London Top 25 Restaurants: February 2016

This is Foodable’s second installation for the Top 25 restaurants ranking in London, our first international city rollout (since then, we’ve unveiled Canada’s list, too). The best restaurants of February, as determined by consumers on social media tracked through Foodable Labs and the Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI), introduced a few new places, more than half of which are Michelin-starred establishments.

This month, Barrafina, which ranked No. 19 last month, shoots up to No. 1. The restaurant reads more like a tapas bar and specializes in Spanish-influenced small plates and is known for its sherry cocktails. Also rounding out the Top 5 are — in no particular order — Marianne, Dabbous, and two new-to-the-ranking contenders, Benares Restaurant and Club Gascon. Benares features unique fusion of Indian-British cuisine, and Club Gascon’s fare is described as “imaginative cuisine from the South West of France.”

We also welcome The Glasshouse, Hedone, and Bonhams Restaurant.

Check out the full ranking below!

Dive scallop with pancetta and pumpkin puree at Barrafina | Credit: Instagram, @barrafinaadelaidestreet

Dive scallop with pancetta and pumpkin puree at Barrafina | Credit: Instagram, @barrafinaadelaidestreet

Rose and raspberry bhapa doi at Benares Restaurant | Credit: Instagram @benaresofficial

Rose and raspberry bhapa doi at Benares Restaurant | Credit: Instagram @benaresofficial

Poached Yorkshire rhubarb, champagne sabayon, and pink pralines at Marianne | Credit: Instagram @marianne_w2

Poached Yorkshire rhubarb, champagne sabayon, and pink pralines at Marianne | Credit: Instagram @marianne_w2

Ganache d'olives vertes & chocolat blanc, basilic givre, and citron vert at Club Gascon | Credit: Instagram @samthefoodfan

Ganache d'olives vertes & chocolat blanc, basilic givre, and citron vert at Club Gascon | Credit: Instagram @samthefoodfan

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Barrafina 188.64  
2 Marianne 188.32  
3 Benares Restaurant 187.09  
4 Club Gascon 187.02  
5 Dabbous 186.51  
6 Hedone 186.42  
7 The Palomar 186.34  
8 Smoking Goat 186.27  
9 The Araki 186.18  
10 The Glasshouse 186.17  
11 Duck & Waffle 186.02  
12 Spring 185.86  
13 Brasserie Chavot 185.70  
14 Hixter Bankside 185.54  
15 Bonhams Restaurant 185.46  
16 Hibiscus 185.38  
17 Fera at Claridge's 185.24  
18 The Duck and Rice 185.22  
19 Taberna do Mercado 185.06  
20 Portland 184.90  
21 Blacklock 184.58  
22 Gallery Mess Restaurant, Bar & Cafe 184.42  
23 Lyle's 184.26  
24 Wahaca 184.10  
25 The Hand and Flowers 182.49