The Food List is compiled for The Sunday Times by UK restaurants guide publisher Harden’s using the reports of genuine diners, who are asked to rate the places they have visited. The List is now in its fourth year, and is based on 80,000 reviews from 9,000 people, including many Sunday Times readers. 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.
We are thrilled to make it into the list again this year, second year in a row, at a fantastic Number 57.
This year the South West is home to eight of Britain’s best 100 restaurants.
1. Gidleigh Park in Devon, run by Michael Caines (Topped the List in Britain too at 1)
2. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Rock (4)
3. The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow (49)
4. The Harrow at Little Bedwyn (54)
5. The Bath Priory run by Sam Moody (55)
6. Lumiere (57)
7. Paul Ainsworth in Padstow (59)
8. Le Champignon Sauvage (64)
This year is the first time 2 Cheltenham restaurants have been included in the list as Le Champignon Sauvage re-enters after last appearing in 2010, to join us.
Editor of The Sunday Times Food List, Karen Robinson, said: “The Food List is essential reading for food lovers. It’s a fantastic achievement for chefs to make it into our top 100, because our scores are based on the reviews of thousands of diners, mostly spending their own money. This makes the Food List an unbiased and definitive guide to the finest restaurants in the country.”