Who will top the Good Food Guide 2019?

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 4th June 2018

The Good Food Guide 2019 will announce its top restaurants for the UK this summer - will Restaurant Nathan Outlaw still be number one? We'll add the full list as soon as we have it. 

The Good Food Guide 2018

For the first time in five years, the Good Food Guide, published by Waitrose, announced a new number one restaurant. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Cornwall took the top spot and it also achieved a perfect score of ten for the second year running. Nathan Outlaw is one of The Staff Canteen's Featured Chefs watch his videos:

The full list of the Good Food Guide 2018's top 50 Restaurants

(A top score of 10 means "Just perfect dishes, showing faultless technique at every service; extremely rare, and the highest accolade the Guide can give.)

1 Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall (10)
2 L’Enclume, Cumbria (10)
3 Pollen Street Social, London (9)
4 Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottinghamshire (9)
5 The Fat Duck, Berkshire (9)
6 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London (9)
7 Hedone, London (8)
8 Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Tayside (8)
9 Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London (8) New
10 Casamia, Bristol (8)
11 Bohemia, Jersey (8)
12 Ynyshir, Powys (8)
13 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London (8)
14 Fraiche, Merseyside (8)
15 Marcus, London (8)
16 Le Champignon Sauvage, Glos (8)
17 Adam Reid at The French, Manchester (8)
18 The Ledbury, London (8)
19 André Garrett at Cliveden, Berkshire (8)
20 Midsummer House, Cambridgeshire (8)
21 Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, London (8)
22 The Peat Inn, Fife (8)
23 The Kitchin, Edinburgh (7)
24 Sketch, Lecture Room & Library, London (7)
25 The Three Chimneys, Isle of Skye (7) New
26 Moor Hall, Lancashire (7) New
27 The Greenhouse, London (7)
28 The Ritz, London (7) New
29 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh (7)
30 Forest Side, Cumbria (7)
31 Orwells, Oxfordshire (7)
32 Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, Cornwall (7)
33 Restaurant Marianne, London (7)
34 The Waterside Inn, Berkshire (7)
35 Restaurant James Sommerin, Glamorgan (7)
36 Artichoke, Buckinghamshire (7)
37 The Raby Hunt, Durham (7)
38 Whatley Manor, The Dining Room, Wiltshire (7)
39 Restaurant Story, London (7)
40 Simpsons, Birmingham (7)
41 Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh (7)
42 The Sportsman, Kent (7) New
43 Adam’s, Birmingham (7)
44 Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire (7)
45 Gidleigh Park, Devon (7)
46 Le Gavroche, London (7)
47 Hambleton Hall, Rutland (7)
48 Murano, London (7)
49 The Whitebrook, Gwent (7)
50 The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds (7) New

The very first Good Food Guide was published in 1951

Published over 65 years ago, The Good Food Guide still uses reader feedback and anonymous inspections to compile its reviews of the UK’s best eating spots. First published in hardback in 1951 the guide originally cost five shillings and listed ‘600 places throughout Britain where you can rely on a good meal at a reasonable price’ within its 224 pages. It was a Good Food Guide inspector who suggested that a café in an unexpected location was worth further investigation.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 4th June 2018

Who will top the Good Food Guide 2019?