Here’s a sneaky peek of this week’s Sunday Times Food List for the South West:
Michael Caines’ Gidleigh Park is the best restaurant for food in the South West. The Chagford establishment topped the regional table of The Sunday Times Food List, with an average score of 9.74 out of 10.
The Sunday Times Food List is based on food quality alone and is chosen by 8,000 diners-out from across the UK. Second in the local list is Restaurant Nathan Outlaw at The St Enodoc Hotel in Rock, followed closely by the Dining Room at Whatley Manor in Easton Gray, Wiltshire.
The Sunday Times Food List for The South West
1 Gidleigh Park Chagford 9.74
2 Restaurant Nathan Outlaw Rock 9.53
3 Whatley Manor EastonGray 9.50
4 Seafood Restaurant Padstow 9.32
5 Bath Priory Hotel Bath 9.27
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.”
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.
With thanks to The Sunday Times for this information.