Ireland is featured for the first time in the Harden’s annual guidebook of Britain’s best restaurants.
The Harden’s Top UK Restaurants 2000 lists more than 1,000 restaurants, with Conrad Gallagher’s Peacock Alley in Dublin the most highly rated in Ireland.
It lists the best restaurants in Britain as the Altnaharrie Inn in Ullapool; Gidleigh Park in Chagford, Devon; Hambleton Hall in Hambleton, Rutland; and Lettonie in Bath.
In London, Gordon Ramsay gets top marks for the best gastronomic experience followed by the Ivy and Mirabelle. Chez Nico at Ninety and the Oak Room Marco Pierre White are described as “rather joyless affairs”.
The guide reads: “There are few truly world-class restaurants in London. Arguably, there are only two – Gordon Ramsay and Le Gavroche.”
It continues: “There are pretenders, of course, most obviously Chez Nico at Ninety and the Oak Room Marco Pierre White.”
In London, the Ivy is voted the favourite restaurant, City Rhodes is best for business and La Poule au Pot is best for romance.