Fifteen Merseyside restaurants listed in the Good Food Guide 2018

Restaurants in Liverpool, Wirral and Southport celebrating inclusion in the Good Food Guide

Claremont Farm Cafe
Claremont Farm Cafe

Fifteen Merseyside restaurants have been singled out for praise in this year’s Good Food Guide.

The Good Food Guide has announced its top restaurants and award winners today.  Alongside the finest dining establishments in the country, the guide, owned by Waitrose, celebrates the best neighbourhood cafes, delis, bars and tea shops in local areas.

For Merseyside this includes a Top 20 restaurant and 14 entries in the guide.


It’s a huge achievement for any restaurant to get into the Top 50, as the list only recognises the very best talent in the country, with each position earned by its score in The Good Food Guide, editor appraisal and strength of reader feedback. Fraiche in Oxton, Merseyside, was placed at number 14 in the country with a cooking score of eight.

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In West Lancashire, Moor Hall in Aughton, was listed at number 26 with a cooking score of seven.

The Good Food Guide is compiled by combining reader feedback on restaurants up and down the country with anonymous inspections by a team of industry experts.

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The guide has been the UK’s bestselling restaurant guide since 1951 and for 65 years it has been up and down the country to find the best dining experiences on offer. The Good Food Guide is compiled and written from scratch every year and restaurants cannot pay to be included.

This year, 15 Merseyside restaurants have made it to the Good Food Guide.

The restaurants are:

  • Fraiche, Oxton
  • 60 Hope Street, Liverpool
  • Bistro 21, Southport
  • Bistrot Vérité, Southport
  • Burnt Truffle, Heswall
  • Claremont Farm Café, Bebington
  • Delifonseca Dockside, Liverpool
  • Etsu, Liverpool
  • Fonseca’s, Liverpool
  • Lunya, Liverpool Merseyside
  • Salt House Tapas Liverpool Merseyside
  • Spire, Liverpool Merseyside
  • Maray, Liverpool Merseyside
  • The Art School, Liverpool Merseyside
  • The London Carriage Works, Liverpool

The Good Food Guide is published by Waitrose on September 4.

The Good Food Guide 2018
The Good Food Guide 2018

The full Top 50 is listed below, with cooking scores in brackets

1 Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall (10)
2 L’Enclume, Cumbria (10)
3 Pollen Street Social, London (9)
4 Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottinghamshire (9)
5 The Fat Duck, Berkshire (9)
6 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London (9)
7 Hedone, London (8)
8 Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Tayside (8)
9 Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London (8) New
10 Casamia, Bristol (8)
11 Bohemia, Jersey (8)
12 Ynyshir, Powys (8)
13 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London (8)
14 Fraiche, Merseyside (8)
15 Marcus, London (8)
16 Le Champignon Sauvage, Glos (8)
17 Adam Reid at The French, Manchester (8)
18 The Ledbury, London (8)
19 André Garrett at Cliveden, Berkshire (8)
20 Midsummer House, Cambridgeshire (8)
21 Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, London (8)
22 The Peat Inn, Fife (8)
23 The Kitchin, Edinburgh (7)
24 Sketch, Lecture Room & Library, London (7)
25 The Three Chimneys, Isle of Skye (7) New
26 Moor Hall, Lancashire (7) New
27 The Greenhouse, London (7)
28 The Ritz, London (7) New
29 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh (7)
30 Forest Side, Cumbria (7)
31 Orwells, Oxfordshire (7)
32 Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, Cornwall (7)
33 Restaurant Marianne, London (7)
34 The Waterside Inn, Berkshire (7)
35 Restaurant James Sommerin, Glamorgan (7)
36 Artichoke, Buckinghamshire (7)
37 The Raby Hunt, Durham (7)
38 Whatley Manor, The Dining Room, Wiltshire (7)
39 Restaurant Story, London (7)
40 Simpsons, Birmingham (7)
41 Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh (7)
42 The Sportsman, Kent (7) New
43 Adam’s, Birmingham (7)
44 Freemasons at Wiswell,
Lancashire (7)
45 Gidleigh Park, Devon (7)
46 Le Gavroche, London (7)
47 Hambleton Hall, Rutland (7)
48 Murano, London (7)
49 The Whitebrook, Gwent (7)
50 The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds (7) New


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