burgers
Thai Square
Arepa & Co

Best New Restaurant

Archway Battersea, London
Orelle, Birmingham
Bleú Steakhouse, Kent
Restaurant 8 by Andrew Sheridan, Liverpool
Carlotta, Marylebone
Empire Empire, London
Marble Steakhouse, Bridgend
Fearns, Leeds
Coco Canary Wharf, London
Bacchanalia, Mayfair

Best Chef

Gordon Ramsay
David Taylor (Grace & Savour)
Shuko Oda (Koya)
Ainsley Harriott
Gino D’Acampo
Aldo Zilli
Chef Rohit Ghai
Tom Brown (Heron)
Andrew Wong
Ravinder Bhogal (Terre)
Jeremy Chan (Ikoyi)
Tommy Banks (The Black Swan)
Richard Corrigan
Heston Blumenthal
Simon Rimmer

Best Young Chef

Kristen Nugent
Ruth Hansom
Luke Selby
Ali Halbert
James Devine
Tilly Morris
Jack Bradley
Sophie Wright

Restaurant of the Year

8 By Andrew Sheridan, Liverpool
Carlotta, Marylebone
Da Terra, London
Coco Grill & Lounge, London
The Fat Duck, Berkshire
Kutir, London
Winter Garden Restaurant, London
Moor Hall, Aughton
Opheem, Birmingham
Adam Reid at The French, Manchester
Ynyshir, Ceredigion
Grace & Savour, Solihull

Best Food Ordering Company

Just Eat
Go Puff
Hello Fresh

Best Culinary Experience

Moor Hall, Aughton
Peter Street Kitchen, Manchester
Akira at Japan House, London
Coco Grill & Lounge, London
Aveika, Newcastle
The Old Stamp House, Cumbria
Happy Bar & Grill, London
Manifest, Liverpool
Mayha, London
Bacchanalia, London
8 By Andrew Sheridan, Liverpool

Best Restaurant in London

BiBi, Mayfair
Bocconcino, London
Bob Bob Ricard Soho
Corrigans Mayfair
Bombay Delight, Wimbledon
Fallow, St James’s
Coco Grill & Lounge
Happy Bar & Grill – London
The Lanesborough Grill
Akira at Japan House
Coya Mayfair
Le Gavroche
Novikov Restaurant & Bar
1910 Cantina
Amazonico London

Best Restaurant in Manchester

Dakota Grill
Adam Reid at The French
WOOD Manchester
Grand Pacific
Sunset By Australasia
20 Stories Kitten
Peter Street Kitchen The Ivy Asia

Best Restaurant in Liverpool

Mamasan Liverpool
The Art School
8 By Andrew Sheridan
Panoramic 34
Wreckfish Bistro

Best Restaurant in Wales

The Whitebrook
Sosban and The Old Butcher’s
Palé Hall – Bala, Gwynedd
Purple Poppadom
Fernery at The Grove Narberth
The Potted Pig
Ynyshir – Machynlleth, Powys
Heaney’s – Cardiff

Best Restaurant in Surrey

1215 Restaurant
The Latymer
Beit Beirut
The Clock House
The Tudor Pass at Great Fosters
Indian Panorama
Tudor Room
The Oak Room
The Mira Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Essex

The Magic Mushroom
The Basilica
Aspera Restaurant
Smith’s Brasserie
The Blue Strawberry Bistrot
Fete Grays Yard
Talbooth Restaurant
Alec’s Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Newcastle

Victors Newcastle
Ayla @ Grey Street
Miller & Carter Newcastle
URY Restaurant
Bistro du Vin Newcastle
Boquerones Tapas and Cocktails

Best Restaurant in Sheffield

OISOI Gathering
The Old Vicarage
Domo Restaurant
Neon Fish
Vito’s Italian Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Bradford

The Kashmir Restaurant
Mamma Mia
Grand Cru Restaurant
MyLahore Bradford Flagship
Napoleons Casino & Restaurant
SakkuSamba- Bradford
Kiplings Restaurant Bradford
Aldo Italian
Café J’adore
Mezza Restaurant
Restaurant 1914

Best Restaurant in Bristol

The Chefs Table
The Mint Room
Paco Tapas
Adelina Yard
The Ethicurean

Best Restaurant in Brighton

Terre à Terre
The Salt Room Restaurant
Tutto, Brighton
The Ivy in the Lanes
Furna, Brighton
Embers, Brighton
Cin Cin
The Chilli Pickle

Best Restaurant in Leeds

Bill’s Leeds Restaurant
Fazenda Leeds
The Man Behind The Curtain
Sushi Bar Hanamatsuri
The Oxford Place
The Ox Club
Blue Sakura
Lala’s Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Birmingham

The Wilderness
The Mayan
Umami Indian Kitchen
Piccolino Birmingham

Best Restaurant in Southampton

Shanghai 1814
The Oxford Brasserie
La Tavernetta
Porters Steakhouse
Blue Jasmine
The Jetty Southampton
Marco’s Bar Ristorante

Best Restaurant in Leicester

Casa Romana
Everest Dine Leicester
La Maison
Sapphire Kitchen and Bar
Steak and Lounge

Best Bar

Jin Bo Law Skybar, London
Royal Institution Bar, Liverpool
Lab 22, Cardiff
The Connaught Bar, London
The Washhouse, Manchester
The Library, Bristol
Bramble Bar &Lounge, Edinburgh
The Maven, Leeds
Bacchus, Birmingham
Public, Sheffield
TH@51 at Taj Hotels, London
Incognito, Kington Upon Thames

Best International Cuisine

Thai Square
ROVI, London
Hanamatsuri, Leeds
Qavali, Birmingham
Bala Baya, London
Opheem, Birmingham
Ikoyi, London
Lima, London
Shanghai 1814, Southhampton
Amazonico, London
Sukho Thai, London
1910 Cantina, London

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