It’s no secret that London’s culinary scene is one of the world’s best.
And as it turns out it’s also the UK’s best.
OpenTable has published their list of the UK’s top restaurants for 2021 and the capital has dominated.
The restaurant reservation company has analysed nearly one million reviews and compiled a list of where Brits love to eat.
And on that list, a massive 63 of the restaurants are in London.
One of the top restaurants is Andrew Edmunds in Soho.
The relaxed restaurant opened in 1985 and considers itself “one of the last bastions of ‘old Soho'”.
The menu changes frequently, but expect dishes like confit duck leg, whole bakes sole with brown butter, and sticky toffee pudding.
Some restaurants that didn’t make the cut this time are still serving. But over the past four years, we’ve also said goodbye to a lot of our favorite restaurants — and many of those have closed since the pandemic. Of the 100 restaurants we highlighted in 2017, eighteen are now gone, either permanently or temporarily.
Here’s a look back at those that have closed since we published that original list, updates on where the people behind them are now, and some tips on what’s filled the gaps they left behind:
Top pick: If you’re in the mood for a