Good-Food-Guide-2014The Good Food Guide published its 2014 edition on 3rd September 2013 and the No. 1 spot is taken by Simon Rogan’s Cumbrian restaurant L’Enclume for the very first time. Elizabeth Carter, Consultant Editor of the Good Food Guide, explains what makes L’Enclume so special: ‘After achieving the top score in last year’s Guide, Rogan and his team haven’t missed a beat, despite the pressures of the past year – from opening the French at the Midland Hotel in Manchester to overseeing a pop-up restaurant in London. Rogan rightfully takes his place as leader of the pack when it comes to modern British cooking. His fantastic way with seasonal ingredients from the Cumbrian land and coast brings dishes that are a joyful celebration of this county’s magnificent diversity. L’Enclume is truly deserving of the number one spot.’

In the number two spot is Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck, which has scored a perfect ten for six years in a row – longer than any other restaurant since the guide adopted its current scoring system3. Currently, L’Enclume and The Fat Duck are the only two restaurants in the UK to achieve such a score. Also all Top 10 restaurants listed in 2013 have hung on to their ranking albeit a few of them have swapped places!

The guide contains impartial reviews of restaurants compiled by inspectors from recommendation by the public. Full list below.

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THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE 2014 – Top 10 (last years placing in brackets)

1/ L’Enclume – Cartmel, Cumbria 10/10 (2)

2/ The Fat Duck – Bray, Berkshire  10/10 (1)

3/ Restaurant Nathan Outlaw – Rock, Cornwall 9/10 (5)

4/ Restaurant Sat Bains – Nottingham 9/10 (3)

5/ Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – London 9/10 (4)

6/ Pollen Street Social – London 9/10 (6)

7/ Hibiscus – London 8/10 (8)

8/ The Square – London 8/10 (9)

9/ The Ledbury – London 8/10 (10)

10/ Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – Oxfordshire 8/10 (7)

The Rest of the Top 50

11 / Le Champignon Sauvage – Cheltenham 8/10 (8)

12/ The French, Manchester (8)

13/ Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley – London 8/10  Design Restaurants club member offer available

14 / Midsummer House – Cambridge 7/10

15 / Le Gavroche – London 8/10

16 / The Dining Room at Whatley Manor – Malmesbury, Wiltshire 8/10

17 / Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – London 8/10  Design Restaurants club member offer available

18 / The Waterside Inn – Bray, Berkshire 7/10

19 / Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – London 7/10

20 / Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles – Auchterarder, Perthshire 7/10

21 / The Kitchen – Edinburgh 7/10

22 / Pied a Terre – London 7/10  Design Restaurants club member offer available

23 / Fraiche – Oxton, Wirral 7/10

24 / Gidleigh Park – Chagford, Devon 7/10  Design Restaurants club member offer available

25 / Michael Wignall at the Latymer – Bagshot, Surrey 7/10  Design Restaurants club member offer available

26 / Restaurant Martin Wishart – Edinburgh 7/10

27 / Murano – London 7/10

28 / The Peat Inn – Nr St Andrews, Fife 7/10

29 / Fischer’s at Baslow Hall – Baslow, Derbyshire 7/10

30 / Hambleton Hall – Rutland, Leicestershire 7/10  Design Restaurants club member offer available

31 / The Artichoke – Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire 7/10

32 / Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 – Padstow, Cornwall 6/10

33. / The Pass at South Lodge – Horsham, West Sussex 7/10  Design Restaurants club member offer available

34 / The Old Vicarage – Ridgeway, Sheffield 7/10

35 / The Hand & Flowers – Marlow, Buckinghamshire 6/10

36 / Mr Underhill’s – Ludlow, Shropshire 6/10

37 Helene Darroze at the Connaught, London 6/10 Design Restaurants club member offer available

38 / Purnell’s – Birmingham 6/10

39 / The Sportsman – Seasalter, Kent 6/10

40 / Tyddyn Llan – Lladrillo, Denbigshire 6/10

41 / The Yorke Arms – Ramsgill, North Yorkshire 6/10

42 / Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire 6/10

43 / OX, Belfast 6/10

44. / The Royal Oak – Paley Street, Berkshire 6/10

45/ The Red Lion, East Chisenbury, Wiltshire 6/10

46 / Castle Terrace – Edinburgh 6/10

47 / Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor – Chester, Cheshire 6/10

48 / The Clove Clu, London 6/10

49 / The Box Tree – Ilkley, West Yorkshire 6/10

50 / Tuddenham Mill – Tuddenham, Suffolk 6/10  Design Restaurants club member offer available

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