East Lancashire local eateries feature in Sunday Times top 100 Food List

East Lancashire local eateries feature in Sunday Times top 100 Food List

East Lancashire local eateries feature in Sunday Times top 100 Food List

First published in Langho Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by

TWO EAST Lancashire restaurants have made it into this year’s prestigious Sunday Times Food List.

The list is a summary of Britain’s top 100 restaurants and this year Ramsons in Ramsbottom features for the first time, alongside Northcote’s, in Langho.

Chris Johnson, proprietor for 27 years, is described by the Sunday Times as “one of the great characters of the British restaurant scene” for his strong views on what diners should eat and drink.

He has been known to tell diners where they are going wrong with their wine choice, and told the Sunday Times he finds it “painful when people want to murder a wine by drinking it with the wrong food”.

He said: “This has been our year. I’m delighted Naz our chef (Abdulla Naseem) and our fantastic team have received the recognition they deserve.

“Many of our customers already travel from London to experience Ramsons, a listing in the Sunday Times Top 100 can only help to cement our status on the culinary map.”

Entry to the list completes a hat-trick of awards for Ramsons, having won Wine List of the Year at The Good Food Guide awards in August and Restaurant of the Year at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival.

Mr Johnson also flies in produce from Milan’s central market to be used in Ramsons every week, but it still came in as the least expensive of the 100 restaurants.

Northcote, run by Nigel Haworth, has retained its place on the list and is praised for Haworth’s dedication to raising standards and awareness of regional food and for head chef Lisa Allen’s “unfussy” food.

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2:33pm Tue 1 Nov 11

blackburn lady 1 says...

Seriously, who can afford their prices? I know I certainly can't. Must be all the rich Ribble Valley people who keep Northcotes open or maybe London banker!
Seriously, who can afford their prices? I know I certainly can't. Must be all the rich Ribble Valley people who keep Northcotes open or maybe London banker! blackburn lady 1
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12:56am Tue 8 Nov 11

speedswift says...

I first ate at Ramsons way back in 1994 and it was superb! not been for a while but I a sure that I will be equally impressed next time.
I first ate at Ramsons way back in 1994 and it was superb! not been for a while but I a sure that I will be equally impressed next time. speedswift
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12:56am Tue 8 Nov 11

speedswift says...

I first ate at Ramsons way back in 1994 and it was superb! not been for a while but I a sure that I will be equally impressed next time.
I first ate at Ramsons way back in 1994 and it was superb! not been for a while but I a sure that I will be equally impressed next time. speedswift
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