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All shortlisted venues were revisited anonymously in recent weeks by members of our judging panel to decide the winners. This year's judges were Simon Coppock, Alexi Duggins, Euan Ferguson, Guy Dimond, Emma Perry, Susan Low, Charmaine Mok, Jenni Muir and Jessica Cargill Thompson.
Hawksmoor is a meat-eater’s paradise, a homage to top-quality British beef. Yet it’s more than just another steak house. This is a place that chooses its ingredients carefully, then serves them without fuss. We’re fans of the deep-flavoured rump, and were blown away by the rib-eye, served medium-rare to melt the fat in the well-marbled meat. Side dishes of bone marrow and two kinds of chips complete the feast. Arrive hungry.
Read Hawksmoor Seven Dials review
This authentic Dongbei kitchen stands out from the Chinatown crowd, serving dishes of north-eastern China's Manchurian province in a functional black-and-white tiled interior. Try the 'three earthly delights' (wok-fried potato, aubergine and green capsicum) or the lamb skewers liberally dusted with dried chilli. Read Manchurian Legends review
We’ve noticed a few conspicuous themes appearing in London’s bars: a semi-secret location, Victoriana, imaginative interpretations of classic British drinks. Worship Street Whistling Shop does them all and does them very well. Read Worship Street Whistling Shop review
The first clue that something is unusual about Yashin’s sushi is that dishes are served without accompanying soy sauce (you can ask for it, if you must). Instead, individual seasonings and garnishes are meticulously paired with each piece of sushi. Eating here is expensive, but it's an experience worth saving up for. Read Yashin review
If you regard ‘Polish home cooking’ as a synonym for ‘unrefined’, this restaurant – from Beata and Jola, who used to run Daquise in South Kensington – will sweep your prejudices aside. This is a dining secret we hope more people discover. Read Malina review
Despite PSS’s popularity and wide critical acclaim, it’s fun, friendly and unpretentious. A huge place too. You can share some tapas over a drink, order a three-course dinner à la carte, a two-course set lunch – or even come for dessert alone. Whichever, service is a dream of polite enthusiasm. Read Pollen Street Social review
While the café inside Brockwell Hall at the top of the park's central hill is also decent, food lovers should head straight to the bottom of it. Here, the poolside brasserie has floor-to-ceiling windows and a generous terrace, while the monthly changing seasonal menu offers excellent cooking at reasonable prices. Read Lido Café review
Design: David Collins Studio
Attached to the five-star Corinthia Hotel, just off Trafalgar Square, Massimo provides all of the spectacle that its location suggests. Huge orbs hang from the vaulted ceiling, while the room is a forest of striped grey-and-white pillars, possibly an Italianate nod to Siena's Duomo and a homage to Italian chef Massimo Riccioli. Great swirls of golden mosaics fill one wall; the showpiece bar lines another. But alongside these grand gestures are more intimate touches that bring this operatic space down to a human scale. beautiful teardrop lights slide down the walls to illuminate clusters of tables; jagged seat heights are both playful and break up potential monotony; low screens create intimacy for diners otherwise adrift in the central space. Materials are tactile and sumptuous, and every detail is considered, down to the beautiful embossed pattern on the brass door-fingerplates you push as you leave. This is the sort of design that makes you feel special, an impressive space that is both 'wow' and 'mmm'. Read Massimo review
Design: Alex Meitlis The menu says all-day brasserie, the interior says airy, upscale restaurant. But look again and you’ll see that designer Alex Meitlis has done something clever. The traditional brasserie aesthetic has been deconstructed and put back together as something fresher. All the elements are there, housed in a light, white space, but not where you might expect them. There’s brass, but here used for neat square table tops, Champagne buckets, hanging lights copied from a traditional old lamp found in a Jaffa fleamarket, and the entrance doors. Marble – in this case veined with glowing golden streaks – is used for the floor. Read NOPI review
Design: Louise Davies, Box 9 Architects and Adam White, co-owner
Salvage seems to be something of a theme this year, but few take it to such lengths as Riding House. Every piece of furniture, every fixture, every fitting is either reclaimed or bespoke. Take the round tables in the dining room, their stout legs hewn from snooker tables. Or the long central table in the main bar, its timbers taken from an old wagon. Not to mention an eclectic mix of seating – reclaimed theatre seats that were shipped over from California, bespoke copies of dining chairs the restaurant’s owner spotted in a 1930s Hollywood magazine. A conscious decision was made to avoid shiny surfaces or anything too chichi, preferring to push a more relaxed aesthetic. Read Riding House Café review
Design: Russell Norman
Spuntino’s studiously shabby-chic interior does its utmost to channel downtown New York circa 1930. The narrow, dimly lit space is filled with a U-shaped pewter-topped bar surrounded by heavy-duty industrial stools. The ceiling of tin tiles – a fantastic architectural-salvage find – suggests faded grandeur, while the hefty floor planks say spit ’n’ sawdust. Any hint of comfort has been erased and replaced with rusting metal, worn brick and hard surfaces. Imagine how delighted the owners must have been when they uncovered the original Victorian glazed, white tiles and chipped mosaics on the walls. And yet, in spite of all their efforts to the contrary, the overall effect is a pleasant space, with the relaxed air of impermanence and plenty to intrigue. Read Spuntino review