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L'Enclume takes the top spot again in the 2020 Good Food Guide

Waitrose has unleashed its latest Good Food Guide, and that means that it's time for another restaurant run-down as it comes with their top 50 restaurants in the country. And this year sees L'Enclume taking the top spot, just pipping London's Core by Clare Smyth, which was no 3 last year, to the top. In fact, the top three is just a light reshuffling, as last year's no 1, Nathan Outlaw, is now no 3.

It's particularly good news for Simon Rogan as his other restaurant Roganic makes the list too. “I couldn't be happier with the news," Rogan said today. "It is a huge achievement which we have worked exceedingly hard towards, and I am very proud of my team who have made it possible."

As for London in general, there are twelve restaurants in a list which definitely leans more towards fine dining (no Brat or Kiln here) but that does mean it showcases more restaurants around the country, which is not a bad thing. And on the week he opens Charlie's at Brown's, Adam Byatt will be very pleased to see Trinity as a new entry on the list.

The whole top 50 is as follows, with the GFG score in brackets. 

  1. L’Enclume, Cumbria (10)
  2. Core by Clare Smyth, London (10)
  3. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall (10)
  4. Ynyshir, Powys (9)
  5. Moor Hall, Lancashire (9)
  6. Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London (9)
  7. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London (9)
  8. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham (9)
  9. Casamia, Bristol (9)
  10. Pollen Street Social, London (9)
  11. Adam Reid at The French, Manchester (8)
  12. Restaurant Story, London (8)
  13. The Raby Hunt, County Durham (8)
  14. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Tayside (8)
  15. The Greenhouse, London (8)
  16. The Ledbury, London (8)
  17. Marcus, London (8)
  18. The Fat Duck, Berkshire (8)
  19. Roganic, London (8)
  20. Fraiche, Merseyside (8)
  21. Bohemia, Jersey (8)
  22. Midsummer House, Cambridgeshire (8)
  23. The Peat Inn, Fife (8)
  24. Le Champignon Sauvage, Gloucestershire (8)
  25. The Kitchin, Edinburgh (7)
  26. Lake Road Kitchen, Cumbria (7)
  27. Forest Side, Cumbria (7)
  28. Orwells, Oxfordshire (7)
  29. A. Wong, London (7)
  30. Whatley Manor, The Dining Room, Wiltshire (7)
  31. Trinity, London (7) New
  32. Matt Worswick at the Latymer, Surrey (7)
  33. Inver, Argyll & Bute (7) New
  34. The Black Swan, Yorkshire (7) New
  35. Restaurant James Sommerin, Glamorgan (7)
  36. Winteringham Fields, Lincolnshire (7) New
  37. The Sportsman, Kent (7)
  38. The Whitebrook, Monmouthshire (7)
  39. The Man Behind The Curtain, Leeds (7) New
  40. Paul Ainsworth, Cornwall (7) New
  41. Alchemilla, Nottingham (7) New
  42. Wilks, Bristol (7) New
  43. Cail Bruich, Glasgow (7) New
  44. Where The Light Gets In, Greater Manchester (7) New
  45. Sosban & The Old Butcher’s, Anglesey (7) New
  46. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh (7)
  47. Le Gavroche, London (7)
  48. Artichoke, Buckinghamshire (7)
  49. Adam’s, Birmingham (7)
  50. Castle Terrace, Edinburgh (7)

The guide also features some special editor awards too:

  • Chef of the Year - Pam Brunton at Inver (Strachur, Argyll & Bute)
  • Chef to Watch - Will Devlin from The Small Holding (Kilndown, Kent)
  • Restaurant of the Year - The Mash Inn in (Radnage, Buckinghamshire)
  • Best New Entry, UK - The Woodsman (Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire) - check out our Test Drive here.
  • Best New Entry, London - Peg (Hackney)
  • Best Local Restaurant Overall Winner - The Little Gloster (Gurnard on the Isle of Wight)
  • Sustainability Champion - Douglas McMaster of Silo

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