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.


81

The Mash Inn

Radnage, Buckinghamshire

82

The Raby Hunt

Darlington, County Durham

83

Restaurant Andrew Fairlie

Gleneagles, Perthshire

84

The Woodspeen

Newbury, Berkshire

85

Wine & Brine

Moira, Co. Down

86

Holborn Dining Room

Holborn, London

87

The Harwood Arms

Fulham, London

88

Brigadiers

The City, London

89

Perilla

Newington Green, London

90

The Little Fish Market

Hove, East Sussex

91

The Man Behind the Curtain

Leeds

92

Carters of Moseley

Birmingham

93

Darjeeling Express

Soho, London

94

Jöro

Sheffield

95

Le Cochon Aveugle

York, North Yorkshire

96

The White Swan at Fence

Fence, Lancashire

97

Spring

Holborn, London

98

Holbeck Ghyll

Windemere, Cumbria

99

Trullo

Islington, London

100

The Ninth

Fitzrovia, 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 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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