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

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

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