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Top 50 Fit for Foodies 2019

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by As rated by verified OpenTable diners
Updated May 31, 2019

A dedication to serving world-class dishes coupled with impeccable service, all sprinkled with a little something that appeals to foodies, is what makes the restaurants featured in the OpenTable 2019 Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants in the UK stand out. This year’s list was determined by analysing more than 851,000 reviews left by our diners. The restaurant in the number one spot received their award at Restaurant Magazine’s National Restaurant Awards on June 10th. Below you will find our ranked top 10 and the remainder of the top 50 list in alphabetical order.

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4.8
4.8 (3589)
£26 to £40
British
Chester
About the restaurant
Lunch Menu - Two Courses for £30 / Three Courses for £35

We are an independent restaurant in the heart of Chester offering microseasonal dining with menus designed around what's growing on our farm in Daresbury. Menus change every four to six weeks.
Happy Hour is available in our lounge from 4-6pm on Thursday-Saturday with "Two for £15" Cocktails, wine and beer specials.

Please note we are currently card-only and unable to accept cash.

Meat / Game / Pescatarian / Vegetarian / Vegan / GF / DF

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If your preferred time is not available please make a note on your reservation and we will try our best to accommodate you in the event of a cancellation. If you don't see the time you would like, please email us at info@chefstablechester.co.uk with the preferred time, party size, and telephone number and we will check our availability.
Top review
PaulC
Dined 2 days ago
The food and overall experience was excellent. If only they were more flexible with evening booking times I would be a more regular customer.
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4.8
4.8 (1225)
£41 and over
British
Liverpool
About the restaurant
From Masterchef: The Professional’s winner 2014 and Michelin Star chef, Anton Piotrowski comes Röski. Located on one of Liverpool’s most famous streets- Rodney street, Röski is an intimate restaurant where big flavours and innovative cooking techniques take centre stage.

PLEASE NOTE - We require 48 hours notice to cater for allergies and dietary requirements.

Please note that we are currently only running our tasting menu.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Creative exciting food, great wine pairing and excellent service by all the team.
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4.8
4.8 (2499)
£41 and over
British
Newcastle upon Tyne
About the restaurant
Headed up by Chef / Owner Dave Coulson, Peace & Loaf is a restaurant unlike any other in the region. Dave has an unrivalled reputation and passion for creating flavoursome and innovative dishes, which shows with the diverse menu and delicately decorated food on offer. Highlighting the importance of using only the freshest, locally sourced produce, Peace & Loaf will offer exciting, seasonal menus that will incorporate Dave’s signature dishes. Heavily inspired by traditional British cuisine with Dave’s own inventive flare, the meticulously crafted dishes will excite and intrigue even the most discerning of palates.
Top review
Feathers
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
meal was excellent , food outstanding , value for money
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4.7
4.7 (3047)
£26 to £40
Bistro
Liverpool
About the restaurant
Welcome to Wreck, from the team behind Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle, Hispi, Pinion and Kala. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner with roasts served on a Sunday!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The food and service at wreck was superb. We really look forward to our next visit and would 100 per cent recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves beautifully created dishes.
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4.6
4.6 (2010)
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates
Bristol
About the restaurant
With jamón ready to carve, padrón peppers roasting over the wood fire & sherry straight from the barrel let us transport you to Andalusia.

Our ever changing menu combines traditional tapas with personal interpretations from Michelin starred Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, whilst staying true to the vibrant and comforting flavours of his heritage.

No tapas bar is worth its salt without a carefully crafted sherry list - just ask Paco! So, we've handpicked ours, and offer them by the glass, bottle or shaken into the finest cocktails.

Thanks to all our amazing suppliers & team we are realising another Sanchez Brothers dream - A modern tapas bar bringing a taste of Andalusia to Bristol. Whether you're coming para picar, for a glass of sherry or a tapas feast we can't wait to see you!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Amazing food. Only negative was every drinks order was processed very slowly and it took ages to get drinks, so we were often waiting 10+ mins when we’d ordered another glass of wine. And it was only two of us ordering simple glasses of wine etc. Food came v quickly though!
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4.8
4.8 (3247)
£25 and under
Modern European
Glasgow
About the restaurant
Award- winning restaurant in the heart of Glasgow's West End.

Number 16 is a cosy, well established and much loved neighbourhood favourite offering quality food, friendly service and great value in relaxed surroundings. Run by a tight- knit, experienced and dedicated team; Number 16 is proud to bring fresh and unusual ideas to modern Scottish cooking. Our ever- changing menu features imaginative, balanced flavours and a commitment to using seasonal produce. We strive to make each dining experience a relaxing, unique and memorable one for every customer.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Lovely first time dining Great food and enjoyable house Red served in a wee pot! Spot on Friendly helpful staff and fab service Definitely can wait to return
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4.7
4.7 (1948)
£26 to £40
Bistro
Manchester
About the restaurant
Welcome to Hispi Bistro Didsbury, from the team behind Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle, Wreckfish, Pinion and Kala. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Top review
ChezMvip
Dined 3 days ago
Consistently great food, ambience and service at Hispi. Can’t fault any aspect of it! Today there were some summer cocktails on offer - the Limoncello Spritz made the perfect aperitif!
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4.6
4.6 (4177)
£26 to £40
Scottish
Old Town
About the restaurant
Having opened its doors in 2010, Angels with Bagpipes quickly established itself as one of the finest restaurants to have graced Edinburgh’s most iconic and historic street, The Royal Mile. With upmost pride in sourcing fresh Scottish ingredients.
Mixing an atmospheric Old Town setting with chic, contemporary looks, the restaurant reflects many of the city’s most defining features. With a humble facade nestled in the beautiful 17th century building, rich tones of bronze and marble cascade throughout the two tiers of Angels with Bagpipes.
Angels with Bagpipe’s kitchen has gained a glowing reputation in a city abundant with restaurants of the highest standards. Sourcing the best produce and ingredients, allowing the quality to shine through their elegant dishes. By blending innovative and traditional techniques, their menu is fresh and exciting throughout all seasons
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Loved the entire experience tonight. Our server was excellent, she helped us navigate food and wine pairings. Th kitchen rocked with preparing our selection’s - they prepared everthing wonderfully. If we were here longer or lived here, we would go back for more experiences. We sat at table 1 which gave us a great view of the royal mile passings while enjoying inside the resturant. 
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4.7
4.7 (5565)
£41 and over
Modern European
Orpington
About the restaurant
Chapter One is an award-winning Modern European restaurant with 3 AA Rosettes in Orpington, Kent. Following a major refurbishment in early 2019, Chapter One has relaunched with a more modern approach, tempting guests with greater variety and quality.

Under the direction of acclaimed chef Andrew McLeish, modern European cooking is available in two formats. In the Restaurant, sophisticated seasonal dishes are served in a refined setting with a weekly changing 3-course Lunch Menu du Jour, a seasonally-inspired 7-course Tasting Menu and an a la carte option. In the more informal Brasserie, a selection of favourites are cooked to perfection with the finest ingredients. The drinks offering is as exciting with an AA Notable Wine List, premium spirits, and cocktails. There is also a private dining room for corporate and private occasions.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Exquisite food with finest quality, a bit pricey but worth the money
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4.9
4.9 (3307)
£41 and over
British
Notting Hill
About the restaurant
Chef Clare Smyth’s first restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth, opened its doors August 2017.

Located in London’s Notting Hill at 92 Kensington Park Road, Core by Clare Smyth is a modern fine dining restaurant with a strong British ethos, in an elegant, relaxed interior.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Best food we had ever. Each plate was a masterpiece by itself. Of course, the prices could not be expected to be as much as an ordinary restaurant. But it was worth every penny. Service was exceptional. Thanks for this amazing night.
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4.7
4.7 (1897)
£26 to £40
Scottish
Edinburgh
About the restaurant
A consistent multi award winning Restaurant Forage & Chatter in Edinburgh boasts the best locally sourced and foraged produce, nestled in Edinburgh's West End. A experience you will not forget. Come and visit us!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
My wife and I had a very delightful meal and experience Leo and staff make a diligent effort to assure a good experience. Ambiance is not fancy, but pleasant. Highly recommend
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4.8
4.8 (3147)
£41 and over
British
Covent Garden
About the restaurant
Michelin starred Frog by Adam Handling is a place to really submerge yourself in a theatrical show. You’re facing the kitchen, the chefs come to your table and you are able to really interact with every member of the team. Frog is luxury in an environment where you feel comfortable being whoever you are and where all elements in the restaurant are connected to offer a truly memorable experience.

The dishes are very emotional and they all mean something to Adam. Each and every one of the dishes has a story behind it, whether it’s a memory from Adam’s childhood or something that has inspired him or the team.
Top review
Potaholicvip
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent as always! Enjoyed the new express menu with add ons. Music was a bit loud - but we didn’t say yes when they asked us to turn it down.
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4.7
4.7 (4434)
£41 and over
French
Soho
About the restaurant
Having earned a star within a year of opening Gauthier Soho, Alexis Gauthier is described by Zagat guide as "...one of the Best New French food destinations in London...". With an emphasis on vegetables in all dishes, Alexis provides a seasonal tasting menu with the best possible ingredients (British where possible) all 100% plant based. All served in a chic Soho Townhouse where the staff really make you feel special. There are also five private dining rooms for parties of all sizes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Plant-based cuisine at its best from the first to the last course.
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4.8
4.8 (3503)
£41 and over
Gastro Pub
Fulham
About the restaurant
The Harwood Arms re-opened in September 2008 after some much needed refurbishment.
This rural haven in the middle of Fulham is a collaboration between Brett Graham of the famed Ledbury restaurant, Mike Robinson of the acclaimed Pot Kiln pub in rural Berkshire and Edwin Vaux from the famous Vaux brewery.
The idea is to provide Londoners with a really relaxed venue for eating the finest British produce, cooked amazingly well, accompanied by excellent beer and wine at a great price.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Delicious food beautifully presented and explained. Great knowledgeable service. However it was expensive.
A photo of Hawksmoor Manchester restaurant
4.7
4.7 (9969)
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
Manchester
About the restaurant
Located next door to Spinningfields, we aim to serve the best steaks in Manchester. Sunday Roasts or for those looking for a casual bite, a set menu is available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Perfect food outstanding service. Just thought £6.50 for a 330mil can of beer was a bit much
A photo of La Dame De Pic London restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1446)
£26 to £40
French
Tower Hill
About the restaurant
A stunning two Michelin-starred French Restaurant in the City of London, La Dame de Pic London serves innovative French cuisine from renowned French female chef Anne-Sophie Pic.
Top review
IsabelDvip
Dined 1 day ago
This was a spontaneous booking for a restaurant we have wanted to visit for some time. The experience was an absolute pleasure from start to finish - the welcome from Alessandro, the room, the restaurant staff, the food and the wine. We will book again, next time for a special occasion, which will be made extra special by being at La Dame de Pic.
A photo of Morito Hackney Road restaurant
4.4
4.4 (484)
£26 to £40
Mediterranean
Hackney
About the restaurant
Moro and Morito chef proprietors, Sam & Sam Clark, opened their third restaurant, located at 195 Hackney Road in 2016.

Morito Hackney Road's Head Chef, Sevan Tchivitdji, draws influences from Southern Spain, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Morito has a concise offering of wines from the Mediterranean - primarily mainland Spain and Portugal - with a couple of lesser-known wines from the Canary Islands. There is a selection of sparkling, white, red, pink, and orange wines, with many available by the glass. For those looking to venture past these, there is also a list of Sherry and Vermouth.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Delicious food and wonderful Staff will definitely be going again.
A photo of Smiths Restaurant Wapping restaurant
4.9
4.9 (7296)
£41 and over
Seafood
Wapping
About the restaurant
Smith's of Wapping is located on the River Thames with fantastic views of Tower Bridge and The Shard.
Smith's, famous for fish, was initially established in 1958 and today offers fine dining facilities.

We are now open from 12pm until 230pm for lunch and 5.30pm until 11pm (last seating time is 9pm) on Monday to Thursday.

Friday dinner starts at 6pm until 11pm (last seating is 9.30pm).

Saturday dinner starts at 5.30pm until 11pm (last seating is 945pm)

On Sundays we are open from 12pm until 3.30pm for Lunch
And 6pm until 10pm (last seating time 8.30pm) for Dinner.

Should you not find the time that you are looking for, please contact the restaurant directly as there may be availability.
Top review
DavidC
Dined 5 days ago
Loved it. Excellent menu choices. Lovely food. I will be back!
A photo of St. JOHN Bread and Wine restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2062)
£26 to £40
British
Spitalfields
About the restaurant
ST. JOHN Bread & Wine reflects the rhythms of its locale whilst observing the same respect for seasonal, indigenous ingredients and "the whole beast" as the bigger sister restaurant. Currently opening for dinner, Tuesday to Saturday, this branch very much beats its own drum with a menu structured towards a slightly less formal manner of dining, with guests actively encouraged to share dishes as they're ready from the kitchen.



As well as selling goods to take home from our bakery, wines by the bottle or the case can be bought from our lists to take home with some delivery available.



Bread & Wine has been voted Best British Restaurant by the Evening Standard and named as best value restaurant by The Observer Food Monthly.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
St John's B&W has been a fave of mine for many years. Outstanding tastes, choices, ambience and simplicity. I dropped a star because for such innovative food, I think the wines by the glass are awful. Please bring back a Burgundy or some other decent Chardonnay. Maybe a Picpoul. None of the whites are a good match for the fabulous food.
A photo of Sticky Walnut restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2646)
£26 to £40
Bistro
Chester
About the restaurant
Welcome to Sticky Walnut, from the team behind Hispi, Burnt Truffle and Wreckfish. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Amazing service, food and ambience. The food was fantastic; well presented and tasted amazing. We went for a birthday celebration and it didn't disappoint - even my 6 year old daughter was well catered for.
A photo of Stones Restaurant Matlock restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2552)
£26 to £40
British
Matlock
About the restaurant
Tucked away in the heart of former spa town Matlock, Stones is a cosy restaurant serving modern British cuisine. The restaurant’s interior is smart and intimate while the kitchen marries British produce with recipes inspired by international cuisine. Don’t be fooled by the apparent simplicity of the seasonal lunch and dinner menus, every dish demonstrates the culinary imagination, technique and flair of the vibrant kitchen team, led by head chef Kevin Stone. The additional tasting menu offers eight courses partnered with a carefully selected optional flight of wine. Catering for all dietary requirements, Stones offer distinct vegetarian and GF menu. Diners can enjoy views overlooking the coursing waters of the River Derwent. Discreet, informed service with an informal approach, allowing the food to take centre stage, Stones is one of the finest dining experiences in the area, carrying two AA rosettes for culinary excellence. ***Visit www.stones-restaurant.co.uk for up to date menus.***
Top review
MikeP
Dined 2 days ago
A very enjoyable meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Drinks on the terrace was a rare treat this summer. As is often the case at Stones, the top dish in our memory was the amuse bouche - in this case a pea veloute - but closely followed this time by the mains (chicken & lamb respectively). A few hours here are highly recommended.
A photo of The French Table restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4581)
£41 and over
Modern European
Surbiton
About the restaurant
Serving contemporary French food, this much-loved independent restaurant has been going strong for over 22 years.
Before booking, please note the restaurant has both downstairs and upstairs.
The same menu options are available on both floors. There is no lift upstairs.
Re Tasting Menu Timings: For the option to enjoy our tasting menu, at lunch you must book before 1.45pm and at dinner, please book before 8.45pm. Tasting menus are unavailable outside of these times.
If you cannot find a table, please contact the restaurant team direct as not all tables are available to book online. Please contact the restaurant with any private dining enquiries.
Credit card details required. No shows or cancellations less than 2 days in advance will be subject to a charge of £25 per person.
Top review
JaneT
Dined 2 days ago
As ever we had a wonderful celebration of our birthdays and loved the Classics menu that is available at the moment. The perfect venue for a celebration as it is so reliable and the food is so delicious.
A photo of The Ivy St. Helen’s Square restaurant
4.5
4.5 (12327)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
York
About the restaurant
The Ivy St. Helen's Square is located on the eponymous square in the heart of York and will serve all-encompassing, contemporary British menus.
Top review
Pollypocket
Dined 1 day ago
Very enjoyable meal at The Ivy in York. Our waitress was wonderful and gave excellent, attentive service. Having visited The Ivy in Harrogate twice this year and been disappointed with the food, we had nothing to complain about in York. The Monkfish and Prawn Curry was excellent, as was the Apple Tart. My husband had a Burger which he also enjoyed.
A photo of The Poet at Matfield restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2921)
£26 to £40
British
Tunbridge Wells
About the restaurant
The Poet offers an informal yet refined dining experience in the heart of the Kent countryside. Set in a charismatic 16th century building, diners can expect food of the highest standards, made using the finest local and seasonal produce and lovingly prepared by a small team of chefs led by Head Chef & Director Lee Adams.

In addition to the food, we offer a selection of fine wines, quirky cocktails, and have a collection of over 25 craft gins available.

World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon lived in Matfield and is the inspiration behind our name. Sassoon was awarded the Military Cross for "conspicuous gallantry" and later won acclaim for his writing. We're pretty sure he would have loved our food too!

A warm welcome awaits diners from General Manager and Director Tom Haacke and his team. We look forward to seeing you!

STEAK NIGHT - The Al a Carte Is still available if you book for Steak Night!

Late cancellations - £20 per person.
Top review
TrevorP
Dined 2 days ago
Great food, good atmosphere and Tom is very welcoming and a great host
A photo of The Quality Chop House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2395)
£41 and over
British
Farringdon
About the restaurant
The Quality Chop House is a Restaurant, with a Butchers, Wine Bar, and Wine Shop next door.

Our menus are seasonally-focused and change daily based around the best produce delivered each morning.

We suggest bookings, but do take walk-ins.

In addition to our a la carte menu, we offer a £29 set lunch menu (January to November), and on Sunday lunches we serve a splendid roast.

If you are interested in a table for more than 6 guests, we have a Private Dining Room that seats up to 14. A seasonal feasting menu is available. For more information please give us a call.
Top review
Daniella
Dined 4 days ago
Food was absolutely amazing and the service was exceptional (it was my partners birthday and they made him feel super special), would absolutely recommend!
A photo of The Three Oaks restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1364)
£26 to £40
British
Gerrards Cross
About the restaurant
The Three Oaks is a contemporary Award Winning pub restaurant on the outskirts of Gerrards Cross, and not far from Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire. Our Kitchen team brilliantly led by our Head Chef Jethro, who has been with us for over 10 years, change the menu regularly & with the seasons along what’s best from the markets. Specials at the weekends, real ales, draught beers, and amazing set lunch menu, long Sunday lunches and a fantastic Wine list. Our Front Of House team led by Wes & Sophie are here to ensure you enjoy your visit with us.
We are fortunate to feature in both the Michelin Guide, having been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand for the last 10 years, as well as in the Good Food Guide.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Top review
Pitstop
Dined 3 days ago
First time Jeff and i have been and we will definitely be returning , food was fabulous, lovely team Henry , Penny
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4.7
4.7 (1610)
£26 to £40
Modern European
Holloway
About the restaurant
Westerns Laundry is a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant focusing on seafood & natural wines. The restaurant is located in the Islington/Highbury neighbourhood of North London. It opened in 2018 and is housed in a 1950's industrial building which used to be home to the largest commercial laundry in North London. It now boasts a beautiful 60 cover dining room, which opens onto an open 20 cover cobbled courtyard with olive trees as well as an intimate private dining room. Westerns Laundry has won numerous awards for excellence and originality and is a firm favourite on the London dining scene.
Top review
Monique
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Had a great time, the food, the staff, the ambience ❤️ Westerns Laundry was recommended to me by a friend and I’m glad they did! Booked for my fiancés birthday. Every dish was absolutely delicious. The staff were great, really knowledgeable on all the food and all the wine. Great atmosphere too. Highly recommend, I have to all my friends!
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