London Top 25 Restaurants: December 2015

Kicking off Foodable’s first international ranking for our Top 25 Restaurants series is London. If you are currently following along with our other city-level lists, you’re probably already aware that Foodable’s Top 25 rankings are not hand-selected or editorially chosen. Rather, we consult our Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI) to provide data of what London locals are chatting about most — for better or worse — on their social media channels in regards to restaurants and menu items. And we’re not just tracking Facebook and Twitter, but a total of 17 social platforms. Through keyword tagging, we are able to attain granular data on consumer sentiment and influence of these restaurants. Each month, restaurants are bound to shift, while some will fall off completely, perhaps returning another month, with other strong suiters climbing up and onto the list, as well. 

Pulling from December data, London’s Top 25 for December is a top-notch bunch. Holding the top spot on the premier list is Jinjuu with a Social Score of 188.27. Jinjuu, located in London’s Soho neighborhood and helmed by celebrity chef Judy Joo, specializes in modern Korean food. Jinjuu comes with an extensive menu of both large and shareable plates, including street tacos (bulgogi beef, pork belly, and tofu Caesar), carnitas fries, sliders, bowls, and proteins, but its signature dish is Korean fried chicken.

Also in December’s Top 5 are Dabbous, Marianne, The Palomar, and The Araki.

Check out the full Top 25 ranking below!

The famous Korean fried chicken at Jinjuu | Instagram  

The famous Korean fried chicken at Jinjuu | Instagram
 

Mackerel in chermoula, Guernsey yoghurt, pickled cucumber, coriander & pistachios at Marianne | Instagram

Mackerel in chermoula, Guernsey yoghurt, pickled cucumber, coriander & pistachios at Marianne | Instagram

Strawberry, custard, lavender and rose petal tart at Dabbous | Instagram 

Strawberry, custard, lavender and rose petal tart at Dabbous | Instagram 

Butternut Squash Risotto with mangetout, pine nuts & parmesan labneh foam at The Palomar | Instagram

Butternut Squash Risotto with mangetout, pine nuts & parmesan labneh foam at The Palomar | Instagram

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Jinjuu 188.27  
2 Dabbous 186.49  
3 Marianne 185.49  
4 The Palomar 185.44  
5 The Araki 185.42  
6 Duck & Waffle 185.41  
7 Spring 185.37  
8 Brasserie Chavot 185.22  
9 Hixter Bankside 184.67  
10 Hibiscus 184.39  
11 The Duck and Rice 184.23  
12 Taberna do Mercado 184.19  
13 Portland 183.65  
14 Smoking Goat 183.45  
15 Blacklock 183.43  
16 Gallery Mess Restaurant, Bar & Cafe 183.42  
17 Lyle's 183.34  
18 Wahaca 183.19  
19 Barrafina 182.67  
20 The Hand and Flowers 182.49  
21 Blackfoot 182.47  
22 Chicken Shop 182.44  
23 Typing Room 182.29  
24 Gong 182.11  
25 Chiltern Firehouse 181.59