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Restaurant Guides Used

At Leading we combine and list restaurants and their associated ratings from all major UK and Ireland restaurant guides. Our site is certainly not a replacement for these excellent guides (which go into much greater detail about each restaurant listed), just an attempt to make the restaurant rating data more accessible. Below are full details of all the restaurant guides we reference.

Michelin Guide

First published in the UK in 1974, the Michelin Guide is probably the most well known restaurant guide in the world. Michelin Stars are highly sought after, and at Leading we list all restaurants currently holding Michelin Stars, a Bib Gourmand or a Michelin Plate.

AA Guide

The AA Guide continues to be the most comprehensive restaurant guide in the UK and Ireland, with over 2,000 restaurants currently holding AA Rosettes. At Leading we list all 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 AA Rosette awarded restaurants in the UK and Ireland.

Hardens Top 100 Restaurants

Harden's Guides, is a London-based publishing firm with a proud 24 year history of publishing user-sourced ratings and reviews. At Leading we list all UK restaurants appearing in the current Hardens Top 100.
Leading is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by any of the above restaurant guides. In addition to the main guides above, we also list review data from TripAdvisor UK, Google and our own independent restaurant reviews.