British seafood chain Restaurant Nathan Outlaw has been awarded the top spot in the best places to dine in the UK, according to the Good Food Guide 2019 by Waitrose & Partners (GFG).

The restaurant has received a score of ten, along with fine-dining chain Cumbria’s L’Enclume, and was commended for its ‘knack for deploying first-rate seafood to its ultimate advantage’ and ‘confident cooking’.

L’Enclume was given ten points for its service that highlights the food and drink, as well as the farm-to-table operation from chef Simon Rogan.

Waitrose & Partners Good Food Guide editor Elizabeth Carter said: “This is the perfect Good Food Guide restaurant, embodying everything we champion.

“There’s a brilliant wine list and the excellent service is devoted to diner enjoyment with no formality.”

“Expect cooking that is consistently of the highest quality combining the freshest ingredients, from shellfish and fish from sea and estuary, to locally grown fruits and vegetables.

“There’s a brilliant wine list and the excellent service is devoted to diner enjoyment with no formality. It is with great delight that Restaurant Nathan Outlaw has been awarded a perfect 10 for the third year running, and retains the number one spot in our top 50.”

London-based fine dining chain Core by Clare Smyth achieved third place and also received ten points.

GFG selects restaurants based on various criteria including reducing food waste, catering for vegans and vegetarians and pre-pay option for diners.

The other top restaurants include Restaurant Sat Bains, Ynyshir, Claude Bosi at Bibendum, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Casamia, Pollen Street Social and The Fat Duck.