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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
1,942 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Superb food cooked within sight of the tables As well as being full of flavour the presentation is excellent Friendly service
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire
5 people mentioned the Frog Legs

2. The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
669 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
This Michelin-starred restaurant has, unlike many, kept it's feet firmly on the ground. The dining rooms are casual and relaxed - wooden tables, mismatched chairs and cutlery, no hRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

3. Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,467 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
First time here , it is a Lovely cozy busy (even on a Monday night) restaurant. Waitresses helpful and friendly. Food was great. Will definitely be back again.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

4. Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,265 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Out for dinner with my wife, first time here and not disappointed: great service from the start, tasting menu with pairs wines was superb and get buzz in the place!
97% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
36 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

5. Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
970 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Local Ingredients
Brilliant all round. We loved it.
96% recommended
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

6. Food for Friends

££££·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Brighton
2,698 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
Birthday lunch with my wife who wanted to try ‘gourmet vegetarian’ prepared by experts, so I booked FFF. Online booking worked superbly, and although we arrived 20 minutes early weRead more
90% recommended
Best Overall in Brighton
18 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

7. Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
717 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Really relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff who are accommodating of allergies etc. Never felt like they were getting in the way but always on hand quickly to clear plates and answerRead more
95% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem 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
95% recommended
3 people mentioned the Chocolate Torte
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9. Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
1,344 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Fantastic food, wine and service at fantastic value for money prices. The veggie tasting menu was exceptional!
96% 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
3,169 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
A simply superb night with excellent staff, great ambience and outstanding food! One of Newcastle’s true gems!
95% recommended
Best Service in Newcastle and Northumberland
21 people mentioned the Crab Lasagne

Albert's Shed

££££·British·
Manchester
4,137 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
We went to Albert's Shed for a birthday lunch. The food was excellent and we all (8 people) enjoyed it. I would highly recommend the haddock rarebit. It was delicious! We also had Read more
93% recommended
Hot Spot in Manchester/Greater Manchester
31 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,127 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Absolutely delightful lunch — food, presentation, service staff were all wonderful . A really special restaurant.
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Edinburgh/Midlothian
130 people mentioned the Haggis

Aquavit London

££££·Nordic·
St. James's
933 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
The food was amazing. Each course was well thought out by the chef and the mix of flavours was amazing ! However the staff need to be trained I ordered the duck my friend ordered Read more
92% recommended
10 people mentioned the Swedish Meatballs

Benares

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
5,564 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Excellent vegan tasting menu, great service and a nice ambiance. I would recommend it to a friend.
85% recommended
86 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
1,991 reviews
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Brilliant basic with enough twists to be interesting!
97% recommended
Steak in London
20 people mentioned the White Chocolate Cheesecake

Chez Bruce

££££·Modern European·
Wandsworth
3,572 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing food, fantastic service. What more could you want?!? This is now one of my most favourite restaurants in London.
97% recommended
Modern European in London
50 people mentioned the Shortbread

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,743 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent food and service plus we chose amazing wine.
87% recommended
British in South West London
120 people mentioned the Brown Bread Ice Cream

Frenchie Covent Garden

££££·Contemporary European·
Covent Garden
1,009 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
Something need to be done about the noises as it’s too high for a romantic nights ;-)
98% recommended
Contemporary European in London
9 people mentioned the Lamb Ragu

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,541 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Friendly staff, great atmosphere, worth the money, great views.
92% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
117 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gaucho - Birmingham

££££·Steak·
Birmingham
1,227 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
From the time we walked in to the time we left everything from the food to the service was impeccable! Will definitely be going back.
92% recommended
Hot Spot in Birmingham/West Midlands
3 people mentioned the Lomo

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,431 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
Great place to eat with a unique menu and fantastic service!
94% recommended
French in London
120 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
6,751 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Fantastic service from Sebastian. Good food from the pre theatre menu.
91% recommended
Steak in West End London
86 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
1,710 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Service was amazing, couldn’t fault it. The restaurant can get a little noisy but the food was great!
93% recommended
Business Meals in South East London
10 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
2,708 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
On the lunch menu - |Great Food Great Staff Great Place
93% recommended
Best Overall in Manchester/Greater Manchester
19 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
7,813 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Boris was an amazing waiter. Thank you so much for making my Dads birthday even more special. Food was absolutely beautiful too
92% recommended
Steak in West End London
113 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,018 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Birthday meal for my husband. Booked as a surprise as he has wanted to go for a couple of years. He loved. Food was excellent, service top notch and lovely happy birthday rolos serRead more
92% recommended
Steak in London
63 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
6,149 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
We were celebrating a nurses reunion, 48 years, Brilliant venue, lovely ambience. Superb pink salmon and spinach with pine nuts so yummy ! Could eat the zucchini frites all day!Read more
91% recommended
Most Booked in London
38 people mentioned the Shepherd Pie

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
813 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
We did the tasting menu with the wine pairings and it was fantastic in every way. Super high quality without becoming gimmicky. I saw a review that raised the issue of heat, we didRead more
87% recommended
Indian in West End London
11 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
2,862 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Great food, good service and lovely atmosphere/ambience. First time and will definitely be back
96% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Yorkshire
42 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,118 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Romance
Location is a little tucked away but once we found it, the experience was awesome. We chose the tasting menu and it did not disappoint. Service was attentive but not intrusive - wiRead more
90% recommended
Notable Wine List in South West London
43 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,343 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Margot’s cuisine was fabulous!! The staff was engaging, delightful and knowledgeable on the large wine list. We had the homemade Pappardelle with Wild Boar and Ossobuco - DeliciousRead more
88% recommended
10 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
1,848 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
The execution of the dishes would seemingly be without parallel - beautifully presented and absolutely brimming with flavour. Interesting contrasts on the plate too, hard vs softRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary European in London
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

NOPI

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
5,666 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Always extraordinary.
93% recommended
Mediterranean in London
59 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters

NOPI - Downstairs, Sharing Tables

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
1,754 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful experience, food atmosphere, and staff. I would highly recommend
92% recommended
Mediterranean in London
13 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters

Ottolenghi Islington

££££·Mediterranean·
Angel
2,535 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
My husband and I were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. We had a lovely evening. The staff were warm and friendly, very helpful. We definitely won't wait 15 years before Read more
94% recommended
Mediterranean in London
11 people mentioned the Mezze

Ottolenghi Spitalfields

££££·Mediterranean·
Spitalfields
2,405 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
As expected delicious food. Unhurried service from I have to say THE most attractive staff in London. The bill might seem a little expensive but I would argue that the portions areRead more
93% recommended
Mediterranean in London
23 people mentioned the Shakshuka

Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,015 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
One of the best experiences we have ever had. The ambiance, the food and the servers were outstanding. A bit expensive but I would highly recommend it for foodies. The presentatiRead more
93% recommended
British in London
83 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
861 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
An absolute steal for £35 for three courses at lunch. The food was brilliantly cooked. When the dessert came out, although it looked pretty, I didn't think it would taste anything Read more
97% recommended
British in London
15 people mentioned the Croquettes

Rosso Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Manchester
3,251 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent lunch.Great service. The set lunch menu is very good value.Will book again.
91% recommended
Business Meals in Manchester/Greater Manchester
22 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,091 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Loved the restaurant. Decided to try the taster menu as there were several dishes that I had not tried before. I have to say each of them was really delicious and will make me a Read more
95% recommended
Modern European in London
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
2,714 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Beautiful food and fantastic service from our waiter Juann. Went for my husbands birthday after being recommended and did not disappoint. Service was attentive but not excessive aRead more
99% recommended
Seafood in London
23 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

SMOKESTAK

££££·Barbecue·
Shoreditch
928 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Food is absolutely delicious, highly recommend. Full of flavour!!!
93% recommended
Hot Spot in East London
37 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,451 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
We were the 6 of us celebrating various birthdays. The food was really good. The Tagliolini starter was a clear winner. We had some lovely lamb and beef as well. Tasty and not overRead more
92% recommended
Contemporary British in London
6 people mentioned the Veal Chop

StreetXO

££££·International·
Mayfair
1,869 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
We had the degustation menu. Each dish better than the previous one. An outstanding experience for your senses. Priced more affordably than other not so innovative restaurants.
91% recommended
International in London
20 people mentioned the Dumplings

Tattu Manchester

££££·Chinese·
Manchester
3,099 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Already recommended to friends and promised to take my daughter and family for a meal there. Special place to eat and take in the view of the Cherry Tree, beautiful !! Many thankRead more
89% recommended
Best Ambience in Manchester/Greater Manchester
31 people mentioned the Cherry Blossom

The Hind's Head - Bray

££££·British·
Bray
2,406 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Worth the Drive
We were celebrating my daughter and son in laws wedding anniversary. The scotch egg is a must have. We had Hash of snails, Smoked salmon and Crab sandwich with soup to start. 2 of Read more
88% recommended
Best Overall in Berkshire
88 people mentioned the Oxtail

The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

££££·British·
Cobham
3,355 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
We had a wonderful wedding anniversary breakfast . Never disappoints . We were given a wonderful pastry each with an anniversary chocolate. Made the start to our day special . ThaRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Surrey
14 people mentioned the Prawn Cocktail

The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,216 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Perfect experience at the Ledbury, one of the best dinner in my life.
99% recommended
Best Overall in London
30 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Waters Restaurant at Resorts World

££££·European·
Birmingham
810 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
98% recommended
5 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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