Brixton restaurant Boqueria wins London restaurant of the year

rsz_bar_at_boqueriaA Brixton restaurant has been crowned London Restaurant of the Year by the Good Food Guide.

Boqueria was voted the London regional winner at the Guide’s 2016 Readers’ Restaurant of the Year awards.

It is the second time the Spanish tapas restaurant on Acre Lane has won.

The awards were created to honour independent restaurants, pubs and cafés from around the country and this year attracted 18,000 nominations.

Boqueria, co-owned by John Scott and Jaime Garcia, won because of its its “exquisite tapas” and “good value” menu.

John Scott, from Boqueria said: “The entire team at Boqueria is delighted to have won the Good Food Guide award for a second time. The award is hugely meaningful as it’s chosen by customers and it feels so incredibly rewarding to receive their support.

“The Boqueria concept has always been about great quality food, friendly service and fair prices brought to life by the daily efforts of a whole team who love what they do.

“It’s fantastic to have this recognised and appreciated by our customers without whom none of it would be possible.  We are also very thankful to the guide for continuing to organise such a prestigious and fun award.”

Elizabeth Carter, Waitrose Good Food Guide Editor, said: “This award is a celebration of small, independent restaurants that specialise in amazing quality food, often at great value prices. While trained inspectors carry out all our reviews, we rely on readers to let us know about eateries that might otherwise be overlooked. They are incredibly sophisticated when it comes to eating out, so it makes sense to listen to their opinions.

“We are not going to argue with Brixton residents – this unpretentious tapas bar is one of the most authentic tapas venues in town, offering exquisite tapas, a good value menu, a great atmosphere and very friendly and knowledgeable staff.”

You can have a read of our review here.