The fine dining restaurant was crowned the best restaurant in the region at the annual Food Awards England.
Chef Jono at Vice and Virtue is an award-winning restaurant that offers a Modern British tasting menu using seasonal produce and experimental cooking.
Run by Masterchef Finalist Jono Hawthorne who boasts over 16 years of experience in some of the UK and the world’s best restaurants, V&V has gained a reputation for being one of the best dining experiences in the city.
And now, another accolade has been added to the list as Chef Jono at V&V is crowned Restaurant of the Year Yorkshire at the Food Awards England 2023.
The awards celebrate the very best of the country’s food industry, recognising and rewarding the talent and hard work of the English food scene.
Highlighting the best restaurants of the regions, takeaways, pubs, cafes, and producers.
The winners were selected based on the votes of the public, who nominated their favourite establishments across various categories, including Restaurant of the Year, Gastro Pub of the Year, Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year and Best Street Food amongst others.
Chef Jono at V&V posted on their social media to celebrate the news. An Instagram post read: “JUST FOUND OUT WE HAVE JUST WON RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR YORKSHIRE.
“Thankyou to the team, Thankyou to Leeds, just wow. Thankyou so so much for all the support this year, Might take a few days to sink in this one.”
Other winners for the north include Kiplings in Halifax for Best Indian Establishment and Filey Bistro and Coffee Bar for Bistro of the Year Overall.
A Spokesperson for The Food Awards England 2023 said: “We received an overwhelming response from the public, who nominated some fantastic establishments across the country.
“Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists, who have demonstrated excellence in their respective categories.”
You can read the full list of winners here.
Featured image – Chef Jono at V&V