Mizu wins ‘Best Restaurant in England’ at the Golden Chopsticks Awards!

Employees from our Mizu Pan-Asian Restaurant which is located at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa in Borrowdale were celebrating on Monday 26th September when the much-loved restaurant was officially announced as the ‘Best Restaurant in England’ at the 2022 Golden Chopsticks Awards. The prestigious awards ceremony, which was co-founded and is hosted annually by Gok Wan, pays homage to the finest East & South East Asian Restaurants throughout the UK; making it one of the largest celebrations of Oriental food in the country. Mizu’s incredible achievement comes just three years after the restaurant won ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2019 Golden Chopsticks Awards ceremony in wake of its official opening and critical acclaim. Since then, the award-winning restaurant has gone from strength to strength, becoming a firm favourite with both locals and visitors to the area. Best Restaurant in England


The esteemed Lake District restaurant was catapulted into the final three within the ‘Best Restaurant in England’ category after receiving an overwhelming number of votes from its loyal customers; with celebrity chef Ken Hom sealing Mizu’s fate after judging all the finalists.
“It was an honour for Mizu to be announced as a finalist for the ‘Best Restaurant in England’ category, let alone to go on and actually win the award! It is such a momentous occasion for the whole team” – Flori Musca, Mizu Restaurant Manager.
After months of anticipation, the sparkling awards ceremony took place at the 5-star London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square. The renowned event attracted a number of notable celebrities, including appearances from TV personality Vanessa Feltz, This Morning’s Dr Ranj and attendees were even treated to a surprise performance from boyband Blue. Over 800 people attended the awards.
“Thank you again to everyone who voted for Mizu and gave us the opportunity to be in this position, and thank you to our incredible team from the kitchen to front of house – we could not have achieved this without you and you should all be very proud” – Marcell Cilliers, General Manager of the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa.


Situated within the 4-star Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa, Mizu Pan-Asian Restaurant specializes in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai specialties and is open 7-days a week from 12-2pm for lunch and 5:30-9:30pm for evening meals. Over the festive period, Mizu is also hosting a special Christmas Day Lunch and New Year’s Eve Party for those tempted by an Asian-inspired twist on traditional festive dining. You can book tickets for both of these events online.