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
2,444 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
This was the best meal I have ever had! Absolutely incredible!! Cannot wait to come back. The service was lovely and the atmosphere was great. Best restaurant in Chester.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire
5 people mentioned the Frog Legs

2. The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
956 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Simply excellent!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

3. Number 16 Restaurant

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

4. Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,579 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely delicious food which was helpfully explained by attentive but not intrusive waiting staff. Recommended wine pairing was also delicious.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
36 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

5. Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,117 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
97% recommended
Best Food in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

6. Food for Friends

££££·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Brighton
3,165 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food and service. Plants dripping on us and very steamy with all windows steamed up so that could be improved but the staff were fantastic and we had a great meal.
94% recommended
Best Overall in Brighton
18 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

7. Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
884 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • 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.
96% recommended
Modern European 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
2,033 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Monica sure has got it right !! We had the tasting menu and it was Sublime. The John Dory as one of the best fish dishes I have ever tasted, the venison was perfectly cooked and anRead more
96% recommended
European in London
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
  • Good for Birthdays
Always good.........................................
95% recommended
Healthy in Newcastle and Northumberland
21 people mentioned the Crab Lasagne

Albert's Shed

££££·British·
Manchester
4,407 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
Excellent service lovely food and surroundings staff great
86% recommended
31 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,437 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended
Best Food in Edinburgh/Midlothian
130 people mentioned the Haggis

Aquavit London

££££·Nordic·
St. James's
1,000 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing spot for a date. Delicious food, amazing service and good prices. Would definitely recommend!
88% recommended
Afternoon Tea in West End London
10 people mentioned the Swedish Meatballs

Benares

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
5,877 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great place
86% recommended
86 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
2,721 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Sunday Lunch
One of the best places around. Value and quality in tandem, a winning combination.
99% recommended
Steak in London
20 people mentioned the White Chocolate Cheesecake

Chez Bruce

££££·Modern European·
Wandsworth
3,654 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.
96% recommended
50 people mentioned the Shortbread
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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,975 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
We loved the food and staff was fantastic
91% recommended
Lunch in London
120 people mentioned the Brown Bread Ice Cream

Frenchie Covent Garden

££££·Contemporary European·
Covent Garden
1,035 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Pre/post Theatre
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
100% recommended
9 people mentioned the Lamb Ragu

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,770 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Always fabulous. Food, staff, ambiance top notch. Always made to feel welcome and the food is AMAZING
87% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
117 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gaucho - Birmingham

££££·Steak·
Birmingham
1,796 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Great meal
88% recommended
Notable Wine List in Birmingham/West Midlands
3 people mentioned the Lomo

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,705 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
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
92% recommended
French in London
120 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
7,855 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Friendly and welcoming staff, food was very nice with decent portion sizes.
94% recommended
Steak in West End London
86 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
2,687 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing service, food, wine and experience - can’t fault it!
95% recommended
Best Overall in South East London
10 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
3,929 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Great time, great fun.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester
19 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
8,972 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
It was our third time and the quality of the food and the service is still top notch. Big thumbs up for the Hawksmoor team!
94% recommended
Steak in West End London
113 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,616 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Steak lovers dream , simple , can't wait till you guys are open again , wish you would open one in Scotland soon
94% recommended
Steak in London
63 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
7,767 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Lunch
Safe environment is this present time with wonderful food and friendly service.
90% recommended
Most Booked in West End London
38 people mentioned the Shepherd Pie

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
881 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Spicy
  • Good for a Date
Delicious food and great service.
84% recommended
Indian in London
11 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
3,114 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
95% recommended
Romance in Yorkshire
42 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,166 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
My latest visit to Marcus was a very pleasurable experience, as always. I went for lunch on the day they reopened after a six-month layoff due to the Covid lockdown. Marcus himselfRead more
94% recommended
43 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,677 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Lovely Ambience and delicious Italian dishes, will definitely recommend this
91% recommended
10 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,107 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
Contemporary European in London
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

NOPI

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
6,220 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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
  • 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
2,677 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • 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.
94% recommended
23 people mentioned the Shakshuka
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Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,461 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Was wonderful as ever and great service. I just had some food envy as my wife ordered better than me!
97% recommended
Best Service in West End London
83 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
1,038 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
Excellent creative restaurant. Well done! Hope to come back soon!
98% 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
88% recommended
22 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,258 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
We enjoyed the tasting menu with selected wines. The food, wine and service was first class.
96% recommended
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
3,537 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Birthdays
Our favourite restaurant. The set lunch menu is amazingly good value considering the high quality of the dishes. The service is excellent and all staff are friendly and welcomingRead more
99% recommended
Seafood in London
23 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

SMOKESTAK

££££·Barbecue·
Shoreditch
962 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
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
92% recommended
37 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding
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Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,605 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Always excellent
90% recommended
6 people mentioned the Veal Chop
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Tattu Manchester

££££·Chinese·
United Kingdom
3,676 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Stunning lovely time
84% recommended
31 people mentioned the Cherry Blossom

The Hind's Head - Bray

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

The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

££££·British·
Cobham
4,883 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
Very slick and professional service. Decor was beautiful. Food was delicious. I had Tuna Tartare to start that I can highly recommend. My Sea-bass for main was perfectly cooked LoRead more
92% recommended
Best Ambience in Surrey
14 people mentioned the Prawn Cocktail

The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,361 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
91% 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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