Brett GrahamBrett Graham’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant the Ledbury in London has won yet another award after being named the top restaurant in the UK in the Sunday Times Food List.

The award comes after the Ledbury recently topped both the Zagat and Harden’s surveys for best food in London and after Graham earlier this year won the prestigious Chef of the Year Catey.

The Sunday Times Food List is based on food quality alone, chosen by 8,000 restaurant goers from across the UK and compiled by Harden’s Restaurant Guide in conjunction with Rémy Martin.

Graham commented: “It’s a huge honour to top the list, especially as it comes from such a broad base of customers. This is a testament to everyone in the extremely talented and energetic young team here at the Ledbury.”

Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, came second in the Food List while last year’s winner, Gidleigh Park, placed third. 

Gidleigh Park also won the Rémy Martin X.O. Excellence Award for Best All Round Restaurant, while Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley picked up the Coeur de Cognac Award for Best Dessert, and Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental received the Rémy Martin V.S.O.P Best Newcomer Award.

Other findings from the Sunday Times Food List, which will publish the top 100 restaurants in Britain in full on Sunday (30 October), include that half of the top 100 restaurants are outside London (up from 40% last year); while Asian restaurants have fallen by half; and there are 31 new entries.

The Sunday Times Food List Top 100 UK Restaurants:

1 The Ledbury, London           

2 Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Great Milton, Oxofordshire

3 Gidleigh Park, Chagford, Devon       

4 Le Gavroche, London

5 Waterside Inn, Bray, Berkshire

6 One-O-One, London

7 Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perthshire

8 Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh

9 Pied à Terre, London

10 The Fat Duck, Bray, Berkshire       

11 Hambleton Hall, Hambleton, Yorkshire

12 Midsummer House, Cambridge

13 John Campbell at Coworth Park, Ascot, Berkshire

14 Yorke Arms, Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale, Yorkshire     

15 The Square, London

16 L’Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria         

17 The Hambrough, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

18 Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Rock, Cornwall

19 Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley, London   

20 The Kitchin, Edinburgh

21 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London

22 Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor, Chester

23 Dining Room at Whatley Manor, Easton Gray, Wiltshire 

24 La Bécasse, Ludlow, Shropshire     

25 Mr Underhill’s, Ludlow, Shropshire

26 The Three Chimneys, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

27 L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London           

28 Viajante, London    

29 Murano, London    

30 Northcote,   Langho, Lancashire

31The Greenhouse, London

32 Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham

33 Fischers at Baslow Hall,       Baslow, Derbyshire

34 Roka, London

35 Sharrow Bay, Ullswater, Cumbria   

36 Zuma, London

37 Seafood Restaurant, Padstow, Cornwall

38 The Capital Restaurant, London

39 Umu, London

40 The Ritz Restaurant, London           

41 Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere, Cumbria

42 Number One, Edinburgh

43 Chez Bruce, London

44 The Peat Inn, Cupar, Fife

45 Bath Priory Hotel, Bath, Somerset

46 Fraiche, Oxton, Merseyside

47 Kai Mayfair, London

48 The Box Tree, Ilkley, Yorkshire

49 Rasoi, London

50 Morston Hall, Morston, Norfolk

51 Roussillon, London

52 Texture, London     

53 The Castle Terrace, Edinburgh        

54 Paris House, Woburn, Bedford

55 Drakes, Ripley, Surrey

56 21212, Edinburgh   

57 L’Ortolan, Shinfield, Berkshire

58 Hélène Darroze, London

59 Simpsons, Birmingham        

60 Club Gascon, London

61 Hibiscus, London

62 La Petite Maison, London

63 Artichoke, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

64 The Vineyard at Stockcross, Stockcross, Berkshire

65 Min Jiang, London  

66 Morgan M, London

67 The River Café, London     

68 The French Horn, Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire

69 Scott’s, London      

70 L’Oranger, London

71 Hakkasan, London 

72 Summer Isles Hotel, Achiltibuie, Ullapool

73 Ramsons, Ramsbottom, Bury

74 The Latymer, Bagshot, Surrey

75 Dorchester Grill, London

76 Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo, Llandrillo

77 Gauthier Soho, London

78 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London

79 Van Zeller, Harrogate, Yorkshire

80 Bohemia, Jersey     

81 Apsleys, London

82 Yauatcha, London

83 Theo Randall, London        

84 La Trompette, London

85 Angelus, London

86 Purnell’s, Birmingham         

87 J Sheekey, London

88 Wiltons, London     

89 Pearl, London

90 The Crown at Whitebrook, Whitebrook, Monmouthshire

91 Roux at the Landau, London           

92 Read’s, Faversham, Kent

93 Pétrus, London

94 Nobu, London        

95 Benares, London    

96 Vetiver at Chewton Glen, New Milton, Hampshire

97 Turners, Birmingham

98 St John, London     

99 Pollen Street Social, London

100 Trinity, London