Opentable Names 2018 Top 100 UK Restaurants

  • DiningCORE by Clare Smyth is crowned best restaurant by OpenTable diners.
  • London restaurants dominate the top 100 list with 81% of spots taken by restaurants in the capital
  • British Cuisine comes out on top, making up 22% of this year’s restaurant list
  • Top 100 is compiled from more than 851,000 verified OpenTable diner reviews from across more than 6,500 restaurants the UK in the last 12 months

OpenTable marks another year of world class dining by releasing its annual list of the top 100 restaurants in the UK, based on reviews left by verified diners.

This year’s number one spot is taken by CORE by Clare Smyth, who was recently named the World’s Best Female Chef. This multi-award winning restaurant merges natural and sustainable dishes with a relaxed and informal setting creating the perfect fine dining experience.

Last year’s list saw European cuisine dominating the top 100, but it seems in the past twelve months British diners have been craving tastes and flavours found a little closer to home. Representing 22% of the list, British cuisine has outperformed its nearest competitor, Modern European, by more than double, as well as finding itself in pole position this year.

When it comes to the crème-de-la-crème of UK dining, London holds nine out of 10 spots in this year’s top 10.

CORE by Clare Smyth, Trinity, Launceston Place, BEAST, La Trompette, Alyn Williams at The Westbury, The Oxford Blue and Medlar are all new entries to the top 10 for 2018.

The OpenTable Top 10 Restaurants 2018, in rank order, are:



Restaurant Cuisine Location
CORE by Clare Smyth British London
The Ledbury Contemporary European London
Trinity European London
Scott’s Restaurant Seafood London
Launceston Place Modern European London
BEAST Steak London
La Trompette Modern European London
Alyn Williams at The Westbury Modern European London
The Oxford Blue Contemporary British Windsor
Medlar Modern European London


Adrian Valeriano, Vice President, Europe, OpenTable, comments “Here at OpenTable, we consider diner reviews as a fundamental element of the service we offer to UK diners, ensuring customers can discover the right dining experience wherever they are in the UK. As London continues to cement itself as the UK’s culinary capital, it’s also great to see outstanding restaurants from across the country including Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Hampshire all appearing on the list.”

The complete top 100 list may be viewed at