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Redcliffe restaurant named best in the UK

By martin booth, Friday Dec 14, 2018

In a list dominated by big-name London restaurants many with multi-million pound backing, a small family-run restaurant in Bristol has been named the best in the UK.

Casamia at The General in Redcliffe has scooped the top spot in the Harden’s Best 100 UK Restaurant 2019 list, climbing from its previous second position and knocking the Araki in the capital back to third place.

The prestigious annual list was compiled from an annual poll of 8,000 diners who contributed 50,000 reviews.

With tickets to eat in the restaurant sold four months in advance, the Harden’s review applauds “an attention to detail you don’t see in other fine dining restaurants” but notes that “it’s the theatre and introduction by the chefs that really rounds off the experience”.

“This is mind blowing. Thank you from all the team here,” the Casamia team tweeted.

“Honestly feel truly blessed,” tweeted chef-patron Peter Sanchez-Iglesias.

Bristol restaurants bookend the 2019 list, with Casamia number one and Wilks on Chandos Road in Redland ranked as 100th.

This is the the full list of Harden’s Best 100 Restaurants for 2019, with last year’s ranking in brackets:

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 (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 Mayfair, London
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 Soho, London
82. Marcus, The Berkeley, London (75)
83. Pollen Street Social, London (77)
84. Elystan Street, London (69)
85. Dinings W1, 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 N1, London
99. Little Fish Market, Brighton
100. Wilks, Bristol (65)

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