London’s Greenhouse has become the first UK restaurant to win the prestigious Grand Award from American publication the Wine Spectator. The magazine conducts a three-tiered awards programme annually to restaurants worldwide based on the quality of their wine lists and menus. The Grand Award is the magazine’s top honour, and goes only to restaurants whose lists "show serious depth of mature vintages, outstanding breadth in their vertical offerings, excellent harmony with the menu, superior organisation and presentation of 1,250 or more selections". Former Grand Award winners include Alain Ducasse’s Louis XV in Monte Carlo, Paris’s Michel Rostang and Chicago’s Charlie Trotters. Bjorn Van der Horst, executive chef at Greenhouse, said: "It’s a tremendous honour to have won this award. It shows an enormous amount of work and creativity in the execution of our wine list. One of our biggest goals has been achieved."

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