Six new entries to Waitrose Good Food Guide top 50 restaurants

03 September 2013 by
Six new entries to Waitrose Good Food Guide top 50 restaurants

There were six new entries into the Waitrose Good Food Guide‘s list of its top 50 restaurants in its new 2014 edition.

Simon Rogan, whose restaurant L'Enclume knocked Heston Blumenthal's the Fat Duck off the top spot, also saw his new restaurant The French, in Manchester's Midland hotel enter the top 50 with a score of 8/10, and pick up the Best New Entry award.

Other new entrants to the top 50 were:

• Hélène Darroze at the Connaught, London

• Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire

• OX, Belfast

• The Red Lion, East Chisenbury (also Pub of the Year)

• The Clove Club, London

The full list of the top 50 restaurants, (including their cooking score out of 10 in brackets) is as follows:

1. L'Enclume, Cumbria (10)
2. The Fat Duck, Berkshire (10)
3. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall (9)
4. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottinghamshire (9)
5. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London (9)
6. Pollen Street Social, London (9)
7. Hibiscus, London (8)
8. The Square, London (8)
9. The Ledbury, London (8)
10. Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Oxfordshire (8)
11. Le Champignon Sauvage, Gloucestershire (8)
12. The French, Manchester (8)
13. Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley, London (8)
14. Midsummer House, Cambridgeshire (8)
15. Le Gavroche, London (8)
16. Whatley Manor, The Dining Room, Wiltshire (8)
17. Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, London (8)
18. The Waterside Inn, Berkshire (7)
19. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London (7)
20. Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Tayside (7)
21. The Kitchin, Edinburgh (7)
22. Pied-à-Terre, London (7)
23. Fraiche, Merseyside (7)
24. Gidleigh Park, Devon (7)
25. Michael Wignall at the Latymer, Surrey (7)
26. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh (7)
27. Murano, London (7)
28. The Peat Inn, Fife (7)
29. Fischer's Baslow Hall, Derbyshire (7)
30. Hambleton Hall, Rutland (7)
31. Artichoke, Buckinghamshire (7)
32. Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, Cornwall (7)
33. The Pass, West Sussex (7)
34. The Old Vicarage, Ridgeway, Derbyshire (7)
35. The Hand & Flowers, Buckinghamshire (6)
36. Mr Underhill's, Shropshire (6)
37. Hélène Darroze at the Connaught, London (6)
38. Purnell's, West Midlands (6)
39. The Sportsman, Kent (6)
40. Tyddyn Llan, Denbighshire (6)
41. The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill, North Yorkshire (6)
42. Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire (6)
43. OX, Belfast (6)
44. The Royal Oak, Paley Street, Berkshire (6)
45. The Red Lion, East Chisenbury, Wiltshire (6)
46. Castle Terrace, Edinburgh (6)
47. Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor, Cheshire (6)
48. The Clove Club, London (6)
49. The Box Tree, West Yorkshire (6)
50. Tuddenham Mill, Suffolk (6)

The six restaurants to leave the top 50 were:

  • Adam Simmonds at Danesfield House (Simmonds is set to leave in October)
  • Robert Thompson at the Hambrough on the Isle of Wight (Thompson has already left)
  • The Crown at Whitebrook (change of chef/management, now run by Chris Harrod)
  • Bohemia, Jersey (change of chef, Steve Smith has replaced Shaun Rankin)
  • The Creel, Orkney
  • Galvin La Chapelle, London

Simon Rogan's L'Enclume knocks Heston Blumethal off Good Food Guide top spot >>

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