Bookatable names top 50 London restaurants 2018, as voted for by diners

12/02/2018 - 07:00
Online restaurant booking service, Bookatable, last week (9 February) announced the winners of its 2018 Diner Awards – revealing the top 50 London restaurants according to its customer reviews and ratings.

Celebrating the top spot as London’s ‘Best Restaurant’ was Aqua Shard, followed by OXO Tower Restaurant and Joe Allen's Covent Garden in third place.

Now in its fourth year, Bookatable this year analysed over 150,000 reviews and ratings from its website and took several factors into consideration, including the number of reviews submitted, star ratings and review content – leading to the following results:

  1. Aqua Shard
  2. OXO Tower Restaurant
  3. Joe Allen - Covent Garden
  4. Hutong at The Shard
  5. Kaspar’s at The Savoy
  6. Covent Garden Fire & Stone
  7. Boulevard Brasserie
  8. Palm Court Brasserie
  9. Winter Garden at The Landmark London Hotel
  10. Planet Hollywood London
  11. The Library at Marriott County Hall
  12. Tredwells from Marcus Wareing
  13. The Georgian Restaurant at Harrods
  14. Oblix East
  15. The Grill at The Dorchester
  16. The Yacht London
  17. Heliot Steak House
  18. Mele e Pere
  19. Tuttons
  20. Roux at The Landau
  21. Galvin La Chapelle
  22. Homage Restaurant at The Waldorf Hilton
  23. Hakkasan - Hanway Place
  24. Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at Sanderson
  25. Searcys at the Gherkin
  26. Asia de Cuba
  27. M Threadneedle St
  28. OXBO Bankside
  29. The Goring Dining Room
  30. Moro
  31. Afternoon Tea at the Park Room
  32. Benares
  33. Cantina Laredo
  34. The Terrace Grill and Bar at Le Méridien Piccadilly
  35. Pescatori - Charlotte Street
  36. R.S. Hispaniola
  37. Kitchen W8
  38. Marco Pierre White - London Steakhouse Co. - City
  39. STK London
  40. The Northall at Corinthia Hotel London
  41. Caxton Grill
  42. Roast
  43. Ten Room at Hotel Café Royal
  44. Crazy Bear - Fitzrovia
  45. Cigalon
  46. Palm Court at The Langham, London
  47. M Victoria Street
  48. Petrichor at The Cavendish London
  49. Afternoon Tea at The Ritz
  50. Fera at Claridge's 

With 13 different categories, the awards celebrate a number of different cuisines and experiences from Best Restaurant for Breakfast to Best Indian, Best British, Best Al Fresco and Best Child-Friendly, with accolades presented to over 150 restaurants.

Chief executive Michel Cassius said: “At Bookatable, we love great restaurants and are committed to offering our diners a wide choice of places to eat - from high street favourites and leading pubs to once-in-a-lifetime Michelin-starred restaurants.

Having introduced three new categories for 2018 - High Street Favourite (25 locations and more), High Street Favourite (less than 25 locations) and Best Hotel Restaurant Site – Cassius continued: “We are pleased to add more award categories this year to reflect and celebrate the diversity that our diners are looking for.

“What makes the Bookatable Diner Awards special for the restaurant industry is that they are granted by the restaurant diners themselves - people who have enjoyed their dining experience and are keen to recommend the restaurants they love. We all know how much trusted reviews matter to everyone”.  

The full list of winners are as below:

Top 10 Best British Restaurants in London

  1. OXO Tower Brasserie (WINNER)
  2. Aqua Shard
  3. The Ritz Restaurant – London
  4. The Grill at The Dorchester
  5. Athenaeum
  6. OXO Tower Restaurant
  7. Ten Room at Hotel Café Royal
  8. Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge
  9. R.S. Hispaniola Restaurant and Bar
  10. Tuttons

Top 10 Best Italian Restaurants in London

  1. Mele e Pere (WINNER)
  2. Massimo Restaurant
  3. The Oval Restaurant at The Wellesley
  4. Amaranto - Four Seasons London
  5. Rotorino
  6. A Cena
  7. Theo Randall at the InterContinental
  8. Caffe Caldesi
  9. Bottega Prelibato
  10. Getti - Jermyn Street

Top 10 Best Restaurants for Breakfast in London

  1. Dalloway Terrace (WINNER)
  2. Aqua Shard
  3. OXO Tower Brasserie
  4. Joe Allen - Covent Garden
  5. Balans Soho Society - Soho
  6. Greenberry Café
  7. Tom's Kitchen - Chelsea
  8. Winter Garden at The Landmark London Hotel
  9. Tuttons
  10. London Cat Village

Top 10 Best Restaurants for Al Fresco in London

  1. OXO Tower Brasserie (WINNER)
  2. OXO Tower Restaurant
  3. Tuttons
  4. Dalloway Terrace
  5. ‘Smiths’ of Smithfield, Top Floor
  6. OXO Tower Bar
  7. Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at Sanderson
  8. R.S. Hispaniola
  9. The Yacht London
  10. Tom's Kitchen - St Katharine Docks

Top 10 Best Restaurants for Afternoon Tea in London

  1. Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at Sanderson (WINNER)
  2. Afternoon Tea at the Park Room
  3. Afternoon Tea at The Ritz
  4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
  5. Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf Hilton
  6. Afternoon Tea at The Goring
  7. GONG - Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard
  8. sketch - Gallery - Afternoon Tea
  9. The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel
  10. Afternoon Tea at The Capital

Top 10 Best Steak Restaurants in London

  1. Heliot Steak House (WINNER)
  2. Marco Pierre White - London Steakhouse Co. - City
  3. STK London
  4. Marco Pierre White - London Steakhouse Co. - Chelsea
  5. Oblix West
  6. Hawksmoor Seven Dials
  7. Hawksmoor Air Street
  8. Hawksmoor Knightsbridge
  9. Barbecoa - St Paul's
  10. The Meat Co Westfield

Top 10 Best Child-Friendly Restaurants in London

  1. Planet Hollywood London (WINNER)
  2. Covent Garden Fire & Stone
  3. OXO Tower Brasserie
  4. Joe Allen - Covent Garden
  5. OXO Tower Restaurant
  6. Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at Sanderson
  7. London Cat Village
  8. The Georgian Restaurant at Harrods
  9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
  10. Tom's Kitchen – Chelsea

Top 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in London

  1. Kaspar's Seafood Bar and Grill (WINNER)
  2. Pescatori - Charlotte Street
  3. Fishworks - Swallow Street
  4. Outlaw's at The Capital
  5. Fishworks - Marylebone
  6. One-O-One
  7. Angler
  8. The Summerhouse
  9. Wright Brothers Soho
  10. Gow's Restaurant

Top 10 Best French Restaurants in London

  1. Roux at The Landau (WINNER)
  2. Galvin La Chapelle
  3. Cigalon
  4. Galvin at Windows
  5. Céleste at The Lanesborough
  6. Rivea London
  7. Galvin Bistrot de Luxe
  8. Bleeding Heart Restaurant
  9. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
  10. Pétrus - Gordon Ramsay Restaurants

Top 10 Best European Restaurants in London

  1. Boulevard Brasserie (WINNER)
  2. Palm Court Brasserie
  3. Winter Garden at The Landmark London Hotel
  4. Oblix East
  5. Homage Restaurant at The Waldorf Hilton
  6. Caxton Grill
  7. Palm Court at The Langham, London
  8. Quaglino's
  9. Menier Chocolate Factory
  10. Melody at St Paul's

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