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Gidleigh Park tops the Sunday Times Best 100 restaurants list

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Gidleigh Park tops the Sunday Times Best 100 restaurants list
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Michael Caines’ two-Michelin-starred restaurant at Gidleigh Park in Chagford, Devon, has been voted the best restaurant in the UK by The Sunday Times.


Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants, published by The Sunday Times Food List in partnership with Harden’s restaurant guides, named the restaurant top ahead of Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck and Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley.


Caines said he was ecstatic. “Gidleigh Park has been my pride and joy ever since I was appointed chef in 1994,” he said.


“We’ve gone on to hold two Michelin stars for almost 12 years and my team has never taken their eye off the ball; these awards mean a great deal to us and we feel like Christmas has come early.”


Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants is dominated by French restaurants, with the likes of Marcus Wareing (3), the Waterside Inn (5), Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons (6) and Le Gavroche (7) represented in the top 10.


Modern British is the second most represented category, with restaurants including the Fat Duck (2), the Ledbury (4), and Hambleton Hall (11) topping the list.


There are eight Japanese restaurants including Nobu (25/40), Zuma (37) and Roka (48), while Chinese and Indian have six representatives each.



Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants


1 Gidleigh Park, Chagford


2 The Fat Duck, Bray


3 Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, London


4 The Ledbury, London


5 The Waterside Inn, Bray


6 Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton


7 Le Gavroche, London


8 L’Enclume, Cartmel


9 One-O-One (Sheraton Park Tower), London


10 Kitchin, Edinburgh


11 Hambleton Hall, Hambleton


12 The Square, London


13 Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham


14 The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale


15 Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh


16 Viajante, London


17 Pied a Terre, London


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


26 L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London


27 Summer Lodge, Evershot


28 Midsummer House, Cambridge


29 Rasoi, London


30 Three Chimneys, Dunvegan


31 Hakkasan, London W1


32 Capital Restaurant (Capital Hotel), London


33 Landau (The Langham), London


34 Roussillon, London


35 Greenhouse, London


36 Simpsons, Birmingham


37 Zuma, London


38 21212, Edinburgh


39 Bath Priory Hotel, Bath


40 Nobu Berkeley, London


41 Nahm (Halkin Hotel), London


42 La Trompette, London


43 Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham


44 The Ritz Restaurant (The Ritz), London


45 Hibiscus, London


46 Wiltons, London


47 Chez Bruce, London


48 Roka, London


49 L’Ortolan, Shinfield


50 The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow


51 Pearl, London


52 Gordon Ramsay, London


53 Morgan M, London N7


54 La Petite Maison, London


55 Texture, London


56 The Vineyard at Stockcross, Stockcross


57 Umu, London


58 Tom Aikens, London


59 Anthony’s, Leeds


60 The River Cafe, London


61 Kai Mayfair, London


62 Benares, London


63 Club Gascon, London


64 Amaya, London


65 Sheekey, London


66 Petersham Nurseries, London


67 Gamba, Glasgow


68 Galvin at Windows (London Hilton Park Lane), London


69 Purnell’s, Birmingham


70 Scott’s, London


71 Jin Kichi, London


72 Royal China Club, London


73 Theo Randall (InterContinental Hotel), London


74 The Sportsman, Whitstable


75 Fischers at Baslow Hall, Baslow


76 The Great House, Lavenham


77 Petrus, London


78 Drakes, Ripley


79 Zaika, London


80 Chewton Glen, New Milton


81 Yauatcha, London


82 Trinity, London


83 Edmunds, Birmingham


84 Pipe & Glass Inn, Beverley


85 Terre a Terre, Brighton


86 Launceston Place, London


87 The Cinnamon Club, London


88 Quilon, London


89 Wheeler’s Oyster Bar, Whitstable


90 Hunan, London


91 Artisan (Westbury Hotel), London


92 Dinings, London


93 L’Anima, London


94 Goodman, London


95 Ken Lo’s Memories of China, London


96 Chapter One, Locksbottom


97 Clarke’s, London


98 Locanda Locatelli, London


99 Sushi-Say, London


100 Walnut Tree, Llandewi Skirrid


By Kerstin Kühn







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