OpenTable reveals the country’s annual Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants

Birmingham-based Carters of Moseley takes number one spot amongst other leading regional restaurants in coveted top ten

11th June 2019: OpenTable, the world’s leading restaurant booking service, has today announced its 2019 Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants in the UK. The annual list showcases the top 50 restaurants across the UK in the Fit for Foodies review category, reflected by more than 851,000 reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners at over 7,600 restaurants.

2019 is shaping up to be a great year for restaurants outside of the capital as the top ten list is solely made up of regional eateries from all corners of the country. Birmingham’s Carters of Moseley which focuses on seasonal, ingredient-led cooking has taken the top spot, with Chester’s The Chef’s Table coming in at second place, closely followed by Liverpool’s Röski.

Looking across the rest of the list specifically at the London restaurant scene,  the recently opened hot spot Coal Office, a creative collaboration between British designer Tom Dixon and renowned Chef Assaf Granit, was featured for the first time since opening in September 2018. Some perennial favourites remained on the list including Hawksmoor, Frog by Adam Handling, and Ottolenghi.

The Top 10 Fit for Foodies honourees, in order are:

1Carters of Mosley, Birmingham

2. The Chef’s Table, Cheshire

3. Röski, Liverpool

4. Wilson’s, Bristol

5. Peace and Loaf Restaurant, Newcastle

6. Wreckfish, Liverpool

7. Paco Tapas, Bristol

8. Number 16 Restaurant, Glasgow

9. Hispi, Manchester

10. The Black Rat, Hampshire

Adrian Valeriano, Vice President, Europe, OpenTable, comments “Verified diner reviews are incredibly important to us at OpenTable. Not only are these reviews a trusted source for diners to turn to when looking for their next great dining occasion, they are a way for diners to share their personal experiences of the restaurant. We’re extremely excited to share this Fit for Foodies list based on verified reviews and to see the list become even more representative of the whole of the UK foodie scene as we see more ambitious restaurants open outside of London.”

The following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, show the remaining 40 establishments completing the Top 50 Fit for Foodies in the UK according to OpenTable diners. The list may also be viewed at:

2019 Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants in the UK (in alphabetical order):

Angels with Bagpipes, Edinburgh

Brawn, London

Chapter One, Kent

Coal Office, London

CORE by Clare Smyth, London

Farmacy, London

Forage & Chatter, Edinburgh/Midlothian

Frog by Adam Handling, London

Gauthier Soho, London

Harwood Arms, London

Hawksmoor Manchester, Manchester/Greater Manchester

La Dame De Pic London, London

Mere, London

Morito Hackney, London

Murano, London

No. 97, London

NOPI, London

One One Four, London

Ottolenghi Islington, London

Ottolenghi Spitalfields, London

Pidgin, London

Pollen Street Social, London

Roux at The Landau, London

ROVI, London

Smiths Restaurant Wapping, London

Spring Restaurant, London

St. John Bread and Wine, London

Sticky Walnut, Cheshire

Stones Restaurant Matlock, Derbyshire

Tattu Leeds, Yorkshire

Tattu Manchester, Manchester/ Greater Manchester

The French Table, London

The Ivy St. Helen’s Square, Yorkshire

The Laughing Gravy, London

The Oxford Blue, Berkshire

The Poet at Matfield, Kent

The Quality Chop House, London

The Three Oaks, Buckinghamshire

The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley, Yorkshire

Westerns Laundry, London

Notes to Editor:

The Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants are generated from more than 851,000 reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners in the past year at over 7,600 restaurants. 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.

About OpenTable:

OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, with more than 50,000 restaurants globally using its software to seat over 120 million diners monthly. OpenTable helps diners discover and book the perfect table and helps restaurants deliver personalised hospitality to keep guests coming back.