Good Food Guide 2015: Three 10/10 scores

A trio of restaurants have been given full marks of ten out of ten as part of the latest Waitrose Good Food Guide.

This marks the first time in 15 years that such a high number of eateries have gained this cooking score in the Guide.

The book, set for release September 8th in its 64th edition, contains a top 50 ranking of UK eateries.

The 2015 edition sees a female chef, Clare Smyth of London's Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, become the first for 15 years to get ten out of ten.

The top three – all perfect scorers – are L’Enclume in Cumbria at one, the Fat Duck in Berkshire at two and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

While L’Enclume and The Fat Duck have identical placings compared to last year (The Fat Duck has been given ten out of ten for the last seven years), Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has improved from the fifth place it achieved in the guide dated 2014.

The rest of the top five this year was made up by Cornwall's Restaurant Nathan Outlaw (nine out of ten) and London's Hibiscus (also scoring nine out of ten).

“We feel so privileged to be at the number one spot for a second year for L’Enclume. The full 10 rating really is a reflection of all the continued focus and improvements we have been undertaking at L’Enclume every single month," said L’Enclume head chef, Simon Rogan.

"The team just keeps on getting stronger and stronger, and we now also have a hugely skilled front-of-house staff who more than match our culinary standards."

Meanwhile, Clare Smyth from Restaurant Gordon Ramsay said she and the team there are "absolutely overjoyed".

She has used The Good Food Guide to look for restaurants for a long time, she said, and value's the guide's view as this is the customers' view.

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