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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
1,820 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Fabulous as always. Brilliant front of house team and first class chefs. Love it
98% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire
5 people mentioned the Frog Legs

2. The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
623 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food and very relaxed atmosphere. We were made very welcome.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

3. Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,394 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
The meal was wonderful. I especially loved my desert chocolate and peanut butter deloche.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

4. Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,202 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
This restaurant never disappoints. The food and staff are just delightful. There is always something new to try. . . and enjoy The artistry and skill on display on each plate is aRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
36 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

5. Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
939 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Local Ingredients
As usual lunch was first class. Although there’s a limited choice on the set lunch menu - 2 starters and 3 mains - I’ve always been spoiled for choice and never been disappointed. Read more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

6. Food for Friends

££££·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Brighton
2,631 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
Great food and really good choice. Delightful staff.
91% recommended
Best Overall in Brighton
18 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

7. Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
690 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
One of the best meals and restaurant experiences I have had. Will be back!
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in East London
5 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

8. Trinity

££££·British·
Cambridge
698 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
95% recommended
3 people mentioned the Chocolate Torte
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9. Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
1,272 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
This was our first visit and we had the tasting menu. Every dish was delicious, with wonderful combinations of flavours. Hard to single out a dish, but the pea with truffle and hamRead more
97% recommended
European in London
196 people mentioned the Monica

10. The Chesil Rectory

££££·British·
Winchester
886 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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
98% recommended
7 people mentioned the Red Wine
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21

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
3,077 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
As usual the food was outstanding, we celebrated our first wedding anniversary when the restaurant was actually on Queen Street and here we are celebrating on Pearl anniversary, whRead more
95% recommended
Best Food in Newcastle and Northumberland
21 people mentioned the Crab Lasagne

Albert's Shed

££££·British·
Manchester
4,033 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Great location excellent value and friendly staff. Our favourite Manchester destination
94% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Manchester/Greater Manchester
31 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,031 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Very friendly staff,well educated about their menu and meals give excellent ideas. Waiters and staff passionate about their work food from high Standard.will definite see me againRead more
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Edinburgh/Midlothian
130 people mentioned the Haggis

Aquavit London

££££·Nordic·
St. James's
899 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
One of my favourite meals for a long time, amazing flavours and professional but friendly staff. Had a lovely evening
92% recommended
10 people mentioned the Swedish Meatballs

Benares

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
5,478 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Great Time and Great Food. It was perfect.
87% recommended
Indian in West End London
86 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
1,848 reviews
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
The food was outstanding and the staff were so nice and helpful. We will definitely be back the next time we are in London.
97% recommended
Steak in London
20 people mentioned the White Chocolate Cheesecake

Chez Bruce

££££·Modern European·
Wandsworth
3,526 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely flawless, and exceptional value.
96% recommended
Modern European in London
50 people mentioned the Shortbread

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,678 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romance
we have been on quite a few occasions and enjoy the experience and food every time. If I wanted to be very critical then the food could have been a little bit warmer but this is veRead more
89% recommended
British in South West London
120 people mentioned the Brown Bread Ice Cream

Frenchie Covent Garden

££££·Contemporary European·
Covent Garden
999 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Absolutely delicious food! The restaurant has a lovely, bright and relaxed atmosphere and the staff are charming. It’s an absolute delight - the tables downstairs are placed in froRead more
96% recommended
Contemporary European in London
9 people mentioned the Lamb Ragu

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,452 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Excellent service. Took my son for lunch on trip to London.
92% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
117 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gaucho - Birmingham

££££·Steak·
Birmingham
1,148 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
This was the first time we had eaten at Gaucho and we will definitely dine here again and also recommend.
92% recommended
Hot Spot in Birmingham/West Midlands
3 people mentioned the Lomo

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,344 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
This is our go-to restaurant in London. Have been there 5 times. It is pricey but well worth it.
93% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in West End London
120 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
6,548 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Superb in every respect. My favourite Hawksmoor
91% recommended
Steak in West End London
86 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
1,522 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Very good, though a little pricey.
93% recommended
Business Meals in South East London
10 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
2,517 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent as always I left a letter at reception by mistake and phoned the restaurant several hours later they had found it and kindly offered to post it for me great service and vRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester
19 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
7,583 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Love the seven dials restaurant. The staff are really friendly and the food is delicious!
93% recommended
Most Booked in London
113 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
4,913 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Always love going to Hawksmoor! This time for a celebratory lunch with colleagues. Ambiance is always great & the food & service outstanding.
93% recommended
Steak in London
63 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
5,791 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
This was my second visit to the Ivy Market Grill, greeted by impeccably dressed staff, taken straight to our table even though we were a little early. Waiter was lovely and friendRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked in London
38 people mentioned the Shepherd Pie

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
801 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Lovely ambience, service attentive but not intrusive & food sublime - full of flavour, exquisitely spiced & ‘á point’ as to ‘heat’. Arguably the best cuisine of this kind I have EVRead more
89% recommended
Indian in West End London
11 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
2,819 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Superb quality restaurant. Our only reservation was the portions which we found too large. However, that’s probably just us and I’m sure other guests can cope with lots of lovely fRead more
96% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Yorkshire
42 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,085 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
Had the most amazing time at Marcus. Food was delicious and the service attentive without being overbearing. Would recommend to anyone.
88% recommended
Notable Wine List in South West London
43 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,266 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Very enjoyable meal to celebrate Graduation. Customer service excellent, catering well to multiple allergies. Pace of meal was slightly on the slow side but not a problem for us. JRead more
88% recommended
10 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
1,742 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had the set lunch which was excellent value and very high quality. It came with a large selection of snacks before the starter and tea /coffee came with free refills. The serviRead more
94% recommended
Contemporary European in London
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

NOPI

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
5,493 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was of the inventive high standard one has come to expect from Ottolenghi/Scully. The wines were extremely interesting and we were given three samples to taste before ordRead more
92% recommended
Mediterranean in West End London
59 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters

NOPI - Downstairs

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
1,713 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
The room was bright and cheerful with a beautifully laid out table. Service was informative and very friendly. The food was amazing we savored very flavour. Thank you for a wonderfRead more
91% recommended
Mediterranean in London
13 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters

Ottolenghi Islington

££££·Mediterranean·
Angel
2,488 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
The essence of a 5 Star restaurant is all about atmosphere plus ambiance. You know the cuisine will be outstanding so can it create a unique experience in which to eat that food? Read more
95% recommended
Healthy in North London
11 people mentioned the Mezze

Ottolenghi Spitalfields

££££·Mediterranean·
Spitalfields
2,285 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Special to have my birthday acknowledged with a presentation small cake Thank you
92% recommended
Healthy in East London
23 people mentioned the Shakshuka

Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
2,896 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Phenomenal Meal - The service is impeccable - and the champagne trolley is AWESOME
93% recommended
British in London
83 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
825 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
We've dined here a number of times while visiting London and always return when in town. We've done the tasting menu with wine pairings each time and each time around it has beenRead more
97% recommended
British in London
15 people mentioned the Croquettes

Rosso Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Manchester
3,131 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Fantastic value and really good food. Lovely touch that the three graduates celebrating got special deserts and a bottle of champagne!
92% recommended
Business Meals in Manchester/Greater Manchester
22 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,050 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Highly recommended for the full dining experience. Set lunch is very good value for a top London hotel. Food and wine exceptional quality, first rate service and great ambience.
94% recommended
Modern European in West End London
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
2,553 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Excellent evening out with our “not keen on fish” client who loved everything... Great food, attentive but discreet service. Lovely.
98% recommended
Seafood in London
23 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

SMOKESTAK

££££·Barbecue·
Shoreditch
918 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Smokestak is one of my favorite bbq restaurants in London. The food is amazing, the brisket is yummmmmmm!
92% recommended
37 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,369 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Visited for the Scratch menu (pre-theatre deal), and it's absolutely brilliant. Not only it is a go at sorting out tremendous food waste problem in the industry in general, but it Read more
92% recommended
Contemporary British in London
6 people mentioned the Veal Chop

StreetXO

££££·International·
Mayfair
1,774 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
It was a birthday dinner, which was intimate but entertaining! The staff were very attentive and have great standards. It’s a must to go and experience the food and service! Read more
91% recommended
International in London
20 people mentioned the Dumplings

Tattu Manchester

££££·Chinese·
Manchester
2,916 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Fantastic food, and fantastic service, and a special thank you to the staff who helped me propose to my now fiancé
89% recommended
Best Ambience in Manchester/Greater Manchester
31 people mentioned the Cherry Blossom

The Hind's Head - Bray

££££·British·
Bray
2,377 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
The table/space a little narrow but all the rest great. Outstanding the service (Ander)!
89% recommended
Best Ambience in Berkshire
88 people mentioned the Oxtail

The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

££££·British·
Cobham
3,133 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
Great brunch and very welcoming and attentive service.
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Surrey
14 people mentioned the Prawn Cocktail

The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,177 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Romance
Absolutely wonderful in every way! An incredible experience from A to Z!
98% recommended
Best Overall in London
30 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Waters Restaurant at Resorts World

££££·European·
Birmingham
810 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
97% recommended
5 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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