Last year's position 13
Years on the list 10
Culinary wizardry from the original ‘mad’ professor
Eighteen years on, this small establishment in the village of Bray in Berkshire still finds ways to push the envelope. The wackiness of chef Heston Blumenthal’s dishes is renowned and, under the stewardship of Canadian head chef Jonny Lake, the kitchen develops dishes that are big on impact, fun and flavour. You can bet that the restaurant’s next chapter, currently being written, will be even bigger and better than the last.