Two East Lancashire restaurants have been voted among the best in the UK after winning National Restaurant Awards.

The awards celebrate the top 100 restaurants in the UK as voted for by the UK's leading chefs, restaurateurs and food writers.

One restaurant in Newton-in-Bowland event beat Gordon Ramsay’s London restaurant in the rankings.

Northcote in Langho, The Parkers Arms in Newton-in-Bowland, Solo and Moor Hall in Aughton are all the Lancashire restaurants that made the list.

Parkers Arms, run by chef-patron Stosie Madi, is ‘the best restaurant in Lancashire’ and has been ranked at 51 nationally.

It beat Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the Hell's Kitchen star, which was ranked at number 59.

Stosie Madi, chef-patron of Parkers ArmsStosie Madi, chef-patron of Parkers Arms (Image: NQ) Moor Hall is ranked at number three, Solo came in at 52 and and Northcote was ranked at number 74.

Stosie said everyone on the list is a winner.

She said: “Restaurants on this list can have three Michelin stars or be a pub just like us.

“Everyone on the list is a winner and it is a huge honour to be listed no matter what position.”

Stosie said the recognition is a huge honour for the Parkers Arms team.

“We have been listed for quite a few years on this list but never gets old," she said. "We do not take it for granted.

"It is always a huge honour especially because this awards list is compiled by industry experts, food critics and top chefs.

“It cannot be paid for nor applied for and is purely based on merit. What an honour once again be included. Most importantly to fly the flag once for Lancashire again.

“To be once again included in the most prestigious and highly coveted industry list is phenomenal.

"To have our peers and industry experts who are clued up about the best of the best include us is the best morale booster ever. We are always proud to keep Lancashire on the gastromap.”

The multi-award-winning venue is known for its modern British food using the finest regional produce, an eclectic selected wine list, real ales and ensuite rooms with views.

Stosie said: “As a family-run close-knit hands on team with a huge dedication to local and regional sourcing as well as use of seasonal ingredients.

“We have been consistently active in championing seasonal regional produce for 17 years. We never skimp on quality or hospitality.”

Northcote is also celebrating and  executive chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen said she is "proud to be part of a restaurant that has stood the test of time".

Craig Bancroft, managing director of Northcote said:"To be regarded as one of the National Restaurant Awards Top 100 Restaurants is a testament to the entire team here at Northcote, which continues to uphold the highest of standards and has helped to maintain our reputation within the industry."

Lisa said: "It is a real honour to be recognised within the Top 100 restaurants at the UK in the National Restaurant Awards for another year.

"I am very proud to be part of a restaurant that has stood the test of time. This year's list features some truly outstanding places to eat and to be part of such a growing and diversifying dining scene, particularly here in the north west, is very exciting."