The Good Food Guide Awards

The Good Food Guide Awards 2024: The winners
Published 30 January 2024

The days of numbered lists are over. After 15 years of publishing top rankings, The Good Food Guide Awards 2024 supported by Resy presents a line up of restaurants leading in their field and the 39 Exceptional and World Class restaurants that deliver perfection at every service.

Each restaurant has been carefully and anonymously inspected to earn their place here and we wholeheartedly recommend every one of them. We urge you to dip in, read the reviews and work out, according to your taste, which will be your favourite? In 2024, that’s how you choose a restaurant.

Jump to: Most Exciting Food Destination | Best Front Row Seat | Drinks List Of The Year | Best Farm To Table | Chef To Watch | Best New Restaurant | Restaurant Of The Year | Exceptional | World Class

Most Exciting Food Destination

In the rural heart of North Yorkshire, among forested hills, farmland, pretty villages and crumbled abbeys, you’ll find Helmsley and the Howardian Hills. Over the years the area has become richly populated with restaurants: Tommy Banks’ Black Swan at Oldstead joining The Star at Harome to deliver nationally notable dining destinations. In the past 12 months, we’ve seen the opening of the highly impressive Myse in Hovingham and a brilliant pub from Tommy Banks - The Abbey Inn at Byland - among many others, all of which are within a five-mile radius of Helmsley and in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The Good Food Guide Most Exciting Food Destination 2024 - Helmsley & the Howardian Hills
The Mausoleum at Castle Howard in the Howardian Hills

Helmsley & the Howardian Hills

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Best Front Row Seat

Shortlisted: Aulis London, London; Barrafina Dean Street, London; Behind, London; Harrods Dining Hall, London; The Sea, The Sea Chef’s Table, London.

The Good Food  Guide Best Front Row Seat 2024 Award Winner - The Sea, The Sea Chef's Table
Chef's Table at The Sea, The Sea

The Sea, The Sea Chef's Table

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Drinks List Of The Year

Shortlisted: Allium at Askham Hall, Cumbria; Furna, Brighton; Noble Rot, London; The Kitchin, Edinburgh.

Good Food Guide Drinks List Of The Year 2024 Award Winner - Furna, Brighton
Amalfi Lemon cocktail at Furna


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Best Farm To Table

Shortlisted: Coombeshead Farm, Cornwall; Crocadon, Cornwall; Osip, Somerset; Our Farm, Cumbria; The Goods Shed, Kent; The Small Holding, Kent.

The Good Food Guide Best Farm to Table Award 2024 - Our Farm, Simon Rogan
Our Farm in Cartmel, Cumbria

Our Farm

Read more about Our Farm and read our reviews of Simon Rogan's restaurants: L'Enclume, Rogan & Co, Henrock & Aulis London

Chef To Watch

Shortlisted: James Carn - Lark, Suffolk; Max Coen - Dorian, London; Kasia Piątkowska - Tropea, Birmingham; Rob Sachdev - Upstairs at Landrace, Bath; Wesley Smalley - Seasonality, Maidenhead; Jamie Smart - Cadet, London.

Sophie & James Carn outside their restaurant Lark, Suffolk

James Carn

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Best New Restaurant

Shortlisted: Dorian, London; Higher Ground, Manchester; Lark, Suffolk; Mountain, London; Mýse, North Yorkshire; Noble Rot Mayfair, London; The Abbey Inn, North Yorkshire.

The Good Food Guide Best New Restaurant - Mountain, Soho
Head chef Tomos Parry in the Kithen at Mountain


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Restaurant Of The Year

Shortlisted: L’Enclume, Cumbria; Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Oxfordshire; Pine, Northumberland; The Sportsman, Kent; Ynyshir, Wales.

Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year 2024 - The Sportsman, Kent
The Sportsman, seen from across the marshes

The Sportsman

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World Class Restaurants 2024

L'Enclume, Cartmel

Moor Hall, Aughton

The Sportsman, Whitstable

Ynyshir, Machynlleth

Exceptional Restaurants 2024

Annwn, Narberth

Aulis London, Soho

Behind, Hackney

Cail Bruich, Glasgow

Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai, Brampton

Claude Bosi at Bibendum, South Kensington

CORE by Clare Smyth, Notting Hill

Da Terra, Bethnal Green

Edinbane Lodge, Isle of Skye

Grace & Savour, Hampton-in-Arden

Harborne Kitchen, Birmingham

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Mayfair

Hide and Fox, Hythe

Hjem, Wall

Home at Penarth, Penarth

La Dame de Pic, Tower Hill

Lake Road Kitchen, Ambleside

Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Great Milton

Meadowsweet, Holt

Mýse, Hovingham

Old Stamp House, Ambleside

Osip, Bruton

Outlaw's New Road, Port Isaac

Pine, East Wallhouses

Pollen Street Social, Mayfair

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea

Restaurant Twenty-Two, Cambridge

Solstice by Kenny Atkinson, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sosban & The Old Butcher's, Menai Bridge

Spring, Aldwych

The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant, Crieff

The Ritz, Mayfair

The Sea, The Sea Chef's Table, Hackney

The White Swan, Fence

Woven by Adam Smith, Ascot

Exceptional & World Class Restaurants 2024

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The Good Food Guide Awards 2024 winners: Most Exciting Food Destination: Helmsley & the Howardian Hills. Best Front Row Seat: The Sea, The Sea Chef's Table, Hackney, London. Drinks List Of The Year: Furna, Brighton. Best Farm To Table: Our Farm. Chef To Watch: James Carn, Lark, Bury St Edmunds. Best New Restaurant: Mountain, Soho. Restaurant Of The Year: The Sportsman, Whitstable.
The Good Food Guide Exceptional Restaurants 2024: The Sea, The Sea Chef's Table, Hackney, London. Annwn in Narberth. Aulis London in Soho. Behind in Hackney. Cail Bruich in Glasgow. Claude Bosi at Bibendum in South Kensington. CORE by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill. Da Terra in Bethnal Green. Edinbane Lodge in Isle of Skye. Grace & Savour in Hampton-in-Arden. Harborne Kitchen in Birmingham. Hélène Darroze at The Connaught in Mayfair. Hide and Fox in Hythe. Hjem in Wall. Home at Penarth in Penarth. La Dame de Pic in Tower Hill. Lake Road Kitchen in Ambleside. Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Great Milton. Meadowsweet in Holt. Old Stamp House in Ambleside. Osip in Bruton. Outlaw's New Road in Port Isaac. Pine in East Wallhouses. Pollen Street Social in Mayfair. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea. Restaurant Twenty-Two in Cambridge. Solstice by Kenny Atkinson in Newcastle upon Tyne. Sosban & The Old Butcher's in Menai Bridge. Spring in Aldwych. The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant in Crieff. The Ritz in Mayfair. The White Swan in Fence. Woven by Adam Smith in Ascot. Mýse, Hovingham. Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai, Brampton.
The Good Food Guide World Class Restaurants 2024:The Sportsman in Whitstable. L'Enclume in Cartmel. Moor Hall in Aughton. Ynyshir in Machynlleth

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