High-end restaurant The Ledbury and the Bristol-based healthy fast food chain Friska were amongst the winners at last night’s 2014 Observer Food Monthly Awards, which further highlighted the current diversity of the UK’s eating and drinking-out sector.

London’s The Ledbury picked up the best restaurant prize, while Friska, which has just secured new funding to expand, was named best ethical restaurant.

Silk Road in Camberwell was named best cheap eats, while the best independent retailer award went to Delifonseca in Liverpool and best place to drink prize to Friends of Ham, Leeds.

The best Sunday lunch category was won by the Colonel Fawcett pub in Camden.

The best newcomer award went to the Gloucester Services on the M5 Northbound.

Observer Food Monthly editor and awards founder Allan Jenkins said: “The revolution in British food in this, the 11th year of the Observer Food Monthly awards, is apparent in the range and diversity of this year’s winners. Whether it’s an unsung chef producing brilliant Michelin star food in Abergavenny at 67, or a craft beer utopia in Leeds, or a motorway service station outside Gloucester baking world-class cakes, the days of London’s crushing domination of the food scene are finally over. Hell, the best deli in the UK according to our readers is now in Liverpool. That’s something for everyone to celebrate.”