Using The Good Food Guide Website: July 2020

As lockdown restrictions are eased across the country, we will update each restaurant entry with the latest information as it becomes available. You may find the following symbols next to a restaurant's name.

Delivery available

Local delivery available

Collection available

Collection available

Mail order available

Nationwide delivery available

Open for dining

Open for dining

Permanently closed

Permanently closed

From the home page, you can search restaurants by name, location or keyword then filter the results using the drop-down menu to find out which ones have reopened for dining and which ones offer delivery, collection, mail order etc. You can also refine the results by cuisine type or to search only vegan/vegetarian/budget restaurants.

At the top of each restaurant's main entry, you'll find the 'Latest news' section. This will provide details of opening dates and times, booking information, safety measures, menu changes and takeaway services where these have been supplied. The information is date-stamped so you can see when it was published but we always recommend calling ahead before making a journey.

Below this, you'll find The Good Food Guide 2020 review. Published in September 2019, this is intended to give you a flavour of the restaurant's usual offering. We score restaurants between 1 and 10, but simply being awarded an entry is a significant achievement. Our expert inspectors are equipped with extensive scoring guidelines to ensure that bench-marking around the UK is accurate.

Scoring

Score 1

Capable cooking with simple food combinations and clear flavours, but some inconsistencies.

Score 2

Decent cooking, good technical skills, interesting combinations and flavours. Occasional inconsistencies.

Score 3

Good cooking, showing sound technical skills and using quality ingredients.

Score 4

Dedicated, focused approach to cooking. Good classical skills, high-quality ingredients.

Score 5

Exact cooking techniques, balance and depth of flavour. A degree of ambition.

Score 6

Exemplary cooking skills, innovative ideas, impeccable ingredients and an element of excitement.

Score 7

High level of ambition. Attention to the smallest detail. Accurate and vibrant dishes.

Score 8

Highly individual with impressive artistry. There is little room for disappointment here.

Score 9

Cooking that has reached a pinnacle of achievement. A hugely memorable experience.

Score 10

Perfect dishes showing faultless technique at every service. An extremely rare accolade.

No score

The restaurant has recently undergone a major change. Our inspectors will revisit shortly.

Local gem

Local Gems are not scored. These simple cafés, bistros and pubs are among the best neighbourhood eateries in the country.

Symbols and labels for restaurant reviews

Accommodation

Accommodation is available

Wine list

An outstanding wine list

Vegetarian

A good vegetarian menu

£30 symbol

It is possible to have three courses, excluding drinks, for less than £30

Average price

Average price of a three-course meal, excluding drinks

Top 10 Restaurant

Features in our prestigious Top Ten UK Restaurants list