Mark Birchall's Moor Hall is the UK's number 1 restaurant 2019

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 11th June 2019

The National Restaurant Awards 2019 announced a new number 1 restaurant in the UK at it's annual awards held at The Hurlingham Club in London last night.

Taking the top spot was Mark Birchall's two Michelin-starred, Moor Hall and he was joined in the top three by Brat and Cornerstone.

Mark only opened Moor Hall two years but has already picked up two Michelin stars and 5 AA Rosettes. Last year’s winner Kiln is placed in this year’s ranking at 15th.

This year’s list sees the highest number of restaurants in the north of the UK, in total, 46 of the top 100 restaurants named in this year’s list are situated outside London – highlighting that Britain’s best dining establishments are increasingly spread throughout the country.

The list is created  by the academy of voters (200 chefs, restaurateurs, food writers and critics) and also includes special awards, John Williams was the winner of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award.

  1. Moor Hall
  2. Brat, London
  3. Cornerstone, London
  4. Core by Clare Smyth, London
  5. Sabor, London
  6. L’Enclume
  7. Mere, London
  8. Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London
  9. Ynyshir
  10. The Ledbury, London
  11. A Wong, London
  12. The River Café, London
  13. The Sportsman
  14. Restaurant Sat Bains
  15. Kiln, London
  16. Paul Ainsworth at No. 6
  17. Lyle’s, London
  18. Forest Side
  19. Casamia
  20. House of Tides

Special Awards

  • One to Watch: Emilia
  • Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland: Yügo
  • Best Restaurant in Wales: Ynyshir
  • Best Restaurant in Scotland: Ondine
  • Wine List of the Year: Hide
  • The Sustainability Award: Oxo Tower Restaurant
  • Cocktail List of the Year: The Frog by Adam Handling
  • OpenTable Diners’ Choice ‘Fit for Foodies’: Carters of Moseley
  • Chef to Watch: Sally Abe
  • Chef of the Year: Clare Smyth
  • Restaurateur of the Year: Tom and Michaela Kitchin
  • Gastropub of the Year: The Sportsman
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: John Williams
  • The Service Award: Bibendum by Claude Bosi
  • Estrella Damm National Restaurant of the Year: Moor Hall

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 11th June 2019

Mark Birchall's Moor Hall is the UK's number 1 restaurant 2019