Havering’s premier Night Life awards

Published: Monday, 3 December 2018

Havering's top venues were recognised at the nightlife awards

The best of the borough’s night time venues were out in full force last night to pick up their awards for the prestigious Havering Night Life Awards.

A total of 2,500 people voted for their favourite restaurants, bars and night-time entertainment venues and last night the final winners were revealed.

The nominations were narrowed down to the top three, but the venues had to show that as well as being the popular public choice, they also matched criteria set by the Council,
police and other partners.

They had to demonstrate how they ensured their venues are safe and responsible as well as being a great place for a night out.

The awards are run in conjunction with Best Bar None - an accreditation scheme of national awards supported by the Home Office and the drinks industry, which is aimed primarily at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises.

Councillor Viddy Persaud, Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Safety, said:

“It was an excellent evening. Havering has one the best and most vibrant night time economies in London and the awards show how the venues being awarded not only provide the best in their category, but also how seriously they are taking their customers safety and wellbeing to heart.

“The steps they are taking are not only helping to raise the profile of the borough but also helping to keep the borough safe and one of the best places to visit in London.”

Last night 10 venues received awards, and a further three special awards were also presented in the following categories:

Winner of Best Restaurant Award

Tandoori Lounge

Winner of Best Takeaway Award


Winner of Best Customer Care Award

The Fatling

Winner of Best Live Act Venue

The Fatling

Winner of Best Entertainment Venue

Brookside Theatre

Winner of Best Family Venue

Namco Funscape

Winner of Night Time Venue


Winner of Best After Work Venue

The Retailery

Winner of the Heart of the Community Award

The Goose

Safe and Sound Special Awards were also presented to:

Safe and Sound Award for outstanding contribution to the night time economy

Colin Wells, McDonald’s Romford

Safe and Sound Award for outstanding support to the night time economy

Romford Town Centre Team A

Safe and Sound Award for outstanding support to the night time economy

Romford Town Centre Team B

The Best Bar None accreditation

The Fatling