Simpsons scores a hat trick in national restaurant listings

We have once again been ranked the best in Birmingham, this time in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2017.

Simpsons ranked 35 out of hundreds of UK restaurants and also scored seven out of ten, our highest score yet in the guide.

This year also saw Simpsons achieve the highest ranking for Birmingham in the Square Meal Top 100 and National Restaurant Awards Top 100 – a hat trick of accolades.

Our chef director, Luke Tipping is delighted with Simpsons position and said:

“The past twelve months have been some of the most exciting and inspiring in my career, the refurbishment didn’t just refresh the building but the team’s motivation, passion and creativity. It almost feels that Simpsons is a new restaurant now and these accolades have proven we’re heading in the right direction.

“Having enjoyed a few days working with the team at L’Enclume earlier this year it’s great to see them maintain the top spot too – I don’t think cooking in this country has ever been better!”

The Waitrose Good Food Guide Top 50 restaurants

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