Gary Usher’s Wreckfish in Liverpool Named as One of the UK’s Top 20 Restaurants
Chef owner, Gary Usher and his restaurant, Wreckfish, have been voted number 19 in The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2018 annual Top 100 UK restaurants with another of his restaurants, Hispi, based in Manchester, also in the top 50.
The awards, based on the votes of 180 industry experts, including chefs, food writers and restaurateurs, named Liverpool based Wreckfish, number 19 on the list, despite being open just eight months. Gary’s South Manchester based restaurant, Hispi, was awarded the 46th spot on the list, up 8 places from last year, and Gary himself was also shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Chef’s Chef of the Year’ award.
Chef owner Gary Usher comments, “I couldn’t have been more chuffed when we found out Wreckfish had made the Top 100. However, to find out it’s in the top 20 is just amazing. Both the Wreckfish and Hispi teams really deserve this recognition and I’m just so proud.”
The wins come less than two weeks after Usher smashed crowdfunding records with the UK’s fastest UK based food project on Kickstarter to hit $100k, raising £1 every second for 24 hours for his next bistro, Pinion in Merseyside. Pinion is set to open in Autumn 2018, alongside his sixth restaurant, Manchester city-centre based Kala.