Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants 2018 in the UK

As rated by verified OpenTable diners

The results are in and we are proud to announce the OpenTable 2018 Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants in the UK. This year’s list was determined by analysing more than 730,000 reviews left by our diners. The top ranked restaurant received their award at Restaurant Magazine’s National Restaurant Awards on June 11th. Below you will find our top 10 ranked restaurants, followed by those that make up the top 50 highlighted in alphabetical order.

Restaurants:The Chefs Table, The Black Rat, Number 16 Restaurant
Price Range:££ - ££££
Cuisines:British, Modern European
Neighborhoods:Chester, Winchester, Glasgow

1. The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,511 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Amazing little restaurant, wonderful food and staff
98% recommended
Most Booked in Cheshire
5 people mentioned the Frog Legs

2. The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
984 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
We LOVE the Black Rat !
95% recommended
Most Booked in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

3. Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,725 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Fantastic meal at No Sixteen, great service, lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Will definitely be back
100% recommended
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

4. Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,579 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Absolutely delicious food which was helpfully explained by attentive but not intrusive waiting staff. Recommended wine pairing was also delicious.
99% recommended
36 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

5. Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,118 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
We went for my 30th and it was great! The staff were really wonderful and made us feel comfortable, wearing masks and could see them using hand sanitizer regularly. The food was deRead more
98% recommended
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

6. Food for Friends

££££·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Brighton
3,244 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Special Occasions
Food was the best we’ve eaten in ages, we are still in awe of the mind blowing vegan feta 😍 Service was fantastic, staff are lovely, attentive and polite. We can’t wait to come baRead more
96% recommended
Most Booked in Brighton
18 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

7. Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
884 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Best meal I’ve had in London this year. Every course was exquisite. Service and attention to detail was spot on. Can’t recommend this place enough.
99% recommended
5 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

8. Trinity

££££·British·
Cambridge
699 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Very good meal. Service was slow but it was pre theatre so quite busy. Very good value
96% recommended
3 people mentioned the Chocolate Torte
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9. Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,084 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Simply outstanding - as always. Fantastic food in a fun setting
99% recommended
196 people mentioned the Monica

10. The Chesil Rectory

££££·British·
Winchester
888 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
A very pleasant experience - food was delicious, service excellent. We didn't feel rushed and were able to enjoy the surroundings and foo at our leisure. The puddings were particuRead more
95% recommended
7 people mentioned the Red Wine
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21

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
3,642 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Always good.........................................
96% recommended
Most Booked in Newcastle upon Tyne
21 people mentioned the Crab Lasagne

Albert's Shed

££££·British·
Manchester
4,407 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
Excellent service lovely food and surroundings staff great
95% recommended
31 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,437 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
We had a really nice afternoon in the restaurant. It was very clean and all tables were separated with Perspex boards. The atmosphere was really friendly. Our waitress was lovely Read more
97% recommended
130 people mentioned the Haggis

Aquavit London

££££·Nordic·
St. James's
1,004 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Creative Cuisine
Aquavit London is exceptional Scandi food, if you have room for dessert try the Arctic birds nest (check the name i may have it wrong) it is amazing
10 people mentioned the Swedish Meatballs

Benares

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
5,893 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Brilliant meal for our first dinner out since September. The food is excellent with refined twists on traditional dishes plus some innovative creations, all with great flavour combRead more
88% recommended
86 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
2,768 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Sunday Lunch
Really lovely little place to go to eat. The food is always good quality and the cheesecake is quite honestly the best cheesecake I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a LOT!) The staff areRead more
99% recommended
20 people mentioned the White Chocolate Cheesecake

Chez Bruce

££££·Modern European·
Wandsworth
3,654 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Excellent way to start the weekend! We are lucky to have this restaurant on our doorstep, who needs The WestEnd when we have this gem around the corner.
97% recommended
50 people mentioned the Shortbread
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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,980 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
From entry into the restaurant until we left. The people, the food, the wine was outstanding. Can not fault anything.
83% recommended
120 people mentioned the Brown Bread Ice Cream

Frenchie Covent Garden

££££·Contemporary European·
Covent Garden
1,035 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Another spectacular meal at Frenchie CG. So many highlights on the menu, I actually booked again Monday after a great meal Saturday to try what I missed the first night. Mushrooms Read more
90% recommended
9 people mentioned the Lamb Ragu

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,782 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
A wonderful experience. Staff were amazing . Fabulous food . Everything was amazing
96% recommended
117 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gaucho - Birmingham

££££·Steak·
Birmingham
1,797 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Great meal
89% recommended
Most Booked in Birmingham/West Midlands
3 people mentioned the Lomo

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,704 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Vegan
  • Tasting Menu
I had the vegan tasting menu. The attention to detail on the food is outstanding. Flavour is perfection. Could not fault a mouthful. Knowledgeable and helpful staff who take you thRead more
95% recommended
120 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
7,929 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Had a wonderful time always amazing food.
96% recommended
86 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
2,759 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
fantastic, as per usual. Hawksmoor have really nailed the relaxed, high quality dining experience. staff are informative and friendly and each element of the meal is outstanding.
97% recommended
10 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
3,930 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great time, great fun.
98% recommended
19 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
9,038 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Nicely cooked food. Very good quality of meat. Service was excellent. Recommended for a cosy lunch or dinner. Well done.
97% recommended
113 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,658 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Well, what can I say? The food was amazing YET AGAIN I’ve eaten at this restaurant on many occasions and it’s always had me coming back for more The fillet was cooked to perfRead more
96% recommended
63 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
7,949 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Great food and service, and the venue is beautiful!
92% recommended
Most Booked in West End London
38 people mentioned the Shepherd Pie

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
882 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Spicy
  • Romance
Amazing as always! Food fantastic and the service spot on. Thanks again.
90% recommended
11 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
3,113 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
My husband and I dined here for our wedding anniversary and it didn’t disappoint. The food was delicious and the wine was exceptional. We will definitely be going again. I highlyRead more
93% recommended
42 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,170 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Great food and atmosphere. We went for some of the signature dishes of Marcus like the Tarte Tatin and all was lovely. Of course expect to pay celeb chef prices!
100% recommended
43 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,694 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Outstanding Beautiful room, sat at the bar great comfortable bar chairs made us feel part of everything and still cosy in our own bubble Wild boar pappardelle & crab ravioli so tasRead more
92% recommended
10 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,109 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
We enjoyed lunch here celebrating my daughter’s new job! We received a warm greeting being seated with a great view of the kitchen. The service was friendly and efficient. The foodRead more
92% recommended
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

NOPI

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
6,222 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Special Occasions
Excellent service and food. The milk and cookies are a must at the end!
92% recommended
59 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters
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NOPI - Downstairs, Sharing Tables

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
1,829 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Special Occasions
Excellent food, and the service was top notch!
92% recommended
13 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters
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Ottolenghi Islington

££££·Mediterranean·
Angel
2,677 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Special Occasions
Exceptional food, cooking that makes the most of great ingredients. Really great service, there immediately when you need them, friendly and gave useful advice about the menu. LoveRead more
93% recommended
11 people mentioned the Mezze
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Ottolenghi Spitalfields

££££·Mediterranean·
Spitalfields
2,778 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Absolutely brilliant in every way - the food was delicious, as were the cocktails. Would 100% recommend to others and I'd love to go back and dine again soon.
93% recommended
23 people mentioned the Shakshuka
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Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,496 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Food was amazing. Beautifully presented and set my taste buds alight! The fallow deer, hot/cold oyster (oyster ice cream was SO delicious) and partridge were a few of the memorableRead more
98% recommended
83 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
1,053 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
Perfect balance of relaxed informal atmosphere and amazing fine dining food - will definitely be returning!
98% recommended
15 people mentioned the Croquettes

Rosso Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Manchester
3,659 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
I didn’t actually go on Easter Sunday - we went for my birthday in 17th March. I have heard a lot about Rosso but haven’t actually been. I can actually say I absolutely loved everyRead more
90% recommended
22 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,258 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
We enjoyed the tasting menu with selected wines. The food, wine and service was first class.
94% recommended
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
3,591 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Always a pleasure to eat here love the food love service just a great place for families or couples
99% recommended
Most Booked in East London
23 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

SMOKESTAK

££££·Barbecue·
Shoreditch
962 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Soooo delicious. I married a Texan... I’ve had some BBQ in my life and the brisket and pastrami were tops! Overpriced compared to the small portions, not the most comfortable placeRead more
94% recommended
37 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding
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Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,604 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Always excellent
92% recommended
6 people mentioned the Veal Chop
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Tattu Manchester

££££·Chinese·
United Kingdom
3,680 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Stunning lovely time
89% recommended
31 people mentioned the Cherry Blossom

The Hind's Head - Bray

££££·British·
Bray
2,453 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Sunday Lunch
Great spot. Amazing service
90% recommended
88 people mentioned the Oxtail

The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

££££·British·
Cobham
5,145 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
We had a lovely meal at the Ivy. The outside space was excellent with heaters so not cold at all. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
92% recommended
Best Overall in Surrey
14 people mentioned the Prawn Cocktail

The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,361 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Sadly we were not able to enjoy the Ledbury at this time due to it closed its doors due to the pandemic. I have reviewed it on the bases of our former experiences there and hope veRead more
96% recommended
30 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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Waters Restaurant at Resorts World

££££·European·
Birmingham
810 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Lovely food, attentive service. A bit more expensive than the average restaurant but food excellent. Surroundings pleasant and tastefully done. Good place for special occasion.
96% recommended
5 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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StreetXO

££££·International·
Mayfair
2,190 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
Wonderful, highly innovation culinary creations. Friendly and efficient staff with full knowledge of the dishes and their contents.
88% recommended
20 people mentioned the Dumplings
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