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National Restaurant Awards 2023

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by OpenTable
Updated June 13, 2023

The National Restaurant Awards 2023 – organised by industry leading title Restaurant magazine – celebrate the brilliance and vibrancy of the UK restaurant scene, and reward the very best chefs, restaurateurs and operators from across the UK.

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4.9
4.9 (2601)
£41 and over
British
Notting Hill

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About the restaurant
The Ledbury is located the heart of Notting Hill.

Since opening in 2005, it has become one of London's more established restaurants, first gaining 2 Michelin stars in 2010.

The restaurant prides itself on showcasing seasonal ingredients along with their own Deer, Jersey Cows and Iberian Pigs which are reared by Chef/Owner Brett Graham.

After a 2 year hiatus, The Ledbury reopened with a new look dining room and their own in house Fungarium.

The kitchen is being overseen by Head Chef Tom Spenceley and the dining room is headed up by General Manager Jack Settle.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Simply the best restaurant in London. No question.
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4.9
4.9 (3174)
£41 and over
British
Notting Hill

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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.

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abdullahb
Dined 1 day ago
Best dinner experience i had in my life Food was innovative and amazing… Desserts in particular were exceptional Staff were very meticulous and friendly
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4.9
4.9 (3048)
£41 and over
British
Covent Garden

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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.

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Bobbyj
Dined 1 day ago
We had been wanting to eat at Frog for a while and we weren't disappointed. The fish course is possibly the best I have ever eaten and the "Snacks" were stellar. The wine pairings were also not far off perfect. The only very minor criticisms would be that neither of us particularly enjoyed the caviar course and felt the chocolate pudding was overly rich and a little unimaginative – although to be fair we aren't the biggest chocolate fans. Also, the toilets were not up to the standard of cleanliness I would expect from an establishment of this stature. But all-in-all it was a wonderful evening! Thank you Adam and a big shout-out to your charming team.
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4.6
4.6 (17)
£41 and over
French
Soho

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About the restaurant
2 MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANT - ALEX DILLING AT HOTEL CAFE ROYAL

Contemporary modern European cuisine drawing influences from French classics. Formatted as tasting menus, displaying unique and meticulous cooking techniques to provide the most optimum dining experience. Expect the finest ingredients, expertly sourced from around the UK and further afield; delivering a focus and emphasis of exquisite seafood along with a few meat options from artesian suppliers.

Dilling will showcase his talent in an intimate dining space seating only 34 guests in the heart of London, a  newly designed dining room overlooking Regent Street. The restaurant will serve contemporary French cuisine which draws on inspiration from the classic gastronomy of the country combined  with a young and energetic sense of hospitality.

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Sabayon
Dined on Nov 11, 2023
Excellent food Great attention to detail Enthusiastic staff Location great I would recommend slightly slower service - or ask the guests Disappointing to sit near some young Asians who seemed to have no interest in the food, treated the front of house staff with disdain and spent most of the evening going to the toilet in groups or instagramming photos of themselves. It didn’t spoil our evening but so disrespectful to the restaurant and other diners
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4.8
4.8 (1561)
£41 and over
French
South Kensington

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About the restaurant
Celebrated French chef Claude Bosi launched Claude Bosi at Bibendum back in 2017, with a ground-floor seafood and oyster bar and first-floor restaurant which is ‘unashamedly fine dining’, with the chef's signature contemporary and light-hearted flair.

The a la carte menu features some of his signature classics and the chef’s Michelin-starred alma matter, with ingredients sourced predominantly from the British Isles and France. The striking upstairs dining room with its dramatic and iconic floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows has been redesigned to house a larger central open kitchen. The light and airy dining room will feature the original Conran chairs with a soft colour palate of muted blues.

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DavidG
Dined 6 days ago
Had the 7 course Taste of the Seasons for lunch to celebrate Valentines. It was perfect - the food was imaginative, beautifully produced and the service (particularly the sommelier!) was as good as it gets. His choice of wines were particularly impressive. There were only a few people in on a Friday lunchtime in Feb, so the atmosphere was a little subdued, but hard to see how that could have been different... The cod was buttery and delightful, the signature duck jelly with caviar not just a unique experience but wonderful too, and (for me) the juniper ice cream was the star - a masterstroke executed with such balance and finesse. Just wow. The excellent wines, in particular, come at an "appropriate" price, so this is definitely the venue for a special special occasion , but if thats what you are looking for it will not disappoint.
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4.9
4.9 (3322)
£41 and over
European
Clapham

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About the restaurant
Trinity reopened in October 2015 with the same ethos, culture and team whilst recreating a new and refreshing backdrop - retaining its sophistication and remaining a restaurant of significance in Clapham.
An alfresco dining area accommodates 16 guests, the dining room seating 40 guests that now have a clear view into an open plan kitchen with banquette seating surrounded by the soft hues of jade green and dusty heather pink.
Staying true to his style of cookery, the new menu will focus on Adam’s interpretation of great classics in a relaxed and approachable setting.
The kitchen presents a four course a la Carte menu of for a set price of £85. The wine list continues to offer great value with the Chef's Cellar List (just add VAT and corkage), increasing both our quantity and quality and a overall extension to the main wine list of up to 400 bins now on display in the feature wine cellar on the ground floor.

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SimonC
Dined 3 days ago
Always an exceptional meal with wonderful service.
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4.5
4.5 (5919)
£41 and over
Indian
Mayfair

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About the restaurant
Indian Fine Dining Restaurant with British Flair in the Heart of Mayfair.

Benares Restaurant and Bar since its opening in 2003 has been considered one of the finest Indian Restaurants in the city.

Guests enter an elegant lounge with hand-crafted India inspired furniture and is complemented by a beautiful pond decorated with fresh flowers, creating a luxurious aesthetic.

Benares has 4 private dining rooms, three of which are around the lounge: the Berkeley Room which seats up to 16 guests, the Sommeliers Table which seats up to 10 guests and a Chefs Table overlooking the kitchen which seats up to 8 guests. The lounge area leads into the main dining room which can accommodate up to 80 guests. Our largest private dining area, the Dover room seating up to 36 guests is on the other side of the main dining room.

Benares can be hired for exclusive events accommodating 100 guests for a sit-down dinner and 250 guests for a standing reception.

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Khadijah
Dined 6 days ago
Tried the 3 course set menu and each course was tastier than the last. Exquisite flavours combined with excellent service and ambience.
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4.7
4.7 (303)
£41 and over
Californian
Soho

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About the restaurant
Creative Californian cooking in an elegant, intimate dining room in the heart of Soho, where abundant plants and sculptural lighting evoke the lush greenery and sunshine of The Golden State. SOLA celebrates the modern cuisine of America's Pacific West Coast, bringing a taste of California to Soho, via LA.

PLEASE NOTE WE ONLY SERVE OUR FULL TASTING MENU AT DINNER. AT LUNCH THE FULL TASTING IS AVAILABLE ALONGSIDE OUR LUNCH MENU.

WE CAN ADJUST OUR MENUS TO ACCOMMODATE MOST DIETARIES GIVEN 48 HRS NOTICE BUT UNFORTUNATELY ARE UNABLE TO CATER FOR VEGANS.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Incredible value lunch great service & the new restaurant looks great
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4.8
4.8 (2323)
£41 and over
British
Farringdon

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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.

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Julia
Dined 7 days ago
We absolutely loved our belated Valentine's Day dinner here. Food & service were 10/10. It had been on my list for a while & I will definitely be returning.
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4.6
4.6 (616)
£41 and over
Modern European
Stratford

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About the restaurant
Traversing the classic and the creative, Allegra was voted 53rd best restaurant in the UK at the 2022 National Restaurant Awards and combines the very best in innovative, contemporary European cuisine, with a timelessness that celebrates the time-honoured traditions of service and hospitality. Fronted by Chef Patrick Powell, Allegra is located in the heart of Stratford on the 7th floor of Manhattan Loft Gardens, one of London’s most iconic buildings and also home to The Stratford hotel. The sentiment of excitement and glamour emanated by the restaurant effortlessly continues up at the bar and through onto the terrace, where guests can enjoy some of East London’s best cocktails alongside a snacks menu already widely revered across the neighbourhood and beyond.
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Omar142
Dined on Jan 26, 2024
Allegra is a stylish venue, low level lighting, nice decor. Lovely place to come for a meal or a drink. Wine was good, food was good, waldorf tart, and the shin beef were really special. I'd return with a date I wanted to impress.
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4.8
4.8 (430)
£41 and over
British
Manchester

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About the restaurant
Book for Valentine's Day via the link in our Instagram bio! @highergroundmcr

Higher Ground is a bistro and bar located in Manchester city centre that focuses on seasonality within the North-West using produce sourced from local suppliers and producers.

The restaurant is open Wednesday to Saturday at dinnertime and Friday and Saturday lunchtime.

At lunch a £35pp seasonal sharing menu is offered alongside an à la carte menu. At dinner both à la carte and a seasonal sharing menu at £55pp are available.

We often hold space for walk-ins at the kitchen bar counter so pop by and have some plates and a glass of wine!

Reservations of up to ten guests are accepted. For parties of 7x guests and over, the seasonal sharing menu is served.

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AmandaB
Dined 1 day ago
Amazing food that we didn’t want to end, a great atmosphere and fabulous service. Can’t wait to come back.
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4.9
4.9 (1073)
£41 and over
Indian
Birmingham

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About the restaurant
When you come to Opheem, you get an insight into the inner workings of my mind. We’re striving to push the boundaries with Indian flavours, but with cooking techniques from all over the world, some traditional, and some very modern. At Opheem, I’ll be using the same paints as I’ve always done, to create a very different picture, on a very, very different canvas. Why? Because to evolve and adapt is what makes us human, and cooking is what sets us apart from the animals.
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Iane
Dined 7 days ago
First time back since 2021 & of course now with 2 stars! The whole experience was epic & topped off with being served the “main” course by Aktar himself. The food was simply stunning & the service was exceptional. Won’t wait 3 years before visiting again
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4.8
4.8 (1627)
£26 to £40
European
Bethnal Green

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About the restaurant
Brawn is located on Columbia Road in Bethnal Green. A neighbourhood restaurant and bar cooking food that is within the season and sourced through as many local suppliers and producers within our community.

Brawn opened in late 2010 and has held a Michelin Bib Gourmand since then. In 2020, we also opened Brawn Store, which sells a wide selection of our food, wine list and other select items.

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Annie
Dined on Dec 13, 2023
Fantastic evening, food was delicious service was excellent, would highly recommend.
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4.9
4.9 (2507)
£41 and over
Modern European
Kensington

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About the restaurant
Launceston Place is a hidden gem in the heart of Kensington. Chef Patron Ben Murphy, who was crowned National Chef of the Year 2022 by the Craft Guild of Chefs, is passionate about using the best produce in his constantly-changing modern British menus.

Launceston Place has been awarded three AA Rosettes in 2021, AA’s ‘Notable Wine List’ title and the ‘Best Wine List’ at the Tatler Restaurant Awards.

Please note on Saturday evening we exclusively serve our Tasting Menu.

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KevinT
Dined 7 days ago
A special lunch in a fabulous restaurant! The food never disappoints in both presentation and taste. The service was also impeccable We will return !
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4.5
4.5 (1906)
£41 and over
Contemporary French
Chelsea

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About the restaurant
Holding three Michelin-stars, Gordon Ramsay’s flagship restaurant provides elegant modern French cuisine using the finest seasonal ingredients and employing both classic and modern techniques. In 2015, Matt Abé was appointed Chef de Cuisine and continues to lead the team. Matt upholds the history of the restaurant by maintaining the constant pursuit of perfection in every aspect of the job. Please be aware that Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is open Tuesday - Saturday for lunch and dinner and reservations are available up to three months in advance.
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RamsesQvip
Dined on Feb 3, 2024
The Ramsay restaurant was everything I could have hoped for. The service was impeccable but also caring and personal, I always felt taken care of during the evening. The food was well balanced and excellently though out, I was always excited to see every plate. I could not recommend this place enough and is a must go for any Foodie experience in London. P.S. They do cater to gluten free guests and keep the menu amazing.
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4.8
4.8 (3839)
£41 and over
British
Farringdon

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About the restaurant
Fergus Henderson’s original home of “Nose to Tail Eating” opened in a former smokehouse around the corner from Smithfield Market in 1994.

Celebrating the finest of indigenous British produce and making the most of what is seasonally best whilst applying straight forward cooking techniques, St. John is now celebrated as one of the 50 Best Restaurants in the World and in 2009 was awarded its first Michelin Star.

Nose to tail eating means that, where appropriate, every part of the animal should be put to good use in the kitchen and so along with Roast Beef and Lemon Sole, diners will find Rolled Pig’s Spleen, Kidneys and Ox Heart, Liver and Chitterlings as well as the Roast Bone Marrow & Parsley Salad, something of a ‘signature’ dish.

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LiviaS
Dined on Jan 29, 2024
Wonderful place with a simple but lovely decor and with handsome and kind waiters . Outstanding English dishes, never tasted before. I will certainly return!
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4.8
4.8 (535)
£41 and over
British
Birmingham

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About the restaurant
Michelin starred Carters of Moseley is an independently owned Modern British Restaurant with a philosophy that centres around natural, seasonal ingredients with a proud cultural heritage.

Chef Brad Carter is passionate about everything British, focussing on wild & organic ingredients carefully selected from local & sustainable suppliers, often to taste & texture to form a distinct, considered reflection of the season. Together with partner Holly, they have created a relaxed & informal Neighbourhood restaurant full of passion.

The drinks offering is also organic highlighting bio-dynamic agriculture wherever possible & featuring many natural, minimal intervention wines. A true reflection of natures bounty & thoughtful winemaking.

At Carters, flavour is of the upmost importance & the expression is warm, refreshing & inspired.

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BillF
Dined on Mar 18, 2020
One of the best meals I've ever had. Fantastic service, great drinks list.
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4.6
4.6 (317)
£41 and over
British
Westminster

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About the restaurant
Welcome to The Pem, the award-winning restaurant in the heart of Westminster, led by Chef Sally Abé. We're delighted to have earned our ranking in the National Restaurant Awards and Square Meal's Top 100 lists for 2023. Our restaurant is located close to where some of the most incredible moments in British history have taken place and our menus are a reflection of both classic and modern flavours, sourced locally, and curated seasonally, by Sally and the team. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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KristenF
Dined 2 days ago
Spectacular meal from start to finish with exceptional yet not stuffy service in a very relaxed environment. The cheese soufflé starter and venison main were the highlights. Wonderful wine recommendations from the sommelier. Reasonable pricing as well. Highly recommended!!
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