SquareMeal Gold Awards

The SquareMeal Gold Award is our top award given to ‘outstanding’ restaurants and bars that we recommend when only the very best will do – somewhere that we would be happy to travel across a city or county for.

Updated on 03 December 2018

The Gold awards are given to only a few establishments and are an assessment of the full experience: food – first and foremost – combined with ambience, service and value. SquareMeal’s Awards reflect a combination of professional critic opinion and current feedback from SquareMeal users/diners. As such, they reveal at a glance how strongly SquareMeal is recommending a restaurant or bar.

Lyle

Lyle's

The Tea Building, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JJ

£50 - £79
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

68 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HP

Over £80
British
French
Sartoria

Sartoria

20 Savile Row, Mayfair, London, W1S 3PR

£50 - £79
Italian
Min Jiang at the Royal Garden Hotel

Min Jiang at the Royal Garden Hotel

Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 4PT

£50 - £79
Chinese
Dim Sum
Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

6 New Road, Port Isaac, Cornwall, PL29 3SB

Over £80
British
Fish
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Cinnamon Kitchen City

Cinnamon Kitchen City

9 Devonshire Square, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 4YL

£30 - £49
Indian
The Cinnamon Club

The Cinnamon Club

The Old Westminster Library, Westminster, London, SW1P 3BU

£50 - £79
Indian
Coq d

Coq d'Argent

1 Poultry, City of London, London, EC2R 8EJ

£50 - £79
French
Indian Accent

Indian Accent

16 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4HW

£50 - £79
Indian
SquareMeal London Top 100
Bleeding Heart Restaurant

Bleeding Heart Restaurant

Bleeding Heart Yard, Farringdon, London, EC1N 8SJ

£50 - £79
French
Under £30
Hakkasan Hanway Place

Hakkasan Hanway Place

8 Hanway Place, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1HD

£50 - £79
Chinese
One Michelin star
£50 - £79
Luca

Luca

88 St John Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 4EH

£50 - £79
Italian
The Ivy

The Ivy

1-5 West Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NQ

£50 - £79
Modern European
Frenchie Covent Garden

Frenchie Covent Garden

16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8QH

£50 - £79
French
SquareMeal London Top 100
Zuma

Zuma

5 Raphael Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1DL

£50 - £79
Sushi
Japanese
Bar Boulud at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Bar Boulud at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA

£50 - £79
French
The Whitehouse Restaurant Lochaline

The Whitehouse Restaurant Lochaline

The Whitehouse Restaurant, Lochaline, By Oban, Argyll, PA80 5XT

SEASONAL and open April to end of October each year!

£30 - £49
Modern European
Scottish
British
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Hoppers Soho

Hoppers Soho

49 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4SG

£30 - £49
Indian
Park Chinois

Park Chinois

17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8EA

Over £80
Chinese
Wiltons

Wiltons

55 Jermyn Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6LX

British
Fish
Hutong at The Shard

Hutong at The Shard

Level 33, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, Southwark, London, SE1 9RY

Hutong at The Shard is a London outpost of a brand which has its roots in Hong Kong. The restaurant affords diners incredible views of the capital thanks to its position on the 33 floor and its North West facing windows which look over St Paul’s cathedral and the Thames. The menu is inspired by dishes that would have once been served at the imperial palaces of what was then Peking, focusing on Northern Chinese cuisine.

£50 - £79
Chinese
SquareMeal London Top 100
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at Mandarin Oriental

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA

Over £80
British
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
Chez Bruce

Chez Bruce

2 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth, London, SW17 7EG

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
L

L'Enclume

Cavendish Street, Cartmel, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6PZ

Over £80
British
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Roganic

Roganic

5-7 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 3DB

Over £80
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Mere

Mere

74 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 4QH

£50 - £79
Modern European
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Wolseley

The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly, St James's, London, W1J 9EB

£50 - £79
Modern European
Central European
Afternoon tea
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Connaught Bar at the Connaught

The Connaught Bar at the Connaught

The Connaught, 16 Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL

Bars
La Trompette

La Trompette

3-7 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London, W4 2EU

£50 - £79
French
One Michelin star
Murano

Murano

20 Queen Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5PP

Murano is Angela Hartnett’s Michelin starred restaurant in Mayfair, which serves up the chef’s signature honed Italian cookery. The space is warm and welcoming, and the simple style of the food does away with the commonly fussy dressings of traditional fine dining. The a la carte changes regularly and features just a choice few dishes per day, making the most of seasonal produce.

Over £80
Italian
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Five Fields

The Five Fields

8-9 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea, London, SW3 2SP

£50 - £79
British
One Michelin star
Pétrus

Pétrus

1 Kinnerton Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 8EA

Over £80
Modern European
French
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Hawksmoor Seven Dials

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

11 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JG

£50 - £79
Steak
British
Pollen Street Social

Pollen Street Social

8-10 Pollen Street, London, W1S 1NQ

£50 - £79
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
34 Mayfair

34 Mayfair

34 Grosvenor Square (Entrance on South Audley St), Mayfair, London, W1K 2HD

£50 - £79
Steak
International
Xier

Xier

13-14 Thayer Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 3JR

Over £80
Modern European
SquareMeal London Top 100
Angler

Angler

South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, Moorgate, London, EC2M 2AF

£50 - £79
Fish
One Michelin star
MARCUS

MARCUS

The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7RL

Over £80
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Kerridge

Kerridge's Bar & Grill

10 Northumberland Avenue, Whitehall, London, WC2N 5AE

£50 - £79
British
SquareMeal London Top 100
Le Comptoir Robuchon

Le Comptoir Robuchon

6 Clarges Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8AE

The brand started by late French chef and restaurateur Joël Robuchon has bought what it calls an “evolved restaurant concept” to Clarges Street in Mayfair, with Le Comptoir Robuchon acting as an extended version of Robuchon’s original small plates concept.

The kitchen at Le Comptoir Robuchon is overseen by executive chef Jeremy Page, who was by Robuchon’s side for 13 years at the original L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Saint Germain, Paris (the London outpost closed in 2019 following the chef’s death the previous year). The menu is split into two parts and designed to share – La Saison is a run of contemporary and seasonal dishes which make use of high-quality produce, while Les Eternels comprises of a collection of Robuchon’s signature dishes.

From the La Saison section of the menu, you can enjoy dishes such as Saint-Jacques, scallop, potatoes and sage or Les Pleurotes, oyster mushroom and consommé, while Les Eternels features Le Homard, native lobster and romesco sauce, as well as burrata with a helping of Robuchon’s famous purée mashed potato. Those following restricted or alternative diets will be glad to know that vegan and gluten-free options are also available.

Le Comptoir’s Robuchon’s interiors have been designed by international design company Thurstan and is a luxurious space, featuring refined tones of burnt orange and clay, alongside banquette seating that’s great for groups and an elegant marble-top counter at the bar where guests can enjoy an aperitif.  

Joël Robuchon was a world-famous chef, having been awarded a total of 32 Michelin stars across 13 countries during his illustrious career, the most of any chef in the world. Robuchon is credited with reinventing French cuisine and acted as a mentor to several accomplished chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Michael Caines. Robuchon passed away in August of 2018 at the age of 73.

£50 - £79
French
Restaurant Moor Hall

Restaurant Moor Hall

Prescot Road, Aughton, Lancashire, L39 6RT

Over £80
British
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Yauatcha Soho

Yauatcha Soho

15-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DL

Yauatcha is an international brand which has bases in London as well as Indian, the US and Saudia Arabia. Their winning combination is found in the pairing of traditional dim sum with larger Chinese plates, like stir fried rib eye of beef in black bean sauce or kung pao prawns with cashew nuts. This chain of high-end restaurants are also famous for their bakeries, which churn out deliciously delicate tea time treats, which are served up with a range of hot beverages – perfect for an afternoon snack.  

£50 - £79
Chinese
Dim Sum
SquareMeal London Top 100
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA

Over £80
French
Three Michelin stars
Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London

Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London

252 High Holborn, Bloomsbury, London, WC1V 7EN

Bars
Bentley

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

11-15 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4DG

For over 100 years now Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill has been serving up some of the freshest seafood to the well-heeled residents (and day-trippers) of London’s Mayfair district.

Now headed up by Michelin star chef Richard Corrigan, this smart restaurant, as you might expect, has a particular focus on oysters and offers up all kinds of varieties throughout the year – both raw and cooked – with a range of toppings. For those not so enamoured by the thought of raw shellfish, there is also a short selection of steaks for guests to choose from, which showcase meat from across the UK.

Interiors are a classic mix of leather in muted blue tones, warm wood and William Morris-esque wallpaper that create a relaxed yet sophisticated feeling. Pop in for a glass of fizz and a few oysters or settle in for the evening at the grill upstairs, which serves up things like wild Cornish mussels or simply cooked sea bass.

£50 - £79
Fish
SquareMeal London Top 100
64 Degrees

64 Degrees

53 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HB

£30 - £49
Modern European
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Artesian at the Langham

Artesian at the Langham

The Langham, 1c Portland Place, Marylebone, London, W1B 1JA

Bars
Hakkasan Mayfair

Hakkasan Mayfair

17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 6QB

Over £80
Chinese
One Michelin star
Petrus

Petrus

1 Kinnerton Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 8EA

Over £80
Modern European
French
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

The Connaught, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL

Over £80
French
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Little Fish Market

The Little Fish Market

10 Upper Market Street, Hove, Brighton, East Sussex, BN3 1AS

£50 - £79
Fish
Berners Tavern at The London Edition

Berners Tavern at The London Edition

10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NP

£50 - £79
British
Afternoon tea
Galvin La Chapelle

Galvin La Chapelle

35 Spital Square, Spitalfields, London, E1 6DY

£50 - £79
French
One Michelin star
Spring

Spring

Somerset House, Lancaster Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1LA

£50 - £79
Modern European
SquareMeal London Top 100
Social Eating House

Social Eating House

58 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 7NR

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Isaac At

Isaac At

2 Gloucester Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4EW

£50 - £79
British
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Padella Borough

Padella Borough

6 Southwark Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 1TQ

£30 - £49
Italian
Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall

Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall

Grantley Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3ET

Over £80
British
The Ritz Restaurant

The Ritz Restaurant

The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR

Over £80
French
One Michelin star
Le Gavroche

Le Gavroche

43 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7QR

Over £80
French
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
City Social

City Social

24th Floor, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City of London, London, EC2N 1HQ

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
Orwells

Orwells

Shiplake Row, Binfield Heath, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4DP

£50 - £79
Modern European
British
Gastropub
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Beaufort Bar at The Savoy

Beaufort Bar at The Savoy

The Savoy, Strand, London, London, WC2R 0ET

£30 - £49
Bars
Sexy Fish

Sexy Fish

Berkeley Square House, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BR

£50 - £79
Fish
Cecconi

Cecconi's Mayfair

5a Burlington Gardens, London, London, W1S 3EP

£50 - £79
Italian
£30 - £49
Prawn on the Lawn Padstow

Prawn on the Lawn Padstow

11 Duke Street, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8AB

£30 - £49
Fish
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Waterside Inn

The Waterside Inn

Ferry Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2AT

Over £80
French
Three Michelin stars
SquareMeal UK Top 100
The Ledbury

The Ledbury

127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2AQ

Over £80
Modern European
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Araki

The Araki

12 New Burlington Street, London, W1S 3BH

Over £80
Sushi
Wilks

Wilks

1 Chandos Road, Redland, Bristol, Bristol, BS6 6PG

£50 - £79
Modern European
Noto

Noto

47A Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DY

£30 - £49
Pan-Asian
Sorrel

Sorrel

77 South Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2JU

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
Mana

Mana

42 Blossom Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 6BF

Modern European
Orasay

Orasay

31 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2EU

Orasay is named after an island found off the west coast of Scotland, spelled Orosay. The menu is inspired by the Outer Hebridean region surrounding the island and focuses heavily on seafood. You can expect to tuck into the likes of scallops, oysters, crabs and lobster, while some produce (vegetables, honey, etc.) comes from the business’ own organic farm in West Sussex, which is also chef Jackson Boxer’s family home.

The simple interiors see lime-washed walls and antique French oak, while a 60-bin wine list features Euro-leaning bottles available both by the glass and carafe.

£50 - £79
British
Fish
SquareMeal London Top 100
Cornerstone

Cornerstone

3 Prince Edward Road, Hackney, London, E9 5LX

£50 - £79
Fish
Locanda Locatelli

Locanda Locatelli

8 Seymour Street, London, London, W1H 7JZ

£50 - £79
Italian
One Michelin star
Bocca di Lupo

Bocca di Lupo

12 Archer Street, Soho, London, W1D 7BB

£50 - £79
Italian
Scully

Scully

4 St James's Market, St James's, London, SW1Y 4AH

£30 - £49
International
Brat

Brat

64 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JJ

£50 - £79
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Coupette

Coupette

423 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 0AN

Bars
Coal Office

Coal Office

2 Bagley Walk, King's Cross, London, N1C 4PQ

£30 - £49
Middle Eastern
SquareMeal London Top 100
Tast

Tast

20-22 King Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 6AG

Under £30
Spanish
Hide Below

Hide Below

85 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NB

Bars
Forest Side

Forest Side

Wildsmith Hotel, Keswick Road, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9RN

Over £80
British
The Lickfold Inn

The Lickfold Inn

Highstead Lane, Lickfold, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9EY

£50 - £79
Gastropub
Hrishi and Gilpin Spice

Hrishi and Gilpin Spice

Crook Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3NE

£50 - £79
Pan-Asian
International
Indian
One Michelin star
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Oriole

Oriole

Smithfield Market, London, EC1A 9LH

Bars
Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms

Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms

Lenton Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2SA

Over £80
Modern European
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Chutney Mary

Chutney Mary

73 St James's Street, St James's, London, SW1A 1PH

Chutney Mary is a fine dining Indian restaurant in St James’s which first opened back in 1990, in its then Chelsea location. With a comfortable dining room and modern plating it quickly became a popular choice among London foodies and continues to be held in utmost regard on the capital’s dining scene.  

£50 - £79
Indian
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Walnut Tree

The Walnut Tree

Llanddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 8AW

£30 - £49
British
Happiness Forgets

Happiness Forgets

8-9 Hoxton Square, London, London, N1 6NU

Bars
Terre à Terre

Terre à Terre

71 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HQ

£30 - £49
Vegetarian
Trinity

Trinity

4 The Polygon, Clapham, London, SW4 0JG

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
The Black Swan at Oldstead

The Black Swan at Oldstead

Oldstead, North Yorkshire, YO61 4BL

Over £80
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Benedicts

Benedicts

9 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4PE

£50 - £79
British
SquareMeal London Top 100
Matt Worswick at the Latymer

Matt Worswick at the Latymer

Pennyhill Park, London Road, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5EU

Over £80
Modern European
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate, City of London, London, EC2N 4AY

£50 - £79
International
SquareMeal London Top 100
Portland

Portland

113 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 6QQ

£30 - £49
International
One Michelin star
Swift

Swift

12 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4TQ

Bars
Core by Clare Smyth

Core by Clare Smyth

92 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2PN

Over £80
British
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
Coya Mayfair Pisco Lounge

Coya Mayfair Pisco Lounge

118 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NW

Bars
Tayer + Elementary

Tayer + Elementary

152 Old Street, London, London, EC1V 9BW

This double bar concept comes from renowned bartender Alex Kratena (formerly of Artesian Bar) and Monica Berg. Found right by Old Street roundabout, Elementary is a casual all-day bar which serves seasonal drinks and snacks, while Tayer is a more progressive space featuring a daily changing menu written up on a blackboard.

In Elementary, guests sit around a large communal bar, enjoying drinks and snacking on a succinct menu of just three snack plates. If they move through to Tayer, they’ll find seating around a large open counter, where they can see the bartenders and chefs at work.

Ta Ta Eatery has been appointed to oversee the food side of things, serving up a menu which is Asian in style, but incorporates European elements. Dishes can be ordered individually or as tapas-style sharing plates, while the drinks list doesn’t just privilege cocktails – you can also expect considered lists of spirits, sakés and soft drinks.  

Food and drink images: Bernard Zeija

£30 - £49
Modern European
Bars
The Dining Room at Whatley Manor

The Dining Room at Whatley Manor

Easton Grey, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0RB

Over £80
Modern European
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal UK Top 100
J Sheekey

J Sheekey

28-32 St Martin's Court, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AL

£50 - £79
Fish
Number One Restaurant

Number One Restaurant

The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

Over £80
Modern European
Scottish
One Michelin star
The Elephant

The Elephant

3-4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2BH

£30 - £49
Modern European
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
L

L'Ortolan

Church Lane, Shinfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 9BY

£50 - £79
French
SquareMeal UK Top 100
The Fumoir at Claridge

The Fumoir at Claridge's

Claridge's, Brook Street, London, London, W1K 4HR

Bars
Hotel Bars
Chiltern Firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse

1 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London, W1U 7PA

£50 - £79
International
The American Bar at The Savoy

The American Bar at The Savoy

The Savoy, Strand, London, WC2R 0ET

Bars
Etch by Steven Edwards

Etch by Steven Edwards

216 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2DJ

£50 - £79
British
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Clove Club

The Clove Club

380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9LT

£50 - £79
British
One Michelin star
The Harwood Arms

The Harwood Arms

Walham Grove, London, London, SW6 1QP

£30 - £49
Gastropub
One Michelin star
The River Café

The River Café

Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9HA

£50 - £79
Italian
One Michelin star
Salt

Salt

8 Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6HB

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
Moro

Moro

34-36 Exmouth Market, London, London, EC1R 4QE

£30 - £49
North African
Tapas
Spanish
Rules

Rules

35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7LB

£50 - £79
British
SquareMeal London Top 100
Amaya

Amaya

Halkin Arcade, 19 Motcomb Street, London, London, SW1X 8JT

£30 - £49
Indian
One Michelin star
Midsummer House

Midsummer House

Midsummer House, Midsummer Common, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1HA

The elegant, spacious and light-drenched conservatory dining room commands a panoramic view of the gardens and is set in a beautiful Victorian villa is on Midsummer Common on the banks of the River Cam, Cambridge. Midsummer House was awarded its first Michelin star in 2002, followed by a second in. The restaurant also proudly holds five AA rosettes.

£50 - £79
British
Timberyard

Timberyard

10 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DS

£50 - £79
Modern European
British
Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs

Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs

70 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QG

Over £80
Modern European
Two Michelin stars
Restaurant Story

Restaurant Story

199 Tooley Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 2JX

Over £80
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Three Chimneys

The Three Chimneys

Colbost, Isle of Skye, Highlands, IV55 8ZT

£50 - £79
Modern European
Restaurant Andrew Fairlie

Restaurant Andrew Fairlie

Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire, PH3 1NF

Over £80
Modern European
Isabel

Isabel

26 Albemarle Street , London, W1S 4HY

£30 - £49
International
Hide Above

Hide Above

85 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NB

Over £80
British
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Hand and Flowers

The Hand and Flowers

126 West Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2BP

Over £80
British
Gastropub
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Sabor: The Counter

Sabor: The Counter

35 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4BS

£30 - £49
Spanish
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Restaurant MCR

Restaurant MCR

Tower 12, Bridge Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3DS

Modern European
The Sportsman

The Sportsman

Faversham Road, Seasalter, Kent, CT5 4BP

£50 - £79
British
Gastropub
One Michelin star
SquareMeal UK Top 100
The Palomar

The Palomar

34 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 6DN

The Palomar brings modern plates inspired by the food of Jerusalem to the city, with a mix of counter-dining and cosy tables and chairs offering up something for everyone.

£30 - £49
Middle Eastern
International
SquareMeal London Top 100
Sushisamba City

Sushisamba City

Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate (38-39th floor), City of London, London, EC2N 4AY

£50 - £79
South American
Japanese
SquareMeal London Top 100
Nightjar

Nightjar

129 City Road, London, EC1V 1JB

Bars
Gymkhana

Gymkhana

42 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JH

£50 - £79
Indian
One Michelin star
Scott

Scott's

20 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 2HE

£50 - £79
British
Fish
SquareMeal London Top 100
Som Saa

Som Saa

43a Commercial Street, London, E1 6BD

£30 - £49
Thai
Where the Light Gets In

Where the Light Gets In

7 Rostron Brow, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1JY

£50 - £79
British
Parkers Arms

Parkers Arms

Hallgate Hill, Newton-in-Bowland, Lancashire, BB7 3DY

£30 - £49
Gastropub
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Daphne

Daphne's

112 Draycott Avenue, London, SW3 3AE

£50 - £79
Italian
£30 - £49
Olive Tree Bath

Olive Tree Bath

Queensberry Hotel, 4-7 Russell Street, Bath , Somerset, BA1 2QF

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
Restaurant Coworth Park

Restaurant Coworth Park

Coworth Park, Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7SE

Over £80
British
The Woodspeen

The Woodspeen

Lambourn Road, Woodspeen, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8BN

£30 - £49
British
Nola

Nola

107 Roman Road, London, E2 0QN

Bars
Umu

Umu

14-16 Bruton Place, London, London, W1J 6LX

Over £80
Sushi
Japanese
Two Michelin stars
The American Bar at The Stafford

The American Bar at The Stafford

The Stafford Hotel, St. James's Place, London, SW1A 1NJ

Bars
Over £80
Dukes Bar at Dukes Hotel

Dukes Bar at Dukes Hotel

Dukes Hotel, St James's Place, London, SW1A 1NY

Bars
The Artichoke

The Artichoke

9 Market Square, Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0DF

£50 - £79
Modern European
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Restaurant Fraiche

Restaurant Fraiche

11 Rose Mount , Oxton, Merseyside, CH43 5SG

Over £80
French
The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz London

The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz London

The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR

Bars
The Pony & Trap

The Pony & Trap

Knowle Hill, Chew Magna, Bristol, Somerset, BS40 8TQ

£30 - £49
Gastropub
One Michelin star
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Sticky Walnut

Sticky Walnut

11 Charles Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 3AZ

£50 - £79
Modern European
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Morston Hall

Morston Hall

Morston, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7AA

Over £80
Modern European
The Seafood Restaurant Padstow

The Seafood Restaurant Padstow

Riverside, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8BY

Over £80
Fish
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Northcote

Northcote

Northcote Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8BE

Over £80
British
Afternoon tea
One Michelin star
SquareMeal UK Top 100
The Lighthouse - Aldeburgh

The Lighthouse - Aldeburgh

77 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AU

£30 - £49
Modern European
Stovell

Stovell's

Windsor Road, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8QS

£50 - £79
Modern European
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Bar Termini Soho

Bar Termini Soho

7 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 5JE

Bars
Bottles

Bottles

67 Brushfield Street, London, E1 6AA

Wine Bars
Elystan Street

Elystan Street

43 Elystan Street, London, London, SW3 3NT

Having begun his career at the Roux Restaurants, chef and owner Philip Howard has a solid understanding of classic cookery and an appreciation for the very best ingredients. Plates at Elystan Street are simple and unfussy but still maintain a beautiful attention to detail – a talent Howard honed during his 17 years of holding two Michelin stars while at the helm of The Square.

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Ivy City Garden

The Ivy City Garden

Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad Street, London, EC2M 1NA

£30 - £49
International
The Raby Hunt Restaurant

The Raby Hunt Restaurant

Summerhouse, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 3UD

£50 - £79
British
Ynyshir

Ynyshir

Eglwysfach , Powys, SY20 8TA

Over £80
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Black Rock

Black Rock

9 Christopher Street, London, EC2A 2BS

Bars
St John Smithfield

St John Smithfield

26 St John Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 4AY

£30 - £49
British
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Kricket Brixton

Kricket Brixton

41-43 Atlantic Road, London, SW9 3JS

£30 - £49
Indian
Imperial Treasure

Imperial Treasure

9-10 Waterloo Place, St James's, London, SW1Y 4BE

Over £80
Chinese
Dim Sum
Untitled

Untitled

538 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AH

Bars
The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

Little Bedwyn, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3JP

£50 - £79
Modern European
SquareMeal UK Top 100
The Cliveden Dining Room

The Cliveden Dining Room

Cliveden House, Taplow, Maidenhead, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 0JF

£50 - £79
Modern European
The Man Behind The Curtain

The Man Behind The Curtain

68-78 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7JH

Over £80
International
One Michelin star
Two Lights

Two Lights

28-30 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8AA

£50 - £79
Modern European
A. Wong

A. Wong

70 Wilton Road, Pimlico, London, SW1V 1DE

£30 - £49
Chinese
One Michelin star
Oblix at The Shard

Oblix at The Shard

Level 32, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London, London, SE1 9RY

£50 - £79
International
Ondine

Ondine

2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD

£50 - £79
Scottish
Fish
SquareMeal London Top 100
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Church Road, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, OX44 7PD

Over £80
French
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Claridge

Claridge's Bar

Claridge's, Brook Street, London, W1K 4HR

Bars
Hotel Bars
£30 - £49
Barrafina Dean Street

Barrafina Dean Street

26-29 Dean Street, London, London, W1D 3LL

£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
One Michelin star
Roka Charlotte Street

Roka Charlotte Street

37 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RR

ROKA Charlotte Street is part of a small London mini chain which has sites in Aldwych, Canary Wharf and Mayfair too (with an additional restaurant planned for Dubai). The space is dominated by a robata grill where meat and fish are cooked with flair, with the kitchen focusing on high quality ingredients elsewhere to turn out plates of the very freshest sushi, soups and salads.

Over £80
Sushi
Japanese
SquareMeal London Top 100
sketch: Lecture Room & Library

sketch: Lecture Room & Library

9 Conduit Street, London, London, W1S 2XG

Over £80
Modern European
Three Michelin stars
Casamia

Casamia

The General, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6FU

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
SquareMeal UK Top 100
The Coach Marlow

The Coach Marlow

3 West Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2LS

£30 - £49
Pubs
British
Gastropub
One Michelin star
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Clos Maggiore

Clos Maggiore

33 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JD

£50 - £79
French
Kai

Kai

65 South Audley Street, London, W1K 2QU

Over £80
Chinese
One Michelin star
£30 - £49
Paul Ainsworth at No. 6

Paul Ainsworth at No. 6

6 Middle Street, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8AP

£50 - £79
Modern European
Gidleigh Park

Gidleigh Park

Gidleigh Park, Chagford, North Tawton, Devon, TQ13 8HH

Over £80
Modern European
SquareMeal London Top 100
Fhior

Fhior

36 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SB

£30 - £49
Scottish
British
Gloria

Gloria

54-56 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3QR

This new site from French restaurant group Big Mamma is found on the corner of Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch, in the space which formerly housed Red’s True BBQ. The restaurant is split over two floors and seats around 150 diners. The interiors are inspired by the Italian island of Capri in the 1970s, while on the menu, you can expect to find over-the-top versions of Italian classics.

Take the 10-layer lasagne, or the cacio e pepe, which is served in a giant wheel of cheese. Desserts are just as epic, including the likes of a singular giant profiterole, and a hefty wedge of lemon meringue pie. Drinks are fun too, and include a classic Negroni topped with truffle foam. 

Interior image: Jerome Galland
Food image: Joann Pai 

£30 - £49
Italian
SquareMeal London Top 100
Anglo

Anglo

30 St Cross Street, London, London, EC1N 8UH

£50 - £79
British
Le Cochon Aveugle

Le Cochon Aveugle

37 Walmgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9TX

£50 - £79
French
Lake Road Kitchen

Lake Road Kitchen

Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0AD

£50 - £79
Modern European
Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 6RD

French
Two Michelin stars
£50 - £79
The Kitchin

The Kitchin

78 Commercial Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX

£50 - £79
Modern European
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Kricket Soho

Kricket Soho

12 Denman Street, Soho, London, W1D 7HH

£30 - £49
Indian
Kiln Soho

Kiln Soho

58 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 9TL

From the same team behind popular Thai eatery Smoking Goat, Kiln serves up slightly higher end fare and focuses on barbecue dishes cooked over open flames. The food is punchily spiced and the menu changes regularly, depending what’s on season. Kiln rarely takes reservations and as such you might have to queue for a table in the petite restaurant space.

£30 - £49
Thai
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Loft at The Bull - Beaumaris

The Loft at The Bull - Beaumaris

Castle Street, Beaumaris, North Wales, LL58 8AP

£50 - £79
Modern European
Waeska at The Mandrake

Waeska at The Mandrake

The Mandrake Hotel, 20-21 Newman Street, London, W1T 1PG

Bars
Fordwich Arms

Fordwich Arms

King Street, Fordwich, Kent, CT2 0DB

£50 - £79
British
Gastropub
SquareMeal UK Top 100
The Fat Duck

The Fat Duck

1 High Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2AQ

Over £80
British
Three Michelin stars
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Sushi Tetsu

Sushi Tetsu

12 Jerusalem Passage, London, London, EC1V 4JP

£50 - £79
Sushi
Galvin Brasserie de Luxe at The Caledonian

Galvin Brasserie de Luxe at The Caledonian

The Caledonian, Princes Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

£50 - £79
French
RIGO’

RIGO’

227 New Kings Road, London, SW6 4RD

£50 - £79
Italian
108 Garage

108 Garage

108 Golborne Road, London, W10 5PS

£50 - £79
Modern European
Gazelle Bar

Gazelle Bar

48 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4DH

Bars
Hedone

Hedone

301-303 Chiswick High Road, London, London, W4 4HH

Over £80
Modern European
Scandinavian
One Michelin star