Leopold’s of London Wins Top Award at the Fact Awards Abu Dhabi 2018

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Published April 8th, 2018 - 09:47 GMT
During the event
During the event

Leopold’s of London, the UAE’s leading English restauranteur has been honored with the ‘Best Casual Dining Outlet’ of the capital title by the Fact Awards Abu Dhabi 2018, hailed as the Oscars of the ‘Food and Beverage Industry’.

The Fact Awards recognizes top industry restaurants which have exuded skill, hospitality par excellence, creativity, ingenuity and success in UAE’s growing food and beverage industry.

Commenting on the regional recognition this honor brings to the restaurant, Alona Kushnarenko, the Marketing & Communications Manager of Leopold’s of London said: “The Fact Awards celebrate excellence across the industry and bring regional acclaim to their winners. We are pleased to have walked away with such a coveted award”.

Leopold’s of London’s popularity and success as Abu Dhabi’s most sought-after English restaurant has been merited to its innovative menu which showcases the best of British cuisine. Moreover, the restaurant also offers favorites from global styles of cooking, where each dish outdoes the other with flavor and presentation. The venue also boasts an unmatched variety of teas and coffees making it a one-stop destination for those craving a steaming, aromatic cup of comfort. 

The restaurant also bagged nominations for the categories- Best Café Abu Dhabi, and Best Tea House Abu Dhabi.

Background Information

Leopold’s of London

According to the legend, orphaned as a child, Leopold was raised in the streets of London around the dockland markets. At the young age of 12 he stowed away on a merchant ship bound for the far east. Soon after setting sail the Captain of the boat learnt of the young stowaway’s hardships and rather than tossing him overboard he adopted him as his son.

Travelling through the Mediterranean, West Indies, the Orient and Africa he discovered a love for fine foods and rare spices. Upon returning to London, Leopold brought with him the love of foods he had discovered and a passion for exquisite teas and coffees. He soon established a small store selling fine and rare ingredients to the wealthy of London.

Upon hearing from his distinguished friends the King visited Leopold’s small shop and enquired whether he would supply the Palace Kitchens. With this Royal decree Leopold rose to become a prominent member of the London aristocracy and Leopold’s of London was born!

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