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These 23 new restaurants have been named the best in the UK

Condé Nast Traveller has revealed its inaugural ranking of the country’s finest new eateries

Amy Houghton
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Amy Houghton

New restaurants are popping up all the time – there are so many shiny new eateries across the UK, in fact, that it’s tricky to keep up with which ones are actually any good. Luckily, there are people out there (like us at Time Out) who do all the heavy lifting and separate the good from the exceptional. 

And now there’s another ranking of fresh foodie spots in town. Condé Nast Traveller has announced the winners of its inaugural ‘Top New Restaurants Awards’, celebrating the most impressive new talent in the UK food world.  

In no particular order, the magazine recognised the success of 23 newcomers to the UK’s restaurant scene. Winners included Lark in SuffolkEòrna in Edinburgh, Annwn in Pembrokeshire and Chishuru, a west-African restaurant in London headed up by Adejoké Bakare, who won the award for best new chef. 

Liverpool’s Nord and its menu nodding to northern heritage and Scandinavia also made the cut, alongside seafood spot Lir in Londonderry and the Michelin-starred Crocadon down in Cornwall

Judges included food critic Tom Parker Bowles and renowned chefs Angela Hartnett, Andi Oliver and James Cochran. 

The magazine also asked readers to vote for their favourite new restaurant. That award went to Twenty Eight, a ‘British tapas’ restaurant in Chester that launched towards the end of 2023. 

Condé Nast Traveller’s 23 best new UK restaurants

  • 64 Goodge Street, London
  • The Abbey Inn, Yorkshire
  • Akara, London
  • Annwn, Pembrokeshire
  • Chishuru, London
  • Cowley Manor Experimental, The Cotswolds
  • Crocadon, Cornwall
  • The Devonshire, London
  • Eòrna, Edinburgh
  • Fish Shop, Aberdeenshire
  • The Halfway at Kineton, The Cotswolds
  • Kolae, London
  • Lark, Suffolk
  • Lir, Londonderry
  • Lyla, Edinburgh
  • Mambow, London
  • Mountain, London
  • Mýse, Yorkshire
  • Nord, Liverpool
  • Ploussard, London
  • The Tamil Crown, London
  • The Three Horseshoes, Somerset
  • Touring Club, Vale of Glamorgan

You can read more about the list on the Condé Nast Traveller website. But if you’re after exceptionally fresh resto reccs, you’re already in the right place: take a peek at our best new London restaurant openings in March and definitive guide to the best eateries to open in the capital in the last 12 months

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