Solihull restaurant named the best in the UK for 2023 in SquareMeal’s top 100

A restaurant in Solihull has been named the UK’s best in SquareMeal’s top 100

A restaurant in Solihull has been named the best in the UK.

The UK’s leading independent restaurant guide - SquareMeal - has announced the best restaurants that the UK has to offer for 2023.

The guide - SquareMeal’s UK Top 100 - is the only list of its kind to exclude London’s restaurants - allowing the wider UK’s dining scene to shine. And Solihull’s Grace & Savourcame out on top as the UK’s best restaurant in the guide.

Head chef David Taylor began his career working under Birmingham’s famous celebrity chef Glynn Purnell before working at Maaemo in Norway which won three Michelin stars.

The restaurant, located at the Hampton Manor in Hampton-in-Arden, provides an immersive fine dining experience for customers.

The restaurant is located inside a stunning Victorian walled garden and the fifteen course tasting menu is served from an open kitchen. The top three UK restaurants included 2022’s winner Osip in Somerset and Ynyshir in Powys.

Which other restaurants in and around Birmingham featured in the list?

Aktar Islam’s Indian restaurant Opheem was named the 7th best restaurant in the UK.

Carters of Moseley came 51st on the list, and The Wilderness - renowned for its rock and roll fine dining in the Jewellery Quarter, came in 61st place on the list.

Adam’s fine dining Michelin star restaurant in Birmingham city centre was named the 65th best restaurant, with Purnell’s the 71st best. And modern Peruvian restaurant Chakana in Moseley was also named in the top 100, coming in 97th place.

The team at the Grace & Savour
The team at the Grace & Savour
The team at the Grace & Savour

How were the best restaurants decided and what’s been said?

SquareMeal used a combination of thousands of reader votes and the website’s own expert critics, so their UK Top 100 Restaurants list is a true reflection of Britain’s dining scene.

SquareMeal’s Head of Content Caroline Hendry, said: “We’re sending huge congratulations to all 100 restaurants featured in this year’s list, with special mention to our winner Grace & Savour, who greatly impressed us with their celebration of local produce and resources - even their crockery is made from local clay.

“While the seasonal menu packed full of local produce really blew us away.”

Visit the Hampden Manor website here for Grace & Savour bookings.