Toptable reveals the UK’s most popular French restaurants

By Becky Paskin

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Restaurant Martin Wishart is Toptable diners' favourite French restaurant in the UK
Restaurant Martin Wishart is Toptable diners' favourite French restaurant in the UK
Restaurant Martin Wishart in Edinbugh and Le Gavroche in London have been named the most popular French restaurants in the UK by 500,000 Toptable users.

The restaurant reservations website has listed its 50 most popular French restaurants based on the ratings of diners who had booked and dined through Toptable in the last 12 months.

Both Restaurant Martin Wishart and Michel Roux Jr’s Le Gavroche scored nine out of ten, with one reviewer describing Wishart as having ‘Great consistency’ and delivering ‘a truly enjoyable meal each time I visit’.

The River Restaurant at The Savoy, Petrus by Gordon Ramsay and Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester all shared second place with a diner rating of 8.7.

Sharing the third spot were Seven Park Place by William Drabble at St. James’s Hotel in London, The French Table in Surbiton, The Greenhouse in Mayfair and Sketch in Mayfair with a score of 8.6..

Lucy Taylor, head of restaurant relations at Toptable said: “French is many Toptable diners’ favourite cuisine. It is a cuisine that most diners are familiar and comfortable with whether it be Michelin starred haute cuisine or relaxed brasserie food and this is reflected in the breadth and range of French restaurants in our diners’ top 50.”

Toptable’s top 50 French restaurants in the UK are:

  1. Martin Wishart, Edinburgh (9.0)
  2. Le Gavroche, London (9.0)
  3. Petrus, Gordon Ramsay, London (8.7)
  4. Alain Ducasse, Dorchester, London (8.7)
  5. The Savoy, River Restaurant, London (8.7)
  6. Seven Park Place, William Drabble, London (8.6)
  7. The French Table, Surbiton, Surrey (8.6)
  8. The Greenhouse, London (8.6)
  9. Sketch Lecture Room and Library, London (8.6)
  10. L'Escargot Blanc, Edinburgh (8.5)
  11. The Waggoners, Herts (8.5)
  12. Gauthier Soho, London (8.5)
  13. Pied a Terre, London (8.5)
  14. Orrery, London (8.4)
  15. Galvin at Windows, London (8.4)
  16. Roussillon Restaurant, London (8.4)
  17. Hengist, Kent (8.4)
  18. Retro Bistrot, Teddington (8.4)
  19. Petit Paris, Edinburgh (8.4)
  20. L'Ortolan, Reading (8.4)
  21. The Square, London (8.4)
  22. Hibiscus, London (8.4)
  23. Almeida, London (8.3)
  24. Pearl Restaurant & Bar, London (8.3)
  25. Koffman's, London (8.3)
  26. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London (8.3)
  27. Thackeray's, Kent (8.3)
  28. Chez Roux, Rocpool Reserve Hotel, Inverness (8.3)
  29. Restaurant at The Bonham, Edinburgh (8.3)
  30. L'Escargot Bleu, Edinburgh (8.3)
  31. La Becasse, Ludlow Shropshire (8.3)
  32. Bel Canto, London (8.3)
  33. The Savoy Grill, London (8.3)
  34. Edmunds, Birmingham (8.3)
  35. Le Pont de la Tour, London (8.2)
  36. Four O Nine, Clapham, London (8.2)
  37. Bellevue Rendezvous, Wandsworth, London (8.2)
  38. Bellamy's, London (8.2)
  39. Le Cercle, London (8.2)
  40. Forbury's Restaurant and Wine Bar, Reading (8.2)
  41. Maze, London (8.2)
  42. Chez Manny, Battersea, London (8.2)
  43. La Vallee Blanche, Glasgow (8.2)
  44. Upstairs Bar & Restaurant, London (8.2)
  45. Brian Maule at le Chardon d'Or, Glasgow (8.2)
  46. Chez Tonton, Herts (8.2)
  47. Bully's, Cardiff (8.2)
  48. The Box Tree - Marco Pierre White, Yorkshire (8.2)
  49. Ratatouille, Richmond, Surrey (8.2)
  50. Racine, London (8.2)

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3 comments

Toptable list

Posted by Emma Eversham,

@Origet and @Blanche Rumble
The list is compiled by Toptable, not BigHospitality, so I can't say this with absolute authority, but it appears that the reason The Waterside Inn and Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons are not on Toptable's list is because neither can be booked or rated through its website, which as the story says is the criteria to be included:

"The restaurant reservations website has listed its 50 most popular French restaurants BASED ON THE RATINGS OF DINERS WHO HAD BOOKED AND DINED THROUGH TOPTABLE IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS."

I'm sure if that was not the case they would certainly be on there.

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What about THA WATERSIDE INN ????

Posted by Origet,

Why are they not in the top 50?

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Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons???

Posted by Blanche Rumble,

I am rather surprise not to find the above mentioned in your list

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