We think it’s safe to say that after two years of living through a pandemic with its various hurdles, lockdowns and restrictions, London’s hospitality scene came back fighting in 2022. We reviewed more new restaurants than ever before over the course of the last year, each of which so neatly summarised the core values of our cherished industry: creativity, resilience, and care. We’ll never fail to be amazed by the way the teams – made up of owners, chefs, sommeliers, front of house and more – manage to create completely unique and inviting spaces that offer distinctive experiences for guests against a wave of thousands of other restaurants in the city.
This year the winner of our Top 100 London Restaurant awards is Da Terra. Rafael Cagali's two Michelin-starred restaurant seamlessly fuses Brazilian cooking with Italian flair to create a whirlwind menu of concise, contemporary and exquisitely-crafted plates. This fine dining joint isn't without fun though, and Cagali offers flashes of playfulness throughout the dining experience, from the food to the interiors, to provide a refreshing take on high-end dining. We could not be more proud to crown Da Terra our top restaurant in London for 2023.
As the epicentre of the UK’s culinary scene, London is blessed with food from nearly every corner of the world. A melting pot in the true sense of the word and a destination for foodies in search of something a little less ordinary, our world-famous city plays host to something for everyone when it comes to eating out. In our list, you’ll find a diverse range of cuisines, styles and price-points to suit every occasion and appetite – a true snapshot of the city we’re proud to call home.
Our annual SquareMeal awards are uniquely curated using a combination of the opinion of our in-house critics and thousands of votes from diners. Our team spends most of their days and nights eating out, critiquing restaurants and bars across London and the UK, while our dedicated reader base knows a good meal when they see one.
A huge congratulations to each and every restaurant which placed on the list of top restaurants in London – with such intense competition, a place anywhere on the ranking is a massive achievement.
Aside from our annual round-up of London’s top restaurants, we simultaneously announce our list of the UK's Top 100 Restaurants which similarly place 100 of Britain’s best dining spots in order to represent the culinary talent of chefs in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England.