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Restaurant Magazine Top 100 UK Restaurants


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Marc at Fraiche rightly beats a lot of big names.

“Do you not find that bacon, sausage, egg, chips, black pudding, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried bread and a cup of tea; is a meal in itself really?” Hovis Presley.

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I particularly like how No55. "The Best Restaurant in Wales" is apparently in London.

Cymru am byth

Tim Hayward

"Anyone who wants to write about food would do well to stay away from

similes and metaphors, because if you're not careful, expressions like

'light as a feather' make their way into your sentences and then where are you?"

Nora Ephron

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Quite a weird list. Anyone know what the criteria are.

For example #36 Porthminster cafe is a fantastic location with good food, whilst #58 The Walnut Tree is very good food in quite an austere dining room. I love them both, but would go to The Walnut Tree for the food, but Porthminster for the views and a bottle of wine on the deck. Is it a list that gives as much weighting to the ambience etc as it does to the food?

#3 is interesting - especially given the panning the FOH service received on the board over the last few days.

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I particularly like how No55. "The Best Restaurant in Wales" is apparently in London.

Cymru am byth

I see The Square has moved to Knightsbridge. That'll bring down the house prices :cool:

(The Square isn't my favourite for those who haven't had the patience to follow the odd posts I've made about it over the years).

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I think that is possibly the most useless ranking that I have seen!! Arbutus better than the Capital, Sat Baines et al!!! Bonkers!

If a man makes a statement and a woman is not around to witness it, is he still wrong?

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Ramsons better than Locatelli, does better mean more authentic :smile:

Fifteen better thane Deanes, Purnells, Vineyard, Ledbury, The Capital etc. What better for pseudo ethical issues?

26. Panoramic Restaurant Liverpool!!!!! Best for panoramic views of Liverpool.

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A fairly arbitrary list, adjusted to give the provinces a tickle then poorly proof read before publication.

There's nothing to see here. Lets move on.

:-)

Tim Hayward

"Anyone who wants to write about food would do well to stay away from

similes and metaphors, because if you're not careful, expressions like

'light as a feather' make their way into your sentences and then where are you?"

Nora Ephron

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Marc at Fraiche rightly beats a lot of big names.

Agree with adey on this. Which means the list can't be all wrong - in spite of a couple of rather odd north west inclusions at 82 & 93. Not bad places - but in the country's top 100??

John Hartley

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I know its no 100 on a list of 100 but Hungry Monk?

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At least the fat duck didnt come first for a change. Northcote better than fat duck? And I see Rocco Forte has moved the entire Balmoral hotel from Edinburgh (East Lothian) to Aberdeenshire, which was nice of him. I'l also want to know what the criteria was/is. I guess this will keep us unecessarily busy for a while

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Well spotted Bertie, funk-me Panoramic Liverpool!!!

That is the worst food experience I've had EVER.

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“Do you not find that bacon, sausage, egg, chips, black pudding, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried bread and a cup of tea; is a meal in itself really?” Hovis Presley.

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Nice to see Sharrow Bay on there at least, probably just because Renee Zellweger stayed there mind.

I've slept in her bed.

Or, at least, the same bed she slept in when at Holbeck Ghyll. An exceptionally expensive and wonderfully civilised anniversary treat Mrs H & I gave ourselves. Two dinners there were none too shabby but the highlight was being in the hot-tub whilst it was pissing down and no-one but the sheep watching us.

John Hartley

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From my experience there are some good restaurants on the list. However, with no information given on the criteria used in its compilation, it lacks overall credibility.

A specific example which illustrates this for me is the inclusion of Alex Aitken's Simply Poussin and the non appearance of his superior le Poussin.

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