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Brett Graham tops Sunday Times Food List

25 October 2011 by
Brett Graham tops Sunday Times Food List

Brett Graham's two-Michelin-starred restaurant, the Ledbury in London, has won yet another award after being named the top restaurant in the UK in the Sunday Times Food List.

The accolade comes after the Ledbury recently topped both the Zagat and Harden's surveys for best food in London and after Graham earlier this year won the prestigious Chef of the Year Catey.

The Sunday Times Food List is based on food quality alone, chosen by 8,000 restaurant-goers from across the UK and compiled by Harden's Restaurant Guide in conjunction with Rémy Martin.

Graham commented: "It's a huge honour to top the list, especially as it comes from such a broad base of customers. This is a testament to everyone in the extremely talented and energetic young team here at the Ledbury."

Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, came second in the Food List while last year's winner, Gidleigh Park, was third.

Gidleigh Park also won the Rémy Martin X.O. Excellence Award for Best All Round Restaurant, while Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley picked up the Coeur de Cognac Award for Best Dessert, and Heston Blumenthal's Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental received the Rémy Martin V.S.O.P Best Newcomer Award.

Other findings from the Sunday Times Food List, which will publish the top 100 restaurants in Britain in full on Sunday (30 October), include that half of the top 100 restaurants are outside London (up from 40% last year); while Asian restaurants have fallen by half; and there are 31 new entries.

The Sunday Times Food List 1 The Ledbury, London
2 Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, Great Milton, Oxofordshire
3 Gidleigh Park, Chagford, Devon
4 Le Gavroche, London
5 Waterside Inn, Bray, Berkshire
6 One-O-One, London
7 Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perthshire
8 Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
9 Pied à Terre, London
10 The Fat Duck, Bray, Berkshire
11 Hambleton Hall, Hambleton, Yorkshire
12 Midsummer House, Cambridge
13 John Campbell at Coworth Park, Ascot, Berkshire
14 Yorke Arms, Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale, Yorkshire
15 The Square, London
16 L'Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria
17 The Hambrough, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
18 Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Rock, Cornwall
19 Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley, London
20 The Kitchin, Edinburgh
21 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
22 Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor, Chester
23 Dining Room at Whatley Manor, Easton Gray, Wiltshire
24 La Bécasse, Ludlow, Shropshire
25 Mr Underhill's, Ludlow, Shropshire
26 The Three Chimneys, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
27 L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London
28 Viajante, London
29 Murano, London
30 Northcote, Langho, Lancashire
31The Greenhouse, London
32 Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
33 Fischers at Baslow Hall, Baslow, Derbyshire
34 Roka, London
35 Sharrow Bay, Ullswater, Cumbria
36 Zuma, London
37 Seafood Restaurant, Padstow, Cornwall
38 The Capital Restaurant, London
39 Umu, London
40 The Ritz Restaurant, London
41 Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere, Cumbria
42 Number One, Edinburgh
43 Chez Bruce, London
44 The Peat Inn, Cupar, Fife
45 Bath Priory Hotel, Bath, Somerset
46 Fraiche, Oxton, Merseyside
47 Kai Mayfair, London
48 The Box Tree, Ilkley, Yorkshire
49 Rasoi, London
50 Morston Hall, Morston, Norfolk
51 Roussillon, London
52 Texture, London
53 The Castle Terrace, Edinburgh
54 Paris House, Woburn, Bedford
55 Drakes, Ripley, Surrey
56 21212, Edinburgh
57 L'Ortolan, Shinfield, Berkshire
58 Hélène Darroze, London
59 Simpsons, Birmingham
60 Club Gascon, London
61 Hibiscus, London
62 La Petite Maison, London
63 Artichoke, Amersham, Buckinghamshire
64 The Vineyard at Stockcross, Stockcross, Berkshire
65 Min Jiang, London
66 Morgan M, London
67 The River Café, London
68 The French Horn, Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire
69 Scott's, London
70 L'Oranger, London
71 Hakkasan, London
72 Summer Isles Hotel, Achiltibuie, Ullapool
73 Ramsons, Ramsbottom, Bury
74 The Latymer, Bagshot, Surrey
75 Dorchester Grill, London
76 Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo, Llandrillo
77 Gauthier Soho, London
78 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
79 Van Zeller, Harrogate, Yorkshire
80 Bohemia, Jersey
81 Apsleys, London
82 Yauatcha, London
83 Theo Randall, London
84 La Trompette, London
85 Angelus, London
86 Purnell's, Birmingham
87 J Sheekey, London
88 Wiltons, London
89 Pearl, London
90 The Crown at Whitebrook, Whitebrook, Monmouthshire
91 Roux at the Landau, London
92 Read's, Faversham, Kent
93 Pétrus, London
94 Nobu, London
95 Benares, London
96 Vetiver at Chewton Glen, New Milton, Hampshire
97 Turners, Birmingham
98 St John, London
99 Pollen Street Social, London
100 Trinity, London

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By Kerstin Kühn

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