Soho's Kiln is crowned top restaurant in the UK at the 2018 National Restaurant Awards

The National Restaurant Awards have been announced and it's very good news for Soho's Kiln. Last year it was a new entry at number nine - and now it's jumped right to the top of the list. And it's not the only restaurant Ben Chapman has in the top 100 as the new Smoking Goat in Shoreditch also makes it to number 68. 

Another big winner is Sabor - the Nieves Barragan restaurant (who also won Chef's Chef of the Year) jumps straight into the list at number two, while Core by Clare Smyth is a new entry at number four and Brat is a new entry at number 14.

London is still a big deal on the list - taking up 53 of the 100 spaces and half of the top 10 (although that's actually two down on last year). And deserved congrats to Tom Brown's Cornerstone - we'll expect that to be a big new entry in next year's awards... 

Special awards went to:

  • One to Watch: Cornerstone
  • Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland, sponsored by Hildon: Wine & Brine
  • Wine List of the Year: Noble Rot
  • Best restaurant in Wales, sponsored by Hildon: Ynyshir
  • Best restaurant in Scotland, sponsored by Hildon: Ondine
  • Sustainable Restaurant of the Year, sponsored by Aubrey Allen: ODE true food, Devon
  • Cocktail List of the Year, sponsored by Seedlip: Temper
  • OpenTable Diners’ Choice ‘Fit for Foodies’: The Chef’s Table, Chester
  • Chef to Watch, sponsored by Woods Foodservice: Tom Brown
  • Chefs’ Chef of the Year, sponsored by Ritter Fresh: Nieves Barragán Mohacho
  • Restaurateur of the Year: Karam, Jyotin and Sunaina Sethi, JKS Restaurants
  • Gastropub of the Year, sponsored by Estrella Damm: The Sportsman
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Lavazza: Raymond Blanc
  • The Service Award, sponsored by Liberty Wines and Devaux: Core by Clare Smyth
  • Estrella Damm National Restaurant of the Year: Kiln

And the full list of the UK's top 100 restaurants:

  1. Kiln, Soho
  2. Sabor, Mayfair
  3. A Wong, Victoria
  4. Core by Clare Smyth, Notting Hill
  5. L'Enclume, Cumbria
  6. Moor Hall, Lancashire
  7. Lyle's, Shoreditch
  8. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
  9. The Sportsman, Kent
  10. Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall
  11. Claude Bosi at Bibendum, Chelsea
  12. The Coach, Marlow
  13. Coombeshead Farm, Cornwall
  14. Brat, Shoreditch
  15. Padella, London Bridge
  16. The Quality Chop House, Clerkenwell
  17. The Ledbury, Notting Hill
  18. Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire
  19. Wreckfish, Liverpool
  20. The Black Swan at Oldstead
  21. The River Café, Hammersmith
  22. Indian Accent, Mayfair
  23. Paul Ainsworth at No 6, Padstow
  24. El Pastor, London Bridge
  25. Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons, Oxford
  26. Ondine, Edinburgh
  27. Casamia, Bristol
  28. Ynyshir, Powys
  29. Som Saa, Shoreditch
  30. House of Tides, Newcastle
  31. The Clove Club, Shoreditch
  32. The Fat Duck, Bray
  33. Chez Bruce, Wandsworth
  34. Elystan Street, Chelsea
  35. The Crown at Burchetts Green, Maidenhead
  36. Trinity, Clapham
  37. The Little Fish Market, Hove
  38. The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny
  39. Quo Vadis, Soho
  40. The Seahorse, Dartmouth
  41. Barrafina, Covent Garden
  42. Lorne, Victoria
  43. The Waterside Inn, Bray
  44. Brawn, Bethnal Green
  45. The Raby Hunt, Darlington
  46. Hispi, Didsbury
  47. Hoppers, Soho
  48. Midsummer House, Cambridge
  49. Noble Rot, Bloomsbury
  50. Gymkhana, Mayfair
  51. Nuala, Old Street
  52. Hedone, Chiswick
  53. Alchemilla, Nottingham
  54. Kricket, Soho
  55. Pollen St Social, Mayfair
  56. Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo
  57. Root, Bristol
  58. St John Bread & Wine, Shoreditch
  59. The Star Inn Harome, Yorkshire
  60. Farang, Highbury
  61. Holborn Dining Room, Holborn
  62. The Hand & Flowers, Marlow
  63. Wilson's, Bristol
  64. 40 Maltby Street, London Bridge
  65. Black Axe Mangal, Islington
  66. Carter’s of Moseley, Birmingham
  67. The Palomar, Chinatown
  68. Smoking Goat, Shoreditch
  69. The Beehive, Berkshire
  70. The Hardwick, Abergavenny
  71. Timberyard, Edinburgh
  72. Xu, Chinatown
  73. The Dairy, Clapham
  74. Le Gavroche, Mayfair
  75. Paco Tapas, Bristol
  76. The Parkers Arms, Clitheroe
  77. Rambla, Soho
  78. Wine & Brine, County Armagh
  79. Frog by Adam Handling, Covent Garden
  80. Where The Light Gets In, Stockport
  81. Bonhams, Mayfair
  82. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Edinburgh
  83. Fraiche, Oxton
  84. Restaurant Story, London Bridge
  85. Sardine, Hoxton
  86. The Ritz, Picadilly
  87. Kitchen Table, Fitzrovia
  88. Inver, Argyll & Bute
  89. Lima, Fitzrovia
  90. The Fordwich Arms, Canterbury
  91. Frenchie, Covent Garden
  92. The Elephant, Torquay
  93. Barbary, Covent Garden
  94. Neo Bistro, Mayfair
  95. Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh
  96. Morston Hall Hotel, Norfolk
  97. Northcote Manor, Langho
  98. Westerns Laundry, Highbury
  99. Perilla, Newington Green
  100. Ikoyi, Picadilly


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