Michelin-starred Gidleigh Park named best in Britain by Toptable

14 January 2010
Michelin-starred Gidleigh Park named best in Britain by Toptable

Michael Caines's two-Michelin-starred restaurant Gidleigh Park has been named the best in Britain by online booking service Toptable.

The restaurant in Chagford, Devon, won glowing reviews from the website's members who praised its "amazing food" and "faultless service".

Caines said he was "delighted" to have won the award: "It is always satisfying to receive recognition and praise, but it is particularly gratifying that the impartial views and ratings of Toptable users, our diners, have positioned us so highly."

In the celebrity chef category Restaurant Martin Wishart in Edinburgh won the top spot beating off competition from top London chefs including Michel Roux Jr of Le Gavroche (2), Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester (5), Gordon Ramsay at Claridges (7) and Tom Aikens (9).

Britain's favourite cuisine was voted to be Italian, with Indian food in second and French in third place. While British cuisine came in fourth position, English cuisine came in tenth.

The winners of the Toptable Top 100 Restaurant Awards are:

Top Diner Rated 1. Gidleigh Park Restaurant, Chagford, Devon
2. The Case Restaurant with Rooms, Sudbury, Suffolk
3. India Quay, Glasgow
4. Hotel du Vin, Glasgow
5. The Ritz Restaurant, London
6. Mulberry Restaurant at the Langshott Manor Hotel, Surrey
7. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
8. Kendells Bistro, Leeds
9. Thackeray's, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
10. The Stockbridge Restaurant, Edinburgh

Best for Value 1. 110 Restaurant, Edinburgh
2. The Case Restaurant with Rooms, Sudbury, Suffolk
3. Master Chef Indian Restaurant, London SW11
4. Gurkha's Inn, London SE10
5. Gidleigh Park Restaurant, Chagford, Devon
6. India Quay, Glasgow
7. Black Horse Restaurant and Bar, Swadlingcote, Derbyshire
8. Angel Curry Centre, London N1
9. Bistro 1 - Southampton Street, London WC2E
10. Hotel du Vin, Glasgow

Under £25 1. Kendells Bistro, Leeds
2. Indigo Bar and Grill, Gerrards Cross, Bucks
3. Master Chef Indian Restaurant, London SW11
4. Antony's, London W2
5. Piccolo Mondo, Glasgow
6. 107 Dining Room, Merseyside
7. Black Horse Restaurant and Bar, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
8. The Triangle Restaurant, London N4
9. 110 Restaurant, Edinburgh
10. Fabrizio, London N19

Over £45 1. Gidleigh Park Restaurant, Chagford, Devon
2. The Ritz Restaurant, London
3. Le Gavroche, London
4. Brasserie Roux - Terminal 5
5. The Greenhouse, London W1
6. http://www.crabatchieveley.com/, Newbury, Berks
7. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London
8. Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, London
9. Lime Restaurant at Homewood Park, Bath
10. The Tea Room at The Clarence, Dublin

Best for Parties 1. Mulberry Restaurant at the Langshott Manor Hotel, Surrey
2. Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh
3. Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or Restaurant, Glasgow
4. Maximini Chinese Restaurant, London W2
5. Chapter One, Farnborough, Kent
6. Michael Caines at ABode, Kent
7. The French Table, Surbiton, Surrey
8. Thai Square, Windsor
9. The Great House, Hawkhurst, Kent
10. The Boathouse, Ely, Cambridgeshire

Celebrity Chef Restaurant 1. Martin Wishart - Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
2. Michel Roux Jr, Le Gavroche, London
3. Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or Restaurant, Glasgow
4. Michael Caines at ABode, Exeter
5. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London
6. Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, London
7. Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, London
8. Brian Hughson at The Grill at The Dorchester, London
9. Tom Aikens at Tom Aikens, London
10. Shane Osbourn at Pied à Terre, London

Romance 1. Gidleigh Park Restaurant, Chagford, Devon
2. The Ritz Restaurant, London
3. Mulberry Restaurant at the Langshott Manor Hotel, Surrey
4. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
5. Kendells Bistro, Leeds
6. Thackeray's, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
7. The Stockbridge Restaurant, Edinburgh
8. Le Gavroche, London
9. Piccolo Mondo, Glasgow
10. Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or Restaurant, Glasgow

Hidden Gems 1. Kendells Bistro, Leeds
2. Cedar Manor Hotel and Lodge, Windermere
3. The Tea Rooms at The Clarence, Dublin
4. Launceston Place, London
5. http://www.lantegloshotel.co.uk/lanteglosrestaurantsandbars.htm, Camelford, Cornwall
6. Wensleydale Heifer, West Witton, Yorkshire
7. The Canny Man, Lugton, Ayreshire
8. King William, Bath
9. Tamarind Thai Restaurant, Colwyn Bay, Wales
10. Arundel House, Arundel, West Sussex

International Venue 1. Le Tournebièvre, Paris
2. Ad Hoc, Rome
3. Bon, Paris
4. Bateaux Parisiens, Paris
5. Olio & Convivium, Florence
6. 6 New York, Paris
7. China Grill, New York
8. La Maison de Marie, Nice
9. La Clef de Champs, Brussels
10. Le 404, Paris

Cuisine 1. Italian
2. Indian
3. French
4. British
5. Thai
6. Japanese
7. Asian/Oriental
8. European
9. Chinese
10. English

By Kerstin Kühn

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