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The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants

Restaurant Sat Bains In Nottingham Named Best In Britain In The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants

Midsummer House In Cambridge Is Second And L’enclume In Cumbria Is Third, Casamia In Bristol Is Highest New Entry In Fourth

Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham has been named Britain’s best restaurant, topping The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants. The list, which is published on Sunday November 8, is compiled by The Sunday Times in association with Harden’s – now in its sixth annual edition, it is based on 63,000 reviews from almost 7,000 diners.

Restaurant Sat Bains took the top spot in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants after ranking sixth last year. The restaurant, which serves modern British cuisine, has featured on the respected list since the inaugural edition. It was at number 13 in 2010, 21st in 2012 and tenth in 2013.

Second place Midsummer House in Cambridge has moved up from 21st place last year, while L’Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria retains its third spot. The highest new entry on the list is Casamia in Bristol, which is run by brothers Pete and Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias. Last year’s top restaurant, Fraiche, on the Wirral, has moved down to 22nd, while the biggest risers are Hibiscus in Mayfair which has climbed 65 places from 97th to 32nd, and Story in Southwark, moving from 77th to 14th.

London is home to the most restaurants on the list, with 44, but this is the smallest number in the capital since the first Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants in 2010. The cost of eating at the establishments on the list ranges from £360 at The Araki, a Japanese restaurant in Mayfair, to £41 at the Applecross Inn, a fish and seafood restaurant in the Scottish Highlands. The cost is based on the typical cost, per person, of a three-course dinner – or the equivalent when different menu structures are on offer – with half a bottle of house wine, coffee, service and VAT,.

A total of 16 different cuisines are served across the 100 restaurants, with modern British accounting for 48. The others available include classic French, Italian, Scottish, Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Scandinavian and Basque.

Editor of The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants, Karen Robinson, said: “Congratulations to everyone at Restaurant Sat Bains for topping The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants, and to every restaurant on the list. We compile the top 100 by combining the reviews and opinions of thousands of diners, which proves that any for restaurant to be included, it must deliver consistently excellent food and service.”

The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants 2015 – Top 20





16Restaurant Sat BainsNottingham
221Midsummer HouseCambridge
4New entryCasamiaBristol
511Restaurant Martin WishartEdinburgh
69Gidleigh ParkChagford
72Le Manoir aux Quat’ SaisonsGreat Milton
84The LedburyNotting Hill
9New entryThe ArakiMayfair
108Harry’s PlaceGreat Gonerby
1115Restaurant Nathan OutlawPort Isaac
1243Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles HotelAuchterarder
1317One-O-One, Sheraton Park TowerKnightsbridge
1510Waterside InnBray
1620Kitchen Table, BubbledogsFitzrovia
1726Raby HuntSummerhouse
1816Le GavrocheMayfair
1948MarianneNotting Hill

The full top 100, including rankings and an overall score will be revealed in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants on Sunday November 8. The list exemplifies The Sunday Times’ rich heritage and commitment to investing in its journalism to continue offering readers of its papers world-class, unique and unrivalled content.

The prices quoted in The Top 100 Restaurants are for the typical cost, per person, of a three-course dinner with half a bottle of house wine, coffee, service and VAT.

The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants is the first in a three week series of guides celebrating the best places to dine in Britain. This weekend’s Top 100 Restaurants guide will be followed by four days of top places to eat in The Times, including the coolest new restaurants, best new restaurants and fantastic pub food. On Sunday November 15 The Sunday Times will publish its “cheap eats”: the best restaurants for under £20 a head. The series is completed on Sunday 22 November with The Sunday Times looking at the best food from a host of global cuisines; around the world in 80 restaurants without leaving the UK.


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