Hawksworth Restaurant Awarded Restaurant of the Year by Maclean’s Magazine

Sparked by a growing national interest in food and restaurants, Maclean’s magazine decided to launch a cross-country restaurant guide – the first of its kind – naming Hawksworth Restaurant as Restaurant of the Year. Published on October 1st, the dedicated food issue showcases the country’s top 50 restaurants.

Ahead of its launch, Maclean’s magazine has announced the top three honours with Vancouver’s Hawksworth Restaurant taking pride of place in the lead category. Hawksworth joins The Grove, in Toronto (named New Restaurant of the Year) and Montreal’s Normand Laprise of Toque (named Chef of the Year) – together representing a true tour de force of the Canadian culinary industry.

Food journalist Jacob Richler of Maclean’s rallied notable foodies from across the country to research and review their favourite Canadian establishments. What will be on stands next month is a comprehensive list, hand-picked by these experts that present a range of quality places to dine. Richler, who did much of the legwork himself, compares Hawksworth with counterparts from distinguished culinary cities such as New York and London, for finding the perfect pitch of casual refinement, while commending the kitchen for its play on bold flavours and appealing textures.