The city centre restaurants named best in Manchester at the British Restaurant Awards

London finally showed Manchester's hospitality some love in a formal national awards ceremony
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The fourth British Restaurant Awards took place in London last night, with one Manchester restaurant being named the best in the city.

Argentinian steak restaurant, Gaucho, was announced as the ‘Best Restaurant in Manchester’ in a public vote.

The glitzy celeb haunt on St Mary’s Street opened back in 2001, serving some of the city’s finest steak. It’s the fourth year that the awards have taken place, with nominees from the hospitality industry heading to the Porchester Hall in London and accolades chosen by public vote.

Another local winner was the Peter Street Kitchen, which won the award for Best Culinary Experience.

Meanwhile, Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant Chotto Matte won the award for Best International Cuisine. The chain will be opening its first UK restaurant outside of London next year at St Michael’s, the new development being spearheaded by Gary Neville.

Elsewhere, Italian chef and restaurateur Aldo Zilli won Best Chef and Jean Christophe Novelli won the Queen Elizabeth Lifetime Achievement Award.

“The British Restaurant Awards is the single most important awards show in the food and drinks industry here in the UK and it is an honour to be honoured for all my years in the culinary business,” said Aldo Zilli.

“I would like to thank the BRA Team and everyone who continues to support everything I do.”

Best Luxury Restaurant went to The Ritz in London, while Restaurant of the Year went to Rohit Ghai’s modern Indian Kutir in Chelsea.

You can head to the British Restaurant Awards website for a full list of winners.

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