At Leading Restaurants.co.uk 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.
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 Restaurants.co.uk we list all restaurants currently holding Michelin Stars, a Bib Gourmand or a Michelin Plate.
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 Restaurants.co.uk we list all 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 AA Rosette awarded restaurants in the UK and Ireland.
Good Food Guide
The Good Food Guide is a well established UK restaurant guide, having been first published in 1951. The guide combines the results of expert restaurant inspections with feedback from readers. We list the rating and position of their Top 50 restaurants.
World's 50 Best Restaurants
Sponsored by S.Pellegrino, the World's 50 Best Restaurants (actually 100) is a well known and often referenced list, and probably the most well known 'best restaurant in the world' list in existence. We list all UK and Ireland restaurants in the current top 100.
Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants
The Sunday Times Top 100 is a yearly restaurant list, now based on feedback from industry experts. At Leading Restaurants.co.uk we list all UK restaurants appearing in the current Sunday Times Top 100.
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 Restaurants.co.uk we list all UK restaurants appearing in the current Hardens Top 100.
All guides use slightly different criteria for how they rate restaurants. Most restaurant guides (claim to) base their awards solely on the food provided, but some might include service, value and other such factors. Below is a breakdown of how the three main UK restaurant guides (Michelin Guide, AA Guide and Good Food Guide) score and rate the leading restaurants included in their guides.
Leading Restaurants.co.uk 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.