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Congratulations to all our Semi-Finalists who will be competing at The Savoy on 6 January 2020!

Bart Czaja – Oscar Wilde Lounge at Hotel Café Royal, London

Daniel Greenock – The Strathearn, Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire

Tom Hanlon – Northcote Manor Hotel & Spa, Blackburn

Tom Husted – Dakota Hotel,  Manchester

Alexandros Kaloudas – Hilton London Bankside, London

Raminta Mackeviciute – Ivy Brasserie, Cobham

Ewelina Matysiewicz – Chino Latino, Park Plaza Riverbank, London

Stefano Meloni – TOZI at Park Plaza, London

Alessandro Orru – Hide Ground, London

Gianluca Rizzo – Simpsons Restaurant, Birmingham

Tickets for the Live Final and Winner’s Reception at The Savoy on 6 January 2020 are now available to book online

Tomas Kubart named 2019 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year

Tomas Kubart from Kerridge’s Bar and Grill in London has been named 2019 Restaurant Manager of the Year.

The result was announced at a sold-out awards ceremony run by the Institute of Hospitality and the Academy of Food and Wine Service at The Savoy in London on Monday night (7 January).

Jennifer Santner from Angler restaurant at the South Place hotel in London was named runner-up. Pauline Henry from Brasserie Joël at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge and Vincenzo Mancinelli from Hide Above were the other two finalists selected from nine semi-finalists on the day.

Chief executive of the Institute of Hospitality, Peter Ducker FIH, said: “We had more than 50 applicants. It’s a rigorous competition that was very closely fought so it takes a tremendous effort to reach the semi-finals. The competition is about finding the best restaurant manager but also it’s about sharing ideas, learning from each other and celebrating the role.”


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A few words from Kieran McLoughlin, UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2018 and Matthew Mawtus, UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2016.