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
2,195 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
The food was incredible, the waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and recommended the best gins so we were very happy. We came home and immediately booked to go again, I would highRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire
5 people mentioned the Frog Legs

2. The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
775 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Lovely atmosphere, staff very attentive and food was excellent
97% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

3. Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,572 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
I first dined at Number 16 four years ago and have been back several times when visiting Glasgow. I am delighted that the overall experience is still of the same high standard. ERead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

4. Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,409 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Heard rave reviews from friends so had high expectations. We travelled from the west of Durham for the experience and were not disappointed. We would definitely recommend anyone tRead more
95% recommended
Best Service in Newcastle and Northumberland
36 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

5. Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,047 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Such a nice restaurant, very friendly knowledgeable staff,lovely atmosphere, fabulous decor.The food was presented to perfection. Nice touch with the bread at the beginning, I had Read more
94% recommended
Best Food in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

6. Food for Friends

££££·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Brighton
2,826 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
Amazing Valentines meal. Such delicious food and amazing service. Will be going back! Can’t fault anuthing
90% recommended
Best Overall in Brighton
18 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

7. Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
800 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
another great night at Pidgin with pretty much all the the dishes being spot on. enjoyed scallops with red currant and two delicious variations of duck. would be nice to have a fewRead more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in East London
5 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

8. Trinity

££££·British·
Cambridge
699 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Very good meal. Service was slow but it was pre theatre so quite busy. Very good value
95% recommended
3 people mentioned the Chocolate Torte
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9. Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
1,768 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
We visited for Valentine’s Day and from arrival to departure we’re well looked after and had a fantastic evening. The food was outstanding and the wine pairing equally good. DuringRead more
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
3,345 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
This was an outstanding meal even for 21. Fish soup was superb, my venison was excellent
94% recommended
Business Meals in Newcastle and Northumberland
21 people mentioned the Crab Lasagne

Albert's Shed

££££·British·
Manchester
4,359 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
Our waiter Hayley was fantastic. Was very attentive and always made sure we had what we needed Will definitely be coming back soon
90% recommended
British in Manchester/Greater Manchester
31 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,292 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Amazing food and great service.
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Edinburgh/Midlothian
130 people mentioned the Haggis

Aquavit London

££££·Nordic·
St. James's
978 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food and service! Will come back soon
90% recommended
10 people mentioned the Swedish Meatballs

Benares

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
5,733 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Where do I start! The saying “I’ll believe it when I see it” comes to mind. A must recommendation from associates and friends went a very long way. Right from the reception/welcomiRead more
87% recommended
Indian in West End London
86 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
2,274 reviews
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Lovely dinner, our server was lovely and had the best recommendations on the menu. Was good value for money and a lot more of a trendy casual steak place. Definitely a good date niRead more
98% recommended
Steak in London
20 people mentioned the White Chocolate Cheesecake

Chez Bruce

££££·Modern European·
Wandsworth
3,638 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Finally made it to this esteemed restaurant and had a very enjoyable evening. The seating for couples was refreshingly at right angels by default, rather than opposite each other wRead more
97% recommended
Modern European in London
50 people mentioned the Shortbread

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,938 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Outstandig food and service in every aspect
88% recommended
British in South West London
120 people mentioned the Brown Bread Ice Cream

Frenchie Covent Garden

££££·Contemporary European·
Covent Garden
1,032 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Romance
Looked after extremely well by all of the staff - highly recommended
94% recommended
Contemporary European in London
9 people mentioned the Lamb Ragu

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,718 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Stunning experience. All made very special by Antonio with his charm and attention to details.
91% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
117 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gaucho - Birmingham

££££·Steak·
Birmingham
1,432 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Qrilliant service and quality meal. The best steak in Birmingham.
92% recommended
Business Meals in Birmingham/West Midlands
3 people mentioned the Lomo

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,576 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
We have been to Gauthier a number of times on our visits to London for theater and we always have a memorable dining experience. However, my wife and I agree this was actually the Read more
93% recommended
French in West End London
120 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
7,278 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Lovely food as always, staff incredibly friendly and lovely night out - would again recommend to anyone planning a night out as a couple
92% recommended
Most Booked in London
86 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
2,065 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
It's Hawksmoor, the home of great steak. An extensive selection of cuts perfectly cooked. The beef dripping fries were to die for!
93% recommended
British in South East London
10 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
3,186 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Lovely early valentines meal with my partner. We had the special set menu but upgraded to the fillet which was delicious and cooked to perfection 👌🏼 The cocktail was gorgeous toRead more
94% recommended
Best Food in Manchester/Greater Manchester
19 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
8,353 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Very friendly helpful staff throughout our visit. We have been before but our 2 friends had not. After the evening they both agreed they will soon be back
91% recommended
Most Booked in London
113 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,275 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Fantastic service and meal
91% recommended
Steak in London
63 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
7,080 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Lovely service and delish food! Would definitely go back again.
90% recommended
Most Booked in London
38 people mentioned the Shepherd Pie

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
843 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Spicy
Fantastic and tasty meal with impeccable service in a beautiful setting
84% recommended
Indian in West End London
11 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
2,987 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Superb, as it always it whenever we've been. Really enjoyed it!
97% recommended
Best Ambience in Yorkshire
42 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,157 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Romance
It was a lovely Valentines evening, the food was amazing, the service and ambience as well, would recommend for a special occasion ....
90% recommended
Notable Wine List in South West London
43 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,564 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
A really lovely restaurant, superb service, great wines and delicious food.
89% recommended
10 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,031 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent from start to finish. Top class food and service. Lovely relaxed environment, buzzy but can easily chat, not overly noisy. A wonder place to entertain.
94% recommended
Contemporary European in London
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

NOPI

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
6,134 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
Food was absolutely excellent. Burrata was incredible. Service was very good at the bar. We also had the duck which was delicious. Really great restaurant
93% recommended
Mediterranean in London
59 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters

NOPI - Downstairs, Sharing Tables

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
1,816 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Great ambience Friendly service Food excellent Will come back
91% recommended
Mediterranean in West End London
13 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters

Ottolenghi Islington

££££·Mediterranean·
Angel
2,645 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
We enjoied a very pleasant evening. The service was great. Esp. the wine recommondation was extraordinary. If i would live here in London, this would be one of my favourite restaurRead more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in North London
11 people mentioned the Mezze

Ottolenghi Spitalfields

££££·Mediterranean·
Spitalfields
2,705 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Excellent business meal. Would definitely recommend!
93% recommended
Mediterranean in London
23 people mentioned the Shakshuka

Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,239 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Pollen St Sicial for lunch is one of London’s best Michelin star experiences. The food and service are first class, the additions are a real benefit and the lunch menu is fantasticRead more
93% recommended
British in West End London
83 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
947 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Portland is fast becoming one of my favourite London restaurants. A short but really well curated menu provides enough choice and it is obvious that a huge amount of care goes intRead more
97% recommended
British in London
15 people mentioned the Croquettes

Rosso Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Manchester
3,585 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Love this place , I came on the day of my 40 th birthday and our server made my night , he was very helpful with everything and happy
91% recommended
Hot Spot in Manchester/Greater Manchester
22 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,229 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Enjoyed a very good set lunch in a pleasant setting and with attentive service and would definitely return. The set lunch is good value however the bottled water is exceedingly exRead more
93% recommended
Modern European in West End London
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
3,022 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Restaurant with the X factor, great atmosphere with full range of customers from jeans and ‘T’ shirt wearers to smart business suits united by joy of top quality food and service. Read more
99% recommended
Seafood in London
23 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

SMOKESTAK

££££·Barbecue·
Shoreditch
955 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Foods always soooo good. And tunes are fab
89% recommended
Best Food in East London
37 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,574 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
A really beautiful room in Somerset House. Attentive staff and great food. Will definately come again.
94% recommended
Contemporary British in London
6 people mentioned the Veal Chop

StreetXO

££££·International·
Mayfair
2,144 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
Food was amazing
90% recommended
International in London
20 people mentioned the Dumplings

Tattu Manchester

££££·Chinese·
Manchester
3,576 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Great food. I got a birthday fortune cookie too! Staff are friendly. Nice vibe.
88% 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
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great spot. Amazing service
88% recommended
Business Meals in Berkshire
88 people mentioned the Oxtail

The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

££££·British·
Cobham
3,812 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
Considering we ended up having dessert and a few drinks instead of dinner, the waiters were very pleasant and attentive. The Ivy Cobham is highly rated.
92% recommended
Best Ambience in Surrey
14 people mentioned the Prawn Cocktail

The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,323 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
One of the most consistent Michelin dining experiences. You will likely never be disappointed going here. Second time to the restaurant and as per usual, the dishes are complex inRead more
95% recommended
Contemporary European 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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