The Good Food Guide celebrates Britain’s best restaurants and the top entries and award-winners in the 2016 Good Food Guide have been revealed today ahead of the launch of its 65th anniversary issue, with Belfast restaurant OX winning the prestigious Editors’ Award for Restaurant of the Year.
The Editors’ Awards are a strand of the Good Food Guide’s annual awards which recognise restaurants and chefs who have shown excellence in their field.
It has been a fantastic summer for the team at OX who also recently won the Best Menu award at the 32nd Catey Awards, the hospitality industry’s answer to the Oscars.
Stevie Toman, co-owner and chef at OX said “This is a huge honour for our team and especially coming so quickly after winning the Best Menu at the Cateys. The competition in the UK for both is enormous so it’s a great win for Belfast and another nod to the great people and local producers we love to work with.”
Co-owners Stephen and Alain each have a background in formal dining, with complex and sophisticated menus and high levels of service. With OX (and their gorgeous, honey-toned wine bar right next door in OX Cave), their aim is to provide the same quality of food and attentive service, along with a focus on dining with seasonal creativity, but in a relaxed, simple and welcoming environment.