Here Are The 50 Hautest Restaurants In The UK

The “Good Food Guide” is back with this year’s go-to restaurants for gourmands in the UK. Since 1951, the guide has been giving expert reviews on the top dining destinations in the country.

For the third time in a row, the “Good Food Guide” experts have claimed L’Enclume as the best restaurant in all of the United Kingdom. Each time the restaurant won with a unanimous vote. Located in northwest England’s Cumbria County, Chef Simon Rogan continuously is breaking culinary boundaries.


The rural restaurant takes inspiration from the produce found in his very own garden, serving purely organic cuisine. The building itself exudes the aura of the British countryside; it is made of stone and has a 5-hectare farm behind it.

In second place came none other than Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. The celebrity chef is not new to awards, having earned his restaurants 16 Michelin-stars in total and currently holding 14. He is most famous for his TV presences on Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef, but now has a new title under his belt. His spot on the “Good Food Guide” moved up from one spot from last year putting the Scottish chef in silver.

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

While many people were expecting the award-winning Fat Duck to keep its top spot on the list, it did not make it this year. The British restaurant has been closed for renovations and was not open during the guide’s inspector tour. Don’t fret; you will only have to wait until September for their doors to reopen.

The top 2 restaurants are in good company. Here find the 50 best in the UK:

1 L’Enclume, Cumbria (10)
2 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London (10)
3 Pollen Street Social, London (9)
4 Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall (9)
5 Hibiscus, London (9)
6 Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottinghamshire (9)
7 Midsummer House, Cambridgeshire (8)
8 The Ledbury, London (8)
9 Fraiche, Merseyside (8)
10 Le Champignon Sauvage, Gloucestershire (8)
11 The Square, London (8)
12 Fera at Claridges, London (8)
13 Le Gavroche, London (8)
14 Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Tayside (8)
15 Marcus, London (8)
16 Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire (8)
17 The French, Manchester (8)
18 André Garrett at Cliveden, Berkshire (8)
19 Whatley Manor, The Dining Room, Wiltshire (8)
20 The Kitchin, Edinburgh (7)
21 Bohemia, Jersey (7)
22 The Waterside Inn, Berkshire (7)
23 Artichoke, Buckinghamshire (7)
24 Restaurant James Sommerin, Glamorgan (7)
25 Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, London (7)
26 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London (7)
27 Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, Cornwall (7)
28 Casamia, Bristol (7)
29 Adam’s, Birmingham (7)
30 Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh (7)
31 Pied à Terre, London (7)
32 Restaurant Story, London (7)
33 Murano, London (7)
34 Ynyshir Hall, Powys (7)
35 Sketch, London (7)
36 Llangoed Hall, Powys (7)
37 Hedone, London (7)
38 Hambleton Hall, Rutland (7)
39 The Peat Inn, Fife (7)
40 Gidleigh Park, Devon (7)
41 Fischer’s Baslow Hall, Derbyshire (7)
42 Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire (7)
43 The Hand & Flowers, Buckinghamshire (6)
44 Yorke Arms, Ramsgill, Yorkshire (6)
45 The Dairy, London (6)
46 OX, Belfast (6)
47 The Raby Hunt, Durham (6)
48 Lake Road Kitchen, Cumbria (6)
49 The Sportsman, Kent (6)
50 Northcote, Lancashire (6)