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OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 50 Fit for Foodies Restaurants

The Dairy Bar and Bistro in Clapham wins top pick for foodies

OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to announce the 2014 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 50 ‘Fit for Foodies’ Restaurants in the UK. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 325,000 reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 4,000 restaurants across the UK.

The Dairy Bar and Bistro is the top ranked restaurant from OpenTable diners. The modern British bistro lead by chef Robin Gill received their award at Restaurant Magazine’s National Restaurant Awards ceremony on 30th June in the newly created “Diners’ Choice” category sponsored by OpenTable.

The top 10 honourees, in alphabetical order, include:

The Ambrette at Margate, Kent
The Artichoke, Amersham
The Clove Club, Shoreditch, London
The Dairy Bar & Bistro, Clapham, London
The Fat Duck, Bray, Berkshire
The French Table, Surbiton, London
Hedone, Chiswick, London
Ottolenghi, Angel, London
The Plough at Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire
Rabot 1745, London Bridge, London

“OpenTable diners are informed, adventurous and, above all, appreciative of unique dining experiences,” said Lucy Taylor, head of restaurant relations, OpenTable UK. “These winning restaurants put the wow factor in everything they serve, taking culinary creativity to another level and delighting OpenTable diners every step of the way.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top Fit for Foodies Restaurants are generated from more than 325,000 reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2013 and April 30 2014.   All restaurants with a minimum overall score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “fit for foodies” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 50 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in the UK according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.co.uk/m/best-restaurants-for-foodies/.

2014 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 50 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in the UK

63 Degrees, Manchester
Alyn Williams at The Westbury, Oxford Circus, London
The Ambrette at Margate, Kent
Angels with Bagpipes, Edinburgh
The Artichoke, Amersham
Blackfriars Restaurant, Newcastle upon Tyne
Café 21, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cafe Spice Namaste, Tower Hill, London
Charlotte’s Place, Ealing, London
Chez Bruce, Wandsworth, London
The Clove Club, Shoreditch, London
Coppi, Belfast
The Dairy Bar & Bistro, Clapham, London
Deeson’s British Restaurant, Canterbury
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Knightsbridge, London
The Fat Duck, Bray, Berkshire
Food for Friends, Brighton
The French Table, Surbiton, London
Gamba, Glasgow
Gauthier Soho, Soho, London
The Glasshouse, Kew, London
The Greenhouse, Mayfair, London
Hedone, Chiswick, London
The Hinds Head – Bray, Bray, Berkshire
HKK, Liverpool Street, London
Kendell’s Bistro, Leeds
La Trompette, Chiswick, London
Launceston Place, Kensington, London
The Ledbury, Notting Hill, London
L’Ortolan, Reading
Medlar, Chelsea, London
Murano, Piccadilly, London
Muse, Yarm
NOPI, Soho, London
Ottolenghi, Angel, London
Outlaw’s at The Capital, Knightsbridge, London
Pizarro, Bermondsey, London
The Plough at Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire
Pollen Street Social, Mayfair, London
Rabot 1745, London Bridge, London
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea, London
River Cottage – Plymouth, Plymouth
Roux at The Landau, Oxford Circus, London
Seven Park Place by William Drabble, St James’s, London
Stovell’s, Surrey
The Square, Mayfair, London
Texture Restaurant, Marble Arch, London
Trinity, Clapham, London
Wright Brothers Borough, London Bridge, London
Zucca, Bermondsey, London

About OpenTable Reviews
The OpenTable reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions.  Diners who recently honoured an OpenTable reservation are invited via email to submit restaurant feedback using an online form. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of restaurants  across the UK.  The OpenTable reviews program has generated more than 2.5 million UK restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.

About OpenTable
OpenTable is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 15 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 31,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company’s website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet’s most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 620 million diners around the world.  The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the UK. More information is available on http://www.opentable.com.

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