OpenTable names 2016 top 100 restaurants in the UK based on diner reviews

  • British cuisine voted best as it makes up over one quarter of the restaurant list
  • London restaurants dominate top 100 list with 90% of spots taken by restaurants in the capital
  • The Ledbury is named best restaurant by diners for second year in a row
  • Top 100 compiled from more than 465,000 verified OpenTable diner reviews from across more than 5,600 restaurants the UK in the last 12 months

LONDON, UK – 15 December 2016: OpenTable, the world’s leading online restaurant booking service, today marks another year of world class dining by releasing its annual list of top 100 restaurants in the UK, based on reviews left by verified diners.

Retaining the number one spot this year is London’s award winning The Ledbury, where acclaimed Head Chef Brett Graham pairs inventive cooking with fine wines in an elegant, contemporary setting.

British, European and French cuisine continue to dominate the top 100. Over a quarter (29%) of the featured restaurants serve British cuisine, followed by 16 European and 14 French.

Foodie capital London upholds its position as the home of the UK’s top culinary pioneers, with 9 in 10 of the top restaurants found in the city. The top 10 list also features established London favourites such as Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Typing Room and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

The OpenTable Top 10 Restaurants 2016, in rank order, are:

Rank Restaurant Restaurant Metro Restaurant Cuisine
1 The Ledbury London Contemporary European
2 The Five Fields London British
3 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal London British
4 Chez Bruce London Modern European
5 The Art School Restaurant Liverpool Contemporary European
6 The French Table London Modern European
7 Typing Room London Modern European
8 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay London Contemporary French
9 Fera at Claridge’s London Contemporary British
10 Clos Maggiore London French


Adrian Valeriano, Vice President, Europe, OpenTable, comments “OpenTable diner reviews have always been, and will continue to be, one of our key pillars for ensuring customers discover the right dining experience for their needs. Once again, London lives up to its reputation as the foodie capital and we continue to see stellar restaurants from regions across the nation such as Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and Edinburgh appearing on the list. We’re always so pleased to highlight the exceptional efforts of these restaurants chefs and staff, and provide them with some well-deserved recognition.”

The top 100 best restaurants 2016 list is generated from more than 465,000 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

Alphabetical list of the UK’s top 100 restaurants 2016 (excluding the top 10):

Restaurant Restaurant Metro Restaurant Cuisine
21 Newcastle British
Albert’s Shed Manchester British
Alyn Williams at The Westbury London Contemporary French
Andersons Boat of Garten Scottish
Blacklock London Steak
Bouchon Bistrot Hexham French
Brawn London European
City Social – Restaurant London Contemporary European
Clipstone London International
Deeson’s British Restaurant Canterbury British
El Gato Negro Tapas Manchester Spanish
Evelyn’s Cafe Bar Manchester Global, International
Fanny Trollopes Glasgow Seafood
Fortnum & Mason Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon London British
Galvin at Windows London French
Gauthier Soho London French
Goodman London Steak
Goodman Canary Wharf London Steakhouse
Goodman City London Steak
Hakkasan Hanway Place London Chinese
Hakkasan Mayfair London Chinese
Hawksmoor Air Street London Steak
Hawksmoor Manchester Manchester British
Hawksmoor Seven Dials London Steak
Hawksmoor Spitalfields London Steak
Hedone London French
Hélène Darroze at the Connaught London French
Hinnies Whitley Bay British
HKK London Chinese
Kaspar’s at The Savoy London Seafood
Kendell’s Bistro Leeds French
La Famiglia London Italian
La Trompette London Modern European
LOBOS Meat & Tapas London Spanish
L’Ortolan Shinfield Contemporary French
MAGGIES GRILL Aberdeen Creole / Cajun / Southern
Marcus London British
Mari Vanna London Russian
Medlar London Modern European
Milos London Seafood
Muse Yarm British
New Chapter Edinburgh Scottish
NOPI London Mediterranean
NOPI – Downstairs London Mediterranean
Novikov – Asian Restaurant London Asian
Number 16 Restaurant Glasgow Modern European
Orchid Restaurant at the Studley Hotel Harrogate Asian
Orrery London French
Ottolenghi Islington London Mediterranean
Palm Court at The Langham, London London English
Peace and Loaf Restaurant Newcastle British
Petrus London French
Pidgin London Modern European
Pollen Street Social London British
Portland Restaurant London British
Prime Steak & Grill – Chandlers Cross Chandler’s Cross Steakhouse
Prime Steak & Grill – St Albans St. Albans Steakhouse
Restaurant Story London London British
Ricci’s Place Halifax Mediterranean
Roux at Parliament Square London Contemporary European
Roux at The Landau London Modern European
Smiths Restaurant Wapping London Seafood
Spring Restaurant London Contemporary British
Stovell’s Chobham Contemporary European
Tattu Restaurant & Bar Manchester Chinese
Texture Restaurant London Modern European
The Artichoke Amersham Modern European
The Butchershop Bar & Grill Glasgow Steakhouse
The Cat’s Pyjamas Headingley Indian
The Chefs Table Chester British
The Cherry Tree Bolton British
The Chesil Rectory Winchester British
The Dairy Bar & Bistro London British
The Freemasons at Wiswell Clitheroe British
The Greedy Goose Plymouth British
The Greenhouse London French
The Inn at Welland Malvern British
The Savoy, Thames Foyer London Afternoon Tea
The Sisters Kelvingrove Glasgow Scottish
The Three Oaks Gerrards Cross British
The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley Beverley English
The Wild Rabbit Chipping Norton French
Trinity London European
Twist London Tapas / Small Plates
Upstairs at the Grill Chester Steak
Waters Restaurant at Resorts World Birmingham European
Wild Mushroom Westfield British
Wiltons London British
Wright Brothers Borough London Seafood
Zelman Meats London Meat