Restaurant Magazine has revealed its annual list of the 100 Best Restaurants in the UK as part of its National Restaurant Awards, with London's Kiln, a 50-cover joint in Soho, which serves regional Thai cuisine, rising nine places to take the top spot this year.
Kiln swaps places with Kent's The Sporstman, last year's number one, London's Sabor is second, third and fourth is A.Wong and Core by Clare Smythrespectively, also both in London, while fifth this year is Simon Rogan's L'Enclume.
London dominates, with over half of the restaurants found in the capital (here's a list of the 100 best restaurants outside the capital from SquareMeal). The Best chef Award went to Sabor's Nieves Barragan, One to Watch to Cornerstone in London and the Lifetime Achievement Award to Raymond Blanc.
The list is based on the views of 150 chefs, restaurateurs and food writers.
See the full list below.
1. Kiln, London 2. Sabor, London 3. A Wong, London 4. Core by Clare Smyth, London 5. L'Enclume, Cumbria 6. Moor Hall, Lancashire 7. Lyle's, London 8. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham 9. The Sportsman, Kent 10. Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall 11. Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London 12. The Coach, Marlow 13. Coombeshead Farm, Cornwall 14. Brat, London 15. Padella, London 16. The Quality Chop House, London 17. The Ledbury, London 18. Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire 19. Wreckfish, Liverpool 20. The Black Swan at Oldstead 21. The River Café, London 22. Indian Accent, London 23. Paul Ainsworth at No 6, Padstow 24. El Pastor, London 25. Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons, Oxford 26. Ondine, Edinburgh 27. Casamia, Bristol 28. Ynyshir, Powys 29. Som Saa, London 30. House of Tides, Newcastle 31. The Clove Club, Shoreditch 32. The Fat Duck, Bray 33. Chez Bruce, London 34. Elystan Street, London 35. The Crown at Burchetts Green, Maidenhead 36. Trinity, London 37. The Little Fish Market, Hove 38. The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny 39. Quo Vadis, London 40. The Seahorse, Dartmouth 41. Barrafina, London (Covent Garden) 42. Lorne, London 43. The Waterside Inn, Bray 44. Brawn, London 45. The Raby Hunt, Darlington 46. Hispi, Didsbury 47. Hoppers, London 48. Midsummer House, Cambridge 49. Noble Rot, London 50. Gymkhana, London 51. Nuala, London 52. Hedone, London 53. Alchemilla, Nottingham 54. Kricket, London 55. Pollen St Social, London 56. Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo 57. Root, Bristol 58. St John Bread & Wine, London 59. The Star Inn Harome, Yorkshire 60. Farang, London 61. Holborn Dining Room, London 62. The Hand & Flowers, Marlow 63. Wilson's, Bristol 64. 40 Maltby Street, London 65. Black Axe Mangal, London 66. Carter’s of Moseley, Birmingham 67. The Palomar, London 68. Smoking Goat, London 69. The Beehive, Berkshire 70. The Hardwick, Abergavenny 71. Timberyard, Edinburgh 72. Xu, London 73. The Dairy, London 74. Le Gavroche, London 75. Paco Tapas, Bristol 76. The Parkers Arms, Clitheroe 77. Rambla, London 78. Wine & Brine, County Armagh 79. Frog by Adam Handling, London 80. Where The Light Gets In, Stockport 81. Bonhams, London 82. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Edinburgh 83. Fraiche, Oxton 84. Restaurant Story, London 85. Sardine, London 86. The Ritz, London 87. Kitchen Table, London 88. Inver, Argyll & Bute 89. Lima, London 90. The Fordwich Arms, Canterbury 91. Frenchie, London 92. The Elephant, Torquay 93. Barbary, London 94. Neo Bistro, London 95. Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh 96. Morston Hall Hotel, Norfolk 97. Northcote Manor, Langho 98. Westerns Laundry, London 99. Perilla, London 100. Ikoyi, London
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