Scottish restaurants lead list of top diner-rated venues

By Becky Paskin

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Restaurant Martin Wishart has topped Toptable's list for the second time in three years
Restaurant Martin Wishart has topped Toptable's list for the second time in three years
Scottish restaurants Restaurant Martin Wishart and Piccolo Mondo have led a list of the UK’s Top 100 restaurants, based on the ratings of Toptable users.

For the second time in three years, Martin Wishart’s eponymous restaurant in Edinburgh has been named the best restaurant in the UK, for the year up to February 2011.

Glaswegian restaurant Piccolo Mondo followed in second position, and was also voted the best Italian restaurant in the UK.

Wishart, who saw his Edinburgh restaurant fall to seventh place in last year’s diner-rated awards, said: “I’m over the moon to sit at the top of the list again this year. There are so many very good restaurants in the list that it is deeply satisfying to be amongst them and to be consistently highly rated by my customers.”

Michel Roux Jr’s Le Gavroche held onto third place in this year’s list achieving the highest ratings for service, which was described by Toptable users as “discreet and exceedingly efficient”.

Other London restaurants Chez Bruce and Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s scooped fourth and fifth place, leaving room for a further Scottish restaurant to sit within the top 10 – India Quay in Glasgow.

Last year’s number one restaurant​, Gidleigh Park in Devon, failed to even make the list this year, although executive chef Michael Caines’ Bath Priory caught a mention at number 55.

Lucy Taylor, head of restaurant relations, said: “It is particularly refreshing to see some less well known restaurants such as The Case Restaurant with Rooms in Sudbury, The Black Horse Restaurant and Bar in Swadlingcote and local heroes such as Piccolo Mondo making it into the top 100. This reflects both the breadth of restaurants featured on Toptable and our customers’ passion and enthusiasm for dining out.”

The Toptable 2011 Top 100 Restaurant Awards results:

Best for Value

1. Piccolo Mondo, Glasgow

2. Chez Bruce, Wandsworth

3. The Case Restaurant with Rooms, Sudbury

4. Flame, London

5. Conservatory Restaurant, Exeter

6. The Black Horse Restaurant & Bar, Swadlincote

7. Zucca, London

8. Tikino, London

9. 110 Restaurant, Edinburgh

10. India Quay, Glasgow

Best for Service

1. Le Gavroche, London

2. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh

3. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Mayfair

4. Piccolo Mondo, Glasgow

5. Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's, London

6. Conservatory Restaurant, Exeter

7. Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant, London

8. India Quay, Glasgow

9. The Case Restaurant with Rooms, Sudbury

10. The Grill at the Dorchester, Mayfair

Best Ambience

1. Piccolo Mondo, Glasgow

2. Le Gavroche, London

3. Rhubarb, Edinburgh

4. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh

5. Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant, London

6. Kendells Bistro, Leeds

7. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London

8. Clos Maggiore, London

9. Blenio Bistro, Brighton

10. Tigerlily, Edinburgh

Most Recommended

1. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh

2. Piccolo Mondo, Glasgow

3. Chez Bruce, London

4. Conservatory Restaurant, Exeter

5. The Case Restaurant with Rooms, Sudbury

6. Le Gavroche, London

7. India Quay, Glasgow

8. The French Table, Surbiton

9. Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's, London

10. The Black Horse Restaurant & Bar, Swadlincote

Best Toilets

1. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh

2. Piccolo Mondo, Glasgow

3. Roux at The Landau, London

4. Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's, London

5. The Grill at the Dorcheste, London

6. The Athenaeum, Mayfair

7. The Clarendon, Chandlers

8. Cucina, Edinburgh

9. Le Gavroche, London

10. India Quay, Glasgow

Top 100 Diner Rated

1. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh

2. Piccolo Mondo, Glaswgo

3. Le Gavroche, London

4. Chez Bruce, Wandsworth Common

5. Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's, London

6. Conservatory Restaurant, Exeter

7. India Quay, Glasgow

8. The Case Restaurant with Rooms, Sudbury

9. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Mayfair

10. Artisan, Mayfair

11. The Black Horse Restaurant & Bar, Swadlincote

12. Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant, London

13. Roux at The Landau, London

14. The French Table, Surbiton

15. Pétrus - Gordon Ramsay, London

16. Number One, Edinburgh

17. Launceston Place, Kensington

18. Chapter One, Locksbottom

19. The Greenhouse, London

20. Kendells Bistro, Leeds

21. Vatika Restaurant, Southampton

22. Restaurant Tristan, Horsham

23. Ondine Restaurant, Edinburgh

24. Zucca, London

25. Clos Maggiore, London

26. The Grill at the Dorchester, Mayfair

27. The Living Room, Glasgow

28. Rhubarb, Edinburgh

29. Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, Knightsbridge

30. Pied a Terre, London

31. Gauthier Soho, London

32. Gaucho, London

33. Seven Park Place by William Drabble, St. James's

34. The Spice Pavilion, Edinburgh

35. Khyber, Croydon

36. Borelli's Bar Restaurant, Farnham

37. Cah-Chi , Earlsfield

38. Blenio Bistro, Brighton

39. Mystica, Addlestone

40. Tigerlily, Edinburgh

41. Bartellas, Margaretting

42. Quantus, London

43. One-O-One RestaurantKnightsbridge

44. Trinity, Clapham

45. The Restaurant at Drakes, Brighton

46. The Olive Tree, Bath

47. Gaucho, Manchester

48. Galvin La Chapelle, Spitalfields

49. Roussillon Restaurant, London

50. Roux at Parliament Square, Westminster

51. Thackeray's, Tunbridge Wells

52. Albert's Table, London

53. Sketch Lecture Room and Library, London

54. Orrery, Marylebone

55. The Bath Priory Restaurant, Bath

56. Trattoria La Ruga, London

57. The Waggoners, Welwyn

58. Monsoona, Aberdeen

59. The Dower House @ Royal Crescent, Bath

60. L'Escargot Blanc, Edinburgh

61. Kerachers Restaurant, Perth

62. Mulberry Restaurant, Langshott

63. Ashiana Restaurant, Nottingham

64. Il Portico, Kensington

65. The Milroy, London

66. The Vineyard Restaurant, Wrotham Heath

67. The Ritz Restaurant, London

68. The Stockbridge Restaurant, Edinburgh

69. The Canny Man Restaurant and Bar, Lugton

70. The Restaurant at The New Ellington, Leeds

71. Opus One, Manchetser

72. The River Bar and Restaurant, Manchester

73. The Promenade, London

74. Brasserie Roux, London

75. Bartellas, Meopham

76. Linen, Manchester

77. The Square, London

78. Gaucho, Leeds

79. Prosecco, Bristol

80. Hibiscus, London

81. Pearl by Jun Tanaka, Holborn

82. Gaucho, Tower Hill

83. Gaucho, Bloomsbury

84. Café No 8, York

85. San Carlo, Manchester

86. Warung Tujuh, Brighton

87. JW Steakhouse London

88. Ronnie's, Thornbury

89. Upstairs at the Grill, Chester

90. The Bingham, Richmond

91. Asha's Indian Bar and Restaurant, Birmingham

92. The Cinnamon Club, Westminster

93. Galvin at Windows, London

94. Benares, Mayfair

95. Soseki, London

96. Villa Romana, Fareham

97. Wiltons, St. James's

98. L'Ortolan, Reading

99. Turners of Harborne, Birmingham

100. Graze Restaurant, Hove

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