Birmingham restaurant Le Monde has been named Best Seafood Establishment across the Midlands in the annual Food Awards England awards.
At an awards evening in Manchester, Le Monde general manager Gemma Meah was commended for the range and quality of seafood on offer at the restaurant.
The Brindleyplace Mediterranean-style fish restaurant opened its doors in August 2014.
It specialises in serving meat and fish selected by diners from a food counter.
The Birmingham restaurant is the second Le Monde, the original having been founded in Cardiff almost 30 years ago.
It is located in a former office unit on the corner of Central Square and The Water’s Edge, above Cafe Rouge, and represented a £400,000 investment by its owners.
Serving everything from lobster to fish and chips, it has introduced daily specials and launched an oyster bar featuring hot and chilled oysters. It also serves a range of steaks, poultry and vegetarian dishes.
Ms Meah said: “We are thrilled with the award and our thanks go to all of our customers who nominated us.
“We are proud to offer a good range of fresh fish and seafood every day, which guests can view in glass display cases before making their choice.
“It is something a little different for Birmingham, particularly as we are so far from the sea.”
Other restaurants shortlisted for the award were The Lobster Pot in Nottingham, Emily’s Surf and Turf in Derby, Rocksalt Bistro in Market Harborough, The Lighthouse in Kibworth Beauchamp, Barnacles in Hinckley and On the Rocks in Bromsgrove.
The latest award is the third for Le Monde this year.
In January it won two Best of Broad Street awards in the annual event organised by Westside BID - for Best Newcomer and Best Fresh Food Restaurant.
The Food Awards England scheme, which is based on votes by the general public, is now in its second year.