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Dishoom tops list of UK's 100 best restaurants

By Michelle Perrett , 16-Feb-2016
Last updated on 19-Feb-2016 at 16:27 GMT2016-02-19T16:27:03Z

Dishoom Covent Garden
Dishoom Covent Garden

London-based Bombay café Dishoom has clocked in as the nation’s favourite eatery, according to the Yelp Top 100. 

Dishoom beat Hawksmoor into second place followed by London restaurants Tayyabs and Yauatcha.

Affordable chains in the top list included sourdough pizza chain Franco Manca which came in at number five; Ramen house Bone Daddies at number 15 and vegetarian restaurant  Mildreds at number 33.

Dishoom co-founders, Shamil and Kavi Thakrar said: “It’s an honour just to be included in this list, let alone to be placed first - so we’re really blown away.

“For us, it’s a particularly big deal to be up there with massively respected institutions like St John, Tayyab’s and Hawksmoor.”

“It’s also a good thing to have so many affordable restaurants in the top 100. It’s very important to us that Dishoom is extremely accessible to all, whether it’s the student spending a fiver on a bacon naan roll or a big group splashing out on a special occasion.”

Yelp London community manager Alex Shebar said: “We love seeing that some of the most affordable options are some of the best as it really shows you don’t need to spend a fortune to eat at some of the nation’s best rated spots.”

“We read lots about the top Michelin starred restaurants but realistically, the average person can’t afford to dine there regularly. That’s why it’s so fun to pull together our list based on community-driven reviews of places where real people really eat.”

Yelp eateries are classified according to the following price range: £ (under £10), ££ (£11 - £25), £££ (£26 - £45), ££££ (£46+). The Yelp Top 100 is made up of 17 £ establishments and 58 ££ establishments (a total of 75 per cent of the list).

The top 100 UK restaurants, according to Yelp users:

1. Dishoom, London
2. Hawksmoor Seven Dials, London
3. Tayyabs, London
4. Yauatcha, London
5. Franco Manca, London
6. Duck & Waffle, London
7. St John Bar and Restaurant, London
8. Flat Iron, London
9. Barrafina, London
10. Home Sweet Home, Manchester
11. Busaba Eathai Soho, London
12. Bodean’s, London
13. Hawksmoor Spitalfields, London
14. Sketch, London
15. Bone Daddies, London
16. Patty & Bun, London
17. Swan Shakespeare's Globe, London
18. Ottolenghi, London
19. Homeslice Pizza, London
20. The Wolseley, London
21. Hakkasan, London
22. Honest Burgers, London
23. Belgo Centraal, London
24. La Favorita, Edinburgh
25. Princi, London
26. Chilango, London
27. Le Mercury, London
28. Burger & Lobster, London
29. Meat Liquor, London
30. Bread Meats Bread, Glasgow
31. The Table, London
32. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
33. Mildreds, London
34. Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow
35. ICCo, London
36. Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecôte, London
37. Workshop Coffee, London
38. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, London
39. Ten Ten Tei, London
40. The Ivy, London
41. The Devil's Advocate, Edinburgh
42. The Edinburgh Larder, Edinburgh
43. Benito's Hat, London
44. Dishoom, London
45. The Dogs, Edinburgh
46. Oink, Edinburgh
47. Goodman, London
48. Maze Grill Mayfair, London
49. Misato, London
50. Teacup, Manchester
51. Bocca Di Lupo, London
52. Hula Juice Bar & Gallery, Edinburgh
53. David Bann, Edinburgh
54. OXO Tower Restaurant, London
55. The Outsider, Edinburgh
56. The Breakfast Club, London
57. Stereo, Glasgow
58. NOPI, London
59. The Porterhouse, London
60. The Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh
61. Buen Ayre, London
62. Bibimbap Soho, London
63. Martha’s, Glasgow
64. The Hanoi Bike Shop, Glasgow
65. Hawksmoor Air Street, London
66. The Butchershop Bar & Grill, Glasgow
67. The Ledbury, London
68. Mother India's Café, Glasgow
69. SUSHISAMBA, London
70. Wong Kei Restaurant, London
71. Bloc+, Glasgow
72. Asakusa, London
73. Pitt Cue Co, London
74. Vittoria, Edinburgh
75. Dishoom, London
76. Ozone Coffee, London
77. Sinclair's Oyster Bar, Manchester
78. Food For Friends, Brighton
79. Pizza East, London
80. The Chilli Pickle, Brighton
81. Hanedan, Edinburgh
82. Regency Café, London
83. Nanakusa, Glasgow
84. Bill’s, Brighton
85. Tokyo Diner, London
86. Scandinavian Kitchen, London
87. Franco Manca, London
88. Pizza Pilgrims, London
89. Big Easy, London
90. Barbakan Delicatessen, Manchester
91. Katsouris Deli, Manchester
92. Cây Tre, London
93. Gaucho Grill, Manchester
94. Bistrotheque, London
95. Caravan Kings Cross, London
96. Zuma, London
97. Akbar’s, Manchester
98. Bodega, Birmingham
99. Shake Shack, London
100. The Blue Bear, Edinburgh

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