The Sportsman takes the top spot for a second time in the National Restaurant Awards 2017

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The Sportsman in Kent has been named the UK's best restaurant for the second year running in the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2017.

Run by chef patron Stephen Harris, the Michelin-starred pub restaurant in Seasalter beat some of the UK's top restaurants to hold on to the top spot once again.

NRA awards 17The Ledbury came in second place and took home The Service Award. Andrew Wong's A Wong restaurant jumped thirteen places to number 3 and last year's One to Watch, Som Saa, in Shorditch came in at number 4.

Last year there were no Asian restaurants in the top ten now there are three as Kiln took the number nine spot.

Andrew Wong
Andrew Wong

The annual awards recognise the top 100 restaurants in the UK as voted for by 180 chefs, restaurateurs, food writers, critics and other food experts and gastronomes.

Other chefs who got their hands on awards were Jason Atherton, Restaurateur of the year; Claude Bosi, Chefs' Chef of the Year; Shaun Hill, chef patron of The Walnut Tree in Abergavenny, Lifetime Achievement Award and Elizabeth Haigh was named Chef to Watch.

See the full list below:

1. The Sportsman, Seasalter

2. The Ledbury, London

3. A Wong, London

4. Som Saa, London

5. Barrafina Adelaide Street, London

6. Casamia, Bristol

7. The Clove Club, London

8. Elystan Street, London

9. Kiln, London

10. Hedone, London

11. The River Café, London

12. Lyle’s, London

13. Hoppers, London

14. The Palomar, London

15. The Fat Duck, Bray

16. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham

17. L’Enclume, Cartmel

18. Coombeshead Farm, Lewannick

19. The Dairy, London

20. The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny

21. The Waterside Inn, Bray

22. Gymkhana, London

23. Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London

24. The Elephant, Torquay

25. The Raby Hunt, Darlington

26. Midsummer House, Cambridge

27. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Port Isaac

28. Brawn, London

29. Bulrush, Bristol

30. 64 Degrees, Brighton

31. Primeur, London

32. The Coach, Marlow

33. 108 Garage, London

34. Temper, London

35. Chez Bruce, London

36. Noble Rot Restaurant & Wine Bar, London

37. Frenchie, London

38. Le Gavroche, London

39. Padella, London

40. Clipstone, London

41. The Hand & Flowers, Bray

42. 40 Maltby Street, London

43. The Quality Chop House, London

44. The Little Fish Market, Hove

45. The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds

46. Trinity, London

47. Sticky Walnut, Chester

48. Bocca di Lupo, London

49. The Smoking Goat, London

50. Lake Road Kitchen, Ambleside

51. The Crown, Burchetts Green

52. Adams, Birmingham

53. Gidleigh Park, Chagford

54. Hispi, Manchester

55. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton

56. Jikoni, London

57. P Franco, London

58. The Black Swan at Oldstead

59. Typing Room, London

60. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London

61. Margot, London

62. Timberyard, Edinburgh

63. Black Axe Mangal, London

64. Blacklock Soho, London

65. El Pastor, London

66. Holborn Dining Room, London

67. Pollen Street Social, London

68. StreetXO, London

69. Bao Soho, London

70. Moor Hall, Ormskirk

71. Paul Ainsworth at Number 6, Padstow

72. Quo Vadis, London

73. The Marksman, London

74. The Pony & Trap, Bristol

75. Rochelle Canteen, London

76. The Seahorse, Dartmouth

77. Freemasons at Wiswell, Clitheroe

78. El Gato Negro, Manchester

79. Hawksmoor Air Street, London

80. Kricket, London

81. Sosharu, London

82. The Star Inn, Harome

83. The Hardwick, Abergavenny

84. Wine & Brine, Moira

85. Box-E, Bristol

86. Morito, London

87. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles

88. Norn, Edinburgh

89. Ondine, Edinburgh

90. Portland, London

91. Lorne, London

92. Murano, London

93. The Beehive, White Waltham

94. The Kitchin, Edinburgh

95. St John Bread and Wine, London

96. Simpsons, Birmingham

97. Forest Side, Grasmere

98. Pizarro, London

99. The Pig, Brockenhurst

100. Gunpowder, London

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Editor 13th June 2017

The Sportsman takes the top spot for a second time in the National Restaurant Awards 2017