WaitroseGFG2015webThe Good Food Guide publishes its 2015 edition on 8th September 2014 and the No. 1 spot is taken by Simon Rogan’s Cumbrian restaurant L’Enclume for the second year running. For the first time in 15 years three restaurants had a perfect score of 10/10 – one of them the first ever female chef to receive the accolade.

Elizabeth Carter, consultant editor of the Good Food Guide, now published by Waitrose, congratulated Clare Smyth, the new head chef of Gordon Ramsay’s Chelsea flagship restaurant, on being the first female chef to achieve 10 out of 10.

She said: “Now the domain of Clare Smyth, with support from what is, without doubt, one of the best front-of-house teams in the UK, this most impressive of London’s premier restaurants is back in that elite club.

“Further congratulations, too, for Smyth is the first female chef to achieve our top score in 15 years. With her brilliantly artistic, elegant, modern French cooking she perfectly complements the witty, cerebral Fat Duck and the sensual farm-to-table delights of L’Enclume at the pinnacle of our Top 50 list.”

Simon Rogan commented on achieving No1 for the second year in a row: “We feel so privileged to be at the number one spot for a second year for L’Enclume. The full 10 rating really is a reflection of all the continued focus and improvements we have been undertaking at L’Enclume every single month. The team just keeps on getting stronger and stronger, and we now also have a hugely skilled front-of-house staff who more than match our culinary standards.”

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 2015 – Top 50

1. L’Enclume, Cumbria (10)

2. The Fat Duck, Berkshire (10)

3. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London (10)

4. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw , Cornwall (9)

5. Hibiscus, London (9)

6. Pollen Street Social, London (9)

7. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottinghamshire (9)

8. The Square , London (8)

9. Le Champignon Sauvage, Gloucestershire (8)

10. The Ledbury , London (8)

11. Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perthshire (8)

12. Midsummer House, Cambridgeshire (8)

13. Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire (8)

14. The French, Manchester (8)

15. Le Gavroche, London (8)

16. Whatley Manor, The Dining Room, Wiltshire (8)

17. Fraiche, Merseyside (8)

18. André Garrett at Cliveden, Berkshire (7)

19. Fera at Claridges, London (7)

20. Marcus, London (7)

21. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London (7)

22. The Kitchin, Edinburgh (7)

23. The Waterside Inn, Berkshire (7)

24.  Pied a Terre, London (7)

25.  Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London (7)

26.  Michael Wignall at the Latymer, Surrey (7)

27.  Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh (7)

28. Artichoke , Buckinghamshire (7)

29. Fischer’s at Baslow Hall, Derbyshire (7)

30. Restaurant James Sommerin, Glamorgan (7)

31. The Peat Inn, Fife (7)

32. Murano, London (7)

33. Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, Cornwall (7)

34. Gidleigh Park , Devon (7)

35. Hedone, London (7)

36. Hambleton Hall, Rutland (7)

37. Restaurant Story, London (7)

38. The Pass at South Lodge, West Sussex (7)

39. Casamia, Bristol (7)

40. Ynyshir Hall, Powys (7)

41. Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire (7)

42. Helene Darroze at the Connaught, London (6)

43.  The Hand & Flowers, Buckinghamshire (6)

44.  The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill, Yorkshire (6)

45. Paris House, Bedfordshire (6)

46. Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor, Cheshire (6)

47. The Raby Hunt, Durham (6)

48. Chiltern Firehouse, London (6)

49. Northcote, Lancashire (6)

50. The Clove Club, London (6)

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