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  1. toptable diners reveal their top 50 Italian restaurants in the UK Local neighbourhood restaurants trump the list

    toptable reveals today their diners’ top 50 Italian restaurants across the UK for 2011. The list demonstrates the versatility and popularity of Italian cuisine with the inclusion of restaurants covering the length and breadth of the United Kingdom.

    “Italian cuisine is one of toptable diners’ favourite cuisines and one that they are familiar and comfortable with”, comments Lucy Taylor, Head of Restaurant Relations.  “The list includes such culinary stars such as Angela Harnett’s Murano and Theo Randell but it also features many popular local neighbourhood restaurants proving that wherever you are in the UK, you are not far from a good Italian restaurant.”

    Owner, Leo Pierotti and Manager, Andrea Graasso of the ever popular family run Italian restaurant Piccolo Mondo in Glasgow which tops the list commented, “We are obviously delighted to be included in the list.  Italian cuisine is not only delicious but it is the ultimate comfort food.  When this is coupled with a warm Italian welcome and great value you have a very popular formula.” (more…)

  2. toptable diners name their top French restaurants in the UK

    toptable, the UK’s leading online restaurant booking service, announced today their diners’ 50 top rated French restaurants across the UK.  The list is based on the ratings of over half a million diners who have booked and dined via toptable during the last 12 months.

    Some of the UK’s finest French restaurants are included in the list.  Michelin starred Martin Wishart and Le Gavroche share the top spot with Gordon Ramsay’s Petrus,  Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, the River Restaurant at The Savoy Hotel and William Drabble’s Seven Park Place following closely behind.   Local gems are also favoured by toptable diners with restaurants such as Alan Murchison’s La Bécasse in Ludlow,  Richard Phillips’ Kent restaurants the Hengist and Thackery’s and The Waggoners in Hertfordshire featuring high up in the top 50.

    “French is many toptable diners’ favourite cuisine”, comments Lucy Taylor, Head of Restaurant Relations.  “It is a cuisine that most diners are familiar and comfortable with whether it be Michelin starred haute cuisine or relaxed brasserie food and this is reflected in the breadth and range of French restaurants in our diners’ top 50.”

    Based on feedback collected from toptable diners between July 2010 and July 2011, the following 50 restaurants received the highest scores from toptable diners.  For more information about this list, please visit http://www.toptable.com/venues/cuisine/?l=1&id=166&sortby=rating

    Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
    Le Gavroche, London
    Petrus, Gordon Ramsay, London
    Alain Ducasse, Dorchester, London
    The Savoy, River Restaurant, London
    Seven Park Place, William Drabble, London
    The French Table, Surbiton, Surrey
    The Greenhouse, London
    Sketch Lecture Room and Library, London
    L’Escargot Blanc, Edinburgh
    The Waggoners, Herts
    Gauthier Soho, London
    Pied a Terre, London
    Orrery, London
    Galvin at Windows, London
    Roussillon Restaurant, London
    Hengist, Kent
    Retro Bistrot, Teddington
    Petit Paris, Edinburgh
    L’Ortolan, Reading
    The Square, London
    Hibiscus, London
    Almeida, London
    Pearl Restaurant & Bar, London
    Koffman’s, London
    L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London
    Thackeray’s, Kent
    Chez Roux, Rocpool Reserve Hotel, Inverness
    Restaurant at The Bonham, Edinburgh
    L’Escargot Bleu, Edinburgh
    La Becasse, Ludlow Shropshire
    Bel Canto, London
    The Savoy Grill, London
    Edmunds, Birmingham
    Le Pont de la Tour, London
    Four O Nine, Clapham, London
    Bellevue Rendezvous, Wandsworth, London
    Bellamy’s, London
    Le Cercle, London
    Forbury’s Restaurant and Wine Bar, Reading
    Maze, London
    Chez Manny, Battersea, London
    La Vallee Blanche, Glasgow
    Upstairs Bar & Restaurant, London
    Brian Maule at le Chardon d’Or, Glasgow
    Chez Tonton, Herts
    Bully’s, Cardiff
    The Box Tree – Marco Pierre Whhite, Yorkshire
    Ratatouille, Richmond, Surrey
    Racine, London