The Good Food Guide: Top 50 Restaurants 2015

Good Food Guide Awards 2015

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The Good Food Guide have been rating the UK’s best restaurants for over 60 years, so it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about what makes a great eatery. Last week, the GFG published their annual list of the country’s top 50 restaurants, and the 2015 edition has a familiar look about it, with the charming Cumbrian nook L’Enclume retaining top spot for the second year running, ahead of The Fat Duck, home of Heston Blumenthal’s renowned multi-sensory cuisine.

Competition for the top places was, as always, fierce, but ultimately Le Champignon Sauvage in Gloucestershire was the only new entry to crack the top 10. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay meanwhile climbed 2 spots to finish an impressive 3rd, though whether that will be high enough to satisfy the notoriously hard-to-please chef remains to be seen.

London made a strong showing once again in this year’s list, with 17 of the top 50 restaurants, including Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester (25) and Murano (32) based in the capital. Move away from the big smoke though, and there are still plenty of gems to be found nestled in the far-flung Scottish countryside or perched on the southern coast. The Good Food Guide inspectors have clearly racked up some serious miles over the last few months.

How many of the top restaurants have you managed to tick off your own list? Check out the full 50 below to gain some inspiration for your next culinary adventure.

1. L’Enclume, Cumbria

2. The Fat Duck, Berkshire

3. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London

4. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall

5. Hibiscus, London

6. Pollen Street Social, London

7. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottinghamshire

8. The Square, London

9. Le Champignon Sauvage, Gloucestershire

10. The Ledbury, London

11. Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Tayside

12. Midsummer House, Cambridgeshire

13. Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire

14. The French, Manchester Book The French

15. Le Gavroche, London

16. Whatley Manor, The Dining Room, Wiltshire

17. Fraiche, Merseyside

18. André Garrett at Cliveden, Berkshire

19. Fera at Claridges, London

20. Marcus, London Book Marcus

21. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London

22. The Kitchin, Edinburgh

23. The Waterside Inn, Berkshire

24. Pied-à-Terre, London Book Pied-à-Terre

25. Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, London Book Alain Ducasse

26. Michael Wignall at the Latymer, Surrey

27. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh

28. Artichoke, Buckinghamshire

29. Fischer’s Baslow Hall, Derbyshire

30. Restaurant James Sommerin, Glamorgan Book James Sommerin

31. The Peat Inn, Fife

32. Murano, London Book Murano

33. Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, Cornwall

34. Gidleigh Park, Devon Book Gidleigh Park

35. Hedone, London

36. Hambleton Hall, Rutland

37. Restaurant Story, London

38. The Pass, West Sussex

39. Casamia, Bristol

40. Ynyshir Hall, Powys

41. Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire

42. Hélène Darroze at the Connaught, London Book Hélène Darroze

43. The Hand & Flowers, Buckinghamshire

44. The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill, Yorkshire

45. Paris House, Bedfordshire

46. Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor, Cheshire

47. The Raby Hunt, Durham

48. Chiltern Firehouse, London

49. Northcote, Lancashire

50. The Clove Club, London

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