As we say farewell to 2016, we are delighted to reveal the Top 100 Restaurants in the UK. The list is based on more than 465,000 reviews written by OpenTable diners in the past year.
Retaining the number one spot this year is London’s award winning The Ledbury, where head chef Brett Graham pairs inventive cooking with fine wines in an elegant, contemporary setting. The Five Fields in Chelsea claimed second place, followed by Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.
The OpenTable Top 10 Restaurants 2016, in rank order, are:
— The Ledbury, London
— The Five Fields, London
— Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
— Chez Bruce
— The Art School Restaurant, Liverpool
— The French Table, London
— Typing Room, London
— Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
— Fera at Claridge’s, London
— Clos Maggiore, London
British, European and French cuisine continue to dominate the top 100, but the list also features a number of Spanish restaurants – such as Manchester’s excellent El Gato Negro – and steakhouses like Hawksmoor and Goodman in London and Glasgow’s Butchershop Bar & Grill.
London upholds its position as the home of the UK’s top culinary pioneers, with 9 of the top 10 restaurants found in the city. New to the top 10 this year is The Art School Restaurant in Liverpool, where OpenTable diners praise the ‘first class’ food and ‘exceptional’ service.
Adrian Valeriano, Vice President, Europe, OpenTable, comments “OpenTable diner reviews have always been, and will continue to be, one of our key pillars for ensuring customers discover the right dining experience for their needs. Once again, London lives up to its reputation as the foodie capital and we continue to see stellar restaurants from regions across the nation such as Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and Edinburgh appearing on the list. We’re always so pleased to highlight the exceptional efforts of these restaurants chefs and staff, and provide them with some well-deserved recognition.”
Remember, the winning restaurants were chosen by you and your fellow OpenTable diners so keep writing those reviews!
Photo Credits: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – John Blackwell, The Ledbury – Jake Eastham. Photo courtesy of Five Fields.