100 Best Restaurants in the UK 2018



Restaurant Magazine has revealed its annual list of the 100 Best Restaurants in the UK as part of its National Restaurant Awards, with London's Kiln, a 50-cover joint in Soho, which serves regional Thai cuisine, rising nine places to take the top spot this year.

Kiln swaps places with Kent's The Sporstman, last year's number one, London's Sabor is second, third and fourth is A.Wong and Core by Clare Smyth respectively, also both in London, while fifth this year is Simon Rogan's L'Enclume.

London dominates, with over half of the restaurants found in the capital (here's a list of the 100 best restaurants outside the capital from SquareMeal). The Best chef Award went to Sabor's Nieves Barragan, One to Watch to Cornerstone in London and the Lifetime Achievement Award to Raymond Blanc.

The list is based on the views of 150 chefs, restaurateurs and food writers.

See the full list below.

1. Kiln, London
2. Sabor, London
3. A Wong, London
4. Core by Clare Smyth, London
5. L'Enclume, Cumbria
6. Moor Hall, Lancashire
7. Lyle's, London
8. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
9. The Sportsman, Kent
10. Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall
11. Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London
12. The Coach, Marlow
13. Coombeshead Farm, Cornwall
14. Brat, London
15. Padella, London
16. The Quality Chop House, London
17. The Ledbury, London
18. Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire
19. Wreckfish, Liverpool
20. The Black Swan at Oldstead
21. The River Café, London
22. Indian Accent, London
23. Paul Ainsworth at No 6, Padstow
24. El Pastor, London
25. Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons, Oxford
26. Ondine, Edinburgh
27. Casamia, Bristol
28. Ynyshir, Powys
29. Som Saa, London
30. House of Tides, Newcastle
31. The Clove Club, Shoreditch
32. The Fat Duck, Bray
33. Chez Bruce, London
34. Elystan Street, London
35. The Crown at Burchetts Green, Maidenhead
36. Trinity, London
37. The Little Fish Market, Hove
38. The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny
39. Quo Vadis, London
40. The Seahorse, Dartmouth
41. Barrafina, London (Covent Garden)
42. Lorne, London
43. The Waterside Inn, Bray
44. Brawn, London
45. The Raby Hunt, Darlington
46. Hispi, Didsbury
47. Hoppers, London
48. Midsummer House, Cambridge
49. Noble Rot, London
50. Gymkhana, London
51. Nuala, London
52. Hedone, London
53. Alchemilla, Nottingham
54. Kricket, London
55. Pollen St Social, London
56. Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo
57. Root, Bristol
58. St John Bread & Wine, London
59. The Star Inn Harome, Yorkshire
60. Farang, London
61. Holborn Dining Room, London
62. The Hand & Flowers, Marlow
63. Wilson's, Bristol
64. 40 Maltby Street, London
65. Black Axe Mangal, London
66. Carter’s of Moseley, Birmingham
67. The Palomar, London
68. Smoking Goat, London
69. The Beehive, Berkshire
70. The Hardwick, Abergavenny
71. Timberyard, Edinburgh
72. Xu, London
73. The Dairy, London
74. Le Gavroche, London
75. Paco Tapas, Bristol
76. The Parkers Arms, Clitheroe
77. Rambla, London
78. Wine & Brine, County Armagh
79. Frog by Adam Handling, London
80. Where The Light Gets In, Stockport
81. Bonhams, London
82. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Edinburgh
83. Fraiche, Oxton
84. Restaurant Story, London
85. Sardine, London
86. The Ritz, London
87. Kitchen Table, London
88. Inver, Argyll & Bute
89. Lima, London
90. The Fordwich Arms, Canterbury
91. Frenchie, London
92. The Elephant, Torquay
93. Barbary, London
94. Neo Bistro, London
95. Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh
96. Morston Hall Hotel, Norfolk
97. Northcote Manor, Langho
98. Westerns Laundry, London
99. Perilla, London
100. Ikoyi, London