Maze voted top UK restaurant

By Emma Eversham

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Maze voted top UK restaurant
Gordon Ramsay Holdings restaurant comes first in Restaurant magazines top UK Restaurants 2008 list

Gordon Ramsay`s Maze has been voted top English and top UK restaurant in Restaurant magazine`s first Top UK Restaurants list.

The restaurant`s Head Chef James Durrant picked up the award on behalf of the restaurant, which is run by Executive Chef Jason Atherton, at an awards dinner at the Hurlingham Club in London last night.

Special category winners were Le Cafe Anglais - winner of the Newcomer of the Year award, Petrus - winner of the Front of House Service award and Galvin at Windows - winner of the Readers` Choice awards.

Restaurant editor Paul Wootton unveiled the list of the 100 best places to in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

He said: "Whether you chew over it, split hairs or draw up a hit list of places you`ve just got to visit, the Top UK Restaurants 2008 will no doubt reignite debate about the nation`s restaurant scene."

To compile the list, the UK was divided into 12 regions and a panel of judges appointed for each. The judges included chefs, restaurateurs and food critics, who were asked to vote for their top five restaurants, only three of them in their region.

Restaurant readers were also asked to give their vote on their top restaurant through the website www.top100restaurants.co.uk

The night also saw the launch of the new-look Restaurant magazine, which will now be going monthly.

Scroll down for the full list:

100

Hungry Monk,​ Jevington, Near Eastbourne, East Sussex

99

The Elms,​ Abberley, Worcestershire

98

The Castle Hotel,​ Taunton, Somerset

97

Rasoi Vineet Bhatia,​ Chelsea, London

96

Deanes,​ Belfast

95

Purnell`s,​ Birmingham

94

Locanda Locatelli,​ London

93

Ramsons,​ Ramsbotton, Lancashire

92

Lainston House,​ Winchester, Hampshire

91

The White Horse,​ Harpenden, Hertfordshire

90

The Masons Arms,​ Knowstone, Devon

89

Jesmonds of Highworth,​ Highworth, Wiltshire

88

James Street South,​ Belfast

87

The Vineyardat Stockcross​, Berkshire

86

Wiltons,​ London

85

The Royal Crescent,​ Bath, Somerset

84

The Capital,​ London

83

La Poussin​ at Whitley Ridge, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

82

Nunsmere Hall Hotel,​ Northwich, Cheshire

81

Zafferano,​ London

80

Theo Randall,​ London

79

Coombe House,​ Gittisham, Devon

78

Michael Moore,​ Blandford Street, London

77

No1 at The Balmoral,​ Edinburgh

76

Braidwoods,​ Ayrshire,​ Scotland

75

La Petite Maison,​ London

74

Smiths of Smithfield,​ London

73

The Ledbury,​ London

72

Sharrow Bay,​ Howtown, Cumbria

71

Fifteen,​ London

70

Gary Rhodes W1,​ London

69

HAKKASAN,​ London

68

New Angel,​ Dartmouth, Devon

67

Oystershack,​ Bigbury, Devon

66

Ripley`s,​ St Merryn, Cornwall

65

The Bell at Skenfrith,​ Monmouthshire, Wales

64

Roka,​ London

63

No6,​ Padstow, Cornwall

62

Crazy Bear,​ London

61

One-o-One,​ Knightsbridge, London

60

Caf™ 21 on The Quayside,​ Newcastle

59

The Palmerston,​ East Dulwich, London

58

The Walnut Tree,​ Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

57

The Sportsman,​ Seasalter, Kent

56

Skylon,​ London

55 and the winner of Top Restaurant in Wales

Plas Bodegroes,​ Pwllheli, Gwynedd, Wales

54

YAUATCHA,​ London

53

The Three Chimney`s,​ Danvagen, Isle of Skye, Scotland

52

Quo Vadis,​ London

51

Artisan,​ Hessle, West Yorkshire

50

Benares,​ London

49

Rules,​ London

48

Bath Priory,​ Bath, Somerset

47 and winner of Reader`s Choice

Galvin at Windows,​ London

46

The River Caf™,​ London

45

Launceston Place,​ London

44

St John,​ London

43

Villandry,​ London

42

L`Enclume,​ Cartmel, Cumbria

41

Zuma, London

40

Restaurant Sat Bains,​ Nottingham

39

Chez Bruce,​ Wandsworth, London

38

Anthony`s,​ Leeds

37

Fraiche,​ Oxton, Merseyside

36

Porthminster Caf™,​ St Ives, Cornwall

35

Mallory Court​, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

34

Gidleigh Park,​ Chagford, Devon

33

Gordon Ramsay at Claridge`s,​ London

32

Danesfield House,​ Marlow, Buckinghamshire

31

The Hand and Flowers,​ Marlow, Buckinghamshire

30

The George Hotel,​ Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight

29

Sketch,​ London

28

L`Atelier de Joel Robuchon,​ London

27

Seaham Hall,​ Newcastle

26

Panoramic Restaurant,​ Liverpool

25

Bentley`s,​ London

24 and the winner of Newcomer of the Year

Le Caf™ Anglais,​ London

23

Restaurant Martin Wishart,​ Edinburgh

22

Hibiscus,​ London

21

Scotts,​ London

20

Simpsons,​ Edgbaston, Birmingham

19

Midsummer House,​ Cambridge

18

Arbutus,​ Soho, London

17

The Star at Harome,​ Helmsley, North Yorkshire

16

The Kitchen,​ Leith, Edinburgh

15 and the winner of Top Restaurant in Scotland its

Restaurant Andrew Fairlie,​ in Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

14

The Waterside,​ Bray, Berkshire

13

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw,​ Fowey, Cornwall

12

The Fat Duck,​ Bray, Berkshire

11

Tom Aikens,​ London

10

The Seafood Restaurant,​ Padstow, Cornwall

9

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay,​ London

8

Northcote,​ Blackburn, Lancashire

7

Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons,​ Oxford

6

The Square,​ Knightsbridge, London

5

Le Champignon Sauvage,​ Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

4

Pied ‡ Terre,​ London

3 and the winner of the Front of House Service Award

Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley,​ London

2

Le Gavroche,​ London

1, and the winner of Top UK Restaurant is

Maze,​ London

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