Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The Sunday Times Top 100 Food List

For those of us that are partial to a bit of “pucker tucker”, The Sunday Times Food List, featuring the UK’s top 100 restaurants was a mouth-watering read.

Sadly, the ukdata.com budget has not allowed me to dine at any of these fine establishments but looking down the list, I was surprised at how many restaurants I recognised. More to the point, I was reminded about the number of food based TV programmes that had made some of the chefs’ house-hold names.

Furthermore, a rummage through the books on kitchen windowsill confirmed a love for food even if Nigella or Ainsley hadn’t made it into the top 100.

So here’s the top 10 taken from The Sunday Times Food list, published on Sunday 30th October 2011:

Position

Restaurant

Food List Score

1

The Ledbury, Notting Hill

9.81

2

Le Manoir Aux Quat’saisons, Great Milton

9.74

3

Gidleigh Park, Chagford

9.74

4

Le Gavroche, London

9.72

5

The Waterside Inn, Bray

9.70

6

One-o-One, London

9.69

7

Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder

9.67

8

Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh

9.65

9

Pied a Terre, London

9.64

10

The Fat Duck, Bray

9.62

Naturally, it wouldn't be a ukdata.com Blog post without us re-arranging the top 10 by their latest credit scores (as of Monday 31st October 2011)

Position

Restaurant

Credit Score

1

Le Manoir Aux Quat’saisons, Great Milton

91

2

Gidleigh Park, Chagford

91

3

The Fat Duck, Bray

90

4

One-o-One, London

90

5

Pied a Terre, London

88

6

Le Gavroche, London

78

7

The Waterside Inn, Bray

78

8

The Ledbury, Notting Hill

75

9

Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh

76

10

Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder

63

It seems that Raymond Blanc and Le Manoir restaurant in Oxfordshire comes out best overall with the top-spot for credit score and an admirable second in the food list. A quick look at the full financial report for Blanc Restaurants Ltd (http://issuu.com/ukdata/docs/blanc_restaurants_01728000?mode=window&viewMode=singlePage) shows a rather appetising turnover of £13,818,000. All of a sudden, I’m wishing I had paid more attention in Home Economics!

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