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These Are the U.K.’s Top 100 Restaurants—and There’s a New Winner

London is beaten when the award goes to a centuries-old hotel and restaurant in the northern countryside.

Turnip and crab at Moor Hall.

Turnip and crab at Moor Hall.

Photographer: Richard Vines/Bloomberg

A restaurant deep in the countryside of northern England has been named the best in the U.K., beating some of the biggest names in gastronomy and leaving high-profile London rivals in its wake. 

Chef Mark Birchall opened Moor Hall Restaurant With Rooms in 2017 and it has already become a destination, though it is 215 miles (346 kilometers) from the capital. It takes first place in the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards, which ranks the U.K. Top 100.