London is home to 44 restaurants in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants supplement, which will be published this Sunday (November 8) in association with Harden’s.

The capital’s entries in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants include two in the top 10. The Ledbury in Notting Hill is London’s top ranked entry, while Japanese restaurant The Araki in Mayfair is both the city’s highest new entry, and the most expensive in the top 100. Based on the typical cost, per person, of a three-course dinner with half a bottle of house wine, coffee, service and VAT, a meal at The Araki adds up to £360.

Other successes this year include Story in Bermondsey which has jumped from 77th in 2014 to a place in the top 20 this year. Hibiscus in Mayfair and The Clove Club – Shoreditch’s only representative on the list – have each also risen more than 50 places to occupy spots in the top 40.

However the number of London restaurants in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants has fallen to its lowest count, down to 44 from 46 last year, which marked the first time the top 100 featured fewer than 50 London-based establishments. That said, the capital still offers the most variety for diners, boasting 14 different cuisines, ranging from classic French and modern British to Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Scandinavian and Basque. 

Mayfair is home to the most London restaurants in the top 100, with 10, followed by Knightsbridge, which has six, and Fitzrovia with four.

Editor of The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants, Karen Robinson, says: “The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants combines the opinions of thousands of diners to produce a definitive list. Basing it on the ratings of everyday restaurant-goers, who are paying their own money, means it is an honest reflection of the nation’s tastes, so chefs and restaurants should be truly proud to make the list.”