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  1. OpenTable names top 100 best restaurants 2015 in the UK based on diner reviews

     

    • British cuisine reigns; one quarter of the list is made up of restaurants serving British cuisine
    • London restaurants dominate top 100 list with all top 10 spots taken by restaurants in the capital
    • The Ledbury is named best restaurant by diners, with a Contemporary European menu
    • Top 100 compiled from more than 480,000 verified OpenTable diner reviews from across more than 4,500 restaurants the UK in the last 12 months

     

    LONDON, UK – 3 December 2015: OpenTable, the world’s leading online restaurant booking service, today marks a year of world class dining by releasing its annual list of top 100 best restaurants in the UK, based on reviews left by verified diners.

    Taking the number one spot this year is London’s award winning The Ledbury, where celebrated Head Chef Brett Graham pairs innovative cooking with fine wines in a smart, modern setting.

    British, European and French cuisine dominate the top 100. Over a quarter (26) of the featured restaurants serve British cuisine, followed 18 European and 13 French. The only vegetarian/vegan restaurant to make the top 100 list is Brighton’s Food for Friends.

    Foodie capital London continues to dominate the UK’s culinary landscape, with all of the top 10 restaurants found in the city. The top 10 list features established London favourites such as The Savoy, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and last year’s winner, Restaurant Story.

    The OpenTable Top 10 Best Restaurants 2015, in rank order, are:

    Rank Restaurant Restaurant Cuisine Restaurant Metro
    1 The Ledbury Contemporary European London
    2 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay Contemporary French London
    3 Restaurant Story London British London
    4 Typing Room Modern European London
    5 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal British London
    6 Clos Maggiore French London
    7 The Greenhouse French London
    8 Fera at Claridge’s Contemporary British London
    9 The French Table Modern European London
    10 The Savoy, Thames Foyer Afternoon Tea London

     

    Mike Xenakis, Managing Director of OpenTable International, comments “The restaurant reviews left by diners are of the upmost importance, giving helpful opinions and advice to other OpenTable users, ensuring they discover the right dining experience every time. As this year’s results show, London continues to reign as the foodie capital but we are excited to see restaurants from across the UK, including Manchester, Newcastle, Brighton and Canterbury, also included in the list. We are extremely pleased to highlight these standout restaurants and give them, and their hard working chefs and staff, some well-deserved recognition.”

    The top 100 best restaurants 2015 list is generated from more than 480,000 reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners in the past year.

    All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants are sorted according to an overall score which takes into account a number of criteria including each restaurant’s average rating, along with that restaurant’s rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area and the average number of restaurants reviewed by diners who reviewed that restaurant.

    The complete top 100 list may be viewed at http://www.opentable.co.uk/m/best-restaurants-in-united-kingdom/.

    Alphabetical list of the UK’s top 100 best restaurants 2015:

    Restaurant Restaurant Cuisine Restaurant Metro
    21 British Newcastle
    Afternoon tea at Hotel Café Royal Afternoon Tea London
    Albert’s Shed British Manchester
    Alyn Williams at The Westbury Contemporary French London
    Anderson’s Bar & Grill English Birmingham
    Angler Seafood London
    Antico Italian London
    Benares Indian London
    Berners Tavern British London
    Blackfriars Restaurant British Newcastle
    Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack Seafood London
    Chez Bruce Modern European London
    City Social – Restaurant Contemporary European London
    Clos Maggiore French London
    Club Gascon French London
    Comedor Grill and Bar Steak London
    Coya London Peruvian London
    Dinner by Heston Blumenthal British London
    Duke’s Brew & Que American London
    EDWINS British London
    Fera at Claridge’s Contemporary British London
    Food for Friends Vegetarian / Vegan Brighton
    Fortnum & Mason Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon British London
    Galvin at Windows French London
    Galvin La Chapelle French London
    Gauthier Soho French London
    Goodman Steak London
    Goodman Canary Wharf Steakhouse London
    Goodman City Steak London
    Hakkasan Hanway Place Chinese London
    Hakkasan Mayfair Chinese London
    Harwood Arms Gastro Pub London
    Hawksmoor Air Street Steak London
    Hawksmoor Knightsbridge British London
    Hawksmoor Manchester British Manchester
    Hawksmoor Seven Dials Steak London
    Hawksmoor Spitalfields Steak London
    Hibiscus – London French London
    HKK – Hakkasan Chinese London
    Iberica Farringdon Spanish London
    Joanna’s Modern European London
    Kaspar’s at The Savoy Seafood London
    Kendell’s Bistro French Leeds
    Koffmann’s French London
    La Trompette Modern European London
    Little Social French London
    L’Ortolan Contemporary French Shinfield
    Marcus European London
    Medlar Modern European London
    Min Jiang Chinese London
    Murano Contemporary European London
    NOPI Mediterranean London
    Novikov – Asian Restaurant Asian London
    Orrery French London
    Ottolenghi Mediterranean London
    Peckham Bazaar Greek London
    Petrus French London
    Pollen Street Social British London
    Portland Restaurant British London
    Prime Steak & Grill – St Albans Steakhouse St. Albans
    Restaurant Gordon Ramsay Contemporary French London
    Restaurant Story London British London
    Roux at The Landau Modern European London
    Sixtyone Modern European London
    Smiths Restaurant Wapping Seafood London
    Social Eating House Contemporary European London
    Spring Restaurant Contemporary British London
    Texture Restaurant Modern European London
    The 10 Cases – Bistrot à Vin European London
    The Ambrette at Canterbury Contemporary Indian Canterbury
    The Ambrette at Margate Contemporary Indian Margate
    The Art School Restaurant Contemporary European Liverpool
    The Broad Chare British Newcastle
    The Butchershop Bar & Grill Steakhouse Glasgow
    The Chefs Table British Chester
    The Chesil Rectory British Winchester
    The Daffodil British Cheltenham
    The Delaunay European London
    The French Table Modern European London
    The Gardeners Cottage British Edinburgh
    The Glasshouse Modern European London
    The Greenhouse French London
    The Hinds Head – Bray English Bray
    The Inn at Welland British Malvern
    The Jones Family Project Contemporary European London
    The Ledbury Contemporary European London
    The Muddy Duck – Hethe British Bicester
    The Northall, Corinthia Hotel London British London
    The Quality Chop House British London
    The Savoy, Thames Foyer Afternoon Tea London
    The Savoy Grill British London
    The Sisters Kelvingrove Scottish Glasgow
    The Summerhouse English London
    The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley English Beverley
    THOMPSON@Darcy’s Contemporary European St. Albans
    Ting Restaurant, Shangri-La At The Shard Modern European London
    Typing Room Modern European London
    Upstairs at the Grill Steak Chester
    Wiltons British London
    Wright Brothers Borough Seafood London

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    emma@housepr.com / 020 7291 3030

    abbie@housepr.com / 020 7291 3041

     

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    About OpenTable:

    OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 17 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 33,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company’s website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet’s most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 940 million diners around the world.  OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Ireland and the UK.

    OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, and other service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliates.

     

  2. OpenTable app for Apple Watch now available

    OpenTable’s Apple Watch app experience provides restaurant reservation and navigation details

     

    London, 27 April 2015…OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), has today released its app experience for Apple Watch.

    “We’re excited to be one of the first apps available for Apple Watch and eager to continue to build upon this foundation,” said Jocelyn Mangan, Senior Vice President of Product Management at OpenTable. “Our Apple Watch app is a natural extension of our popular iPhone app and it offers an innovative and convenient way for diners to engage with OpenTable while they’re on the go.”

    At a glance, the OpenTable app for Apple Watch reminds diners of their upcoming reservation, shows them how to get there and keeps them on time with an elegant countdown interface.

    Diners can get OpenTable for Apple Watch on the App Store or in the Apple Watch App on iPhone. Find out more information on the OpenTable Blog.

    OpenTable on Apple Watch

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     For more information or to talk to an OpenTable spokesperson please contact:

    abbie@housepr.com / 020 7291 3041

    emma@housepr.com / 020 7291 3030

    www.opentable.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/OpenTableUK

    www.twitter.com/OpenTableUK

    About OpenTable

    OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 16 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 32,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company’s website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet’s most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 760 million diners around the world.  The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.

     

    OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, and other service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliates.

     

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  3. WIN a year of culinary adventure in the capital, courtesy of OpenTable

    The UK’s leading online restaurant booking service is celebrating the launch of its new ad campaign by offering the chance to win a meal out in London every week for a year

     OpenTable has just released its first ever TV advertising campaign, ‘being choosy just got easy’ and is celebrating by offering one foodie the ultimate prize: a dinner for two in London every week for a year – that’s 52 meals in restaurants of the winner’s choice across the capital. With thousands of restaurants on OpenTable, the winner could be dining at an iconic rooftop restaurant one week and a quirky new underground venuethe next. By the end of the year the winner will be an expert on dining in the capital!

    To be in with a chance to win, diners just need to download the free OpenTable app, make a booking and dine before 14th September 2014. Diners who already have the app can skip a step and simply book on the app and dine before 14th September 2014.

    The new TV advertising campaign demonstrates the ease of using the OpenTable app to discover, research and instantly make a confirmed restaurant booking, with the strapline, “being choosy just got easy”. The three different executions reveal the simplicity of making an online booking by focusing on the app’s features in different settings.  The first spot shows a booking being made at a pub for a restaurant nearby, the second reveals a booking being made during a dull meeting and the third shows a couple planning a quality meal out together. If you haven’t seen the ads, check them out on OpenTable’s YouTube channel

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    OpenTable Sweepstakes

  4. OpenTable has more than 600 global partners

    Did you know? OpenTable  powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet’s most popular global and local brands. Interested in becoming an affiliate partner? Explore here for more details.