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  1. OpenTable announces the UK’s al fresco favourites

    Diners’ Choice awards reveal the Top 50 restaurants for outdoor dining.

    We might not have the most reliable climate, but Brits aren’t likely to let a little rain get in the way of enjoying some al fresco action this summer! OpenTable is delighted to release The 2014 Diners’ Choice award winners for the Top 50 outdoor dining restaurants in the UK.

    Showcasing restaurants located in some of the most picturesque corners of the country, the complete list includes winners across the UK and an eclectic mix of cuisines. The Southeast fared particularly well with 21 winning restaurants in London, five in Kent and three apiece in Hampshire and Berkshire.  British cuisine dominates the list representing over half of the top 50 venues. European, Italian, barbecue and gastropub fare is also a favourite of British diners for al fresco eating.

    “From seaside seating and sidewalk terraces to sublime river-front views, these winning restaurants have created some of the country’s most coveted al fresco dining experiences,” said Lucy Taylor, head of restaurant relations UK,  OpenTable.

    The 21 London winners include some of the capital’s best-loved riverside restaurants, rooftop terraces and gastropub gardens. Restaurants on the water proved popular, with Thames-side venues like Le Pont de la TourButlers Wharf Chop House and The Perkin Reveller all making the list. Neighbourhood favourites including Ostuni, an Italian eatery dedicated to the cuisine of Puglia, Petersham Nurseries café at an internationally prized garden centre, and Shrimpy’s, located at an old petrol station in King’s Cross also made the cut.

    The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 50 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the UK are generated from more than 325,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between 1 May, 2013, and 30 April, 2014. The complete list may also be viewed at: http://www.opentable.co.uk/m/best-outdoor-dining-restaurants-in-uk/.

    2014 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 50 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the UK in alphabetical order:

    Albert’s Didsbury, West Didsbury, Manchester
    Albert’s Shed, Manchester
    Albert’s Worsley, Worsley, Manchester
    Anchor, Cambridge
    The Anchor at Hullbridge, Rayleigh, Essex
    Androuet, Spitalfields, London
    The Big Red Pizza & Bar, New Cross, London
    Black Rabbit, Arundel
    Boundary Rooftop, Shoreditch, London
    Butlers Wharf Chop House, London Bridge, London
    Cantina del Ponte, London Bridge, London
    The Crown Inn, Worcester
    Dickens Inn Pizza, Tower Hill, London
    The Fighting Cocks Pub and Riverside Restaurant, Dartford, Kent
    Fish Market, Liverpool Street, London,
    Gardeners Arms, Ardingly
    The Gun, Canary Wharf, London
    Hickory’s Chester, Chester
    Hickory’s West Kirby, West Kirby
    Jolly Sailor, Southampton, Hampshire
    Le Pont de la Tour, London Bridge, London
    The Little Brown Jug, Hildenborough, Kent
    The Lewinnick Lodge, Newquay, Cornwall
    Manicomio – Chelsea, Chelsea, London
    Old Granary, Wareham, Dorset
    The Old Mill, East Grinstead
    Ostuni Bar Ristorante, Queen’s Park, London
    Peacock Farm, Bracknell, Berkshire
    Pebble Beach, Barton on Sea, Hampshire
    Perkin Reveller, Tower Hill, London
    Petersham Nurseries Cafe, Richmond, London
    Piccolino Heddon Street, Oxford Circus, London
    Pincho, Twickenham, London
    The Plough Harborne, Birmingham
    The Red Lion & Sun, Highgate, London
    Retreat Grill-Bar-Restaurant, Bolton
    Rocksalt, Folkestone, Kent
    The Rooftop Cafe, London Bridge, London
    Salty Dog Bar & Bistro, Jersey
    The Secret Garden, Ashford, Kent
    Seven Stars, Petersfield, Hampshire
    Shrimpy’s, King’s Cross, London
    The Summerhouse, Paddington, London
    Swan Inn, Newbury, Berkshire
    The Swan Pub, Chiswick, London
    The Thatch, Thame, Oxfordshire
    The Three Oaks, Gerrard’s Cross, Buckinghamshire
    The Vineyard, Turnbridge Wells, Kent
    The Waterway, Maida Vale, London
    The White Oak, Cookham, Berkshire

    ENDS

    Notes to Editors

    The Diners’ Choice Awards

    All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the outdoor eating category along with a minimum overall rating.

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    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 personalised 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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  2. 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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  3. toptable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 20 Most Romantic Restaurants in the UK

    With the most romantic day of the year rapidly approaching, toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant bookings in the UK, along with its parent company, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), are pleased to reveal the 2014 Diners’ Choice winners for the Top 20 Most Romantic Restaurants in the UK. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 300,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified toptable diners for approximately 4,000 restaurants across the UK.

    “Diners can be certain that romance is always on the menu at each of these winning restaurants,” said toptable Head of Restaurant Relations, Lucy Taylor.

    “When it comes to Valentine’s Day, the top restaurants fill up quickly so it is always best to book early. However, many diners still wait until the last minute and plenty of availability can be found on toptable in our round-up of Valentine’s day specials,” she added.

    The Diners’ Choice awards for the Top 20 Most Romantic Restaurants in the UK are generated from more than 300,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified toptable diners from January to December 2013. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the “romantic” category along with a minimum “overall” rating.

    Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 20 Most Romantic Restaurants in the UK according to toptable diners.

    Anderson’s Bar & Grill – Birmingham
    Aqua Eight – Ipswich
    Bingham – London, Richmond
    Bohemia Restaurant at the Club Hotel & Spa – Jersey
    Boundary Restaurant – London, Shoreditch
    Clos Maggiore – London, Covent Garden
    Gauthier Soho – London, Soho
    Kendell’s Bistro – Leeds
    Launceston Place – London, Kensington
    Les Trois Garçons – London, Shoreditch
    Maiyango – Leicester
    Petrus – London, Belgravia
    Quantus Restaurant & Bar – London, Chiswick
    Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – London, Chelsea
    Stovell’s – Surrey
    Tartufo – London, Chelsea
    The Barn Restaurant – Gillingham
    The Oval Restaurant at The Wellesley London – London, Knightsbridge
    The Stockbridge Restaurant – Edinburgh
    Upstairs at the Grill – Chester

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

  4. toptable Diners Select Top 100 Restaurants in the UK

    As we reflect on a year of world-class dining, toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant bookings in the UK, along with its parent company, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), are pleased to announce the 2013 annual Diners’ Choice award winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the UK  and highlight the top 10 honourees. The awards represent the combined opinions of more than 340,000 reviews submitted in the last year by verified toptable diners for approximately 4,000 restaurants across the UK.

    London’s critically acclaimed Restaurant Gordon Ramsay led by Clare Smyth MBE was named Best Restaurant in the UK by toptable diners. The Chelsea institution is well known for its faultless service and sublime food (winning the toptable Diners’ Choice Award for Best Service in October of this year). Petrus, another critically acclaimed Gordon Ramsay restaurant ranked third. Chef Heston Blumenthal also secured two spots in the top five with his widely acclaimed The Fat Duck  placing second, and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Park Lane ranking fifth.

    Establishments in Manchester, Cheshire, Birmingham and East Sussex all made the top 10. These fine eateries include Cheshire’s Manhattan style steak house and cocktail bar, Upstairs at the Grill; Aumbry, a converted cottage in the village of Prestwich, Manchester; family-run Carters of Birmingham; and Wild Mushroom, modern English cuisine in a converted farmhouse in East Sussex.

    The Top 10 Best Restaurants in the UK, in rank order, include:

    1Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – London
    2. The Fat Duck – Bray, Berkshire
    3. Petrus – London
    4. The Ledbury – London
    5. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – London
    6. Clos Maggiore – London
    7. Upstairs at the Grill – Chester, Cheshire
    8. Aumbry – Manchester
    9. Carters – Birmingham
    10. Wild Mushroom – Hastings, East Sussex

    “The restaurants on the top 100 list take every opportunity to deliver a superb dining experience and represent a collection of wonderfully diverse restaurants across the UK,” said toptable Head of Restaurant Relations, Lucy Taylor. “These restaurants are consistently getting it right on every level, from first-rate ambience and service to wine lists and dishes that rarely fail to impress.”

    Standing out in a highly competitive field of exceptional chefs and restaurateurs, half of the complete list of winning restaurants are located in London. Scotland claims nine winning restaurants, Followed by Manchester and Birmingham with six and four respectively. British was the most popular cuisine on the list, accounting for nearly 30%, followed by French (24%) and modern European (16%), however an eclectic array of cuisines are represented including Indian, Argentinean, Italian and Chinese.

    The annual Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the UK are generated from more than 340,000 reviews collected from verified toptable diners between 14th November 2012 and 15th November 2013. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the “overall” category 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 following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the annual Top 100 Best Restaurants in the UK according to toptable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.toptable.co.uk/best-restaurants-in-uk.

    2013 annual Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the UK 

    63 Degrees – Manchester
    Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough – London
    Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – London
    Albert’s Shed – Manchester
    Alyn Williams at The Westbury – London
    Anderson’s Bar & Grill – Birmingham
    Annies – Manchester
    Apsley’s, A Heinz Beck Restaurant – London
    Aqua Eight – Ipswich
    Asha’s Restaurant – Birmingham
    Aumbry – Manchester
    Balbirs – Glasgow
    Blackfriars Restaurant – Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Boundary Restaurant – London
    Carters – Birmingham
    Chapter One – Keston, Kent
    Charcoals – Glasgow
    Chez Bruce – London
    Chez Mumtaj – St. Albans, Hertfordshire
    Ciullõsteria – London
    Clos Maggiore – London
    Coppi – Belfast
    Deeson’s British Restaurant – Canterbury, Kent
    Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – London
    Fortnum & Mason Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon – London
    Friends Restaurant – London
    Galvin at Windows – London
    Galvin La Chapelle – London
    Gamba – Glasgow
    Gaucho Manchester – Manchester
    Gauthier Soho – London
    Goodman – London
    Hawksmoor Seven Dials – London
    Hickory’s Chester – Chester, Cheshire
    HKK – London
    India Quay – Glasgow
    Kendell’s Bistro – Leeds, Yorkshire
    Kitchen W8 – London
    La Becasse – Ludlow, Shropshire
    La Garrigue – Edinburgh
    La Trompette – London
    Launceston Place – London
    L’Ortolan – Reading, Berkshire
    Maze Gordon Ramsay – London
    Medlar – London
    Number 16 Restaurant – Glasgow
    Orchid Restaurant at the Studley Hotel – Harrogate, Yorkshire
    Orrery – London
    Otto’s Restaurant – London
    Outlaw’s – Wadebridge, Cornwall
    Palm Court at the Langham Hotel – London
    Paris House – Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
    Park Terrace Restaurant – London
    Petrus – London
    Plumed Horse – Edinburgh
    Pollen Street Social – London
    Quantus Restaurant & Bar – London
    Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – London
    Roots at N1 – London
    Roux at The Landau – London
    Seven Park Place by William Drabble – London
    Shaun Dickens at the Boathouse – Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
    Smiths Restaurant Wapping – London
    Stovell’s – Woking, Surrey
    Tartufo – London
    Texture Restaurant – London
    The Ambrette at Margate – Margate, Kent
    The Ambrette at Rye – Rye, East Sussex
    The Artichoke – Amersham, Buckinghamshire
    The Bull Steak Expert – London
    The Butchershop Bar & Grill – Glasgow
    The Clove Club – London
    The Dairy Bar & Bistro – London
    The Dysart Arms – London
    The Fat Duck – Bray, Berkshire
    The Feathered Nest Country Inn – Nether Westcote, Oxfordshire
    The French Table – London
    The Greenhouse – London
    The Grill at The Dorchester – London
    The Ledbury – London
    The Opposition – Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
    The Plough at Bolnhurst – Bedford, Bedfordshire
    The Savoy Grill – London
    The Savoy, Thames Foyer – London
    The Square London
    The Stockbridge Restaurant – Edinburgh
    The Three Oaks – Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
    The West House – Biddenden, Kent
    The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley – Beverley, Yorkshire
    Thirty Six by Nigel Mendham at DUKES LONDON – London
    Tom Aikens – London
    Trinity – London
    Turners Restaurant – Birmingham
    Upstairs at the Grill – Chester, Cheshire
    Upstairs At The Ten Bells – London
    Van Zeller – Harrogate, Yorkshire
    Velvet – Manchester
    Viajante – London
    Wild Mushroom – Hastings, East Sussex
    Wiltons – London

    Diners may also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the UK by visiting the toptable blog, The Dish.

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

    About toptable by OpenTable
    With approximately 4,000 bookable restaurants, toptable is the leading consumer destination site for bookings in the UK, owned and operated by OpenTable. OpenTable is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 12 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 30,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalised 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 530 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://press.toptable.com.

  5. toptable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 50 Best Restaurants for Service in the UK

    Restaurant Gordon Ramsay tops the list with The Fat Duck, Carters, HKK and Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester comprising the top five.

    In celebration of excellence in restaurant hospitality, toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant bookings in the UK, along with its parent company, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), are pleased to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice award winners for the Top 50 Best Restaurants for Service in the UK. The awards represent the combined opinions of approximately 350,000 reviews submitted in the last year by verified toptable diners for more than 4,000 restaurants across the UK.

    Critically acclaimed London institution Restaurant Gordon Ramsay tops the list. Gordon Ramsay’s intimate restaurant led by Chef Patron Clare Smyth MBE serves elegant and unsurpassed modern French cuisine, and diners voted the service second to none. The Fat Duck also earned high praise.  This critically acclaimed restaurant from Chef Heston Blumenthal is nestled in a 16thcentury building in the idyllic village of Bray and is famous for its use of molecular gastronomy.

    The Top 5 Best Restaurants for Service in the UK, in rank order, include:

    1. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – London
    2. The Fat Duck – Bray
    3. Carters – Birmingham
    4. HKK – London
    5Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – London

    “The most memorable part of a meal may not be just what’s on your plate, but also, the exceptional staff member who goes the extra step to ensure an enjoyable dining experience,” said toptable Head of Restaurant Relations, Lucy Taylor. “From owners and executive chefs to servers and line cooks, the dedicated professionals at these restaurants are creating carefully orchestrated, personalised dining experiences that appear effortless yet make guests feel appreciated and indulged all at once.”

    London represents the largest metropolitan area of winning restaurants with 20 of the 50 best restaurants including Petrus, The Ledbury and The Greenhouse. Scotland is also well represented with six Glaswegian restaurants making it onto the list and three from Edinburgh.

    Commenting on their award, Chef  Clare Smyth MBE of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay added, “we are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this by toptable. To be recognised as the top restaurant for service is even more overwhelming given the caliber of the other restaurants and that it is based on our guests reviews only! We have never underestimated how much service enhances our guests experience and have put as much effort and energy into our Front of House as we have into the kitchen.”

    Restaurants serving French cuisine accounted for nearly 30% of winners with European and British fare not far behind at 22% and 18% respectively. Other cuisines were also well represented including Indian, Gastropubs and Chinese.

    The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 50 Best Restaurants for Service in the UK are generated from approximately 350,000 reviews collected from verified toptable diners between September 2012 and August 2013. 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 highest average rating in the service category.

    Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 50 Best Restaurants for Service in the UK according to toptable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.toptable.co.uk/bestservice.

    2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 50 Best Restaurants for Service in the UK 

    63 Degrees – Manchester
    Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – London
    Annies – Manchester
    Apicius – Kent
    Aumbry – Manchester
    Balbirs – Glasgow
    Buonissimo Restaurant – Birmingham
    Carters – Birmingham
    Charcoals – Glasgow
    Chez Bruce – London
    Clos Maggiore – London
    Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – London
    Friends Restaurant – London
    Gamba – Glasgow
    Gauthier Soho – London
    Gravetye Manor – Kent
    HKK – London
    India Quay – Glasgow
    Kendell’s Bistro – Yorkshire
    La Becasse – Shropshire
    La Garrigue – Edinburgh
    Launceston Place – London
    L’Ortolan – Berkshire
    Lychee Oriental Restaurant – Glasgow
    Number 16 Restaurant – Glasgow
    Paris House – Bedfordshire
    Petrus – London
    Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – London
    Roots at N1 – London
    Roux at The Landau – London
    Stovell’s – Surrey
    The Artichoke – Buckinghamshire
    The Fat Duck – Bray
    The Feathered Nest Country Inn – Oxfordshire
    The French Table – London
    The Greenhouse – London
    The Grill at The Dorchester – London
    The Ledbury – London
    The Plough at Bolnhurst – Bedfordshire
    The Plumed Horse Edinburgh – Edinburgh
    The Savoy, Thames Foyer – London
    The Stockbridge Restaurant – Edinburgh
    The Waggoners – Hertfordshire
    The West House – Kent
    Tom Aikens – London
    Upstairs at the Grill – Cheshire
    Van Zeller – Yorkshire
    Viajante – London
    Wild Mushroom – East Sussex
    Wiltons – London

    Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 50 Restaurants for Best Service in the UK by visiting the toptable blog, The Dish.

    About toptable Reviews

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

    About toptable by OpenTable

    With over 4,000 bookable restaurants, toptable is the leading provider of online restaurant bookings in the UK, owned and operated by OpenTable. OpenTable is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 12 million diners per month via online bookings across approximately 28,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalised 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 490 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://press.toptable.co.uk/.

     

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