GQ announces winners of annual Food & Drink Awards

The seventh annual GQ Food & Drink Awards, presented by Veuve Clicquot, took place this week at Nobu Hotel Portman Square. Hosted by presenter and journalist Claudia Winkleman, the GQ Food & Drink Awards aims to celebrate the very best of the British food and drink industry. 

Each of the 15 winners were presented with an engraved Waterford Crystal ice bucket and chosen by a panel of expert judges consisting of highly acclaimed chefs, esteemed writers and a seasoned eater or two including; Alexei Rosin, Oliver Peyton, Skye Gyngell, Ravinder Bhogal, Agostino Perrone, James Cochran, Honey Spencer, Rose Murray and Dylan Jones.


The winners of the 2021 GQ Food & Drinks Awards are:

Best Restaurant

Davies And Brook 

Belvedere Best Bar
Dukes Bar

Best Interior


Best Front of House

Richie Corrigan at Daffodil Mulligan

Sustainability Award


Best Breakthrough

Ravneet Gill

Best Hotel

The Pig At Harlyn Bay

Best Chef

Santiago Lastra at Kol

Veuve Clicquot Innovator

Charlie Mellor for Big Night

Best Overall Experience


Best Sommelier

Sabrina Manolio at Bar Des Prés

Editor’s Award For Best Restaurant Delivery Kit

Jason At Home 

Best Pub

The Olive Branch, Rutland 

Best Restaurateur

Stevie Parle for Pastaio, Craft London, Palatino and Joy

Lifetime Achievement

Heston Blumenthal 

Nick Sargent, Chief Business Officer, Culture at Condé Nast Britain and Publishing Director of British GQ, said: “We couldn’t be more proud to be hosting the seventh annual GQ Food & Drink Awards presented by Veuve Clicquot, which are recognised for their authority in the UK food and drink industry.

“I’d like to extend my congratulations to all the winners and the shortlisted candidates, who champion the best of the British hospitality business, both globally and locally. As we emerge from the toughest year on record for hospitality, GQ hopes to encourage a momentous return for the industry at large. A huge thank you to our panel of expert judges, as well as the GQ readers, whose votes continue to highlight what an excellent culinary scene we have here in the UK.”

Alexei Rosin, Managing Director UK and Ireland at Moët Hennessy, commented: “Veuve Clicquot is delighted to be in its seventh year as the official partner of the GQ Food & Drink Awards. We are immensely proud to support and celebrate the UK hospitality industry, a cultural hub of talent that has continued to innovate and achieve so much, despite experiencing one of the most trying years.

“Huge congratulations to all of this year’s worthy winners and shortlisted candidates, and thank you for your continued dedication and outstanding contribution to the industry. We look forward to raising a toast with you all!”

Full coverage of the seventh annual GQ Food & Drink Awards will be in the August issue of British GQ, on newsstands and available for digital download from Friday 9 July.


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