(Bloomberg) — Moor Hall, a two-Michelin stars restaurant in the scenic northern county of Lancashire, has been named the U.K.’s best restaurant, beating out London’s finest dining options for a second time.
Chef Mark Birchall opened Moor Hall Restaurant With Rooms in 2017 and it has become a destination, though it’s 215 miles (346 kilometers) from the capital. Moor Hall is set in five acres (two hectares) of gardens in a house of mid-16th-century origins in rural Aughton, Lancashire.
The Angel at Hetton, a gastropub in North Yorkshire, placed second, while three-Michelin-star Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill placed third in the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards. Scroll down for the full list.
For the first time, half of the restaurants on the list are located outside of London. Still, chefs based in London won many of the individual awards including Chef of the Year (Andrew Wong for A Wong in Victoria), the Service Award (Daniel Humm for Davies and Brook at Claridge’s) and Chef to Watch (Tom Booton for The Grill at The Dorchester).
The annual rankings announced on Monday were calculated from the votes of more than 200 experts including chefs and critics who submit their best restaurant experiences over the past 12 months across the U.K., taking into consideration the quality of the food, service, atmosphere and price.
The top 100 restaurants are:
1. Moor Hall, Aughton2. The Angel at Hetton, Hetton3. Core by Clare Smyth, London4. House of Tides, Newcastle5. L’Enclume, Cartmel6. Sabor, London7. Brat, London8. A Wong, London9. Mere, London10. The Black Swan at Oldstead, Oldstead11. Mana, Manchester12. 40 Maltby Street, London13. Davies and Brook, London14. The Moorcock Inn, Norland15. Ynyshir, Powys16. The Sportsman, Seasalter17. Hide, London18. Skosh, York19. The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds20. Noble Rot Soho, London21. The Quality Chop House, London22. Ikoyi, London23. The Parkers Arms, Newton24. The Cottage in the Wood, Keswick25. Hjem, Hexham26. Frog by Adam Handling, London27. Silo, London28. Casamia, Bristol29. St John, London30. Da Terra, London31. The French House, London32. Joro, Sheffield33. Kol, London34. Northcote, Langho35. Frenchie, London36. The White Swan at Fence, Fence37. Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London38. Freemasons at Wiswell, Wisell39. Hrishi, Windermere40. Kiln, London41. Le Cochon Aveugle, York42. Muse, London43. Fraiche, Wirral44. The Ritz, London45. Carters of Moseley, Moseley46. The Guinea Grill, London47. Erst, Ancoats48. Paul Ainsworth No.6, Padstow49. Flor, London50. The River Cafe, London51. Roots, Bournemouth52. The Seahorse, Dartmouth53. SOLA, London54. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottinngham55. The Raby Hunt, Darlington56. Bentley’s, London57. Brawn, London58. Opheem, Birmingham59. The Fordwich Arms, Fordwich60. Osip, Bruton61. The Clove Club, London62. Sticky Walnut, Chester63. Coombeshead Farm, Lewannick64. Luca, London65. Midsummer House, Cambridge66. Perilla, London67. The Walnut Tree, Llanddewi Skirrid68. The Crown at Burchetts Green, Burchett’s Green69. Gymkhana, London70. Outlaw’s New Road, Port Isaac71. The Harwood Arms, London72. Ondine Oyster & Grill, Edinburgh73. Maison Francois, London74. Trinity, London75. Etch by Steven Edwards, Hove76. Lympstone Manor, Exmouth77. Purnell’s, Birmingham78. Lake Road Kitchen, Ambleside79. The Hand & Flowers, Marlow80. The Grill at the Dorchester, London81. Alchemilla, Nottingham82. Helene Darroze at The Connaught, London83. Pollen Street Social, London84. Lyle’s, London85. Inver, Strathlachlan86. The Mash Inn, Radnage87. The Dining Room at Whatley Manor, Malmesbury88. Wander, London89. Decimo, London90. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London91. Ox, Belfast92. Paradise, London93. Launceston Place, London94. The Little Fish Market, Hove95. Manteca, London96. Cafe Deco, London97. 7 Saints, London98. Chez Bruce, London99. Akoko, London100. Caractere, London
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