OpenTable reveals Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants

Cheshire restaurant, The Chef’s Table, takes number one spot amongst other leading regional restaurants in top ten

London, 13th June 2018: OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant bookings, has today announced the 2018 Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants in the UK. The annual list showcases the best 50 restaurants across the UK, reflected by the combined opinions of more than 730,000 reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners at over 7,200 restaurants.

This year saw a growing number of restaurants from outside London take the leading spots in the top ten list. British restaurant, The Chef’s Table, in Chester beat stiff competition across the country for first place with glowing reviews. Regions across the UK were well represented in the top 10, with Hampshire’s, The Black Rat, and Glasgow’s, Number 16 Restaurant, taking second and third place on the coveted list. Looking at the London restaurant scene, Mere and Pidgin were recognised, and awarded 7th and 9th place.

The Chef’s Table team, including chef Liam McKay and co-owners Tom Hughes and Katie McLachlan, received their award at last night’s Restaurant Magazine’s National Restaurant Awards Ceremony (June 11th 2018).

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

  1. The Chef’s TableChester
  2. The Black RatHampshire
  3. Number 16 RestaurantGlasgow/ Lanarkshire
  4. Peace and Loaf Restaurant, Newcastle
  5. Forage & ChatterEdinburgh
  6. Food For Friends, Brighton
  7. PidginLondon
  8. TrinityCambridgeshire
  9. Mere, London
  10. The Chesil RectoryHampshire

Adrian Valeriano, Vice President, Europe, OpenTable, comments “OpenTable diners are trusted sources for judging what makes a great dining experience. Through their continuous, valuable feedback from their own dining experiences, we’re able to reveal some of the finest restaurants in the UK for all food fanatics. We’re excited to see this year’s top ten showcasing talent from various regions, highlighting the wealth of great restaurants from throughout the whole country.”

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

2018 Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants in the UK (in alphabetical order):

21, Newcastle

Albert’s Shed, Manchester

Angels with Bagpipes, Edinburgh

Aquavit London, London

Benares, London

Blacklock, London

Chez Bruce, London

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London

Food for Friends, Brighton

Forage & Chatter, Edinburgh

Frenchie Covent Garden, London

Galvin at Windows, London

Gaucho Birmingham, Birmingham

Gauthier Soho, London

Hawksmoor Air Street, London

Hawksmoor Borough, London

Hawksmoor Manchester, Manchester

Hawksmoor Seven Dials, London

Hawksmoor Spitalfields, London

Ivy Market Grill, London

Jamavar, London

Kendell’s Bistro, Yorkshire

Marcus, London

Margot Restaurant, London

Mere, London

Murano, London

NOPI, London

NOPI – Downstairs, London

Number 16 Restaurant, Glasgow

Ottolenghi Islington, London

Ottolenghi Spitalfields, London

Peace and Loaf Restaurant, Newcastle

Pidgin, London

Pollen Street Social, London

Portland Restaurant, London

Rosso Restaurant, Manchester

Roux at The Landau, London

Smiths Restaurant Wapping, London


Spring Restaurant, London

StreetXO, London

Tattu, Manchester

The Black Rat, Hampshire

The Chefs Table, Cheshire

The Chesil Rectory, Hampshire

The Hind’s Head – Bray, Berkshire

The Ivy Cobham Brasserie, Surrey

The Ledbury, London

Trinity, Cambridge

Waters Restaurant at Resorts World, Birmingham