Pub groups taste success at Restaurant magazine R200 Awards

By Nikkie Sutton

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Celebration time: the R200 awards were held at Hawker House in Canada Water, south London
Celebration time: the R200 awards were held at Hawker House in Canada Water, south London
Pub groups the Alchemist and ETM Group were among the winners at Restaurant magazine’s R200 Awards, held yesterday (6 November) at Hawker House in Canada Water, south London.

Owned by Living Ventures, the Alchemist took home Best Restaurant Drinks Offer, sponsored by Daura Damm, while Food-Led Pub Company of the Year, sponsored by Fly Pay, was awarded to the ETM Group.

Northern-based Living Ventures group managing director Paul Moran was named Unsung Hero in an new award for this year.

The awards, announced yesterday (6 November), are based on votes from members of Restaurant ​magazine’s R200 club.

The club, founded in 2008, is an industry networking group of the top 200 multi-site restaurant operators in the UK.

The full winners list was:

Most Effective Restaurant Design, in partnership with LiveRes
Gaucho, Birmingham

Best New Scaleable Concept, in partnership with Venners
Blacklock

Best Restaurant Drinks Offer, in partnership with Daura Damm
The Alchemist

Best Value Restaurant Operator – under 20 sites, in partnership with Wireless Social
Flat Iron

Best Value Restaurant – over 20 sites, in partnership with Natwest
Franco Manco

Food-Led Pub Company of the Year, in partnership with Flypay
ETM Group

Opening of the Year, in partnership with Shelley Sandzer
The Ned

Best Family Restaurant Operator, in partnership with Reynolds
Bill’s

Best Restaurant Operator – under 20 sites, in partnership with Chapman Ventilation
Wagamama

Unsung Hero Award, in partnership with Just Eat
Paul Moran

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