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The 100 Best Restaurants In The UK

By Christian Rose-Day (18 Oct 12)
Tags: Uk's best,best restaurants,london restaurants,uk restaurants,top restaurants,mayfair restaurants,soho restaurants,michelin star,heston blumenthal,gordon ramsay,

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As if you needed another 59 reasons to love living in London. Here they are anyway. 50% of the Top 10 are in London. 30 of the Top 50 are in London. And of the Top 100, the majority are situated in London.

Last week the 5th National Restaurant Awards, courtesy of Restaurant Magazine, took place in London and one restaurant grabbed the ultimate prize of National Restaurant of the Year for the third year in a row: The Ledbury restaurant in Notting Hill (pictured above), with head chef Brett Graham at the helm.

150 of the restaurant industry's top chefs, restauranteurs, and food critics voted for the top 100 restaurants in the UK with special spot prizes being awarded for excellence in certain fields or expertise.

For example, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in Knightsbridge won the Best Hotel Restaurant award. Phil Howard of The Square restaurant in Mayfair won the Chefs' Chef of the Year. And Texture restaurant in Marylebone won Wine List Of The Year. To book at Texture, use the reservations calendar below.

Of the Top 100 restaurants in the UK, fifteen restaurants are in Mayfair and ten are in Soho. The Top 10 restaurants share 15 Michelin Stars between them and the only glaring omission is Alain Ducasse restaurant at The Dorchester in Mayfair which doesn't appear in this Top 100 restaurants even though it is one of only four restaurants in the UK with 3 Michelin Stars. Alain no mates!

The 2012 Top 100 National Restaurants of the Year

1 The Ledbury restaurant, Notting Hill

2 Pollen Street Social restaurant, Mayfair

3 The Hand & Flowers

4 Restaurant Sat Bains

5 The Fat Duck

6 The Sportsman

7 The Square restaurant, Mayfair

8 The Kitchin

9 Quo Vadis restaurant, Soho (highest new entry)

10 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Knightsbridge

11 L'Enclume

12 10 Greek Street restaurant, Soho

13 Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons

14 Zuma restaurant, Knightsbridge

15 Alyn Williams restaurant, Mayfair

16 The Waterside Inn

17 The Hardwick

18 Galvin La Chapelle restaurant, City of London

19 The Walnut Tree

20 Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

21 Roganic restaurant, Marylebone

22 St John restaurant, City of London

23 Bocca Di Lupo restaurant, Soho

24 Ondine Restaurant

25 L'Anima restaurant, City of London

26 Hibiscus restaurant, Mayfair

27 Zucca restaurant, Borough

28 Pizarro restaurant, Bermondsey

29 The Pig

30 Chez Bruce restaurant, Wandsworth

31 Dabbous restaurant, Fitzrovia

32 Brawn restaurant, Shoredtich

33 Texture restaurant, Marylebone

34 Castle Terrace

35 Koya restaurant, Soho

36 Paul Ainsworth at Number 6

37 The River Cafe restaurant, Hammersmith

38 Yauatcha restaurant, Soho

39 Medlar restaurant, Chelsea

40 The Elephant

41 Midsummer House

42 Restaurant Martin Wishart

43 Viajante restaurant, Bethnal Green

44 The Royal Oak Paley Street

45 Hawksmoor Seven Dials restaurant, West End

46 Arbutus restaurant, Soho

47 Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, Mayfair

48 Hakkasan restaurant, Mayfair

49 The Chilli Pickle

50 Upstairs at The Ten Bells restaurant, City of London

51 The Dock Kitchen restaurant, Portobello Docks

52 Hedone restaurant, Chiswick

53 The Seahorse Restaurant

54 St John Hotel restaurant, West End

55 Burger and Lobster restaurant, Mayfair

56 Corrigan's restaurant, Mayfair

57 Aumbry

58 Galvin at Windows restaurant, Mayfair

59 La Petite Maison

60 Restaurant Andrew Fairlie

61 Theo Randall at the Intercontinental restaurant, Mayfair

62 The Delaunay restaurant, West End

63 Le Gavroche restaurant, Mayfair

64 Tyddyn Llan

65 Bar Boulud restaurant, Knightsbridge

66 Casamia

67 Hix restaurant, Soho

68 Gidleigh Park

69 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea

70 The Latymer

71 The Wolesley restaurant, St James

72 The Star at Harome

73 Roka restaurant, Fitzrovia

74 Koffmann's restaurant, Knightsbridge

75 MeatLiquor restaurant, Marylebone

76 Galvin Bistrot De Luxe restaurant, Marylebone

77 Bistrot Bruno Loubet restaurant, City of London

78 The Seafood Restaurant

79 La Becasse

80 Barrafina restaurant, West End

81 Moro restaurant, Clerkenwell

82 CUT at 45 Park Lane restaurant, Mayfair

83 Umu restaurant, Mayfair

84 Alimentum

85 Shu

86 Pitt Cue restaurant, Soho

87 The Pass at South Lodge

88 Polpo restaurant, Soho

89 The Pipe & Glass Inn

90 Purnell's

91 The Potted Pig

92 Racine restaurant, Kensington

93 Helene Darrozze at The Connaught, Mayfair

94 The Three Chimneys

95 Brasserie Zedel restaurant, Soho

96 Goodman restaurant, Mayfair

97 Loves

98 Northcote Manor

99 Mourne Seafood

100 Fraiche

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