Thirteen of the city’s restaurants have been included in this year’s guide

THE 2019 edition of The Waitrose Good Food Guide has revealed its top restaurants, award winners and guide entries.

Seven northern restaurants have been included in the guide's prestigious Top 50 list, including two new entries and two in the Top 20. 

In total, seventy restaurants, pubs and cafes across Yorkshire have been recommended in the 2019 guide, with thirteen based in Leeds. 

The guide relies on public vote and mystery visits from a panel of expert judges to determine the best places to eat in the UK.

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Home is one of Leeds' new entries

Chef Simon Rogan's L'Enclume restaurant in Cumbria came second in the Top 50, scoring a perfect 10/10 for cooking for the seventh year running. Like last year, the two Michelin star restaurant was once again pipped to the top spot by Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Cornwall, which ended Rogan's five year reign at the top of the list in 2018’s guide.

Clare Smyth’s Core restaurant in Notting Hill, London, which only opened in August 2017, placed third with a perfect ten score for cooking, making it the guide’s highest ever new entry.

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Issho was another new Leeds entry

The Moorcock Inn in Sowerby Bridge was singled out for ‘Best Use of Ingredients’ and also picked up a special editor’s award as 'Best New Entry'. Judges commented: “food in the must-book restaurant marries localism, foraging and fermentation with an enthusiasm for cooking over fire.”

Masterchef star Liz Cottam's Home was one of Leeds' new entries in the guide this year, as was stylish Japanese restaurant, Ishho.

Other new Yorkshire entries included Ashoka in Sheffield, Partisan in York and No Name, also in Sheffield.

Meanwhile, restaurants including Man Behind The Curtain, The Reliance, Brasserie 44 and Friends of Ham all retain their places in the guide.

See the lists below.

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The Reliance was included for another year

New Yorkshire entries to The Waitrose Good Food Guide 2019:

The Moorcock, Sowerby Bridge

Ashoka, Sheffield

Courtyard at Ox Pasture Hall, Scarborough

Home, Leeds

Issho, Leeds

Magpie Cafe, Whitby

No Name, Sheffield

Partisan, York

Greenhouse Tearoom, York

The Pig and Whistle, Beverley

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The Man Behind the Curtain also retained a spot

Returning Yorkshire entries:

The White Rabbit, Todmorden

Golden Lion, Osmotherley

Wensleydale Heifer, West Witton

The Angel Inn, Hetton

The Black Swan, Oldstead

The Hare Inn, Scawton

The Devonshire Brasserie, Bolton Abbey

Grassington House, Grassington

The Bull, Broughton

Mango, Wetherby

Skosh, York

The Cleveland Tontine, Staddlebridge

The Reliance, Leeds

The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill

Blackbird, Todmorden

Brasserie 44, Leeds

Eric's, Lindley

Joro, Sheffield

Lanterna, Scarborough

Le Cochon Aveugle, York

Mannion & Co, York

Melton's, York

Mustard and Punch, Honley

Restaurant 92, Harrogate

Samuel's, Masham

Sasso, Harrogate

Tharavadu, Leeds

The Star Inn, Sancton

The Swine That Dines, Leeds

Vice & Virtue, Leeds

Whites, Beverley

Eat Me Cafe, Scarborough

Epicure, Huddersfield

Friends of Ham, Leeds

Gimbals, Sowerby Bridge

Mr P's Curious Tavern, York

Prashad, Drighlington

Stuzzi, Harrogate

The Box Tree, Ilkley

The Burlington, Bolton Abbey

The General Tarleton, Ferrensby

The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds

The Pheasant Hotel, Harome

The Pipe and Glass, South Dalton

The Rattle Owl, York

The Sandpiper Inn, Leyburn

The Star Inn, Harome

Zucco, Leeds

Crafthouse, Leeds

Horto, Harrogate

Orchid, Harrogate

Rafters, Sheffield

Rascills, Raskelf

Salvo's, Leeds

The Dawnay Arms, Newton-on-Ouse

The White Swan Inn, Pickering

Bridge Cottage Bistro, Whitby

The Park, York

The Star Inn the City, York

Ox Club, Leeds

Walmgate Ale House, York

Lockwoods, Ripon

The Coach House, Middleton

Tyas Crathorne Arms, Crathorne

1884 Dock Street Kitchen, Hull Shibden Mill Inn, Shibden

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Swine That Dines is in the 2019 guide

UK Top 50 Restaurants 2019:

1. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall

2. L'Enclume, Cumbria

3. Core by Clare Smyth, West London

4. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottinghamshire

5. Ynyshir, Powys

6. Claude Bosi at Bibendum, West London

7. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, West London

8. Casamia, Bristol

9. Pollen Street Social, Central London

10. The Fat Duck, Berkshire

11. Moor Hall, Lancashire

12. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Perthshire & Kinross

13. Adam Reid at The French, Greater Manchester

14. Bohemia, Jersey

15. Le Champignon Sauvage, Gloucestershire

16. Restaurant Story, South London

17. André Garrett at Cliveden, Berkshire

18. The Ledbury, West London

19. Fraiche, Merseyside

20. Roganic, Central London

21. Midsummer House, Cambridgeshire

22. Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, Central London

23. The Peat Inn, Fife

24. Marcus, West London

25. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, North London

26. The Kitchin, East Lothian

27. Forest Side, Cumbria

28. A. Wong, Central London

29. Orwells, Oxfordshire

30. Sketch, Lecture Room & Library, Central London

31. Hedone, West London

32. The Ritz, Central London

33. Castle Terrace, Lothians

34. The Three Chimneys, Highlands & Islands

35. The Waterside Inn, Berkshire

36. Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor, Cheshire

37. Restaurant James Sommerin, Glamorgan

38. Whatley Manor, The Dining Room, Wiltshire

39. Matt Worswick at the Latymer, Surrey

40. The Raby Hunt, Co Durham

41. The Greenhouse, Central London

42. The Sportsman, Kent

43. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Lothians

44. Artichoke, Buckinghamshire

45. Lake Road Kitchen, Cumbria

46. Adam's, West Midlands

47. Morston Hall, Norfolk

48. Le Gavroche, Central London

49. The Whitebrook, Monmouthshire

50. Hambleton Hall, Rutland