The UKβs leading independent restaurant guide - SquareMeal - has announced the best restaurants that London and the UK has to offer. SquareMealβs London Top 100 shines a spotlight on the Capitalβs greatest places to eat, as voted for by critics and diners. Elsewhere in the country, SquareMealβs UK Top 100 is the only list of its kind to exclude Londonβs restaurants - allowing the wider UKβs dining scene to truly shine.
Using a combination of thousands of reader votes and the opinion of SquareMealβs own expert critics, the UK top 100 restaurants is a true reflection of Britainβs beautifully varied dining scene - with everything from fine dining experiences through to farm-to-table restaurants and everything in between. Each eatery is truly unique but they all have one thing in common - an unmissable menu.
Mayfair restaurant BiBi named the best in London
Chef Patron Chet Sharma has a seriously impressive CV, having completed a PhD in physics and worked at LβEnclume, Moor Hall and The Ledbury before then opening BiBi last year. Stepping out from the side-lines and into the spotlight, chef Chet Sharmaβs debut solo venture is a confident addition to the Mayfair dining scene. Having sensed a gap in the market for contemporary Indian food made with best-of-British ingredients, his menu delivers plate after plate of vibrant fare.
Speaking about BiBiβs win - Chef Patron Chet Sharma shared:
"Winning this award is a huge achievement for us at BiBi and made all the more special as we are still so early on in our journey. It drives us to work harder, to keep creating, innovating and looking after our guests the best we can. Thank you to SquareMeal and to our incredible team at BiBi."
Somerset restaurant named the best in the UK
Somerset restaurant Osip came out on top as the UKβs best restaurant. This tiny farm-to-table gem is located in the village of Bruton and owned by ex-head chef of London favourites Portland and Clipstone, Merlin Labron-Johnson. The 22-cover restaurant is housed in a charming stone building which used to be the village ironmonger and brings top-quality cooking to this idyllic rural spot.
Speaking about Osipβs win - Chef Founder of Osip Merlin Labron-Johnson said:
βItβs a huge honour to be awarded No1 in SquareMealβs top 100 UK restaurants. Iβm so grateful to my team, and the amazing local suppliers we work with who have been so integral to achieving this accolade. Iβm really proud that this has been voted for by genuine, passionate people who love what weβre doing at Osip, so it truly does mean a lot."
SquareMealβs Head of Content Caroline Hendry explains:
βA huge congratulations to all 200 restaurants, and in particular to our winners Osip and BiBi, who impressed us not only with their menus but with their work ethic and positive contribution to the hospitality industry β
βWhile some institutions have remained in the Top 100s, many newcomers have also risen up the ranks since we last ran the awards. A wonderful accolade for each new restaurant that has opened within such a trying couple of years for hospitality.β
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SquareMeal started over 30 years ago, as a guide to the best restaurants in the City of London. Since then, SquareMeal has grown to encompass the whole of the UK, reaching more than one million users per month. In 2018, Dean Yardley (founder of Hitched, the UKβs leading wedding discovery platform) came on as CEO and the brand moved to a fully digital platform.
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Caroline Hendry - Caroline.Hendry@squaremeal.co.uk
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