National Restaurant Awards - Top 100 for 2022 Announced

The National Restaurant Awards have been announced for 2022 with Gareth Ward's Ynyshir in Wales hitting the top spot for the first time, the first time a restaurant outside England has topped the list. Ynyshir is run by Ward and his partner Amelia Eriksson, serving food that's described as 'ingredient led, flavour driven, fat fuelled and meat obsessed'.

The top 10 restaurants on the list are:

1. Ynyshir, Powys - Gareth Ward
2. Moor Hall, Lancashire - Mark Birchall
3. Brat, London - Tomos Parry
4. The Ritz, London - John Williams
5. BiBi, London - Chet Sharma
6. The Ledbury, London - Brett Graham
7. A Wong, London - Andrew Wong
8. Core by Clare Smyth, London - Clare Smyth
9. Ikoyi, London - Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale
10. L'Enclume, Cumbria - Simon Rogan

Other accolades went to The Angel at Hetton, winner of Gastropub of the Year; Inver, Best Restaurant in Scotland also 23rd on the top 100 list; Ox, Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland also 85th on the top 100 list; Simon Rogan as Chef of the Year; Spencer Metzger as Chef to Watch; BiBi and Chet Sharma as Opening of the Year; The Ritz took The Service Award, and Where The Light Gets In won The Sustainability Award.

Kol, 20th on the list, took home the award of Cocktail List of the Year while Noble Rot Soho won Wine List of the Year while also placing 21st overall.

Last year's winner only drops one place on the list making way for Ynyshir, a move that also marks the first time a restaurant outside of England has won the award. One of the highest climbers was The Ritz which jumped up from 44th to 4th this year, while London venues in general continued to perform highly taking 14 of the top 20 spots.

Chet Sharma of the opening of the year, BiBi, was also a speaker at last year's tfp online 2022/23 Trend Summit. You can watch his talk with Charles Banks in the video below and access all other videos from the summit over on our YouTube channel here.

Find out more about the National Restaurant Awards, including the full 100, here.