Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants 2018 in the UK

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.

As rated by verified OpenTable diners
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
2,506 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Excellent choice of food and great value for money. The surf and turf was very tasty, lovely scallop with very tender belly pork and spicy chorizo. Lamp rump for main was pink and Read more
5 people mentioned the Frog Legs

2. The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
1,202 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Wonderful night, all the staff were so well informed and attentive. Food was excellent
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

3. Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
2,020 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Excellent food, staff great, not too intrusive. Will be back soon.
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

4. Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,801 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Great food, fantastic staff, lovely atmosphere.
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
36 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

5. Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,317 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Absolutely fantastic place. Our host Gareth is a credit to the place. We will definitely revisit on our next visit to Edinburgh
Best Overall in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

6. Food for Friends

££££·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Brighton
3,361 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Special Occasions
The food and service was outstanding , highly recommended
Best Ambience in Brighton
18 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

7. Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
1,020 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Great food, wine and service. Would recommend to friends and strangers
Notable Wine List in East London
5 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

8. Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,744 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and service in a very relaxed atmosphere, thoroughly recommend.
European in London
196 people mentioned the Monica

9. 21

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
3,866 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
We have never been disappointed by any of our previous visits but we had wondered how successfully Café 21 might have weathered the appalling conditions of the last two years. VeryRead more
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
21 people mentioned the Crab Lasagne
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10. Albert's Shed

££££·British·
Manchester
4,110 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
Excellent service lovely food and surroundings staff great
31 people mentioned the Fish Chip
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Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,666 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
The food was perfect. Steak was sublime. Starters were amazing (goat cheese was out of this world amazing). Desserts were also very nice (lemon curd meringue and chocolate ganache)Read more
Scottish in Edinburgh/Midlothian
130 people mentioned the Haggis

Aquavit London

££££·Nordic·
St. James's
1,023 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
The food and the interior were amazing! Great seafood selection
Business Meals in West End London
10 people mentioned the Swedish Meatballs

Benares

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
5,685 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Great fayre great service . The modern take on traditional Indian cuisine is fantastic and of course there are still traditional ones that are great too. Enjoyed every bit and bitRead more
Indian in West End London
86 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab
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Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
3,434 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Fantastic food and service and really good value for money. Even though it was packed, there was always somebody on hand to take drinks order
Steak in London
20 people mentioned the White Chocolate Cheesecake

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,481 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Scenic View
  • Tasting Menu
You cannot go wrong with any meal at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Every menu item is thoughtfully put together and beautifully presented. If you have a chance to order the scallopRead more
Notable Wine List in London
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
9 people mentioned the Lamb Ragu

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,400 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
The staff was amazing! They were warm and friendly and didn’t have an air of pretension, unlike a restaurant of lower quality that we went to the night before. It was a breath of fRead more
Business Meals in London
117 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gaucho - Birmingham

££££·Steak·
Birmingham
2,346 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
The service was spectacular, me and my partner felt very well looked after by the staff at Gaucho. They always made sure we had a drink and a lovely waitress described the differenRead more
Notable Wine List in Birmingham/West Midlands
3 people mentioned the Lomo
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Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,738 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Vegan
  • Tasting Menu
The food was a delight and well thought out, with neat choices of beverages to accompany the plates. The service was immaculate and attentive.
French in London
120 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steakhouse·
Piccadilly
8,800 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
Great food and service, but I hope you have deep pockets (££££). Steak was cooked to order and their chips were fantastic. Will attend again, but only for special occasions
Steakhouse in London
86 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·Steakhouse·
London Bridge
3,631 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
I have visited this restaurant several times and also used the home service. The food never disappoints, in quantity, quality or taste. The place has a great feel to it and althougRead more
Steakhouse in London
10 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·Steakhouse·
Manchester
5,125 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Cool experience , nice friendly welcome at the door , than the waiter was professional and choose a really well done menu for me. The wine manager was really prepare , and give meRead more
Best Food in Manchester/Greater Manchester
19 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steakhouse·
Covent Garden
9,811 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Fabulous evening - great service with a Happy Birthday desert for my wife. Thank you
Steakhouse in London
113 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·British·
Shoreditch
5,841 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Always a fantastic meal at the Hawksmoor. Delicious from start to finish with great drinks from their incredible bar and superbly-curated wine list to go with it. It still has thRead more
Best Overall in East London
63 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Ivy Market Grill

££££·Breakfast·
Covent Garden
10,462 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
We had a very nice meal ... it was delicious & the chocolate bombe was to die for ... Definitely be back xx
Most Booked in London
38 people mentioned the Shepherd Pie

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
913 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
My lunch at Jamavar, similar to the other times I have eaten there, was outstanding. The service, quality of food and ambience is over-the-top near-perfect. The only slight issueRead more
Indian in West End London
11 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
2,983 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Always a lovely evening at Kendall’s. Certainly one of our favourite restaurants for quality every time.
Fit for Foodies in Yorkshire
42 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,138 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
It was our first time at Marcus. From the staff to the atmosphere it was amazing. The food was unbelievable, we had the 7 course taste of Marcus menu - wow. Loved every second. WeRead more
Fit for Foodies in London
43 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,944 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
fantastic food in a great setting - very good wine sommelier!
Italian in West End London
10 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,097 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
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
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
1,288 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Excellent inventive food. Portions might leave you wanting more but probably the right balance for lunch!
Best Food in West End London
15 people mentioned the Croquettes

Rosso Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Manchester
4,006 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Group Bookings
An excellent lunch menu in a beautiful restaurant with lovely staff, and exceptionally good food
Notable Wine List in Manchester/Greater Manchester
22 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
4,331 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Very nice staff, great views, tasty food, good portions, clean toilets, high rate overall. We highly recomend.
Seafood in London
23 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

££££·Breakfast·
Cobham
6,640 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
Fantastic 35th Anniversary lunch - great food, wonderful ambience (and on a Monday !!) excellent service - nothing was too much Can’t wait to revisit
Special Occasions in Surrey
14 people mentioned the Prawn Cocktail

The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,307 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
30 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche