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Love London Awards 2015: And the winners are...

Love London Awards 2015: And the winners are...

London has spoken, and the results are in for Time Out’s second annual Love London Awards. Since the awards launched in September, nearly 16,000 nominations have been cast for almost 5,000 amazing venues across the capital. Followed by close to 75,000 votes, revealing the most-loved spots in each category – cafés, restaurants, shops, local culture and pubs – in every area of London. Here we reveal the five fantastic places that received the most votes overall. Then read on for the top venues in your neighbourhood. Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks for making London so damn lovable!

London's most-loved restaurant is... CAY TRE!

Photo: M Franke

Given the sheer number of dining options in London, it’s testament to this Dean Street Vietnamese’s charm and authenticity that it’s topped the list of London’s most-loved restaurants. Few places of its ilk go to such lengths when it comes to getting cuisine spot on – the signature beef pho is cooked for 18 hours, while provenance is a priority across the menu. Or perhaps versatility is what makes Cay Tre stand out? While it’s a great place to bring a group of friends and graze on noodles, curries, salads and grills, it’s also the ideal spot to cosy up on a street-facing stool with a steaming bowl of pho and spend your lunch hour watching Soho do its thing. It might not be the most ostentatious of eateries, but everything it does it does supremely well, and Londoners clearly can’t get enough of it. 

42-43 Dean St, W1D 4PZ

London's most-loved café is... LOVE & SCANDAL!

Photo: Jean Goldsmith

A new-wave coffee shop that also does a full English? We can’t quite work out why nobody thought of this sooner. Sticking the place on Lower Marsh, behind Waterloo station is a similarly inspired move, meaning hungover Zone 1 folk no longer need resort to train-station chains for revitalising fixes of pork and caffeine. Beans come from Wimbledon’s revered Alchemy roastery, and food changes week-to-week, but always seems to involve some sort of chocolate cake. Over-fussy cafés of London, take note: get the simple things right and Londoners will love you for ever.

107 Lower Marsh, SE1 7AB

London's most-loved shop is... BOW WOW!

Photo: Jean Goldsmith

Londoners love their hounds, and if they’re dressed up as a squirrel or a sailor or James Bond, even better. But, as anyone who’s ever tried to wriggle a dachshund into a pair of dungarees will appreciate, doggy fancy dress is a niche enterprise – hence it’s not all about daft costumes at this West End pet shop. It also stocks a slobber-inducing array of toys, grooming products and accessories, all designed to ensure your pooch is the talk of the park. It’s only a dinky little place – more pug than great dane – but this just helps to ensure that service is always the mutt’s nuts.

50A Earlham St, WC2H 9LA

London's most-loved pub is... The Kenton!

Anyone declaring that Hackney has lost its soul obviously hasn’t had a pint at the Kenton. Located a safe distance from the borough’s trendier strips, this is a pub that’s managed to resist the novelty bandwagons and retain its identity. That’s not to say that the Kenton is stuck in the past – craft beers are present behind the bar, food comes from street-food sandwich maestros Sub Cult and DJs drop in to drop beats come the weekend. It’s this curatorial approach to trends that’s surely to thank for the Kenton’s enduring appeal, and the reason it’s now officially Londoners’ favourite pub. 

38 Kenton Rd, E9 7AB

London's most-loved cultural venue is... ArtHouse Crouch End!

Photo: Jean Goldsmith

Around a quarter of all your favourites within the ‘local culture’ category of this year’s awards are cinemas, suggesting London hasn’t succumbed to the lazy lure of on-demand streaming just yet. But how did the ArtHouse cinema beat the rest? Perhaps it’s because – with its cosy café and excellent bar – it’s so much more than a brilliantly programmed two-screen cinema. Of course, if you do just fancy an afternoon of esoteric cinema in a darkened room, it has you covered – try this week’s Gaywise Festival events, or head down next month for screenings of the Barbican’s Benedict Cumberbatch-starring production of ‘Hamlet’, or Sleaford Mods documentary ‘Invisible Britain’. You don’t get all that on Netflix. 

159A Tottenham Lane, N8 9BT

And now, the full list of winners. Congratulations to everyone! 

(🍴 = Restaurants, ☕️ = Cafés,  👛 = Shops, 🍸 = Bars & Pubs, 🎨 = Local Culture)

ACTON
🍴 North China 
☕️  Field’s 
👛 Park + Bridge 
🍸 The Aeronaut 
🎨 London Transport Museum Depot

BALHAM
🍴 Lamberts 
☕️  Brickwood 
👛 We Brought Beer 
🍸 The Exhibit 
🎨 Balham Library

BARNES
🍴 Olympic Café & Dining Room
🍸 Brown Dog

BATTERSEA
🍴 Augustine Kitchen 
☕️ Social Pantry Café 
👛 Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Shop 
🍸 The Four Thieves 
🎨 Battersea Park

BELGRAVIA & KNIGHTSBRIDGE
🍴 Noura Restaurant 
👛 Rococo Chocolates 
🍸 The Thomas Cubitt 
🎨 Royal Court Theatre

BERMONDSEY, LONDON BRIDGE & BOROUGH
🍴 José
☕️ The Watch House 
👛 Maltby Street Market 
🍸 Woolpack 
🎨 Shortwave Cinema

BETHNAL GREEN
🍴 Al Amin 
☕️ The Gallery Café 
👛 Columbia Road Flower Market 
🍸 The Old George 
🎨 V&A Museum of Childhood

BLACKHEATH
🍴 Buenos Aires Café
☕️ Handmade Food 
👛 Ottie & the Bea 
🍸 The Hare & Billet

BLOOMSBURY, FITZROVIA & HOLBORN
🍴 Barrica 
☕️ Bloomsbury Coffee House 
👛 The Revival Retro Boutique 
🍸 Bradley’s Spanish Bar 
🎨 Grant Museum of Zoology

BOW & MILE END
🍴 Greedy Cow 
☕️ Muxima 
👛 Baruch 
🍸 The Morgan Arms 
🎨 Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

BRIXTON
🍴 Franco Manca 
☕️ Federation Coffee 
👛 Brixton Village & Market Row 
🍸 The Shrub & Shutter 
🎨 Ritzy Cinema

BROCKLEY
🍴 Mo Pho 
☕️ Arlo & Moe 
👛 Brockley Market
🍸 London Beer Dispensary

CAMBERWELL
🍴 Silk Road 
☕️  Love Walk Café
👛 Cruson 
🍸 Camberwell Arms

CAMDEN
🍴 Hook Camden Town 
☕️ Two Doors Down 
👛 Camden Lock Market 
🍸 Simmons Camden 
🎨 London Zoo

CATFORD
🍴 La Pizzeria Italiana 
🍸 Catford Constitutional Club

CHARLTON
🍴 The White Swan

CHELSEA
🍴 Bluebird 
☕️ Tangerine Dream Café 
🍸 The Cross Keys 
🎨 Chelsea Physic Garden

CHISWICK
🍴 Charlotte’s W4 
☕️ The Coffee Traveller 
👛 The Old Cinema 
🍸 The Swan 
🎨 Chiswick House

CLAPHAM
🍴 The Dairy 
☕️ Brickwood 
👛 Venn Street Market 
🍸 Venn Street Records 
🎨 Clapham Common

CLAPTON
🍴 Verden
☕️ Maeve’s Kitchen
👛 Chatsworth Road Market
🍸 The Clapton Hart

CLERKENWELL & FARRINGDON
🍴 The Modern Pantry 
☕️ Briki 
👛 Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair 
🍸 Bounce 
🎨 Sadler’s Wells Theatre

COVENT GARDEN & THE STRAND
🍴 Benito’s Hat 
☕️ Monmouth Coffee Company 
👛 Bow Wow London 
🍸 Phoenix Artist Club 
🎨 London Transport Museum

CRICKLEWOOD
🍴 Zeytoon

CROUCH END & HORNSEY
🍴 La Gioconda 
☕️ Beam 
👛 Walter Purkis & Sons 
🍸 Moors Bar 
🎨 ArtHouse Crouch End

CRYSTAL PALACE
🍴 Friends of Flavours 
☕️ Brown & Green 
👛 Good Taste Food & Drink 
🍸 Beer Rebellion 
🎨 Crystal Palace Park

DEPTFORD
🍴 AJ Goddard
☕️ The Waiting Room
👛 Deptford Market 
🍸 Bird’s Nest
🎨 Art Hub Gallery

DULWICH & EAST DULWICH
🍴 Franklins 
☕️ Brick House 
👛 William Rose Butchers 
🍸 The Great Exhibition 
🎨 Dulwich Picture Gallery

EALING
🍴 Santa Maria 
☕️ Electric Coffee Company 
👛 All Original 
🍸 The Grange 
🎨 The Questors Theatre

EARLS COURT
🍴 The Brownie Box

FINSBURY PARK & HARINGEY
🍴 Autograf Grill
☕️  Blighty Coffee 
👛 Harringay Local Store 
🍸 The Salisbury 
🎨 Finsbury Park

FOREST GATE
🍴 Aromas

FOREST HILL
🍴 The Perry Vale 
☕️ St David Coffee House
👛 The Butchery Ltd
🍸 Sylvan Post

FULHAM
🍴 Claude’s Kitchen 
☕️ St Clements 
👛 Parson’s Nose 
🍸 Amuse Bouche 
🎨 Bishops Park

GOLDERS GREEN
🍴 Delisserie

GREENWICH
🍴 Goddards at Greenwich 
☕️ The Plumtree Café
👛 The Greenwich Vintage Market 
🍸 The Vanbrugh 
🎨 Greenwich Park

HACKNEY
🍴 Yard Sale Pizza 
☕️ Le Ziz 
👛 Clapton Craft 
🍸 The Kenton 
🎨 Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

HAMMERSMITH
🍴 Azou 
☕️ Artisan 
🍸 The Carpenter’s Arms 
🎨 Ravenscourt Park

HAMPSTEAD
🍴 Zara 
☕️ Ginger & White 
👛 The Hampstead Butcher & Providore 
🍸 The Holly Bush 
🎨 Keats House

HERNE HILL
🍴 The Lido Café
🍸 Off the Cuff Bar

HIGHBURY
🍴 OA Comtam
☕️ Highness Café and Tea Room 
👛 Godfreys

HIGHGATE
🍴 Fish Fish 
👛 Souvenir Gallery
🍸 The Duke’s Head 
🎨 Kenwood House

HOLLOWAY
🍴 Piebury Corner 
👛 Selbys 
🍸 The Charlotte Despard 
🎨 Freightliners Farm

HOMERTON
🍴 Number 90 
☕️  Hatch 
👛 Everything in Colour 
🍸 The Jackdaw & Star

ISLINGTON
🍴 Ottolenghi 
☕️ The Coffee Works Project 
👛 Home & Pantry 
🍸 The Alma 
🎨 Union Chapel

KENNINGTON & ELEPHANT AND CASTLE
🍴 Marcel & Sons
☕️ The Electric Elephant Cafe
👛 G Baldwin & Co
🍸 Old Red Lion
🎨 Cinema Museum

KENSINGTON
🍴 Babylon
☕️ Anges de Sucre
👛 Trinity Hospice
🍸 The Britannia

KENTISH TOWN & TUFNELL PARK
🍴 Korova
☕️ Bear & Wolf👛 Ruby Violet
🍸 The Rose & Crown

KILBURN & WEST HAMPSTEAD
🍴 Ariana II
☕️ The Lounge Café
👛 West End Lane Books
🍸 Kilburn Ironworks
🎨 Tricycle

LEWISHAM
🍴 Saigon StrEat
☕️ Archibald's
🍸 Ravensbourne Arms
🎨 Hilly Fields Park

LEYTON & LEYTONSTONE
🍴 Oceano Restaurant
☕️ The Wild Goose Bakery
👛 All You Read Is Love
🍸 The Red Lion
🎨 Luna Lounge

MAIDA VALE
🍴 Flamingos Eatery
👛 Clifton Nurseries
🍸 The Waterway

MARYLEBONE
🍴 The Providores & Tapa Room
☕️ Amanzi Tea
👛 Daunt Books
🍸 The Marylebone
🎨 Fashion Space Gallery

MAYFAIR
🍴 Sketch Gallery
🍸 The Punchbowl

MUSWELL HILL
🍴 Toff's
☕️ Crocodile Antiques
👛 Alexandra Palace Farmers' Market
🍸 The Famous Royal Oak
🎨 Alexandra Palace

NEW CROSS
🍴 London Particular
☕️  Birdie Num Nums
👛 The Allotment
🍸 Royal Albert
🎨 Amersham Arms

NORTH KENSINGTON
🍴 Pizza East Portobello
☕️ Golborne Deli
👛 Old Pony

NOTTING HILL & WESTBOURNE PARK
🍴 Il Trullo dei Sapori
☕️ The Wildflower Cafe
👛 Provenance
🍸 Portobello Star
🎨 Electric Cinema (Portobello Rd)

PADDINGTON & BAYSWATER
🍴 Arancina
🍸 Victoria

PECKHAM
🍴 Pedler
☕️ Old Spike Roastery
👛 Hop Burns & Black
🍸 The Beer Shop
🎨 PeckhamPlex

PIMLICO AND VICTORIA
🍴 O'Sole Mio
☕️  The Roasting
👛 Capital Carboot Sale
🍸 Cask

POPLAR,SHADWELL & WAPPING
🍴 Mudchute Kitchen
☕️ Cinnamon Coffee Shop
🍸 Hubbub
🎨 Museum of London Docklands

PUTNEY
🍴 Enoteca Turi
☕️ Lazaro Artisan Bakery
👛 London Grace
🍸 The Toy Shop
🎨 Half Moon Putney

RICHMOND
🍴 Gelateria Danieli
🍸 Pig's Ears Beer Cellar
🎨 Richmond Park

ROTHERHITHE & CANADA WATER
🍴 The Yellow House
☕️ Piccalilli Caff
👛 La Cigale
🍸 The Mayflower
🎨 Surrey Docks Farm

SHEPHERDS BUSH
🍴 Adams Cafe
👛 Suck UK At Westfield
🍸 Defector's Weld
🎨 Bush Theatre

SHOREDITCH & HOXTON
🍴 Beigel Shop
☕️ Embassy East
👛 Rough Trade East
🍸 Water Poet
🎨 Rich Mix

SOHO
🍴 Cay Tre
☕️ Bar Italia
👛 We Built This City
🍸 The Vault
🎨 Picturehouse Central

SOUTH KENSINGTON
🍴 Oddono's
👛 Vini Italiani
🍸 Janet's Bar

SOUTH LAMBETH
🍴 Bonnington Café
☕️ Kennington Lane Café
🍸 The Cavendish Arms
🎨 Vauxhall City Farm

ST JOHN'S WOOD & PRIMROSE HILL
🍴 Yasmeen Restaurant & Café
☕️ The Little One
👛 Press
🍸 Princess Of Wales

STOCKWELL
🍴 O Cantinho de Portugal
👛 Mimi's Deli
🍸 Crown & Anchor

STOKE NEWINGTON
🍴 The Haberdashery
☕️ Tangerina Coffee Shop
👛 Knit with Attitude
🍸 Auld Shillelagh
🎨 Growing Communities

STRATFORD
🍴 Cabana Brasilian Barbecue
☕️  Sawmill
🍸 King Edward VII

STREATHAM
🍴 Hood
☕️ Cut The Mustard
👛 Elephant Bakehouse
🍴 The Bull
🎨 Hideaway

SYDENHAM
🍴 On the Hoof Bistro

THE CITY
🍴 The Fat Bear
☕️ Beany Green
🍸 Lamb Tavern

TOOTING
🍴 The Little Taperia 
☕️ Mud
🍸 Unwined in Tooting

TOTTENHAM & SOUTH TOTTENHAM
🍴 San Marco
🎨 The Hub

UPPER HOLLOWAY
🍴 500 Restaurant
☕️ Cricks Corner
👛 Map Gift Shop
🎨 Whittington Park

WALTHAMSTOW
🍴 Eat 17
☕️ 56 St James
👛 Walthamstow Market
🍸 The Bell
🎨 Walthamstow Toy Library

WALWORTH
🍴 Mama Thai

WANDSWORTH
🍴 Ben's Canteen
☕️ Café Fleur
🍸 Grand Union Wandsworth

WATERLOO & SOUTHWARK
🍴 The Table
☕️ Love and Scandal
👛 Lower Marsh Market
🍸 Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Bar & Café 
🎨 Shakespeare's Globe 

WEST BROMPTON
🍴 Troubadour

WEST KENSINGTON
🍴 222 Veggie Vegan 
☕️ The Blue Corner 
🍸 Ladbroke Arms 
🎨 Holland Park

WEST NORWOOD
🍴 Pintadera 
☕️ Volcano Coffee Works 
🍸 Great North Wood

WESTMINSTER & ST JAMES’
🍴 Regency Café
👛 Piccadilly Arcade 
🍸 The Terrace at The Royal Horseguards Hotel 
🎨 Houses of Parliament

WHITECHAPEL
🍴 Dessert Island 
☕️ Love in a Cup 
👛 The Urban Chocolatier 
🍸 The Horn of Plenty 
🎨 Genesis Cinema

WILLESDEN
🍴 Bel & Nev 
👛 Brooks Butchers 
🍸 The Whippet Inn 
🎨 Lexi Cinema

WIMBLEDON
🍴 Alforno 
☕️ Coffee in the Wood 
👛 Park Vinters 
🍸 Dog & Fox 
🎨 HMV Curzon Wimbledon

WOOD GREEN
🍴 The Step
👛 Big Green Bookshop

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