UBER EATS UNVEILS LONDON FINALISTS FOR THE RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR AWARD

Uber Eats has unveiled the regional shortlist for its UK and Ireland Restaurant of the Year awards, including the top restaurants based in London.

Earlier this year, the public nominated some of their favourite local spots across the UK and Ireland and today the shortlist has been revealed, representing the highest rated and most popular restaurants that each area has to offer.

The shortlist for London includes:

  1. Brorittos
  2. What the Pitta
  3. Eat Lebö
  4. Skewd Kitchen
  5. It’s All Greek To Me
  6. Roti King
  7. Tofu Vegan
  8. Gunpowder
  9. Halo Burger

The full list of finalists are located across 10 regions in the UK and Ireland and represent over 33 different cuisine types, highlighting the true diversity of the restaurant industry. Londoners are now invited to vote for their favourite local restaurant at ubereatsawards.com, with the national finalists being announced in September.

Uber Eats is offering £200,000 for the national finalists, with the crowned Restaurant of the Year taking home £100,000 to invest in their business. Uber Eats is made up of 60% small or medium businesses and the awards are committed to recognising these independent businesses across the UK*.

The restaurants that receive the most votes in their region will be invited to a judging day in London, where they will cook for and meet industry experts including returning judge Bake Off’s Prue Leith, Chef Monica Galetti and Uber Eats General Manager Matthew Price.

In addition, the judging panel will include content creator Seema Pankhania, who trained as Chef de Partie at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants and was previously part of the Mob team, alongside Head of Procurement at Be Inclusive Hospitality, Lorraine Copes.

For the next stage of the voting process, customers can view the shortlist and vote for their favourite restaurants from today until 19th August at ubereatsawards.com.

The final national shortlist will then be announced in September.

Matthew Price, General Manager UK, Ireland and Northern Europe at Uber Eats said: “The London finalists this year are perfect examples of the hard work, talent and passion that goes into running a thriving restaurant in the capital. All of the shortlisted restaurants on the list for London are local high-street favourites and highlight the vast selection available in the city at the click of a button.”

Monica Galetti, chef and television presenter, said: “Over many years working in professional kitchens such as Mere and Le Gavroche I’ve witnessed first-hand the levels of hard work, dedication and passion that go into running a restaurant business. I’m excited to be part of the Uber Eats Restaurant of the Year Awards 2023 and to see what these independent restaurants bring to the table, and to meet some of the great minds behind the UK’s favourite meals.”

Dame Prue Leith, cook, restaurateur, TV presenter and author, said:  “I’m delighted to work with Uber Eats to crown their Restaurant of the Year again this year. Last year, we got to see all the hard work and effort these businesses go to for their customers and spotlight some extraordinary people, stories and restaurants. This year, I’m once again looking forward to discovering the next big thing in the restaurant industry, and of course to eating some amazing food.”

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