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 SavoyDinner 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

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