These Edinburgh restaurants have just been named in the UK's top 100

Seafood supremo Ondine headed up by chef Roy Brett won the title of best restaurant in Scotland.

The George IV Bridge eatery placed at number 49 at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2019.

The Kitchin (63), Timberyard (68) and The Little Chartroom (79) also made it onto the prestigious list.

This year sees the highest number of restaurants outside of London. In total, 46 of the top 100 restaurants are located outside of London, showing the true geographical spread of the list. This year also sees the highest number of Northern restaurants placed than ever before, with 23 Northern and Scottish restaurants on the list.

Chef Roy Brett of Ondine

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    Moor Hall in Lancashire took the top spot.

    The Grade II listed restaurant with rooms, in Aughton, Lancashire, is overseen by chef-patron Mark Birchall and has built a strong reputation for its modern British cuisine using, where possible, produce grown on the five-acre estate.

    It was bought by Andy and Tracey Bell in 2015 and underwent a multi-million pound renovation before reopening in 2017. Last year the restaurant was awarded two Michelin stars.

    “Mark is an incredibly talented chef who has a clear ambition to not just create one of the best restaurants in the UK but in the world,” says Stefan Chomka, editor of Restaurant magazine, which runs the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards.

    Loch Fyne Rock Oysters have been on the Ondine menu since they opened 10 years ago. The oysters have been sustainably grown in the Loch for the past 60 yrs.

    “This award reflects that vision. Moor Hall is an almost immaculate experience – Mark’s food is clever and inventive but also delicious, the service is exceptional and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. It’s an outstanding restaurant that deserves its title as the best in the UK.”

    Second place goes to hit London restaurant, Brat, in Shoreditch, which is followed in order by four other restaurants in the capital, Cornerstone, Core by Clare Smyth and Sabor. Sixth place returns to the North West with Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume where Birchall was previously executive chef.

    This year also sees three female chefs place in the top 10. Nieves Barragan of Sabor, in Mayfair, follows Clare Smyth from Core in Notting Hill, ranked at fifth in the list, while Monica Galetti’s Mere in Fitzrovia comes in at number six.

    John Williams MBE, executive chef at London’s The Ritz, won this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. William’s career spans more than four decades in some of London’s most prestigious hotels including Claridge’s and The Berkeley.

    Scallops with a brown shrimp butter at Ondine

    Clare Smyth, chef-patron at Core in Notting Hill, was named this year’s Chef’s Chef of the Year.

    The winners were announced on Monday night at a ceremony held at The Hurlingham Club in London by Restaurant magazine.

    To coincide with the awards, ‘National Restaurant Month’ will run from 11th June until 10th July 2019 with many restaurants listed running special offers, including complimentary drinks, dishes and discounts for diners booking through the new website. In partnership with Estrella Damm, there will also be a competition to win ‘meals for two’ in the top 100 restaurants during this month.

    The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards is Restaurant Magazine’s annual countdown of the top 100 restaurants in the UK as voted for by the UK’s leading chefs, restaurateurs and food writers.

    Full List of Awards:

    One to Watch, sponsored by Schweppes 1783: Emilia

    Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland, sponsored by Hildon: Yügo

    Best Restaurant in Wales, sponsored by Hildon: Ynyshir

    Best Restaurant in Scotland, sponsored by Hildon: Ondine

    Wine List of the Year, sponsored by San Marzano: Hide

    Cocktail List of the Year, sponsored by Seedlip: The Frog by Adam Handling

    OpenTable Diners’ Choice ‘Fit for Foodies’: Carters of Moseley

    Chef to Watch, sponsored by Woods Foodservice: Sally Abe

    Chef of the Year, sponsored by Ritter Fresh: Clare Smyth

    Restaurateur of the Year, sponsored by threesixty° by UCC Coffee: Tom and Michaela Kitchin

    Gastropub of the Year, sponsored by Estrella Damm: The Sportsman

    Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Quandoo: John Williams

    The Service Award, sponsored by Liberty Wines and Piper Heidsieck: Bibendum by Claude Bosi Estrella Damm National Restaurant of the Year: Moor Hall

    The full list of winners at the National Restaurant Awards:

    1. Moor Hall

    2. Brat

    3. Cornerstone

    4. Core by Clare Smyth

    5. Sabor

    6. L’Enclume

    7. Mere

    8. Claude Bosi at Bibendum

    9. Ynyshir

    10. The Ledbury

    11. A Wong

    12. The River Café

    13. The Sportsman

    14. Restaurant Sat Bains

    15. Kiln

    16. Paul Ainsworth at No. 6

    17. Lyle’s

    18. Forest Side

    19. Casamia

    20. House of Tides

    21. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

    22. Roganic

    23. The French House

    24. Elystan Street

    25. The Ritz

    26. Frenchie

    27. Brawn

    28. Noble Rot

    29. The Black Swan at Oldstead

    30. The Fordwich Arms

    31. Chez Bruce

    32. Hide

    33. Ikoyi

    34. Trinity

    35. The Crown at Burchett’s Green

    36. The Coach

    37. The Hand & Flowers

    38. The Parkers Arms

    39. Freemasons at Wiswell

    40. Skosh

    41. The Elephant

    42. Roots

    43. The Clove Club

    44. The Frog by Adam Handling

    45. Roux at Parliament Square

    46. Burlington at The Devonshire Arms

    47. Cora Pearl

    48. Hicce

    49. Ondine

    50. The Quality Chop House

    51. Black Axe Mangal

    52. Pollen Street Social

    53. Whatley Manor

    54. Coombeshead Farm

    55. St. John

    56. The Angel Inn at Hetton

    57. The Dairy

    58. The Fat Duck

    59. The Palomar

    60. Helene Darroze at The Connaught

    61. Kym’s

    62. Social Eating House

    63. The Kitchin

    64. Bright

    65. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

    66. Etch

    67. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons

    68. Timberyard

    69. Midsummer House

    70. Rochelle Canteen

    71. Two Lights

    72. 40 Maltby Street

    73. Mana

    74. The Walnut Tree

    75. Indian Accent

    76. Kitchen Table by Bubbledogs

    77. Yügo

    78. Restaurant Story

    79. The Little Chartroom

    80. The Laughing Heart

    81. The Mash Inn

    82. Raby Hunt

    83. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie

    84. The Woodspeen

    85. Wine and Brine

    86. Holborn Dining Room

    87. The Harwood Arms

    88. Brigadiers

    89. Perilla

    90. The Little Fish Market

    91. The Man Behind the Curtain

    92. Carters of Moseley

    93. Darjeeling Express

    94. Joro

    95. Le Cochon Aveugle

    96. The White Swan at Fence

    97. Spring

    98. Holbeck Ghyll

    99. Trullo

    100. The Ninth