RESTAURANTS boasting celebrity chefs dominate the top spots once again in the latest edition of The Good Food Guide.
Here is a closer look at some of the venues and the new top 50.
1. Fat Duck, Bray, Berkshire
Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant has been a firm favourite with foodies over recent years.
Blumenthal, considered a culinary genius by many, is famous for his scientific approach to cooking.
He has presented numerous TV cookery shows were he encourages the public to bring his ingenious recipes to life.
The Fat Duck, which temporarily closed earlier this year following an outbreak of the norovirus, was the only restaurant in the guide to receive a score of 10 out of 10.
The guide said: "Some (customers) rave about spectacular oak moss and truffle toast; others drool over the fabulous roast foie gras ’benzaldehyde.’
"Though it’s an expensive restaurant, it’s worth it for the once-in-a-lifetime experience."
2. Gordon Ramsay, Royal Hospital Road, London
Ramsay is now a well established household name after producing a plethora of cookbooks and fronting many TV cookery programmes.
The famously foul-mouthed chef is no stranger to coming out top in restaurant guides. His food was praised for being "as haute as cuisine comes".
3. Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley, London
Ramsay’s protege Marcus Wareing heads the kitchen at the stylish London eatery, formally known as Petrus.
The guide describes it as being "among London’s finest", and singles out the restaurant’s "finely crafted cooking".
4. Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Oxfordshire
The guide describes French-born Raymond Blanc’s restaurant as "unashamed luxury and pure delight".
"Blanc may be a high profile charmer but he is also an intelligent and dutiful perfectionist in the kitchen," it says.
5. The Square, in Mayfair, London
"Philip Howard is one of the most talents chefs in Britain whose classically orientated cooking is committed to technical excellence," according to the guide.
6. Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
The restaurant was praised for "heartfelt cooking and excellent value".
7. Le Gavroche, London
The guide describes Michel Roux’s creations as "peerless gastronomy from a French legend".
8. The Vineyard at Stockcross, Berkshire
According to guide, it offers "striking cooking in stunning surroundings".
Chef John Campbell "dissects modern cooking, reshuffling the components in an intelligent way" and visitors are "struck by the brilliant marriage of flavour and textures from the word go".
9. Pied-a-Terre, London
Described as "one of London’s best", the guide notes that chef Shane Osborn "has skill to spare both in the imagination of his dishes and his sheer technique".
10. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Falmouth, Cornwall
The guide is full of praise for the restaurant which offers "dazzling fun food from a wizard".
11. Maze, London
12. Tom Aikens, London
13. L’Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria
14. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
15. The Capital, London
16. The Waterside Inn, Bray, Berkshire
17. Bohemia, St Helier, Jersey
18. Hibiscus, London
19. Danesfield House, Marlow-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire
20. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London (new)
21. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
22. Gidleigh Park, Chagford, Devon
23. Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere, Cumbria
24. Fischer’s Baslow Hall, Baslow, Derbyshire
25. Anthony’s, Leeds, Yorkshire
26. Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor, Chester, Cheshire
27. Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland
28. Michael Wignall at the Latymer, Bagshot, Surrey
29. Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Wiltshire
30. Fraiche, Wirral, Merseyside (new)
31. Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo, Wales
32. Mr Underhill’s, Ludlow, Shropshire
33. Murano, London (new)
34. Midsummer House, Cambridge (new)
35. Hambleton Hall, Rutland, Leicestershire
36. The Crown at Whitebrook, Monmouth, Wales
37. Robert Thompson at the Hambrough, Isle of Wight (new)
38. The Creel, St Margaret’s Hope, Scotland
39. Harry’s Place, Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire
40. The Old Vicarage, Ridgeway, Derbyshire
41. The Ledbury, London (new)
42. The Greenhouse, London
43. Club Gascon, London
44. The Kitchin, Edinburgh
45. Galvin at Windows, London (new)
46. The Sportsman, Whitstable, Kent (new)
47. Purnell’s, Birmingham, West Midlands (new)
48. The Yorke Arms, Harrogate, Yorkshire (new)
49. Ramsons, Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester (new)
50. La Becasse, Ludlow, Shropshire (new)