Open Table publishes this year’s top 100 restaurants list based on verified reviews

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03:  Marcus Margulies and Jean-Claude Biver attends 'Unique Masterpieces' Dinner at The Ledbury Restaurant on July 3, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Online restaurant booking service OpenTable has released its much-anticipated annual list of top 100 restaurants in the UK, based on reviews left by verified diners.

For the third year, London’s award-winning The Ledbury (pictured) has retained the number one spot. Serving contemporary European cuisine from its Notting Hill kitchen, The Ledbury is where acclaimed head chef Brett Graham pairs inventive cooking with fine wines in an elegant and current setting.

A taste of Europe dominates the top 100, with 20 of the featured restaurants serving European cuisine. This is closely followed by 18 British restaurants and 12 French.

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Steak has also proved popular on the list this year, with 10 steak restaurants making the final cut.

Foodie capital London upholds its position as the home of the UK’s top culinary pioneers, with all 10 of the top restaurants found in the capital.

The top 10 list features established London favourites such as Scott’s Restaurant and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

Open Table top 100 restaurants 2017

Adrian Valeriano, vice president, Europe at OpenTable, comments: “London retains its reputation as the UK’s culinary capital, but we continue to see outstanding restaurants from across a number of cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Chester appearing on the list.”

The top 100 restaurants 2017 list is generated from more than 730,000 reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners in the past year.

All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration.

Qualifying restaurants are sorted according to an overall score, which takes into account a number of criteria including each restaurant’s average rating, along with that restaurant’s rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area and the average number of restaurants reviewed by diners who reviewed that restaurant.

The complete top 100 list can be viewed HERE.

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