OpenTable names 2019 top 100 restaurants in the UK based on diner reviews

  • CORE by Clare Smyth is crowned best restaurant by OpenTable diners for the second year
  • London restaurants dominate the Top 100 list with 77% of spots taken by restaurants in the capital
  • British cuisine comes out on top, making up 19% of this year’s restaurant list, followed by Modern European (12%)
  • The Top 100 list* is compiled from more than 1,080,000 verified OpenTable diner reviews from more than 8,500 restaurants the UK


LONDON, UK – 10th December 2019: OpenTable the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, marks another year of world class dining by releasing its annual list of the top 100 restaurants in the UK, based on more than one million reviews left by verified diners.

This year’s number one spot is taken by Notting Hill based CORE by Clare Smyth for the second year in a row. This multi-award-winning restaurant celebrates the finest British ingredients and produce, giving customers an exceptional and relaxed dining experience.

Following from last year, British food (19%) continues to dominate the top 100 above its main competitor, Modern European (12%), as diners look to enjoy tastes from closer to home.

When it comes to the crème-de-la-crème of UK dining, London holds nine out of ten spots in this year’s top 10, for the second year running, with Birmingham’s Gaijin Sushi making its way into eighth place. Although London represents 77% of the list this year, it sees a drop from 81% compared to 2018, as prestigious restaurants from Bristol, Manchester and Newcastle work their way onto the list.

CORE by Clare Smyth, Trinity and Scott’s Restaurant maintain their top 10 status from last year with new entries including Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Brawn and The Five Fields.

The OpenTable Top 10 Restaurants 2019, in rank order, are:

Restaurant Restaurant Cuisine Location
CORE by Clare Smyth British London
The Ledbury Contemporary European London
The Five Fields British London
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay Contemporary French London
Trinity European London
Scott’s Restaurant Seafood London
Evelyn’s Table Italian London
Gaijin Sushi Sushi Birmingham/West Midlands
Brawn European London
Mere European London

Adrian Valeriano, VP EMEA of OpenTable, comments: “Diner reviews are a fundamental part of OpenTable’s service, enabling customers to not only leave their thoughts on the food and experience but to help other diners find the right restaurant for them by giving honest and authentic feedback.

“This year’s reviews continue to demonstrate that London is the UK’s culinary capital, although that might not be the case for long, as burgeoning restaurants from the North and East of England make their debut in the top 100, highlighting the incredible selection of restaurants across the nation.” 

The complete Top 100 list can be viewed here and below.

List of the UK’s top 100 restaurants 2019 in alphabetical order: 

Restaurant Restaurant Cuisine Location
34 Mayfair Global, International London
Afternoon Tea at Corinthia London Afternoon Tea London
Afternoon Tea at Hotel Café Royal Afternoon Tea London
Afternoon Tea at Mad Dogs & Englishmen English Leigh-on-Sea
Alyn Williams at The Westbury Modern European London
Argyle House Restaurant Scottish Glasgow
BEAST Steak London
Blacklock City Steak London
Blacklock Shoreditch Steak London
Blacklock Soho Steak London
Brawn European London
Bright Wine Bar London
Cabotte French London
Cambio de Tercio Spanish London
Carters of Moseley British Birmingham
Cepages French London
Chez Bruce Modern European London
Ciullõsteria Italian London
Coal Office Mediterranean London
CORE by Clare Smyth British London
Countess of York-National Railway Museum Afternoon Tea York
Cubé Mayfair Japanese London
CUT at 45 Park Lane Steak London
Daphne’s Italian London
Delfino Restaurant Italian London
Dinings SW3 Japanese London
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal British London
Evelyn’s Table Italian London
Gaijin Sushi Sushi Birmingham/West Midlands
Ginza Onodera Japanese London
Good Earth – Wandsworth Common Chinese London
Goodman Canary Wharf Steakhouse London
Harwood Arms Gastro Pub London
Hawksmoor Manchester British Manchester
Il Portico Italian London
Jean-Georges At The Connaught Bistro London
Kala Bistro Manchester
Kutir Indian London
La Dame De Pic London French London
La Trompette Modern European London
Launceston Place Modern European London
Le Caprice London Modern European London
MAGGIES GRILL Creole / Cajun / Southern Aberdeen
Medlar Modern European London
Meraki Restaurant Greek London
Mere European London
Murano Contemporary European London
NAC (North Audley Cantine) French London
No. 97 Modern European Surbiton
Novikov – Asian Restaurant Asian London
Number 16 Restaurant Modern European Glasgow
Oka Chelsea Pan-Asian London
OPSO Greek London
Ormer Mayfair British London
Ox Club at Headrow House Grill Leeds
Paco Tapas Tapas / Small Plates Bristol
Palm Court at The Langham, London English London
Peace and Loaf Restaurant British Newcastle upon Tyne
Perilla Modern European London
Petrus French London
Pollen Street Social British London
Portland Restaurant British London
Primeur Contemporary European London
Ralph’s Coffee & Bar American London
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay Contemporary French London
Restaurant Story London British London
Röski British Liverpool
Rossella Italian London
ROVI Mediterranean London
Saltwater Fish Company Seafood Newcastle upon Tyne
San Pietro Ristorante Italiano Italian London
Scott’s Restaurant Seafood London
Smiths Restaurant Wapping Seafood London
SMOKESTAK Barbecue London
St. John British London
Stones Restaurant Matlock British Matlock
Tanakatsu Japanese London
Tendido Cero Spanish London
Texture Restaurant Modern European London
The Black Rat British Winchester
The Chefs Table British Chester
The Chequers Inn English Aylesbury
The Colony Grill Room Grill London
The Delaunay European London
The Five Fields British London
The Fox & Pheasant Gastro Pub London
The French Table Modern European Surbiton
The Glasshouse Modern European London
The Greenhouse French London
The Hind’s Head – Bray British Bray
The Ledbury Contemporary European London
The Oxford Blue Contemporary British Windsor
The Poet at Matfield British Matfield
The Quality Chop House British London
The Rosebery Afternoon Tea London
The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley English Beverley
The White Onion French London
Trinity European London
Wilson’s European Bristol
Wiltons British London