OpenTable names 2018 top 100 restaurants in the UK based on diner reviews

  • CORE by Clare Smyth is crowned best restaurant by OpenTable diners.
  • London restaurants dominate the top 100 list with 81% of spots taken by restaurants in the capital
  • British Cuisine comes out on top, making up 22% of this year’s restaurant list
  • Top 100 is compiled from more than 851,000 verified OpenTable diner reviews from across more than 6,500 restaurants the UK in the last 12 months


LONDON, UK – 5th December 2018: OpenTable the world’s leading online restaurant booking service, today marks another year of world class dining by releasing its annual list of the top 100 restaurants in the UK, based on reviews left by verified diners.

This year’s number one spot is taken by CORE by Clare Smyth, who was recently named the World’s Best Female Chef. This multi-award winning restaurant merges natural and sustainable dishes with a relaxed and informal setting creating the perfect fine dining experience.

Last year’s list saw European cuisine dominating the top 100, but it seems in the past twelve months British diners have been craving tastes and flavours found a little closer to home. Representing 22% of the list, British cuisine has outperformed its nearest competitor, Modern European, by more than double, as well as finding itself in pole position this year.

When it comes to the crème-de-la-crème of UK dining, London holds nine out of 10 spots in this year’s top 10.

CORE by Clare SmythTrinity, Launceston PlaceBEASTLa TrompetteAlyn Williams at The Westbury, The Oxford Blue and Medlar are all new entries to the top 10 for 2018.

The OpenTable Top 10 Restaurants 2018, in rank order, are:



Restaurant Cuisine Location
CORE by Clare Smyth British London
The Ledbury Contemporary European London
Trinity European London
Scott’s Restaurant Seafood London
Launceston Place Modern European London
BEAST Steak London
La Trompette Modern European London
Alyn Williams at The Westbury Modern European London
The Oxford Blue Contemporary British Windsor
Medlar Modern European London


Adrian Valeriano, Vice President, Europe, OpenTable, comments “Here at OpenTable, we consider diner reviews as a fundamental element of the service we offer to UK diners, ensuring customers can discover the right dining experience wherever they are in the UK.  As London continues to cement itself as the UK’s culinary capital, it’s also great to see outstanding restaurants from across the country including Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Hampshire all appearing on the list.”

The complete top 100 list may be viewed at

Alphabetical list of the UK’s top 100 restaurants 2018 (excluding the top 10):

Restaurant Restaurant Cuisine Location
34 Mayfair Global, International London
45 Jermyn St. British London
Afternoon tea at Hotel Café Royal Afternoon Tea London
Angler Seafood London
Blacklock Steak London
Blacklock City Steak London
Brawn European London
Cambio de Tercio Spanish London
Carters of Moseley British Birmingham/West Midlands
Cepages French London
Chez Bruce Modern European London
Chicama Peruvian London
Chisou Knightsbridge Japanese London
Ciullõsteria Italian London
Coal Office Mediterranean London
Countess of York-National Railway Museum Afternoon Tea Yorkshire
CUT at 45 Park Lane Steak London
Dan Moon at the Gainsborough Contemporary British Bath/Somerset
Daphne’s Italian London
Delamina East Mediterranean London
Enoteca Turi Italian London
Fera at Claridge’s Contemporary British London
Fischers Austrian London
Forage & Chatter Scottish Edinburgh/Midlothian
Galvin La Chapelle French London
Gauthier Soho French London
Good Earth – Wandsworth Common Chinese London
Goodman Canary Wharf Steakhouse London
Hakkasan Mayfair Chinese London
Harwood Arms Gastro Pub London
Hawksmoor Air Street Steak London
Hawksmoor Knightsbridge British London
Hélène Darroze at the Connaught French London
Hide Above British London
Hide Ground British London
Hispi Bistro Manchester/Greater Manchester
Il Portico Italian London
Indian Accent Indian London
Jamavar Indian London
Jean-Georges At The Connaught Bistro London
Kai Chinese London
Kaspar’s at The Savoy Seafood London
La Dame De Pic London French London
La Famiglia Italian London
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon French London
Le Caprice London Modern European London
Lupins British London
Mere European London
Milos Seafood London
Min Jiang Chinese London
NAC (North Audley Cantine) French London
Novikov – Asian Restaurant Asian London
Number 16 Restaurant Modern European Glasgow/Lanarkshire
Oka Chelsea Pan-Asian London
OPSO Greek London
Ormer Mayfair British London
Paco Tapas Tapas / Small Plates Bristol
Palm Court at The Langham, London English London
Peace and Loaf Restaurant British Newcastle and Northumberland
Petrus French London
Pidgin Modern European London
Pollen Street Social British London
Portland Restaurant British London
Primeur Contemporary European London
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay Contemporary French London
Roka Aldwych Japanese London
Roux at The Landau Modern European London
Salon British London
Smiths Restaurant Wapping Seafood London
som saa Thai London
St. John British London
Stones Restaurant Matlock British Derbyshire
Suvlaki Shoreditch Greek London
Tendido Cero Spanish London
The Black Rat British Hampshire
The Chefs Table British Cheshire
The Delaunay European London
The Glasshouse Modern European London
The Hind’s Head – Bray British Berkshire
The North Port Restaurant Scottish Perthshire/Stirlingshire
The Poet at Matfield British Kent
The Savoy, Thames Foyer Afternoon Tea London
The Three Oaks British Buckinghamshire
The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley English Yorkshire
The White Hart at Fyfield British Oxford/Oxfordshire
The White Onion French London
Vasco & Piero’s Pavilion Restaurant Italian London
Wild Mushroom British East Sussex
Wiltons British London
Zafferano Restaurant Italian London