The Definitive Guide to the UK's Best Restaurants

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EXPLORE THE BEST OF THE UK DINING SCENE

From top tapas bars to fancy fine dining rooms, barnstorming bistros to great gastropubs, Restaurant magazine brings you the top 100 places to eat across the UK as voted for by an elite academy of chefs, restaurateurs and food writers nationwide.

Announced at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards each year, this is the list of places that should be on your restaurant hit list. Tuck in.


1

Moor Hall

Aughton, Lancashire

2

Brat

Shoreditch, London

3

Cornerstone

Hackney Wick, London

4

Core by Clare Smyth

Notting Hill, London

5

Sabor

Mayfair, London

6

L'Enclume

Cartmel, Cumbria

7

Mere

Fitzrovia, London

8

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Chelsea, London

9

Ynyshir

Machynlleth, Powys

10

The Ledbury

Notting Hill, London

11

A Wong

Victoria, London

12

The River Café

Hammersmith, London

13

The Sportsman

Seasalter, Kent

14

Restaurant Sat Bains

Nottingham

15

Kiln

Soho, London

16

Paul Ainsworth at No6

Padstow, Cornwall

17

Lyle's

Shoreditch, London

18

Forest Side

Grasmere, Cumbria

19

Casamia

Bristol

20

House of Tides

Newcastle

SPECIAL AWARDS

National Restaurant of the Year

Moor Hall

Moor Hall’s idyllic location is a fitting backdrop for chef Mark Birchall’s ambitious and brilliant cooking

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Chef Of The Year

Clare Smyth

Expectations were sky high for Clare Smyth's debut solo project but the prestigiously talented chef has delivered a world-class restaurant

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Lifetime Achievement Award

John Williams MBE

This softly-spoken chef from South Shields has gained legendary status for his mastery of classical French haute cuisine

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Restaurateur Of The Year

Tom and Michaela Kitchin

The duo behind The Kitchin are making their mark on Edinburgh's dining scene with a string of carefully run yet accessible venues

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Chef to Watch

Sally Abé

The Harwood Arms has long been producing best-in-class food for some time but under former The Ledbury and Elystan Street chef Sally Abé it is better than ever

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One To Watch

Emilia

The Portland team’s modern paean to Emilia-Romagna is a beautifully judged and pleasingly straight-forward restaurant

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Gastropub of the Year

The Sportsman

Free of faff, The Sportsman still manages to be a proper pub despite being one of the best places to eat in the UK

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The Service Award

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

The front of house team carry over Claude Bosi's obsessive attention to detail into the dining room. Expect immaculate service and a few old school flourishes

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The Sustainability Award

OXO Tower Restaurant

This South Bank restaurant has tackled three of the biggest environmental issues of the day by working collaboratively with other parties

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OpenTable Diners’ Choice ‘Fit for Foodies’ Award

Carters of Moseley

Brad Carter is one of the leading lights of Birmingham’s food scene with this tiny, creative and meticulously-run establishment

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Best Restaurant in Scotland

Ondine

If fish is your thing, then this proper seafood restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh is the place to be

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Best Restaurant in Wales

Ynyshir

Gareth Ward’s remote venue is the antithesis of the boring country house hotel, offering a tasting menu of in-your-face, Asian-influenced food against a backdrop of 90s hip hop.

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Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland

Yügo

A contemporary pan-Asian restaurant with a Belfast/Bushidō attitude makes Yugo stand out from the crowd

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Cocktail List Of The Year

Frog by Adam Handlng

Would you Adam and Eve it: the Frog team is shaking up the mixology scene with its creative yet accessible cocktails

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Wine List Of The Year

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This Mayfair selection has one of the biggest selections of premium wines in the world (if not the biggest) but still offers great value for those looking to splash out

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