London Wins By Landslide
The Which? Good Food Guide 2007 ranks London as the out and out winner of the UK dining scene.
London restaurants account for over 25% of the entries in the guide.
London has 333 entries compared to the next best, Manchester, which trails in with just 26 entries.
The Good Food Guide names Gordon Ramsay in London, The Fat Duck in Berkshire and Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons in Oxfordshire as the three venues with the best standards of cooking in the UK.
Its editor Andrew Turvil said:
"London has run away with the title, unsurprisingly, given the size of the population and the number of tourists it attracts. No other UK city can compete, just as Chelsea have dominated the Premiership these last few years."
The Which? Good Food Guide 2007 is based on recommendations from thousands of diners. Anonymous, independent inspectors then visited more than 1,200 venues which feature in the book.
The top places for dining out in the UK are as follows, as judged by the number of entries in the Which? Good Food Guide 2007.
London - 333
Manchester - 26
Edinburgh - 22
Leeds - 14
Glasgow - 13
Birmingham - 11
Brighton - 11
Oxford - 11
Bath - 9
Belfast - 9
Bristol - 9.