Sunday Times Food List

picture of Fraiche

For the fifth year, the Sunday Times today publishes the ‘Food List’ – the top 100 UK restaurants for food. This supplement is published in association with Harden’s, and based on the our annual survey of restaurant-goers.

For 2015 there’s been a serious shakeup, with last year’s top three – Gidleigh Park, Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles and the Yorke Arms – making way for a new top trio of dining destinations. The survey crowns eccentric chef Marc Wilkinson’s Oxton restaurant, Fraîche (pictured), as the home of the UK’s best cooking. Alone in his kitchen, Wilkinson creates show-stopping tasting menus demonstrating contemporary techniques that would make the Fat Duck pale in comparison.

Second is that bastion of classic gastronomy (and home of everyone’s favourite Frenchman, Raymond Blanc) – Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Great Milton. Rounding out the top three is Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume in Cartmel – he may have branched out to Manchester and London’s Claridge’s Hotel – but his original, rural ‘restaurant with rooms’ is still the spiritual home for his style of all-natural, local cuisine.

The full list is below, with chapter and verse published in today’s Sunday Times.

1 Fraîche, Oxton
2 Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Great Milton
3 L’Enclume, Cartmel
4 The Ledbury, London W11
5 Mr Underhill’s, Ludlow
6 Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
7 Rasoi, London SW3
8 Harry’s Place, Great Gonerby
9 Gidleigh Park, Chagford
10 Waterside Inn, Bray
11 Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
12 The Pass Restaurant, South Lodge Hotel, Horsham
13 Martin Wishart, Cameron House, Loch Lomond
14 Simon Radley, The Chester Grosvenor, Chester
15 Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, The St Enodoc Hotel, Rock
16 Le Gavroche, London W1
17 One-O-One, Sheraton Park Tower, London SW1
18 The Castle Terrace, Edinburgh
19 Yorke Arms, Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale
20 Kitchen Table, London W1
21 Midsummer House, Cambridge
22 Kai Mayfair, London W1
23 21212, Edinburgh
24 Northcote, Langho
25 Fera at Claridge’s, Claridge’s Hotel, London W1
26 Raby Hunt, Summerhouse
27 The Latymer, Pennyhill Park Hotel, Bagshot
28 Pied à Terre, London W1
29 The Fat Duck, Bray
30 Hedone, London W4
31 Drakes, Ripley
32 The Neptune, Old Hunstanton
33 Bath Priory Hotel, Bath
34 Pétrus, London SW1
35 The Square, London W1
36 Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo
37 Zuma, London SW7
38 Murano, London W1
39 The Five Fields, London SW3
40 Hambleton Hall, Hambleton
41 The Dining Room, Whatley Manor, Easton Grey
42 The Greenhouse, London W1
43 Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder
44 Hakkasan, London W1
45 Checkers, Montgomery
46 L’Ortolan, Shinfield
47 Koffmann’s, The Berkeley, London SW1
48 Marianne, London W2
49 Nobu, Metropolitan Hotel, London W1
50 Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham
51 André Garrett At Cliveden, Cliveden House, Taplow
52 La Petite Maison, London W1
53 The Harrow at Little Bedwyn, Marlborough
54 Fischers at Baslow Hall, Baslow
55 The Peat Inn, Cupar
56 Roka, London W1
57 The Terrace, Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu
58 Benares, London W1
59 L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London WC2
60 Seven Park Place, London SW1
61 The French Restaurant, Midland Hotel, Manchester
62 Artichoke, Amersham
63 Read’s, Faversham
64 Wiltons, London SW1
65 Theo Randall, InterContinental Hotel, London W1
66 Min Jiang, The Royal Garden Hotel, London W8
67 The Kitchin, Edinburgh
68 Pollen Street Social, London W1
69 Purnells, Birmingham
70 Amaya, London SW1
71 Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere
72 Scott’s, London W1
73 Texture, London W1
74 Bohemia, The Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey
75 Alyn Williams, Westbury Hotel, London W1
76 Hand & Flowers, Marlow
77 Story, London SE1
78 HKK, London EC2
79 Chez Bruce, London SW17
80 Loves, The Glasshouse, Birmingham
81 Marcus, The Berkeley, London SW1
82 Lucknam Park, Luckham Park Hotel, Colerne
83 Sushi Tetsu, London EC1
84 Dinner, Mandarin Oriental, London SW1
85 The Three Chimneys, Dunvegan
86 Hunan, London SW1
87 Gordon Ramsay, London, SW3
88 The Ritz Restaurant, The Ritz, London W1
89 The River Café, London W6
90 Galvin La Chapelle, London E1
91 Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
92 The Clove Club, London EC1
93 Tamarind, London W1
94 Lumière, Cheltenham
95 Wilks, Bristol
96 The Pipe & Glass Inn, Beverley
97 Hibiscus, London W1
98 Samuel’s, Swinton Park Hotel & Spa, Masham
99 Freemasons at Wiswell, Wiswell
100 La Trompette, London W1

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