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
2,263 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
A superb experience all round. The food was first class and at a fine dining standard. Highly recommended.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire
5 people mentioned the Frog Legs

2. The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
794 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
What a wonderful lunch we had (never disappoints) Once again from the moment we walked through the door we were welcomed and spoilt. Thank you. Gareth your team did you proud. EveRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

3. Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,609 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Seriously good food ! Reminded me of Martin Wishart style in his early days. Would recommend to all food lovers !!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

4. Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,432 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
The tasting menu was really good value: Beautifully presented food, with fantastic flavour combinations with perfectly matched (and interesting) wines, which broadened our horizonsRead more
94% recommended
Best Service in Newcastle and Northumberland
36 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

5. Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,057 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
Voucher Gift from daughter - very nice, slightly pricey but worth it.
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

6. Food for Friends

££££·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Brighton
2,855 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
Amazing evening! Fantastic food and great service. Who could ask for anything better. 😍
90% recommended
18 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes
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7. Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
821 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Second time we've been and didn't disappoint. One of our favourite restaurants to come to, with each dish being totally different and inventive within a nicely done, modest restaurRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall in East 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
1,847 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
This restaurant did not disappoint. First class treatment and a six course tasting menu.
95% recommended
European in London
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
3,392 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
Lovely lunch, delicious food with excellent service
94% recommended
Business Meals in Newcastle and Northumberland
21 people mentioned the Crab Lasagne

Albert's Shed

££££·British·
Manchester
4,406 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Excellent service lovely food and surroundings staff great
89% recommended
Lunch in Manchester
31 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,325 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
This was my second visit - ten year gap! But if I lived closer this would be a regular place for me. Firstly lovely staff - secondly food of the highest standard - worthy of a MichRead more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Edinburgh/Midlothian
130 people mentioned the Haggis

Aquavit London

££££·Nordic·
St. James's
992 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Just an overall great experience! We really enjoyed our time.
91% recommended
Disabled Access in West End London
10 people mentioned the Swedish Meatballs

Benares

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
5,756 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was extremely tasteful. Our waitress was very polite & friendly waitress.
85% recommended
86 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
2,344 reviews
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
It was amazing, the food was lovely and so were the staff
98% recommended
Steak in London
20 people mentioned the White Chocolate Cheesecake

Chez Bruce

££££·Modern European·
Wandsworth
3,648 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
99% recommended
Best Overall in London
50 people mentioned the Shortbread

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,964 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Everything we expected and more. A perfect dining experience.
88% recommended
British in South West London
120 people mentioned the Brown Bread Ice Cream

Frenchie Covent Garden

££££·Contemporary European·
Covent Garden
1,033 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
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
Contemporary European in London
9 people mentioned the Lamb Ragu

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,736 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Excellent (food so good that one would go back and have the same) set lunch menu with the ever present stupendous view. It is rare that a set menu can delight so much. The KimchiRead more
89% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
117 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gaucho - Birmingham

££££·Steak·
Birmingham
1,488 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Went for my birthday meal they were very welcoming, service and food was amazing and fast had the 3 course set meal waiter was very chatty and very informative which we liked. SteaRead more
91% recommended
Business Meals in Birmingham/West Midlands
3 people mentioned the Lomo

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,625 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
Comfortable dining room, attentive but discreet service. We had the vegan tasting menu and every dish was imaginative, perfectly executed and delicious.
92% recommended
Healthy in West End London
120 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
7,416 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
We have always enjoyed dining at Hawksmoor and we were not let down! George who looked after us could not have done anymore to make it an enjoyable evening. He is an asset to the oRead more
92% recommended
Steak in West End London
86 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
2,125 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Wonderful steak! I hope the restaurant re-opens soon, good luck!
94% recommended
British in South East London
10 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
3,292 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
It were great, it were very great, it were really great.
94% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester
19 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
8,495 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Lovely place to eat. Service and staff attentive. Food lovely Slightly expensive had the 2 courses for £25 Good location
91% recommended
Steak in West End London
113 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,344 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Incredible steak and friendly staff. Perfect ambience.
90% recommended
63 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
7,262 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff and the chef for going that extra mile for me. After recently being diagnosed with Bowel Disease, my love of food and eating oRead more
90% recommended
38 people mentioned the Shepherd Pie

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
849 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
It’s was great environment to sit and catch up with old friends.
Indian in London
11 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
3,007 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Restaurant very quiet due to everyone worried about coronavirus, but service and fod were just as wonderful as always.
98% recommended
Best Ambience in Yorkshire
42 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,162 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Romance
Wonderful food . Outstanding service! Red prawns was the best I’ve ever had
92% recommended
British in South West London
43 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,599 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Amazing! Did everything perfect.
90% recommended
10 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,082 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Beautiful in every way.
93% recommended
Contemporary European in London
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

NOPI

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
6,220 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent service and food. The milk and cookies are a must at the end!
93% recommended
Mediterranean in London
59 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters

NOPI - Downstairs, Sharing Tables

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
1,827 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent service, ambiance and food so tasty! The seafood options are all amazing!
91% recommended
Mediterranean in London
13 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters

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
93% recommended
Mediterranean in London
11 people mentioned the Mezze

Ottolenghi Spitalfields

££££·Mediterranean·
Spitalfields
2,774 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.
94% recommended
Mediterranean in London
23 people mentioned the Shakshuka

Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,282 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
great value for money
93% recommended
British in West End London
83 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
968 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Absolutely delightful. Best meal we had in London. Appreciated the diversity of the menu and the high quality ingredients. Inventive, but not weird. Just delicious. Excellent serviRead more
96% 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
91% recommended
Best Ambience in Manchester/Greater Manchester
22 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,256 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.
94% recommended
Modern European in London
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
3,084 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Superb food and well recommended. Will definitely be coming back for the Dover Sole
99% recommended
Seafood in London
23 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

SMOKESTAK

££££·Barbecue·
Shoreditch
960 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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
88% recommended
Gluten Free Options in London
37 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Spring Restaurant

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

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.
90% recommended
International in London
20 people mentioned the Dumplings

Tattu Manchester

££££·Chinese·
Manchester
3,672 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Stunning lovely time
87% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Manchester/Greater Manchester
31 people mentioned the Cherry Blossom

The Hind's Head - Bray

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

The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

££££·British·
Cobham
3,925 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
Wonderful as always, impeccable service, great food, lovely ambiance, Our fave place!
92% recommended
Best Ambience in Surrey
14 people mentioned the Prawn Cocktail

The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,356 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely incredible experience. Everything was perfect.
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in London
30 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

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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