Best Bar None 2013
Janet's Bar on Old Brompton Road, in South Kensington, scooped the coveted Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's Best Bar None ‘Overall Winner' for 2013 at last night's (Wednesday 13 November) sixth annual awards ceremony at a packed Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington.
Beating off stiff competition to the overall title, in what is now one of the largest Best Bar None competitions in the country, it was also named ‘Best Bar.' Janet's Bar has been a strong contender in Best Bar None since the scheme began in 2008, and this is the second time it has been recognised as overall winner.
Councillor Tim Ahern, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "I am delighted that this year we have seen even more businesses enter the Best Bar None competition in the Royal Borough, making it the largest in London.
"I would like to congratulate all the venues that have been recognised at the awards and in particular Janetís Bar which has been such a great supporter of Best Bar None and a worthy winner.
"It is good to hear we are now the largest Best Bar None in London and I hope we are able to build on this in the coming years. Accreditation through Best Bar None shows a commitment to high standards that appeals to residents and patrons of all the establishments involved."
Celebrating her win, Janet Evans said: "I am very excited to receive this award. It is wonderful! We are constantly working to improve the quality of service and experience we give our customers. This award shows us that we are getting it right and we are grateful for the recognition."
Also at the awards was Guy Dodwell, Senior Sales Director for Diageo UK, who added: "It's great to see such diversity in the industry, working together for the same objective."
A further 53 pubs, bars and clubs across the borough gained membership of the scheme, with the category winners as follows:
Winner - Janet's Bar and overall winner 2013
Runner up - Juju Chelsea, Kingís Road
Winner - Drayton Arms, Old Brompton Road
Runner up - O'Neills, Earl's Court Road
Winner - The Roof Gardens
Runner up - Bodos Schloss
Best Bar None in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is sponsored by Diageo GB and the Royal Garden Hotel with support from various partner agencies.
To find out more about the scheme and current members call 020 7341 5708.
All the premises are judged on a range of criteria including safety, training for staff, security, drugs policy, litter disposal, noise control and much more.