Diners hail York as UK’s new foodie hotspot, and Casamia as UK’s #1


The UK’s best towns for foodies, and top 100 Restaurants are revealed today in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2019. The guide is on release both digitally (as an app, available in both the Apple and Google stores) and in print (being by far the country’s most comprehensive print restaurant guide with over 2,700 entries).

Harden’s 28th annual poll surveyed 8,000 diners who contributed 50,000 reviews, which, as analysed and curated by the editors, form the basis for Harden’s inclusions, ratings and reviews.

This year saw a surge in interest in the York dining scene, whose rather staid dining culture has been transformed in recent times with the arrival of a slew of ambitious modern openings.

Amongst the UK’s main restaurant cities York entered the top-20 list in terms of its number of top-scoring destinations, ranking at 8th=: on a par with more established foodie destinations such as Bath; and ahead of big cities such as Leeds, Oxford and Newcastle.