The top 100 UK restos, allegedly

8 Oct 2013 by Jancis Robinson

Of course these lists of top restaurants are extremely questionable. How on earth do you compare, just for instance, a Victorian working man's dining room with a Michelin three-star on the banks of the Thames? But I also know how addictive these lists are, so reproduce below the top 100 restaurants in the UK as ranked last night by Restaurant magazine, the one that looks after that slightly daft list of the world's best restaurants, as sponsored by San Pellegrino.

Their award-winners first... I have included links to Nick's reviews of the award winners but he has also reviewed many other establishments in the top 100 list. Just put their names in our search box and choose the 'Rest of site' option in the dropdown box on the right of it.

National Restaurant of the Year and Gastropub of the Year, sponsored by Estrella Damm - The Hand & Flowers, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Highest New Entry, sponsored by BigHospitality - The Clove Club, Shoreditch, London

Chefs' Chef of the Year, sponsored by Ritter Courivaud - Stephen Harris, The Sportsman

Best Restaurant in Scotland, sponsored by Speyside Glenlivet - The Kitchin, Leith, Edinburgh

Best Restaurant in Wales, sponsored by Speyside Glenlivet - The Hardwick, Abergavenney

Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland, sponsored by Speyside Glenlivet - Shu, Belfast

Sustainable Restaurant of the Year, sponsored by the Sustainable Restaurant Association - Grain Store, Kings Cross, London

Wine List of the Year, sponsored by Hallgarten Druitt - 10 Greek Street, Soho, London

One To Watch, chosen by Restaurant magazine - Manchester House, Manchester


1. The Hand & Flowers - Best Gastropub and National Restaurant of the Year
2. The Ledbury
3. Pollen Street Social
4. L'Enclume
5. The Clove Club - Highest New Entry
6. Restaurant Sat Bains
7. The Sportsman Stephen Harris (Chefs' Choice)
8. The Square
9. Grain Store - Sustainable Restaurant of the Year
10. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
11. Dabbous
12. The Fat Duck
13. The Kitchin - Best in Scotland
14. Hedone
15. Bocca Di Lupo
16. Brasserie Chavot
17. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie
18. 10 Greek Street - Best Wine List
19. Le Gavroche
20. The Hardwick - Best in Wales
21. Hibiscus
22. Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons
23. Quo Vadis
24. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw
25. Midsummer House
26. The Waterside Inn
27. The Quality Chop House
28. The Walnut Tree
29. HKK
30. L'Anima
31. The Seahorse Restaurant
32. Hawksmoor Air Street
33. Social Eating House
34. Chez Bruce
35. Paul Ainsworth at Number 6
36. The Elephant
37. Michael Wignall at The Latymer
38. Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs
39. Alyn Williams at The Westbury
40. Le Champignon Sauvage
41. Viajante
42. St John
43. Ondine
44. The River Café
45. The Royal Oak Paley Street
46. Barrafina
47. Polpo
48. Galvin La Chapelle
49. Zuma
50. The Chilli Pickle
51. Casamia
52. Koya
53. Bar Boulud
54. Timberyard
55. Zucca
56. Bistrot Bruno Loubet
57. The Pipe & Glass Inn
58. La Petite Maison
59. Locanda Locatelli
60. The Pig
61. Green Man & French Horn
62. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
63. Jose
64. Arbutus
65. Tyddyn Llan
66. Bone Daddies
67. Loves Restaurant
68. Lima
69. Gidleigh Park
70. PittCue
71. Galvin At Windows
72. The Seafood Restaurant
73. Hix Soho
74. Restaurant Martin Wishart
75. Purnell's
76. Tom Aikens Restaurant
77. MeatLiquor
78. The Star at Harome
79. Balthazar
80. The Pass at South Lodge
81. Duck & Waffle
82. The Vineyard at Stockcross
83. Rocksalt
84. Drake's
85. Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester s
86. Shu - Best Restaurant in N. Ireland
87. Hartnett Holder & Co
88. Hutong
89. Cinnamon Kitchen
90. Aumbry
91. Galvin Bistrot de Luxe
92. The Hinds Head
93. Goodman Mayfair
94. Hereford Road
95. Restaurant Story
96. Dinings
97. Newman Street Tavern 3
98. The Montagu Arms
99. Flinty Red
100. Roka
One To Watch - Manchester House

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