L’Enclume tops Good Food Guide - again

For the third year running, Simon Rogan’s two Michelin-starred L’Enclume has topped the Waitrose Good Food Guide.
 
The Cartmel restaurant also scored a perfect 10 out of 10 score for its cooking, making it one of only two restaurants, alongside Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, to get full marks.
 
The rest of the list also made happy reading for Rogan, with his Fera at Claridge’s featuring in 12th place with a score of 8, which is up from 19th place last year and a score of 7, while his The French restaurant in Manchester took 17th place with an 8.
 
Making the top ten with scores of 9 were Pollen Street Social in London, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Cornwall, Hibiscus in London and Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottinghamshire, while the rest of the top ten was made up of Midsummer House in Cambridgeshire, The Ledbury in London, Fraiche in Merseyside and Le Champignon Sauvage in Gloucestershire.
 
Also featuring in the top 50 were other high-profile restaurants such as London’s Le Gavroche in 13th place, Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles in 14th spot, Edinburgh’s The Kitchin in 20th, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in 26th, London’s Restaurant Story in 32nd, Devon’s Gidleigh Park in 40th and Buckinghamshire’s The Hand & Flowers in 43rd position.
 
Meanwhile, there were new entries in the top 50 for the likes of Adam’s in Birmingham, Sketch in London, Llangoed Hall in Powys, The Dairy in London and Lake Road Kitchen in Cumbria, while The Fat Duck in Berkshire was among the restaurants to lose its place in the list.
 
Other winners in the guide were Robin Gill from The Dairy and The Manor in Clapham, who was named Chef of the Year, while the Ox in Belfast was handed the Restaurant of the Year prize and Flour & Ash in Bristol was named Local Gem of the Year, while Freemasons at Wiswell in Lancashire topped the list of the country’s best pubs.
 
By Owen Mckeon
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