Welcome to the 2012 Reader Awards celebrating the best our area has to offer. And what a year it’s been! Firstly, we’re chuffed that so many of you voted – and thanks too to Kabbee for sponsoring them.
Now, with so many exciting new ventures starting up in the manor over the last 12 months, our first category, Best New Opening, was always going to be one of the hardest fought (and therefore most intriguing) categories.
It’s a vote that can be dependent on short term memory too. So while we heralded the Colonel Fawcett and its amazing food as ‘the opening of 2012’ back in January, and though it still pulled in impressive numbers of votes, it was pipped into fifth place by more recent ventures. Same for the Camden Town Brewery Bar, which opened back in March but narrowly missed out on a gong at #7.
Meanwhile The Fields Beneath was just a little too much of a new opening to make a full impact, yet still came a highly respectable joint sixth with ice cream specialists Ruby Violet. Notable mentions also for Doppio café, Shebeen and Dirty Burger (at #4), the only one of the new Soho House joints not in the top 3, but still heaped with lashings of praise by you lot.
Tomorrow: Best For Families