The Ledbury tops OpenTable top 100 restaurants in the UK 2017 for the third year

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OpenTable has released its annual list of top 100 restaurants in the UK and there are no restaurants outside of London in the top 10!

For the third year, The Ledbury has retained the number one spot and is joined by nine other London based restaurants. Disappointingly the rest of the UK's restaurants don't get a look in as they clearly don't make the OpenTable contributors top reviews.

Which cuisine has topped the OpenTable top 100 UK 2017 list?

A taste of Europe dominates the top 100, with 20 of the featured restaurants serving European cuisine, this is closely followed by 18 British restaurants and 12 French. Steak has also proved popular on the list this year, with 10 steak restaurants making the final cut.

Adrian Valeriano, Vice President, Europe, OpenTable, said: “OpenTable diner reviews have always been, and will continue to be, one of our key pillars for ensuring customers discover the right dining experience wherever they are in the UK. London retains its reputation as the UK’s culinary capital, but we continue to see outstanding restaurants from across a number of cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Chester appearing on the list. As we head towards the end of the year and into the festive season, it is such an honour to be able to look back at which restaurants our diners have enjoyed, and to highlight the exceptional efforts of these restaurants chefs and staff.”

Which regions are most popular with diners?

London upholds its position according to OpenTable 'as the home of the UK’s top culinary pioneers', with all 10 of the top restaurants found in the capital. The top 10 list features 'established London favourites' such as Scott’s Restaurant and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

This year's list see's Dinner by Heston, The Art School, Fera, The French Table and Clos Maggiore drop out of the top ten.

The OpenTable Top 10 Restaurants 2017, in rank order:

1 The Ledbury

2 The Five Fields

3 Scott's Restaurant

4 Restaurant Story

5 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

6 Anglo restaurant

7 Mere

8 Typing Room

9 Portland Restaurant

10 Chez Bruce

The top 100 restaurants 2017 list is generated from more than 730,000 reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners in the past year. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants are sorted according to an overall score, which takes into account a number of criteria including each restaurant’s average rating, along with that restaurant’s rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area and the average number of restaurants reviewed by diners who reviewed that restaurant.

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Editor 5th December 2017

The Ledbury tops OpenTable top 100 restaurants in the UK 2017 for the third year