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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 dine...

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1. The Chefs Table

££££·British·
Chester
2,510 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
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
1,131 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Great food with unique menu choices delivered with amazing service
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

3. Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,922 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
We can’t wait to go back. That says it all. We went for a late lunch and had the set menu. Three courses for £23 a head and an amazing bargain. This is very high quality, imaginatRead more
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

4. Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,732 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Have been a few times during the years all ways is amazing and changes menu frequently
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
36 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

5. Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,237 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Lovely food and service in a nice location, would recommend to anyone
Best Overall in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

6. Food for Friends

££££·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Brighton
3,352 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Special Occasions
Service and food impeccable. We chose to set outside which was embraced with ease
Best Food in Brighton
18 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

7. Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
964 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Such a lovely meal and so nice not to feel rushed. Wonderful service. incredible umeboshi ice cream!! Great for veggies too.
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
3 people mentioned the Chocolate Torte
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9. Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,540 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
From the moment we arrived at Mere we felt welcome and the staff were all very attentive without being intrusive. We opted for the tasting menu with the wine pairing which was fanRead more
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
7 people mentioned the Red Wine
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21

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
3,894 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Excellent food - definitely one of the best restaurants in Newcastle
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
21 people mentioned the Crab Lasagne
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Albert's Shed

££££·British·
Manchester
4,232 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
Excellent service lovely food and surroundings staff great
31 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,593 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Food was excellent, some of the best we have had. Service was great, very helpful with ideas of bars and restaurants to visit on our break.
Best Service in Edinburgh/Midlothian
130 people mentioned the Haggis

Aquavit London

££££·Nordic·
St. James's
1,014 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Superbly cooked Scandi food in chic and relaxing surroundings. Great location just a short hop from Leiceseter Square.
Fit for Foodies in London
10 people mentioned the Swedish Meatballs

Benares

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
5,799 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Superb high end Indian food. The venison kebab starter is particularly superb
Indian in West End London
86 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab
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Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
3,191 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Excellent food at a top restaurant. I would not recommend for vegetarians as this is mainly a steakhouse. There are options for non meat eaters. I however, didn’t try them so can’tRead more
Steak in London
20 people mentioned the White Chocolate Cheesecake

Chez Bruce

££££·Modern European·
Wandsworth
3,590 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
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.
50 people mentioned the Shortbread
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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,700 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
Worth going for the Meat Fruit alone. Spectacular.
120 people mentioned the Brown Bread Ice Cream
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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
7,574 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Scenic View
Amazing ! Staff, Food, Ambience it was simply perfect !
French in West End London
117 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gaucho - Birmingham

££££·Steak·
Birmingham
2,152 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
All good, polite staff, friendly atmosphere. Will retunr
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
First visit for four of us. We all had an enjoyable evening where the time flew by. Taster menu with wine pairing was a great success. All courses were enjoyed and we each had ourRead more
French in London
120 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steakhouse·
Piccadilly
8,463 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Excellent service…..attention to detail! Superb from start to finish!!
Steakhouse in London
86 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·Steakhouse·
London Bridge
3,314 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Lovely restaurant. Staff are really helpful and attentive. The steak was the best I’ve had
Steakhouse in London
10 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·Steakhouse·
Manchester
4,619 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Amazing food & the friendliest staff out of any bar/restaurant in Manchester.
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester
19 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steakhouse·
Covent Garden
9,544 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The steaks were fantastic and the waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable
Steakhouse in London
113 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·British·
Shoreditch
5,795 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
A fantastic evening with excellent food and service.
Best Overall in East London
63 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
9,481 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
food was good quality, service was good, atmosphere also good
Most Booked in London
38 people mentioned the Shepherd Pie

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
894 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Honestly the best Indian food I have ever tasted.
11 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
3,015 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing food! We will differently be back
Best Overall in Yorkshire
42 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,148 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
A wonderful gastronomic experience with superb service.
Business Meals in South West London
43 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,841 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
We received great service from Cahilo. He made excellent recommendations. Food was very good
Italian in West End London
10 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,105 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

NOPI

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
6,101 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Special Occasions
Excellent service and food. The milk and cookies are a must at the end!
59 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters
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NOPI - Downstairs, Sharing Tables

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
1,808 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Special Occasions
Excellent food, and the service was top notch!
13 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters
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Ottolenghi Islington

££££·Mediterranean·
Angel
2,566 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Special Occasions
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
11 people mentioned the Mezze
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Ottolenghi Spitalfields

££££·Mediterranean·
Spitalfields
2,779 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
We were visiting London from the US to celebrate my son’s graduation from University. This was our celebratory dinner. Amazing! Just amazing.
23 people mentioned the Shakshuka
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Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,476 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Food was amazing. Beautifully presented and set my taste buds alight! The fallow deer, hot/cold oyster (oyster ice cream was SO delicious) and partridge were a few of the memorableRead more
83 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
1,212 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
Really pleased to be able to revisit - as before, excellent food and service, and the wine list has been refreshed so some interesting new additions. Venison dish is very good, snaRead more
British in West End London
15 people mentioned the Croquettes

Rosso Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Manchester
3,888 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent service from the start. Quality of the food superb. Some of the best cocktails around. Would recommend.
Notable Wine List in Manchester/Greater Manchester
22 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
7,899 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
We enjoyed the tasting menu with selected wines. The food, wine and service was first class.
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
4,199 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Great service and food delicious
Seafood in London
23 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

SMOKESTAK

££££·Barbecue·
Shoreditch
963 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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
37 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding
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Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,604 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Always excellent
6 people mentioned the Veal Chop
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Tattu Manchester

££££·Chinese·
United Kingdom
3,681 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Stunning lovely time
31 people mentioned the Cherry Blossom
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The Hind's Head - Bray

££££·British·
Bray
2,380 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Sunday Lunch
Staff were very welcoming. The food was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful.
88 people mentioned the Oxtail
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The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

££££·British·
Cobham
6,241 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
Great food, service and the atmosphere was lovely.
British in Surrey
14 people mentioned the Prawn Cocktail

The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,330 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

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.
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.
20 people mentioned the Dumplings
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