Two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains has topped this year's Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants list, rising from sixth place last year.
The Nottingham site won out over the other 99 establishments mentioned on the list, which is compiled according to 63,000 reviews and opinions of nearly 7,000 diners.
Midsummer House, Daniel Clifford's two-Michelin-starred Cambridge site, came in second place, up from 21 last year, while Simon Rogan's L'Enclume came in at third, the same position as last year. Casamia in Bristol came straight in as a new entry in fourth place. Restaurant Martin Wishart, in Edinburgh, was fifth.
Gidleigh Park, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, the Ledbury, the Araki, and new entry Harry's Place, finished off the top 10, while Restaurant Story, Andrew Fairlie at the Gleneagles hotel, Restaurant Story, Le Gavroche, the Waterside Inn, and Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs were among those in the top 20.
London restaurants make up 44 of the top 100. Last year's top restaurant, Fraiche, in the Wirral, has moved down to 22nd place.
Commenting on his restaurant's first place, Sat Bains thanked everyone for their support, and said: "Amanda [my wife] and I are blown away. We couldn't be prouder of our entire team for this fantastic achievement. All their care, hard work and dedication has resulted in this phenomenal accolade, and all the more poignant, given this was based on our guests' reviews."
Bains, whose restaurant has rooms and is co-owned by his wife, topped headlines this year for his new approach to working hours, after he introduced the four-day week to improve working conditions for staff. He also won the 2015 Chef Award at this year's Cateys.