The UK’s best restaurants: OpenTable reveals the top 50 dining spots with Birmingham’s Michelin-starred Carters of Moseley beating Hawksmoor and Ottolenghi to first place
- Birmingham’s Carters of Moseley tops list amongst other leading restaurants
- The Chef’s Table in Cheshire is ranked second in the annual list of the top 50
- Bristol has two entries with Wilson’s & Paco Tapas making the top 10
- London-based restaurants make the most appearances in the overall results
OpenTable has revealed the top 50 restaurants across the UK, with a Birmingham-based restaurant taking first place.
The world’s leading restaurant booking service has released the annual list in the Fit for Foodies review category – which reflects more than 851,000 reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners at over 7,600 restaurants.
And it seems that 2019 is shaping up to be a great year for restaurants outside of the capital, as the top ten list is solely made up of regional eateries from all corners of the country.
Birmingham’s Carters of Moseley which focuses on seasonal, ingredient-led cooking has taken the top spot, while Chester’s The Chef’s Table came in at second place, closely followed by Liverpool’s Röski.
OpenTable has revealed its annual list of the top 50 restaurants across the UK in the Fit for Foodies review category – with Birmingham’s Carters of Moseley (above) taking first place
But London-based restaurants made the most appearances overall in the final results.
The recently opened hot spot Coal Office, a creative collaboration between British designer Tom Dixon and renowned Chef Assaf Granit, was featured for the first time since opening in September 2018.
Some perennial favourites remained on the list including Hawksmoor, Frog by Adam Handling, and Ottolenghi.
‘Verified diner reviews are incredibly important to us at OpenTable,’ says Adrian Valeriano, Vice President, Europe, OpenTable.
‘Not only are these reviews a trusted source for diners to turn to when looking for their next great dining occasion, they are a way for diners to share their personal experiences of the restaurant.’
‘We’re extremely excited to share this Fit for Foodies list based on verified reviews and to see the list become even more representative of the whole of the UK foodie scene as we see more ambitious restaurants open outside of London.’
The Top 10 Fit for Foodies honourees:
1. Carters of Mosley, Birmingham – British, Contemporary European, Wild Game
Michelin-starred Carters of Moseley is an independently owned Modern British Restaurant with a philosophy that centres around natural, seasonal ingredients with a proud cultural heritage.
Chef Brad Carter focuses on wild and organic ingredients carefully selected from local and sustainable suppliers, often to taste and texture to form a distinct, considered reflection of the season.
Together with partner Holly, they have created a relaxed and informal Neighbourhood restaurant.
2. The Chef’s Table, Cheshire – British, Fusion / Eclectic, Modern European
The Chef’s Table is a small independent restaurant offering the best local produce in their seasonal and constantly changing menus.
They work very closely with a team of organic growers called The Natural Veg Men whom are located 15 miles from the restaurant and allow the chefs to work with amazing produce that influences their menus.
The Chef’s Table in Cheshire (pictured above) came in at second place, closely followed by Liverpool’s Röski
3. Röski, Liverpool – British, Modern European
From Masterchef: The Professional’s winner 2014 & Michelin star chef, Anton Piotrowski.
Röski is an intimate 28 cover restaurant where big flavours and innovate cooking techniques take centre stage.
Röski (above), which placed third, is run by Masterchef The Professional’s winner 2014 & Michelin star chef, Anton Piotrowski
4. Wilson’s, Bristol – European, British
Wilson’s restaurant is a small independently owned and run restaurant in Redland, Bristol. Exceptional ingredients gathered, grown and hunted by ourselves.
Coming in at fourth place was Wilson’s in Bristol, which is a small independently owned and run restaurant
5. Peace and Loaf Restaurant, Newcastle – British, English
This restaurant is headed up by 2010 MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Dave Coulson, Peace & Loaf.
With over 13 years of experience, Dave has an unrivalled reputation and passion for creating flavoursome and innovative dishes, which shows with the diverse menu and delicately decorated food on offer.
Peace & Loaf (above), which is headed up by 2010 MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Dave Coulson, came in at respectable fifth place
6. Wreckfish, Liverpool – Bistro, Contemporary British
This restaurant is from the team behind Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle and Hispi and offers a casual dining experience.
Placing sixth was Wreckfish which is based in Liverpool. The restaurant is from the team behind Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle and Hispi
7. Paco Tapas, Bristol – Tapas / Small Plates
The ever changing menu combines traditional tapas with personal interpretations from Michelin starred Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias.
Bristol’s Paco Tapas (pictured) came seventh and the menu combines traditional tapas with personal interpretations from Michelin starred Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias
8. Number 16 Restaurant, Glasgow – Modern European, Scottish
Number 16 brings fresh and unusual ideas to modern Scottish cooking. The ever- changing menu features imaginative, balanced flavours; strong international influences and a commitment to using seasonal produce.
In 2010, Number 16 was awarded an Eat Scotland Silver Award and won best restaurant in the ‘Smart But Casual’ category at the annual Glasgow Restaurant Awards.
9. Hispi, Manchester – Bistro, British
This restaurant is from the team behind Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle and Wreckfish and offers casual dining.
Hispi came in ninth and is from the team behind Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle and Wreckfish and offers casual dining
10. The Black Rat, Hampshire – British, European
A year after opening, the team acquired a Michelin Star. The ingredients are sourced from some of the best local suppliers that can be found and they have their own forager who brings the most seasonal and fresh products available.
They have their own kitchen garden located nearby where they grow some of their own herbs and vegetables.
The Black Rat in Hampshire, which acquired a Michelin Star a year after opening, came in tenth place
Remaining 40 establishments completing the Top 50 (in alphabetical order)
Angels with Bagpipes, Edinburgh
Chapter One, Kent
Coal Office, London
CORE by Clare Smyth, London
Forage & Chatter, Edinburgh/Midlothian
Frog by Adam Handling, London
Gauthier Soho, London
Harwood Arms, London
Hawksmoor Manchester, Manchester/Greater Manchester
La Dame De Pic London, London
Morito Hackney, London
No. 97, London
One One Four, London
Ottolenghi Islington, London
Ottolenghi Spitalfields, London
Pollen Street Social, London
Roux at The Landau, London
Smiths Restaurant Wapping, London
Spring Restaurant, London
St. John Bread and Wine, London
Sticky Walnut, Cheshire
Stones Restaurant Matlock, Derbyshire
Tattu Leeds, Yorkshire
Tattu Manchester, Manchester/ Greater Manchester
The French Table, London
The Ivy St. Helen’s Square, Yorkshire
The Laughing Gravy, London
The Oxford Blue, Berkshire
The Poet at Matfield, Kent
The Quality Chop House, London
The Three Oaks, Buckinghamshire
The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley, Yorkshire
Westerns Laundry, London
Source: Read Full Article