London’s Restaurant Story named best restaurant in UK. Who else made the list?

Eight of the top 10 restaurants in th UK as chosen by diners are in London.

More than 340,000 reviews on the UK’s largest online restaurant booking service OpenTable over the last 12 months were used to calculate diners’ top-rated eating destinations.

Restaurant Story, based on Tooley Street near Tower Bridge, hit the top spot. Despite opening just last year, the restaurant has already won a Michelin Star. It was created by chef Tom Sellers and has a menu inspired by the history of British food, featuring exclusively British produce which it matches with fine wines and British craft ales.

Restaurant Story London

Tom Sellers’ eatery Restaurant Story

The list highlights Brits’ growing appreciation for home fare, as British cuisine dominated the list, securing a third of the top 100 places and seven of the top 10 spots.

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, the celebrity chef’s three Michelin Star French restaurant, was second on the list.

OpenTable managing director Mike Xenakis said: “The Top 100 list represents the best of UK dining. At OpenTable our aim is to enable diners to discover the perfect restaurant for every type of occasion and provide great dining experiences. The reviews left by diners on our site are an invaluable resource for those seeking culinary inspiration, and it is this expert feedback that we mine to compile the Top 100 list. We’re proud to celebrate with these restaurants, and give them and their head chefs the recognition they deserve.”

Here’s the top ten list in full:

1 Restaurant Story

London

British

2 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

London

Contemporary French

3 The Chefs Table

Chester

British

4 The Five Fields

London

British

5 The Fat Duck

Berkshire

British

6 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

London

British

7 The Ledbury

London

Contemporary European

8 Pond Dalston

London

Hawaiian

9 Fera at Claridge’s

London

Contemporary British

10 The Grill at The Dorchester

London

British

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