Gidleigh Park, the west of England restaurant where chef Michael Caines holds two Michelin stars, is the U.K.’s finest, beating the Fat Duck, in a new ranking of the Top 100 establishments, published today.
Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley, in third place, is the best place in London to eat, according to Food List: Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants, a supplement in the Sunday Times published in association with Harden’s. Gordon Ramsay, Wareing’s former friend and mentor, places at No. 52.
The rankings are based on the votes of more than 8,000 participants, the Sunday Times said in an e-mailed press release. Fourth place goes to chef Brett Graham at the Ledbury, and the top five is completed by the Waterside Inn, in Bray.
Gidleigh Park placed No. 71 in the National Restaurant Awards list of Restaurant Magazine earlier this month. The Ledbury topped that table, followed by the Fat Duck, Bistrot Bruno Loubet, Hibiscus and the Walnut Tree.
Here is the list:
1 Gidleigh Park, Chagford 2 Fat Duck, Bray 3 Marcus Wareing (The Berkeley), London SW1 4 The Ledbury, London W11 5 Waterside Inn, Bray 6 Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton 7 Le Gavroche, London W1 8 L’Enclume, Cartmel 9 One-O-One (Sheraton Park Tower), London SW1 10 Kitchin, Edinburgh 11 Hambleton Hall, Hambleton 12 The Square, London W1 13 Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham 14 The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale 15 Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh 16 Viajante, London E2 17 Pied a Terre, London W1 18 Andrew Fairlie (Gleneagles Hotel), Auchterarder 19 La Becasse, Ludlow 20 Northcote, Langho 21 Sharrow Bay, Ullswater 22 Number One, Edinburgh 23 Murano, London W1 24 Mr Underhill’s, Ludlow 25 Nobu (Metropolitan Hotel), London W1 26 L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London W1 27 Summer Lodge, Evershot 28 Midsummer House, Cambridge 29 Rasoi, London SW3 30 Three Chimneys, Dunvegan 31 Hakkasan, London W1 32 Capital Restaurant (Capital Hotel), London SW3 33 Landau (The Langham), London W1 34 Roussillon, London SW1 35 Greenhouse, London W1 36 Simpsons, Birmingham 37 Zuma, London SW3 38 21212, Edinburgh 39 Bath Priory Hotel, Bath 40 Nobu Berkeley, London W1 41 Nahm (Halkin Hotel), London SW1 42 La Trompette, London W4 43 Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham 44 The Ritz Restaurant (The Ritz), London W1 45 Hibiscus, London W1 46 Wiltons, London SW1 47 Chez Bruce, London SW17 48 Roka, London W1 49 L’Ortolan, Shinfield 50 The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow 51 Pearl, London WC1 52 Gordon Ramsay, London SW3 53 Morgan M, London N7 54 La Petite Maison, London W1 55 Texture, London W1 56 The Vineyard at Stockcross, Stockcross 57 Umu, London W1 58 Tom Aikens, London SW3 59 Anthony’s, Leeds 60 The River Cafe, London W6 61 Kai Mayfair, London W1 62 Benares, London W1 63 Club Gascon, London EC1 64 Amaya, London SW1 65 Sheekey, London WC2 66 Petersham Nurseries, London 67 Gamba, Glasgow 68 Galvin at Windows (Park Lane Hilton Hotel), London W1 69 Purnells, Birmingham 70 Scott’s, London W1 71 Jin Kichi, London NW3 72 Royal China Club, London W1 73 Theo Randall (InterContinental Hotel), London W1 74 The Sportsman, Whitstable 75 Fischers at Baslow Hall, Baslow 76 The Great House, Lavenham 77 Petrus, London SW1 78 Drakes, Ripley 79 Zaika, London W8 80 Chewton Glen, New Milton 81 Yauatcha, London W1 82 Trinity, London SW4 83 Edmunds, Birmingham 84 Pipe & Glass Inn, Beverley 85 Terre a Terre, Brighton 86 Launceston Place, London W8 87 The Cinnamon Club, London SW1 88 Quilon, London SW1 89 Wheeler’s Oyster Bar, Whitstable 90 Hunan, London SW1 91 Artisan (Westbury Hotel), London W1 92 Dinings, London W1 93 L’Anima, London EC2 94 Goodman, London W1 95 Ken Lo’s Memories of China, London W8 96 Chapter One, Locksbottom 97 Clarke’s, London W8 98 Locanda Locatelli, London W1 99 Sushi-Say, London NW2 100 Walnut Tree, Llandewi Skirrid
(Richard Vines is the chief food critic for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. Opinions expressed are his own.)