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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
2,092 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Fantastic meal, we were so lucky to get a cancellation. Thanks
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cheshire
5 people mentioned the Frog Legs

2. The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
726 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Food very interesting. Portions small but it was more than enough. Were well looked after
96% recommended
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

3. Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,527 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding, as always. We come to number 16 for every special occasion, and they certainly never fail to deliver. The service, and greeting on arrival are always warm & friendlyRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

4. Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,349 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Loved the Xmas dinner - the food was outstanding and the staff were lovely! The disabled toilet could do with a clear out and tidy up!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
36 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

5. Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,010 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Lovely food and great service, really enjoyed our meal. Would recommend visiting.
96% recommended
Best Food in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

6. Food for Friends

££££·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Brighton
2,758 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
This is one of my favourites restaurants in Brighton. I’ve eaten here many times and never had a bad meal. The beetroot salad and their veggie roast are incredible. The service is Read more
90% recommended
Best Overall in Brighton
18 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

7. Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
768 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
All good, but couldn't hear the waiter description of the plates due noise levels
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in East London
5 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

8. Trinity

££££·British·
Cambridge
699 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Very good meal. Service was slow but it was pre theatre so quite busy. Very good value
94% recommended
3 people mentioned the Chocolate Torte
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9. Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
1,571 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
Just the best everthing perfect and good value for money
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
3,254 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent as ever. Lemon Sole cooked to perfection. My colleague ordered Halibut and was similarly satisfied. In and out in 55 minutes as requested, which for a business lunch is pRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
21 people mentioned the Crab Lasagne

Albert's Shed

££££·British·
Manchester
4,254 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
Wonderful food just enough. Place was beautiful. Just a little bit more staff help when you enter the premises
91% recommended
British in Manchester/Greater Manchester
31 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Angels with Bagpipes

££££·Scottish·
Old Town
3,222 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Very intimate place, excellent food and very attentive staff. Steak was cooked to perfection and the creamy mash with chive was smooth and flavoursome. I would absolutely recommenRead more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Edinburgh/Midlothian
130 people mentioned the Haggis

Aquavit London

££££·Nordic·
St. James's
964 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
We were satisfied with our visit to the restaurant. We ordered the oyster and pre-theatre menu. It was one of the best oysters that I had in a while. The non-alcoholic cocktail wasRead more
91% recommended
10 people mentioned the Swedish Meatballs

Benares

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
5,671 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
My original request for a tasting menu wasn't noted. Also comment about Birthday celebration was ignored. I guess it's better to call the restaurant than use OpenTable app.
87% recommended
Indian in West End London
86 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
2,142 reviews
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Food is incredible, service is brilliant. Absolutely love this place
97% recommended
Steak in London
20 people mentioned the White Chocolate Cheesecake

Chez Bruce

££££·Modern European·
Wandsworth
3,615 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
This was our third time at Chez Bruce and as ever it didn't disappoint. We had a wonderful three course meal, the service was impeccable, the food not too fussy, but beautiful and Read more
98% recommended
Modern European in London
50 people mentioned the Shortbread

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,848 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
A bit noisy, from other guests
88% recommended
British in South West London
120 people mentioned the Brown Bread Ice Cream

Frenchie Covent Garden

££££·Contemporary European·
Covent Garden
1,021 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Romance
Great place for a quiet business lunch. The food was exquisite and service was lovely. Will definitely be dining here again
94% recommended
Contemporary European in London
9 people mentioned the Lamb Ragu

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,653 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Loved our lunch at Windows. Everything was purge the. The food was outstanding and the views were amazing. Thank you
92% recommended
Scenic View in West End London
117 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gaucho - Birmingham

££££·Steak·
Birmingham
1,343 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Beautiful decor, amazing steak and mashed potato made by angels. Good selection of liquor. Fine, fine service. Expensive but worth it for a special occassion or if you are flush x
92% recommended
Best Food in Birmingham/West Midlands
3 people mentioned the Lomo

Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,513 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
Really nice and super good services
93% recommended
Healthy in West End London
120 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steak·
Piccadilly
7,002 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Great for steak.
91% recommended
Most Booked in London
86 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·British·
London Bridge
1,896 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Solid steak.
94% recommended
British in South East London
10 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·British·
Manchester
2,954 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
The food was excellent, our waiter David was very attentive had a great knowledge of the menu and kindly gave us the recipe for the delicious starter we had
94% recommended
Best Food in Manchester/Greater Manchester
19 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
8,101 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
One of the best steaks I have ever had. All the food was superb and the service was great. Quite expensive but worth it. Quite noisy.
91% recommended
Steak in West End London
113 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,158 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Friendly staffs, Wonderful food, Lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended!
92% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in East London
63 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
6,639 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Great service fantastic staff backed up by the quality of the menus and food
90% recommended
Most Booked in London
38 people mentioned the Shepherd Pie

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
833 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Spicy
Yet again a spectacular meal, with fantastic and friendly service. Not inexpensive, but on the basis you get what you pay for, it's still massively underpriced for the whole experRead more
86% recommended
Indian in London
11 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
2,940 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
A family member recommended eating there and we thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, food and service. We will definitely be back and have recommended it to other family and friends.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Yorkshire
42 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,142 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Romance
We had an amazing day from start to finish, which was complemented by the very friendly and professional staff. We opted for the three course set menu, accompanied by three great wRead more
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in South West London
43 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,450 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Great food, service and menu choices! A delightful evening with an excellent wine suggestion from our server.
88% recommended
10 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
1,944 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food - loved the smoked eel starter. Had the set lunch which is excellent value. Lovely service and the restaurant was very accommodating to my other half who is pescatarianRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary European in London
17 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

NOPI

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
5,926 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
I’d recommend ordering 5 small dishes for a party of 2. We ended up over-ordering about 7 dishes and couldn’t finish. All fantastic!
93% recommended
Mediterranean in London
59 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters

NOPI - Downstairs, Sharing Tables

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
1,793 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Pre theatre dinner. Delicious, excellent service. Thank you
91% recommended
Mediterranean in London
13 people mentioned the Courgette Fritters

Ottolenghi Islington

££££·Mediterranean·
Angel
2,609 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent. Seen Otto Lenghi on the TV and liked the look of the dishes on the programmes I had seen. booked on the day. I was lucky to get the time I wished, as when I looked laterRead more
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in North London
11 people mentioned the Mezze

Ottolenghi Spitalfields

££££·Mediterranean·
Spitalfields
2,563 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
I really enjoyed my first meal there . The food was delicious. The staff were very good and dealt very well when a child was running round heading out the door . I would definitelyRead more
93% recommended
Mediterranean in London
23 people mentioned the Shakshuka

Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,144 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Such a lovely place to go for a special Occasion- as a couple or a group. Special food, accommodating staff, impeccable service!
93% recommended
British in West End London
83 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Portland Restaurant

££££·British·
Marylebone
918 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was absolutely amazing; it lived up to and exceeded our expectations. The service was equally amazing and although quite tight in terms of proximity to other tables, thisRead more
97% recommended
British in London
15 people mentioned the Croquettes

Rosso Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Manchester
3,448 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
I love eating here, it's always a treat and extra beautiful at Christmas.
91% recommended
Business Meals in Manchester/Greater Manchester
22 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

Roux at The Landau

££££·Modern European·
Oxford Circus
8,157 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Perfect room for either business or pleasure. Staff very friendly and generally the food is excellent. My foie gras was superb
92% recommended
Modern European in West End London
100 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
2,881 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Excellent as usual
99% recommended
Seafood in London
23 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

SMOKESTAK

££££·Barbecue·
Shoreditch
938 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Great good & price
88% recommended
Hot Spot in East London
37 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,524 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Excellent food fantastic interior design great service loved it!!!
93% recommended
Contemporary British in London
6 people mentioned the Veal Chop

StreetXO

££££·International·
Mayfair
2,022 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
The cocktails are amazing! We order the menu at night time and to be honest the last 3 dishes are nothing special if you are from Spain. But I have to say that till that point, theRead more
90% recommended
International in London
20 people mentioned the Dumplings

Tattu Manchester

££££·Chinese·
Manchester
3,327 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Fantastic meal for my daughters 18th. Food amazing, great service and lovely restaurant. It’s not cheap but it’s certainly somewhere we will return for special occasions.
88% recommended
Best Ambience in Manchester/Greater Manchester
31 people mentioned the Cherry Blossom

The Hind's Head - Bray

££££·British·
Bray
2,438 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Good food and excellent service. Would recommend it as long as you’re prepared to pay the somewhat inflated prices because of the ‘personality’ owner!
86% recommended
Best Food in Berkshire
88 people mentioned the Oxtail

The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

££££·British·
Cobham
3,599 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
Wonderful birthday lunch at the Cobham Ivy Brasserie with my husband and sister.Delicious food,and outstanding service from the staff.Will definitely be back.
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Surrey
14 people mentioned the Prawn Cocktail

The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,265 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing! Out of this world. Enough has been written about the quality of the food at this hallowed institution. What I would like to commend on is the wonderful staff at Ledbury, wRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in London
30 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Waters Restaurant at Resorts World

££££·European·
Birmingham
810 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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.
100% recommended
5 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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