The UKs top restaurants have been revealed and theyre budget-friendly

Top notch noms that wont batter your wallet. (Picture: Thomas Hornall)

A food guide has revealed a growing trend in cheap and cheerful restaurants in the UK.

Published in the Waitrose and Partners Good Food Guide 2020, nearly one third of Britains best restaurants are budget with menus priced at thirty quid or less, according to the celebrated dining handbook.

Alongside all the big haute hitters, more than 350 of the 1,200 named restaurants were independents and small chains.

The guide, which has been published since 1951, awarded Simon Rogans LEnclume in Cartmel, Cumbria, as its top restaurant.

Simon Rogans LEnclume was awarded top restaurant
Simon Rogans LEnclume was awarded top restaurant. (Picture: Thomas Hornall)

Out of the top 10, four of the countrys best restaurants are in London with Clare Smyths Core in Notting Hill nabbing the number two spot.

Pam Bruton was awarded chef of the year at Inver in Strachur, Argyll and Bute and top prize, Restaurant of the Year, went to The Mash Inn in Radnage, in county Bucks.



Speaking of the results, the guides editor Elizabeth Carter said: With diners increasingly looking for flexible eating options and value for money, there has been a surge in inexpensive cafes and restaurants that rank quality of ingredients above all else.

Small, owner-run dining rooms across the country provide clear examples of how they can and do work in direct opposition to the pizza-burger overload on the British high street.

Moor Hall was awarded the nation's fifth top eat
Moor Hall was awarded the nations fifth top eat (Picture: Thomas Hornall)

New entries on the list included the Woodsman in Stratford-upon-Avon, while the best local restaurant award, overall, was scooped up by The Little Gloster in Gurnard, on the Isle of Wight.

Silo, headed up by Douglas McMaster in Brighton, was awarded the title of sustainability champion after all his cool and innovative steps to reduce waste in his restaurant.

See the full top 10 below.

The UK's top restaurants:

  • LEnclume, Cumbria
  • Core by Clare Smyth, London
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