Food & Drink

2012's best restaurants, from the people who own restaurants

We got the capital's most esteemed hunger-assassins to wax lyrical about their favourite new places of 2012, then playfully slapped them on the wrist when they said "my place"

Simon Rogan, Two Michelin Star Executive Chef, L’Enclume, Rogan & Co and Roganic "Meatliquor.

Jacob Kenedy, Chef Patron, Bocca di Lupo & Gelupo "Dabbous, Pitt Cue co., Bo London (I’m guessing -- I eat there next week). I love Quilon’s revamped look (and have always loved the food).

Peter Prescott, Director, Prescott & Conran, Boundary Hotel/ Albion Cafe/ Lutyens Restaurant "St John Hotel, 28-50 in Marylebone, Medlar.

Steve Tonkin, Executive Chef, Soho House Group "Brasserie Zedel, St John Hotel.

Vivek Singh, Executive Chef & CEO, Cinnamon Club/ Cinnamon Soho/ Cinnamon Kitchen "Ceviche and 10 Greek Street, both in Soho.

Alyn Williams, Michelin Star Chef/Proprietor, Alyn Williams at The Westbury "Bubbledogs Kitchen Table and 10 Greek Street.

Clive Watson, Co-owner, Village East/ The Garrison/ The Riding House Cafe "Caravan, Kings Cross -- a reliable and excellent bet for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Daniel Doherty, Head Chef, Duck & Waffle "Mash, I loved it.

Ernesto Paiva, Executive Chef, Garufin "The Fryers Delight on Theobolds road (great fish and chips), Mckanna Meats also on Theobolds (fantastic butcher just on Garufin's doorstep), Maltby Street Market and Smithfield Market (love it early in the morning when it’s really buzzing and alive), Cay Tre on Old Street, Dinner by Heston and last but not least Prufrock Coffee.

Michelangelo Del Pozzo, Purple Bar, Sanderson "Nightjar.

James Lyon-Shaw, Executive Chef, ETM Group "Tramshed.

Giorgio Locatelli, Michelin Star Executive Chef, Locanda Locatelli "La Bodega Negra in Soho.

Tarryn Ginsberg, Corporate General Manager, Cantina Laredo "I have a weakness for burgers and love Lucky Chip -- because they're mini you can try more than one combo, so it's my idea of heaven."