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
2,337 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Efficient, friendly but unobtrusive service. Good atmosphere, lively without being overwhelming. Food was really lovely, the appetisers were a lot bigger than anticipated as were oRead more
97% recommended
Most Booked in Cheshire
5 people mentioned the Frog Legs

2. The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
881 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Amazing gastronomic experience.....certainly in a different league to other restaurants. Would highly recommend!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

3. Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,710 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
great food at cheap prices on the early menu, would recommend
100% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

4. Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,536 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Best food we’ve eaten in a long time and we’re foodie people. Wish it was on our doorstep! Loved everything massive attention to detail and flavours were staggering. We’ll definiteRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
36 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

5. Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,103 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Local Ingredients
We have been wanting to visit for some time & were not disappointed in anyway. The food & service was exceptional & we shall certainly be back! Thanks for a lovely meal
97% recommended
Best Overall in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

6. Food for Friends

££££·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Brighton
3,059 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
Lovely food a good venue for a birthday or special occasion.
93% recommended
Best Overall in Brighton
18 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

7. Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
856 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
From service to food, everything was fabulous! We have been getting homing Pidgin and we are very glad to be back to having the restaurant experience.
94% recommended
Best Food in London
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
1,936 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Our first visit to Mere and we were hugely impressed. Good ambience, friendly and efficient service and wonderful, beautifully cooked food. Most highly recommended.
96% recommended
196 people mentioned the Monica

10. The Chesil Rectory

££££·British·
Winchester
887 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
3,578 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
If there is another restaurant that is so consistently serving food of this excellent standard then I don’t know it. The calf liver has become a classic signature dish in my view.
95% recommended
Best Food in Newcastle and Northumberland
21 people mentioned the Crab Lasagne

Albert's Shed

££££·British·
Manchester
4,407 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent service lovely food and surroundings staff great
88% recommended
31 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,421 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
A perfectly Covid secure restaurant. Staff are attentive and knowledgable. Food is delicious and the menu caters for everyone. With adjustments for special diets. It is obviously Read more
94% recommended
Best Food in Edinburgh/Midlothian
130 people mentioned the Haggis

Aquavit London

££££·Nordic·
St. James's
998 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding fine dining experience. Don't miss the smoked eel, the duck and the trout. Stunning dining room. Very good service by Celina. Cannot recommend enough.
87% recommended
10 people mentioned the Swedish Meatballs

Benares

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
5,844 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fantastic food! Beautiful decor... and amazing waiters!
87% recommended
86 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
2,588 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Sunday Lunch
Could not fault a thing. Amazing meal. The All-In is a must; how they cook the lamb so perfectly is impressive in itself, and as for the cheesecake...well, you’ll just have to go aRead more
99% recommended
Best Value in London
20 people mentioned the White Chocolate Cheesecake

Chez Bruce

££££·Modern European·
Wandsworth
3,654 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
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.
98% recommended
50 people mentioned the Shortbread
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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,969 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Outstanding quality of food. The depth of flavour and work that goes into every morsel is evident. As a treat or special occasion I would highly recommend.
91% recommended
120 people mentioned the Brown Bread Ice Cream

Frenchie Covent Garden

££££·Contemporary European·
Covent Garden
1,034 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
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
94% recommended
9 people mentioned the Lamb Ragu

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,758 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Attentive service, great view and good value with the OpenTable deal. Would be happy to take friends there again.
87% recommended
Scenic View in London
117 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gaucho - Birmingham

££££·Steak·
Birmingham
1,716 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Love gaucho and it's always mine and wifes special date place. Recommend go expect to spend but it's so worth it
90% recommended
Notable Wine List in Birmingham/West Midlands
3 people mentioned the Lomo

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,680 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
Amazing menu we chose red, each course divine and beautifully presented. Staff courteous and professional.
92% recommended
120 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
7,705 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Brilliant service, amazing food - best steak in London. Waiter was extremely attentive and even gave us free dessert for my partner’s birthday without us even having to request it Read more
94% recommended
Steak in London
86 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
2,502 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Best steaks in London. Borough team offer a great service
95% recommended
Best Overall in South East London
10 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
3,761 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Had a fabulous meal - had the monkfish with triple cooked chips - it was delicious. The staff were pulling out all the stops to ensure customers were getting their food in good tiRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester
19 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
8,838 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Service was amazing and the food matched it!!
93% recommended
Steak in London
113 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,527 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful as always, the staff were so friendly and sweet, the food was delicious and it felt very safe and distanced. I hope the new rules don’t affect their business too badly.
92% recommended
Steak in London
63 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
7,613 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
We had a lovely evening, celebrating a birthday. The staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious (the chocolate bombe was outstanding) and notRead more
91% recommended
British in West End London
38 people mentioned the Shepherd Pie

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
870 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
overall food quality exceeded expectation, recommend to give it a try.
85% recommended
Fit for Foodies in London
11 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
3,078 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food was amazing definitely recommend and will be re visiting
96% recommended
Notable Wine List in Yorkshire
42 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,163 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful food . Outstanding service! Red prawns was the best I’ve ever had
94% recommended
43 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,651 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
great restaurant, lovely food, great service...would definitely recommend
90% recommended
Italian in London
10 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,105 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Brilliant experience, sitting looking into the hectic but apparently very happy kitchen. Really friendly staff, superb food, will definitely return.
96% recommended
Romance in West End London
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

NOPI

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
6,220 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
Service was excellent and the food incredibly beautiful ;)
93% recommended
59 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters
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NOPI - Downstairs, Sharing Tables

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
1,829 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Excellent food, and the service was top notch!
93% recommended
13 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters
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Ottolenghi Islington

££££·Mediterranean·
Angel
2,676 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
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
92% recommended
11 people mentioned the Mezze
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Ottolenghi Spitalfields

££££·Mediterranean·
Spitalfields
2,775 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
95% recommended
23 people mentioned the Shakshuka
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Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,402 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
First class lunch in every way. Cannot praise the food, service and ambience highly enough Had the pleasure of meeting Jason Atherton after dining. Superb
95% recommended
Best Ambience in London
83 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
1,020 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
Gabor and Rob looked after us very well, the service is both excellent and welcoming. I came with the intention of trying something different, but as always I fell for the Roast DRead more
97% recommended
British in London
15 people mentioned the Croquettes

Rosso Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Manchester
3,657 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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
89% recommended
22 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,257 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
We enjoyed the tasting menu with selected wines. The food, wine and service was first class.
95% recommended
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
3,381 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
As always a most enjoyable experience, made to feel welcome and thoroughly looked after.
98% recommended
Seafood in London
23 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

SMOKESTAK

££££·Barbecue·
Shoreditch
962 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
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
90% recommended
37 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding
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Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,605 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Always excellent
92% recommended
6 people mentioned the Veal Chop
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Tattu Manchester

££££·Chinese·
United Kingdom
3,675 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Stunning lovely time
85% recommended
31 people mentioned the Cherry Blossom

The Hind's Head - Bray

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

The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

££££·British·
Cobham
4,570 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
First class service , good food , lovely restaurant
92% recommended
Best Ambience in Surrey
14 people mentioned the Prawn Cocktail

The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,359 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely incredible experience. Everything was perfect.
93% 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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