Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir named in top 100 UK restaurants

Raymond Blanc outside Le Manoir
Raymond Blanc outside Le Manoir

Raymond Blanc’s Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in nearby Great Milton has been named among the UK’s 100 best restaurants in a Sunday Times list.

The Sunday Times top 100 UK restaurants, published last week, is heavily weighted in favour of London establishments, but despite that, Le Manoir - not far from Thame and Aylesbury Vale - made seventh place in the list.

Le Manoir afternoon tea

Le Manoir afternoon tea

Created by celebrated chef Blanc, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is renowned for offering one of Britain’s finest gastronomic experiences.

Situated in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Milton, it is also one of the country’s most intimate and original hotels, with 32 individually designed guest rooms and suites.

The hotel received two Michelin stars in 1984, the first year of its opening, and, remarkably, has held them ever since.

The top-ranked eaterie on the list was two Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham.

Full list of restaurants:

1 Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham

2 Midsummer House, Cambridge

3 Enclume, Cartmel

4 Casamia, Bristol

5 Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh

6 Gidleigh Park, Chagford

7 Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Great Milton

8 Ledbury, London

9 Araki, London

10 Harry’s Place, Great Gonerby

11 Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Port Isaac

12 Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder

13 One-O-One, Sheraton Park Tower, London

14 Story, London

15 Waterside Inn, Bray

16 Kitchen Table, London

17 Raby Hunt, Summerhouse

18 Gavroche, London

19 Marianne, London

20 Ortolan, Shinfield

21 Yorke Arms, Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale

22 Fraiche, Oxton

23 21212, Edinburgh

24 Hedone, London

25 Hambleton Hall, Hambleton

26 Peat Inn, Cupar

27 Winteringham Fields, Winteringham

28 Black Swan, Oldstead

29 Llangoed Hall, Llyswen

30 French Restaurant, Midland Hotel, Manchester

31 Fat Duck, Bray

32 Hibiscus, London

33 Clove Club, London

34 Kitchin, Edinburgh

35 Drakes, Ripley

36 Pied à Terre, London

37 Pass Restaurant, South Lodge Hotel, Horsham

38 Mr Underhill’s, Ludlow

39 Amberley Castle, Amberley

40 Texture, London

41 Three Chimneys, Dunvegan

42 Square, London

43 Five Fields, London

44 Fera at Claridge’s, Claridge’s Hotel, London

45 Dining Room, Whatley Manor, Easton Grey

46 Rasoi, London

47 Yashin, London

48 Harrow at Little Bedwyn, Marlborough

49 Bohemia, The Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey

50 Boat House, Bangor

51 André Garrett At Cliveden, Cliveden House, Taplow

52 Fischers at Baslow Hall, Baslow

53 Pétrus, London

54 Purnells, Birmingham

55 Greenhouse, London

56 Box Tree, Ilkley

57 Gordon Ramsay, London

58 Latymer, Pennyhill Park Hotel, Bagshot

59 Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, Halkin Hotel, London

60 Neptune, Old Hunstanton

61 Roux at Parliament Square, RICS, London

62 Typing Room, Town Hall Hotel, London

63 Northcote, Langho

64 Stovell’s, Chobham

65 Menu Gordon Jones, Bath

66 Simon Radley, The Chester Grosvenor, Chester

67 Sushi Tetsu, London

68 Koffmann’s, The Berkeley, London

69 Hakkasan, London

70 Cotto, Cambridge

71 Sketch Lecture Room, London

72 Summer Lodge, Evershot

73 Artichoke, Amersham

74 River Café, London

75 Applecross Inn, Applecross

76 Zuma, London

77 Hunan, London

78 James Martin, Manchester

79 Roger Hickman’s, Norwich

80 Yauatcha, London

81 HKK, London

82 Chez Bruce, London

83 Dinner, Mandarin Oriental, London

84 Kai Mayfair, London

85 Roka, London

86 Great House, Lavenham

87 Seven Park Place, London

88 Amaya, London

89 Wiltons, London

90 Adam’s , Birmingham

91 Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London

92 Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter

93 Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant, Milford-on-Sea

94 Dinings, London

95 Walnut Tree, Llandewi Skirrid

96 Wedgwood, Edinburgh

97 Lickfold Inn, Lickfold

98 Marcus, The Berkeley, London

99 Bentley’s, London

100 Benares, London