Waitrose’s Good Food Guide has been released, with Restaurant Nathan Outlaw taking out the top spot with its third straight perfect 10 score. It is the second time that the restaurant has received the top honour.

“This is the perfect Good Food Guide restaurant, embodying everything we champion,” said Good Food Guide editor Elizabeth Carter. “Expect cooking that is consistently of the highest quality combining the freshest ingredients, from shellfish and fish from sea and estuary, to locally grown fruits and vegetables. There’s a brilliant wine list and the excellent service is devoted to diner enjoyment with no formality. It is with great delight that Restaurant Nathan Outlaw has been awarded a perfect 10 for the third year running, and retains the number one spot in our top 50.”

Restaurant owner Nathan Outlaw, who currently holds two Michelin stars, was pleased to be named top once again.

“Learning that we had been placed in the top spot last year and retained a cooking score of 10/10 from the previous year was amazing, but this is just mind-blowing,” he said. “My aim has always been to offer customers food cooked simply but with subtle layers of flavour and to make a visit to Restaurant Nathan Outlaw an experience to remember, for not only the food, but also for the professional and welcoming hospitality our Front of House team provide.”

The 2019 Good Food Guide saw an emphasis on plant based dining, with a number of the top restaurants being vegan, or intending to switch to an entirely vegan menu.



  1. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall
  2. L’Enclume, Cumbria
  3. Core by Clare Smyth, West London
  4. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottinghamshire
  5. Ynyshir, Powys
  6. Claude Bosi at Bibendum, West London
  7. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, West London
  8. Casamia, Bristol
  9. Pollen Street Social, Central London
  10. The Fat Duck, Berkshire
  11. Moor Hall, Lancashire
  12. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Perthshire & Kinross
  13. Adam Reid at The French, Greater Manchester
  14. Bohemia, Jersey
  15. Le Champignon Sauvage, Gloucestershire
  16. Restaurant Story, South London
  17. André Garrett at Cliveden, Berkshire
  18. The Ledbury, West London
  19. Fraiche, Merseyside
  20. Roganic, Central London
  21. Midsummer House, Cambridgeshire
  22. Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, Central London
  23. The Peat Inn, Fife
  24. Marcus, West London
  25. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, North London
  26. The Kitchin, East Lothian
  27. Forest Side, Cumbria
  28. A. Wong, Central London
  29. Orwells, Oxfordshire
  30. Sketch, Lecture Room & Library, Central London
  31. Hedone, West London
  32. The Ritz, Central London
  33. Castle Terrace, Lothians
  34. The Three Chimneys, Highlands & Islands
  35. The Waterside Inn, Berkshire
  36. Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor, Cheshire
  37. Restaurant James Sommerin, Glamorgan
  38. Whatley Manor, The Dining Room, Wiltshire
  39. Matt Worswick at the Latymer, Surrey
  40. The Raby Hunt, Co Durham
  41. The Greenhouse, Central London
  42. The Sportsman, Kent
  43. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Lothians
  44. Artichoke, Buckinghamshire
  45. Lake Road Kitchen, Cumbria
  46. Adam’s, West Midlands
  47. Morston Hall, Norfolk
  48. Le Gavroche, Central London
  49. The Whitebrook, Monmouthshire
  50. Hambleton Hall, Rutland