Hart's has been named Restaurant of the Year in the Nottingham Restaurant Awards 2006, taking the title from World Service, holder of the accolade for the past three years.
Hart's, owned by Tim and Stefa Hart and located on Standard Hill, also picked up the Best Business Lunch award.
It was voted Nottingham's finest restaurant by the Good Food Guide in 2003 and holds a star in Egon Ronay's 2006 restaurant and gastropub guide.
Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains, in Lenton Lan,e was named Best Fine Dining Restaurant.
Lewis Bebbington of Tom Brown's won a cook-off held at New College Nottingham to scoop the Young Chef of the Year title.
Independent food critic and judge Bill Knot said: "It is enormously gratifying to find, in Nottingham, not just branches of London-based chain restaurants, but a genuine culture of independence and excellence".
Restaurant of the Year
Best Fine Dining Restaurant - Restaurant Sat Bains
Best Newcomer - China China
Best Café/Deli - Delilah
Best Small Restaurant - Creme
Best Service Award - Bluu
ITV Central News East Viewers' Restaurant of the Year - Tom Brown's
Best Out of Town Restaurant - Café Bleu
Best Oriental Restaurant - Chino Latino
Best Value for Money - Wagamama
Best Indian Restaurant - MemSaab
Best Restaurant Design - Geisha
Most Family Friendly Restaurant - Pizza Express, King Street
Best Business Lunch - Hart's
Best Casual Dining Restaurant - Wagamama
Best Drinks/Wine List - World Service
Young Chef of the Year - Lewis Bebbington
By James Gallagher