Nov 3, 2011

Sunday Times Britain's top 200 restaurants 2011

The Sunday Times published its bi-annual guide to the top 200 restaurants
in Britain in its 30th October 2011 edition.
Their list represents the view of the food loving general public
instead of the usual anonymous inspectors in guides such as Michelin or AA.
The list is compiled in association with the Harden’s Guide using 80,000 genuine reports
from diners who had been asked to rate the places they have visited.
The Sunday Times' rankings are based solely on the food the restaurant serves,
though the scores for ambience were used in the event of a tie.


Statistics from this year’s Sunday Times Food List include:
• Half of the top 100 restaurants are outside London (last year it was only 40%)
• The number of Asian eateries in the List has fallen by half
• There are 31 new entries on the list

I could see all these new restaurants coming into the market in and outside of London,
Yet Asian cuisine trend, which had been around for past several years in London
seems to be screened this year.
However, ROKA, the restaurant I work got 34th on the list (48th last year)
and it is a top score within all Asian restaurants.
As well as Zuma, our sister restaurant got 36th this year (37th last year), stable results.




Here we list the top 100 Sunday Times best restaurants in Britain:
  1. The Ledbury, London
  2. Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire
  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, Rutland
  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 Grey, Wiltshire
  24. La Bécasse, Ludlow, Shropshire
  25. Mr Underhill’s, Ludlow, Shropshire
  26. The Three Chimney’s, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
  27. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London
  28. Viajante, London
  29. Murano, London
  30. Northcote, Langho, Lancashire
  31. The 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
  56. 21212, Edinburgh
  57. L’Ortolan, Shinfield, Berkshire
  58. Hélène Darozze, 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, Landrillo
  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, Whitebtrook, 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


Sebastián Moncho said...

One I loved at London, but is not in the list, it's the Cinnamon Tree (near Kings Cross). It's an indian cuisine, cheap, good and gorgeous =)

Limonada said...