The team at an award winning Barnet pub is thrilled to have been named the 2016 restaurant of the year.

Barnet's Green Dragon restaurant in St Albans Road has won the title and owner Nick Bottrill says it shows how hard his team work.

The restaurant was chosen by readers of the Times Series from several shortlisted for the number one spot.

The restaurant also won ‘gastro pub of the year’ at the food awards in February this year.

Mr Bottrill said: “I am excited about winning the award as its voted for by our local customers.

“It is reflective of the hard work done by Lionel Mendes and his kitchen team as well as Justin and Jo and the front of house team, not just this year but over the past four years.

"We have worked hard to become Barnet's leading restaurant and now a multi award winning one.”