Hospitality Today Summer 2018 (#39) - Page 21

hospitalitytoday.com | 21 The Frog Hoxton restaurant will have 60 covers and “retain everything guests love about the casual fine-dining concept, delivered in a more refined, elevated style”. Handling’s total number of venues will reach six in December, including the food and beverage outlets at Belmond Cadogan Hotel in Chelsea (below). OpenTable reveals ‘Top 50’ restaurants in the UK Restaurant booking app OpenTable announced the 2018 “Top 50 Fit for Foodies” restaurants in the UK on 13 June. The annual list showcases the best 50 restaurants across the UK, reflected by the combined opinions of more than 730,000 reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners at over 7,200 restaurants. This year saw a growing number of restaurants from outside London take the leading spots. British restaurant, The Chef’s Table, in Chester beat stiff competition across the country for first place with glowing reviews. Regions across the UK were well represented in the top 10, with Hampshire’s, The Black Rat, and Glasgow’s, Number 16 Restaurant, taking second and third place on the coveted list. Looking at the London restaurant scene, Mere and Pidgin were recognised, and awarded 7th and 9th place. The top 10 are: 1. The Chef’s Table, Chester 2. The Black Rat, Hampshire 3. Number 16 Restaurant, Glasgow/ Lanarkshire 4. Peace and Loaf Restaurant, Newcastle 5. Forage & Chatter, Edinburgh 6. Food For Friends, Brighton 7. Pidgin, London 8. Trinity, Cambridgeshire 9. Mere, London 10. The Chesil Rectory, Hampshire VP Adrian Valeriano commented “We’re excited to see this year’s top ten showcasing talent from various regions, highlighting the wealth of great restaurants from throughout the whole country.” The complete Top 50 list is at: www.opentable.co.uk/lists/best-uk- restaurants-for-foodies-2018.