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Top 20 Restaurants Of 2018

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When it comes to eating out, the folks at Good Food Guide know a thing or two about picking the right restaurant spot. Whether you’re looking for fresh seafood on the Cornish coast or fine dining in the heart of the buzzing capital, their culinary compilations will give you all the inspiration you need for your next Friday night food fix.

Want to know which ones are worth trying? Their annual awards list, revealing 2018’s top 50 UK restaurants has just been released, and we’ve whittled it down to the top 20 for your foodie delectation. Drum roll please…

1. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall

What the Good Food Guide says:
“Outlaw’s food is characterised by absolute freshness of ingredients and by a clear sense of purpose – he follows no fads, copies no recipes, joins no schools, but is driven by his supply of impeccably fine ingredients, and a chef’s talent for unlocking all they have to offer.”

6 New Road, Port Isaac, Cornwall PL29 3SB

Visit Nathan-Outlaw.com

 

2. L'Enclume, Cumbria

What the Good Food Guide says:
“What Simon Rogan is good at it is cooking plain and simple – the actual transformation of ingredients from their raw state into deep, deliberate tastes.”

Cavendish Street, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6PZ

Visit Lenclume.co.uk 

 

3. Pollen Street Social, London

What the Good Food Guide says:
“You know you’re in a place that recognises the desire to eat well in an unstuffy way when a restaurant captures youthfulness without being inconsequential, class without being old-fogeyish, and comfort without being soporific.”

On a budget? Pollen Street Social offer a set lunch menu from just £32 for two courses – here’s our verdict

8-10 Pollen St, Mayfair, London W1S 1NQ

Visit PollenStreetSocial.com

 

4. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottinghamshire

What the Good Food Guide says:
“One of the country’s most singular dining experiences and a coveted destination. Sat and Amanda Bains understand that dining here is, for many, a once-in-a-lifetime experience and it is their duty to make that experience unique.”

Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2SA

Visit RestaurantSatBains.com

 

5. The Fat Duck, Berkshire

What the Good Food Guide says:
“Heston Blumenthal’s primary theme is the recovery of formative taste in those years when our palates were young and new, to which end the present framing of the of the menu is that of a family seaside trip, from the thrilled anticipation of the night before to the final tucking up after a slap-up dinner.”

High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ

Visit TheFatDuck.co.uk

 

6. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London

What the Good Food Guide says:
“Gordon Ramsay’s flagship restaurant is a sure-fire gastronomic experience, rock-like in the consistent excellence of the ingredients.”

68 Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HP

Visit GordonRamsayRestaurants.com


 

7. Hedone, London

What the Good Food Guide says:
“Now catapulted into the premier league of London dining, Mikael Jonsson’s cooking comes as a dynamic surprise, the appeal lying in materials that are well sourced and intelligently handled.”

301-303 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 4HH

Visit HedoneRestaurant.com 

 

8. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Perthshire & Kinross

What the Good Food Guide says:
“A French approach to outstanding Scottish produce, including vegetables, herbs and flowers from the kitchen garden, results in dishes that have an obvious classical gloss.”

Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire & Kinross PH3 1NF

Visit AndrewFairlie.co.uk

 

9. Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London

What the Good Food Guide says:
“Claude Bosi’s goal is now the accessible elegance of classic French cooking with modern adjustments. This is first-division cooking,”

Bibendum, 81 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW3 6RD 

Visit Bibendum.co.uk

 

10. Casamia, Bristol

What the Good Food Guide says:
“Peter Sanchez-Iglesias’ seasonally inspired tasting menus are inventive yet simple, exciting yet carefully controlled for flavour and texture, seen in a procession of dishes of such clarity and cohesion that even bread deserves its status as a separate course.”

The General, Lower Guinea Street, Bristol BS16SY

Visit CasamiaRestaurant.co.uk

 

11. Bohemia, Jersey

What the Good Food Guide says:
“Steve Smith’s generous, adventurous food employs a fascinating range of technique, the whole experience seems flawless. It is dynamic and inexhaustibly creative to the last mouthful.”

The Club Hotel, Green Street, St Helier, Jersey JE2 4UH

Visit BohemiaJersey.com

12. Ynyshir, Powys

What the Good Food Guide says:
“Gareth Ward’s menu is clever and meticulous – a celebration of local produce infused with Japanese flavours and real skill.”

Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms, Eglwys Fach, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, SY20 8TA

Visit Ynyshir.co.uk

 

13. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London

What the Good Food Guide says:
“Delivering knockout dish after knockout dish with meticulous attention to flavour and texture.”

Mandarin Oriental, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA

Visit DinnerByHeston.com

 

14. Restaurant Fraiche, Wirral

What the Good Food Guide says:
“Squirrelled away in an upmarket corner of suburbia, Fraiche unfolds its secrets layer by layer in a meal of unexpected twists and turns, and endless invention.”

11 Rose Mount, Birkenhead, Prenton CH43 5SG

Visit RestaurantFraiche.com

 

15. Marcus Restaurant, London

What the Good Food Guide says:
“Mark Froydenlund’s food is imaginative and thought-provoking, the presentation spare and elegant, and the flavours ring absolutely true.”

The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL

Visit MarcusRestaurant.com

 

16. Le Champignon Sauvage, Gloucestershire  

 What the Good Food Guide says:

“David Everitt-Matthias’ cooking combines skilfully assured technique and imagination with the confidence to leave well alone once the components of a dish are in striking harmony.”

24-28 Suffolk Rd, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 2AQ

Visit LechampignonSauvage.co.uk

 

17. Adam Reid at the French, Manchester

What the Good Food Guide says:
“Simon Rogan has departed the Midland hotel, leaving former lieutenant Adam Reid in charge – but nothing about the new-look restaurant is second best. Fish cookery is everything you’d hope, dark ale bread deserves its separate course status and beef tartare is lightly dressed in a mushroom castup and a breath of charcoal: a delicate raw take on a summer stew.”

The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS

Visit The-French.co.uk

 

18. The Ledbury, London

What the Good Food Guide says:
“Its success is down to a combination of the relaxed expertise of the front-of-house staff and the attentional to detail from a kitchen that regularly displays flashes of culinary genius.”

Looking for more Notting Hill dining spots? Check out our ultimate guide

127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2AQ

Visit TheLedbury.com

 

19. André Garrett at Cliveden, Berkshire

What the Good Food Guide says:
“André Garrett takes his cue from impeccably sourced ingredients which are gently coaxed and transformed into precise, harmonious and exquisitely balanced dishes.”

Cliveden House & Spa, Taplow, Berkshire SL6 0JF

Visit ClivedenHouse.co.uk

 

20. Midsummer House, Cambridgeshire

What the Good Food Guide says:
“Creativity and an unquestionable love of ingredients are in evidence on every plate.”

Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB4 1HA

Visit MidsummerHouse.co.uk

The Good Food Guide 2018 is available to buy in Waitrose branches all over the UK from 4th September, RRP £17.99

 


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