London Is Home To Two Of The Top Three Michelin Restaurants In The UK, Study Reveals

London is a world-renowned paradise for foodies, and the capital has just received another impressive accolade to add to its impressive collection.

According to new research from Parkdean Resorts, our city is home to two of the top three Michelin restaurants in the UK. In the last year, searches for Michelin star restaurants have shot up by 309%, meaning many wish to find the perfect spot for some fine dining. We suspect that coming out of lockdown may have something to do with this hefty increase, but, all the same, let’s tell people about the best-of-the-best, shall we?

Core By Clare Smyth
Image: Core By Clare Smyth

Although a London restaurant didn’t manage to nab the top spot, Peninsula Restaurant and the Michelin starred Core By Clare Smyth came in at places two and three for the UK’s best Michelin restaurants. Parkdean Resorts considered factors such as the number of Michelin stars, TripAdvisor ratings and Instagram followings to calculate a score out of 100. Peninsula scored 73, while Core By Clare Smyth racked up 70 points.

BOX-E in Bristol pipped these two London restaurants to the post, scoring an impressive 77, thanks to its perfect TripAdvisor score and average meal price of £32 per head. Notably, Peninsula scored the same in these areas, but couldn’t quite make up the 4 point gap. At Core, meals are likely to set customers back a scorching £134, but its Michelin star and whopping 100,000 Instagram followers saw it score high.

Also included in the study was a “best value for money Michelin Restaurants” section. As you might have guessed, not one spot in London featured in the top five. Tharavadu in Leeds took the crown here, with an average price of £13 per person and a high 4.5/5 TripAdvisor rating.

Read the full study by Parkdean Resorts here