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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:

RestaurantRestaurant CuisineLocation
CORE by Clare SmythBritishLondon
The LedburyContemporary EuropeanLondon
The Five FieldsBritishLondon
Restaurant Gordon RamsayContemporary FrenchLondon
Scott’s RestaurantSeafoodLondon
Evelyn’s TableItalianLondon
Gaijin SushiSushiBirmingham/West Midlands

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: 

RestaurantRestaurant CuisineLocation
34 MayfairGlobal, InternationalLondon
Afternoon Tea at Corinthia LondonAfternoon TeaLondon 
Afternoon Tea at Hotel Café RoyalAfternoon TeaLondon
Afternoon Tea at Mad Dogs & EnglishmenEnglishLeigh-on-Sea
Alyn Williams at The WestburyModern EuropeanLondon
Argyle House RestaurantScottishGlasgow
Blacklock CitySteakLondon
Blacklock ShoreditchSteakLondon
Blacklock SohoSteakLondon
BrightWine BarLondon
Cambio de TercioSpanishLondon
Carters of MoseleyBritishBirmingham
Chez BruceModern EuropeanLondon
Coal OfficeMediterraneanLondon
CORE by Clare SmythBritishLondon
Countess of York-National Railway MuseumAfternoon TeaYork 
Cubé MayfairJapaneseLondon
CUT at 45 Park LaneSteakLondon
Delfino RestaurantItalianLondon
Dinings SW3JapaneseLondon
Dinner by Heston BlumenthalBritishLondon
Evelyn’s TableItalianLondon
Gaijin SushiSushiBirmingham/West Midlands
Ginza OnoderaJapaneseLondon
Good Earth – Wandsworth CommonChineseLondon
Goodman Canary WharfSteakhouseLondon
Harwood ArmsGastro PubLondon
Hawksmoor ManchesterBritishManchester
Il PorticoItalianLondon
Jean-Georges At The ConnaughtBistroLondon
La Dame De Pic LondonFrenchLondon
La TrompetteModern EuropeanLondon
Launceston PlaceModern EuropeanLondon
Le Caprice LondonModern EuropeanLondon
MAGGIES GRILLCreole / Cajun / SouthernAberdeen
MedlarModern EuropeanLondon
Meraki RestaurantGreekLondon
MuranoContemporary EuropeanLondon
NAC (North Audley Cantine)FrenchLondon
No. 97Modern EuropeanSurbiton
Novikov – Asian RestaurantAsianLondon
Number 16 RestaurantModern EuropeanGlasgow
Oka ChelseaPan-AsianLondon
Ormer MayfairBritishLondon
Ox Club at Headrow HouseGrillLeeds
Paco TapasTapas / Small PlatesBristol
Palm Court at The Langham, LondonEnglishLondon
Peace and Loaf RestaurantBritishNewcastle upon Tyne
PerillaModern EuropeanLondon
Pollen Street SocialBritishLondon
Portland RestaurantBritishLondon
PrimeurContemporary EuropeanLondon
Ralph’s Coffee & BarAmericanLondon
Restaurant Gordon RamsayContemporary FrenchLondon
Restaurant Story LondonBritishLondon
Saltwater Fish CompanySeafoodNewcastle upon Tyne
San Pietro Ristorante ItalianoItalianLondon
Scott’s RestaurantSeafoodLondon
Smiths Restaurant WappingSeafoodLondon
St. JohnBritishLondon
Stones Restaurant MatlockBritishMatlock
Tendido CeroSpanishLondon
Texture RestaurantModern EuropeanLondon
The Black RatBritishWinchester
The Chefs TableBritishChester
The Chequers InnEnglishAylesbury
The Colony Grill RoomGrillLondon
The DelaunayEuropeanLondon
The Five FieldsBritishLondon
The Fox & PheasantGastro PubLondon
The French TableModern EuropeanSurbiton
The GlasshouseModern EuropeanLondon
The GreenhouseFrenchLondon
The Hind’s Head – BrayBritishBray
The LedburyContemporary EuropeanLondon
The Oxford BlueContemporary BritishWindsor
The Poet at MatfieldBritishMatfield
The Quality Chop HouseBritishLondon
The RoseberyAfternoon TeaLondon
The Westwood Restaurant, BeverleyEnglishBeverley
The White OnionFrenchLondon