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Bristol’s Casamia earns number one spot on Harden’s 2019 list

Michelin star restaurant Casamia in Bristol has come out on top in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2019 list.

Based on a survey by 8,000 diners and 50,000 reviews, the Sanchez-Inglesias family’s restaurant was named the best out of 100 in the restaurant guide’s 28th annual poll. Casamia was ranked number two in the list last year.

Harden’s said this year saw a surge in interest in the York dining scene as it entered the top-20 list in terms of its number of top-scoring destinations, ranking at eighth on a par with more established foodie destinations such as Bath. It also came ahead of bigger cities such as Leeds, Oxford and Newcastle.

The guide’s editor and co-founder Peter Harden said: “During Harden’s 28 years of reviewing, York has hitherto been one of those charming British cities with inspiring medieval architecture, but, by contrast, a middle-of-the-road selection of pubs, tea-shops and bistros. But in the last year or two, the city has shot to prominence as a foodie-magnet, with an assortment of Shoreditch-worthy arrivals in recent times such as Arras, Le Cochon Aveugle, Skosh and the yet-to-be-rated Roots.”

Hardens’ Best UK Restaurants 2019
1 Casamia, The General, Bristol (2)
2 Texture, London (33)
3 The Araki, London (1)
4 Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Port Isaac (4)
5 The Ledbury, London (3)
6 La Dame de Pic London, London (90)
7 Fraiche, Oxton (12)
8 Winteringham Fields, Winteringham
9 Waterside Inn, Bray (7)
10 Hambleton Hall, Hambleton (43)
11 Core by Clare Smyth, London
12 Aulis London, London
13 The Five Fields, London (28)
14 Bubbledogs, Kitchen Table, London (27)
15 Sushi Tetsu, London (16)
16 Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Great Milton (25)
17 The Fat Duck, Bray (5)
18 Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh (9)
19 The Box Tree, Ilkley (39)
20 Lympstone Manor, Exmouth (54)
21 Sorrel, Dorking
22 Adam’s, Birmingham (32)
23 Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham (13)
24 Indian Accent, London
25 Le Gavroche, London (22)
26 Morston Hall, Morston (36)
27 Quilon, London
28 Artichoke, Amersham (61)
29 Black Swan, Oldstead (8)
30 Moor Hall, Aughton (30)
31 L’Enclume, Cartmel (18)
32 Yorke Arms, Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale (19)
33 The Feathered Nest Inn, Nether Westcote
34 The Walnut Tree, Llandewi Skirrid
35 The Clove Club, London (10)
36 Brat, London
37 Pétrus, London (41)
38 Midsummer House, Cambridge (21)
39 Hedone, London (42)
40 L’Ortolan, Shinfield
41 Hunan, London (56)
42 Simpsons, Birmingham
43 Mãos, London
44 Gareth Ward at Ynyshir, Eglwys Fach (15)
45 Freemasons at Wiswell, Wiswell
46 Lucknam Park, Luckham Park Hotel, Colerne
47 Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo (38)
48 Hakkasan (Group), GROUP
49 The Sportsman, Seasalter (85)
50 The Neptune, Old Hunstanton (44)
51 Raby Hunt, Summerhouse (29)
52 Fera at Claridge’s, Claridge’s Hotel, London
53 The Castle Terrace, Edinburgh
54 The Clock House , Ripley
55 Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder (35)
56 Gidleigh Park, Chagford (11)
57 The Square, London
58 The Peat Inn, Cupar (94)
59 Purnells, Birmingham (88)
60 Pied À Terre, London (23)
61 Lumière, Cheltenham
62 Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant, Milford-on-Sea
63 Min Jiang, The Royal Garden Hotel, London (99)
64 Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham
65 Cotto, Cambridge
66 Zuma, London (79)
67 Nobu, Metropolitan Hotel, London
68 Amaya, London
69 The Greenhouse, London (20)
70 Hide, London
71 Number One, Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
72 The Harrow at Little Bedwyn, Marlborough (83)
73 Lickfold Inn, Lickfold
74 La Trompette, London (71)
75 Roux at Parliament Square, RICS, London (46)
76 Roganic, London
77 Chez Bruce, London (53)
78 Story, London (17)
79 Jikoni, London
80 Hélène Darroze, The Connaught Hotel, London (37)
81 Yauatcha (Group)
82 Marcus, The Berkeley, London (75)
83 Pollen Street Social, London (77)
84 Elystan Street, London (69)
85 Dinings, London
86 Chutney Mary, London
87 Outlaw’s at The Capital, London
88 Trinity, London (97)
89 Duddell’s, London
90 Roux at the Landau, The Langham, London
91 Le Cochon Aveugle, York (40)
92 Trishna, London (64)
93 Murano, London (48)
94 The Torridon Restaurant, Annat
95 The Kitchin, Edinburgh (47)
96 Paris House, Woburn
97 The Ritz, London (45)
98 The Frog, London
99 Little Fish Market, Brighton
100 Wilks, Bristol (65)

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