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.


21

The Quality Chop House

Clerkenwell, London

22

Ikoyi

St James's, London

23

The Parkers Arms

Newton-in-Bowland, Lancashire

24

The Cottage in the Wood

Keswick, Cumbria

25

Hjem

Hexham, Northumberland

26

Frog by Adam Handling

Covent Garden, London

27

Silo

Hackney Wick, London

28

Casamia

Bristol

29

St John

Clerkenwell, London

30

Da Terra

Bethnal Green, London

31

The French House

Soho, London

32

Jöro

Sheffield

33

Kol

Marylebone, London

34

Northcote

Langho, Lancashire

35

Frenchie

Covent Garden, London

36

The White Swan at Fence

Fence, Lancashire

37

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Chelsea, London

38

Freemasons at Wiswell

Clitheroe, Lancashire

39

Hrishi

Windemere, Cumbria

40

Kiln

Soho, London

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 to Watch

Tom Booton

Tom Booton has brought some welcome youth and vitality to an old-school London institution

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Restaurateur Of The Year

Tommy Banks

The young restaurateur has led by example in the most challanging of years

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The Service Award

Davies and Brook

Daniel Humm practices fine dining 'dressed down' at this superb Claridge's hotel restaurant

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The Sustainability Award

Silo

Douglas McMaster’s ground-breaking zero-waste restaurant in Hackney shows that sustainability and high-reaching cooking can go hand in hand

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Chef Of The Year

Andrew Wong

The A Wong chef has shined a light on the clever techniques behind many Chinese dishes and proved there is far more to it than simply flinging a few things in a wok

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One To Watch

The Pem

A rather incongruous setting is unlikely to hold Sally Abé’s new flagship back as she continues to refine her individualistic take on modern British cuisine

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Outstanding Industry Contribution

Tom Kerridge

The popular chef has used his profile to help benefit

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Gastropub of the Year

The Angel at Hetton

Acclaimed chef Michael Wignall has brought a high-end touch to this Yorkshire Dales pub

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Best Restaurant in Scotland

Ondine Oyster & Grill

Despite introducing a meatier menu, chef Roy Brett’s beloved Edinburgh flagship very much remains a ‘proper seafood restaurant’

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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

Ox

A highly qualified pair lead a carefully considered venue that’s right up their with Northern Ireland’s very best

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Cocktail List Of The Year

Hide

Those familiar with Hide and its connections with Hedonism Wines will know all about the Mayfair restaurant’s stellar wine list

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Wine List Of The Year

Noble Rot Soho

The Noble Rot crew have taken home the Wine List of the Year on numerous occasions, but this is the first time for their more recently opened Soho restaurant

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