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
2,509 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Wonderful as always! Never disappoints. Second visit within two weeks, 2 different meals both, as beautiful and tasty as each other!
5 people mentioned the Frog Legs

2. The Black Rat

££££·British·
Winchester
1,155 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Short menu, really beautiful food, delightfully informal and excellent service. Big choice of wines with helpful and knowledgable sommelier. All round fab.
Best Overall in Hampshire
4 people mentioned the Lamb Heart

3. Number 16 Restaurant

££££·Modern European·
Glasgow
1,963 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
A very simple menu, but with the most intense flavours. Our party of five had a broad selection from the menu and no one had any complaints. Service was excellent and staff very Read more
Best Overall in Glasgow/Lanarkshire
7 people mentioned the Panna Cotta

4. Peace and Loaf Restaurant

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
1,763 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Another fabulous meal by the team
Best Overall in Newcastle and Northumberland
36 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

5. Forage & Chatter

££££·Scottish·
Edinburgh
1,267 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Local Ingredients
Good service. Michael really looked after us. Friends, who live down south, had not been for a while and had hoped for bread balls that used to be served. They felt menu was morRead more
Best Overall in Edinburgh/Midlothian
9 people mentioned the Beetroot Salad

6. Food for Friends

££££·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Brighton
3,346 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Special Occasions
We had a selection of starters to share - the bbq corn and cauliflower were fab. The girls loved the roasted roots salad. Definitely recommend the espresso martini instead of desseRead more
Best Overall in Brighton
18 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

7. Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
983 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Inventive and flavoursome dishes - set tasting menu but if you like food you will enjoy as we did.
Fit for Foodies in East London
5 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

8. Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,614 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Amazing food, so imaginative and perfect service. Pricey, but I knew that when I booked.
European in London
196 people mentioned the Monica

9. 21

££££·British·
Newcastle upon Tyne
3,866 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Excellent food, good service, a little pricey but worth it for special occasions.
Best Food in Newcastle and Northumberland
21 people mentioned the Crab Lasagne
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10. Albert's Shed

££££·British·
Manchester
4,179 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
3,620 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Nice restaurant.pleasant atmosphere.good food.would recommend
Scottish in Edinburgh/Midlothian
130 people mentioned the Haggis

Aquavit London

££££·Nordic·
St. James's
1,019 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
This is a lovely space to eat in. Simple decor, lots of wood, high ceilings and big windows on a quiet street. The menu leans towards fish, but there are other option. For example,Read more
Fit for Foodies in London
10 people mentioned the Swedish Meatballs

Benares

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
5,728 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Pre theatre meal. Gorgeous food, excellent services. Served in time to get to theatre without feeling rushed. Highly recommend
Indian in West End London
86 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab
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Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
3,293 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Lovely service and staff, would definitely recommend, the cocktails for £5 are an absolute treat and great value for London standards. Great value and good quality.
Steak in London
20 people mentioned the White Chocolate Cheesecake

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
7,606 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
Excellent service and mind blowing food. Will definitely return.
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
7,490 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Romance
Lovey dinner with parents as delayed birthday celebration. Our request for a window table was accommodated, delicious food and the team kindly brought out cakes and candles for thRead more
Business Meals in London
117 people mentioned the Marshmallows

Gaucho - Birmingham

££££·Steak·
Birmingham
2,212 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
The steak was the best I’ve ever had, it’s definitely worth the money, it’s not cheap but the quality is there and you pay for what you get, good wine great service I loved it
Notable Wine List in Birmingham/West Midlands
3 people mentioned the Lomo
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Gauthier Soho

££££·French·
Soho
3,720 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
First trip back to Gauthier since the pandemic, and the all vegan menu did not disappoint! Excellent flavours and textures, especially when working with pumpkin. Superb Autumn seasRead more
French in London
120 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Hawksmoor Air Street

££££·Steakhouse·
Piccadilly
8,575 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food and drinks!!! Atmosphere was extremely loud.
Steakhouse in London
86 people mentioned the Potted Beef

Hawksmoor Borough

££££·Steakhouse·
London Bridge
3,415 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Unbelievable scenes. Amazing steak. Great service. Stunning fiancé, would do her again
Steakhouse in London
10 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Manchester

££££·Steakhouse·
Manchester
4,776 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Best restaurant in Manchester. They made such a fuss for my boyfriend’s birthday, with every single staff member wishing him a happy birthday. Just a wonderful experience, epic fooRead more
Best Food in Manchester/Greater Manchester
19 people mentioned the Rump Steak

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steakhouse·
Covent Garden
9,624 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Food was very good and our server Tika was fantastic.
Steakhouse in London
113 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·British·
Shoreditch
5,790 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Got the set menu, and was really impressed with the quantity and quality of food! The service was fantastic, and I would definitely love to come back here.
Best Overall in East London
63 people mentioned the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
9,802 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
The food was great, service was fast and the staff were really nice. Great atmosphere as well. I would definitely go back there, highly recommended!
Most Booked in London
38 people mentioned the Shepherd Pie

Jamavar

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
902 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
Met the owner, what a delightful gentleman. Great place
Indian in West End London
11 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Kendell's Bistro

££££·French·
Leeds
2,981 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Delicious food, friendly and knowledgable staff and just a great place to eat.
Best Ambience in Yorkshire
42 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Marcus

££££·British·
Knightsbridge
2,141 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
We visited on the occasion of our 30th anniversary. We have visited several times before and this time did not disappoint. The food, as always, was amazing, but it is the staff whRead more
Notable Wine List in London
43 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Margot Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Covent Garden
1,873 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Stunning food, beautiful restaurant, great service, a special but unpretentious experience. We are 100% going back.
Italian in West End London
10 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,103 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
1,240 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
Well on its way to that second Michelin star.
British in London
15 people mentioned the Croquettes

Rosso Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Manchester
3,912 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Group Bookings
Love this place. First time and won’t be the last.
Notable Wine List in Manchester/Greater Manchester
22 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

££££·Seafood·
Wapping
4,228 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
From being greeted at the door to leaving with a taxi ordered for us we felt as if we mattered and we’re welcome, service was excellent and nothing too much trouble and very importRead more
Seafood in London
23 people mentioned the Tempura Prawn

The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

££££·British·
Cobham
6,374 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
Food was delicious. Lovely atmosphere. Lovely decor Staff were fab
British in Surrey
14 people mentioned the Prawn Cocktail

The Ledbury

££££·Contemporary European·
Notting Hill
2,319 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