Top 100 UK best restaurants 2015 based on diner reviews – Hospitality & Catering News

OpenTable, the world’s leading online restaurant booking service, has released its annual list of top 100 best restaurants in the UK, based on reviews left by verified diners.

OpenTable, the world’s leading online restaurant booking service, has released its annual list of top 100 best restaurants in the UK, based on reviews left by verified diners.

Taking the number one spot this year is London’s award winning The Ledbury (pictured above), where celebrated Head Chef Brett Graham pairs innovative cooking with fine wines in a smart, modern setting.

British, European and French cuisine dominate the top 100. Over a quarter (26) of the featured restaurants serve British cuisine, followed by 18 European and 13 French. The only vegetarian/vegan restaurant to make the top 100 list is Brighton’s Food for Friends.

Foodie capital London continues to dominate the UK’s culinary landscape, with all of the top 10 restaurants found in the city. The top 10 list features established London favourites such as The Savoy, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and last year’s winner, Restaurant Story.

The OpenTable Top 10 Best Restaurants 2015, in rank order, are:

RankRestaurantRestaurant CuisineRestaurant Metro
1The LedburyContemporary EuropeanLondon
2Restaurant Gordon RamsayContemporary FrenchLondon
3Restaurant Story LondonBritishLondon
4Typing RoomModern EuropeanLondon
5Dinner by Heston BlumenthalBritishLondon
6Clos MaggioreFrenchLondon
7The GreenhouseFrenchLondon
8Fera at Claridge’sContemporary BritishLondon
9The French TableModern EuropeanLondon
10The Savoy, Thames FoyerAfternoon TeaLondon

Generated from 480,000 reviews

Mike Xenakis, Managing Director of OpenTable International, comments, “The restaurant reviews left by diners are of the upmost importance, giving helpful opinions and advice to other OpenTable users, ensuring they discover the right dining experience every time.

“As this year’s results show, London continues to reign as the foodie capital but we are excited to see restaurants from across the UK, including Manchester, Newcastle, Brighton and Canterbury, also included in the list. We are extremely pleased to highlight these standout restaurants and give them, and their hard working chefs and staff, some well-deserved recognition.”

The top 100 best restaurants 2015 list is generated from more than 480,000 reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners in the past year.

All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants are sorted according to an overall score which takes into account a number of criteria including each restaurant’s average rating, along with that restaurant’s rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area and the average number of restaurants reviewed by diners who reviewed that restaurant.

The complete top 100 list click here

Alphabetical list of the UK’s top 100 best restaurants 2015

RestaurantRestaurant CuisineRestaurant Metro
Afternoon tea at Hotel Café RoyalAfternoon TeaLondon
Albert’s ShedBritishManchester
Alyn Williams at The WestburyContemporary FrenchLondon
Anderson’s Bar & GrillEnglishBirmingham
Berners TavernBritishLondon
Blackfriars RestaurantBritishNewcastle
Bonnie Gull Seafood ShackSeafoodLondon
Chez BruceModern EuropeanLondon
City Social – RestaurantContemporary EuropeanLondon
Clos MaggioreFrenchLondon
Club GasconFrenchLondon
Comedor Grill and BarSteakLondon
Coya LondonPeruvianLondon
Dinner by Heston BlumenthalBritishLondon
Duke’s Brew & QueAmericanLondon
Fera at Claridge’sContemporary BritishLondon
Food for FriendsVegetarian / VeganBrighton
Fortnum & Mason Diamond Jubilee Tea SalonBritishLondon
Galvin at WindowsFrenchLondon
Galvin La ChapelleFrenchLondon
Gauthier SohoFrenchLondon
Goodman Canary WharfSteakhouseLondon
Goodman CitySteakLondon
Hakkasan Hanway PlaceChineseLondon
Hakkasan MayfairChineseLondon
Harwood ArmsGastro PubLondon
Hawksmoor Air StreetSteakLondon
Hawksmoor KnightsbridgeBritishLondon
Hawksmoor ManchesterBritishManchester
Hawksmoor Seven DialsSteakLondon
Hawksmoor SpitalfieldsSteakLondon
Hibiscus – LondonFrenchLondon
HKK – HakkasanChineseLondon
Iberica FarringdonSpanishLondon
Joanna’sModern EuropeanLondon
Kaspar’s at The SavoySeafoodLondon
Kendell’s BistroFrenchLeeds
La TrompetteModern EuropeanLondon
Little SocialFrenchLondon
L’OrtolanContemporary FrenchShinfield
MedlarModern EuropeanLondon
Min JiangChineseLondon
MuranoContemporary EuropeanLondon
Novikov – Asian RestaurantAsianLondon
Peckham BazaarGreekLondon
Pollen Street SocialBritishLondon
Portland RestaurantBritishLondon
Prime Steak & Grill – St AlbansSteakhouseSt. Albans
Restaurant Gordon RamsayContemporary FrenchLondon
Restaurant Story LondonBritishLondon
Roux at The LandauModern EuropeanLondon
SixtyoneModern EuropeanLondon
Smiths Restaurant WappingSeafoodLondon
Social Eating HouseContemporary EuropeanLondon
Spring RestaurantContemporary BritishLondon
Texture RestaurantModern EuropeanLondon
The 10 Cases – Bistrot à VinEuropeanLondon
The Ambrette at CanterburyContemporary IndianCanterbury
The Ambrette at MargateContemporary IndianMargate
The Art School RestaurantContemporary EuropeanLiverpool
The Broad ChareBritishNewcastle
The Butchershop Bar & GrillSteakhouseGlasgow
The Chefs TableBritishChester
The Chesil RectoryBritishWinchester
The DaffodilBritishCheltenham
The DelaunayEuropeanLondon
The French TableModern EuropeanLondon
The Gardeners CottageBritishEdinburgh
The GlasshouseModern EuropeanLondon
The GreenhouseFrenchLondon
The Hinds Head – BrayEnglishBray
The Inn at WellandBritishMalvern
The Jones Family ProjectContemporary EuropeanLondon
The LedburyContemporary EuropeanLondon
The Muddy Duck – HetheBritishBicester
The Northall, Corinthia Hotel LondonBritishLondon
The Quality Chop HouseBritishLondon
The Savoy, Thames FoyerAfternoon TeaLondon
The Savoy GrillBritishLondon
The Sisters KelvingroveScottishGlasgow
The SummerhouseEnglishLondon
The Westwood Restaurant, BeverleyEnglishBeverley
THOMPSON@Darcy’sContemporary EuropeanSt. Albans
Ting Restaurant, Shangri-La At The ShardModern EuropeanLondon
Typing RoomModern EuropeanLondon
Upstairs at the GrillSteakChester
Wright Brothers BoroughSeafoodLondon