The Best Restaurants in the Midlands

Hambleton Hall is the best restaurant for food in the Midlands.  The Rutland establishment topped the regional table of The Sunday Times Food List, with an average score of 9.61 out of 10.

The Sunday Times Food List is based on food quality alone and is chosen by 8,000 diners-out from across theUK.  Second in the local list is La Becasse, followed closely by Mr Underhill’s.  Both establishments are in Ludlow.

The Sunday Times Food List for The Midlands

1        Hambleton Hall                    Rutland                        9.61

2        La Becasse                              Ludlow                          9.49

3        Mr Underhill’s                      Ludlow                          9.46

4        Restaurant Sat Bains         Nottingham                9.33

5        Fischers at Baslow Hall     Baslow                          9.33

Karen Robinson, Editor of The Sunday Times Food List, says “We’re delighted for everyone that made the list.  It’s a great achievement as The Food List is the ultimate taste test.  It represents the views of the food-loving public rather than a clique of food critics or anonymous restaurant inspectors telling us where to go and spend our money.”

A spokesperson from Rémy Martin said:  “We are so honoured to be able to support the crème of the British restaurant scene.”

Other interesting statistics from this year’s Sunday Times Food List include:

Half of the top 100 restaurants are outside London(last year it was only 40%)

  • The number of Asian eateries in the List has fallen by half
  • There are 31 new entries on the list

The List is compiled for The Sunday Times by Harden’s, the only UK company specialising in publishing independent restaurant reviews based on regular surveys of diners-out.  This year more than 8,000 people, including many Sunday Times readers, submitted more than 80,000 restaurant reports. The Sunday Times’ rankings are based solely on the food the restaurant serves, though the ratings for ambience were used in the event of a tie.

Sponsored by Rémy Martin Fine Champagne Cognac, the 32-page supplement is the ultimate league table for food.

The full Sunday Times Food List, listing the top 100 restaurants in Britain, will be published in The Sunday Times on October 30.  This, together with the next 100 rated restaurants, will also appear online on Sunday October 30 (from 0001) at http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/thefoodlist.

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