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The Sunday Times Best Restaurant List 2017 - The Top Three

Last weekend, The Sunday Times published the results of a survey into the UK's best restaurants. The list included some of the country's most well-known and exclusive resturants, including Le Gavroche, Petrus and Le Manoir Aux Quiat' Saisons. Here is a look at the the teams that can celebrate on reaching the top three.

Michael Caines' Gidleigh Park in Devon Wins Best Restaurant Award in The Sunday Times

Gidleigh Park is a hotel within a country estate on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. The kitchen is headed by Michael Caines MBE and the restaurant already has two Michelin stars. On Gidleigh Park's website, Michael is credited with having "a style that is uniquiely his own; classic yet also highly innovative".

Dishes on the menu include River Dart Wild Salmon and Tartar of Marinated Tuna, served on beautiful slate plates. A classic tasting menu with coffee and petit fours currently costs £120 per person. Commenting on the win, Michael Caines told BBC Devon that it was "great news - it's fantastic for the team".

Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck in Bray Takes Second Place

Heston Blumenthal's restaurant in the village of Bray in Berkshire has three Michelin stars and has been recognised as the base for Heston's scientific style of cooking. Famed for serving dishes including Egg and Bacon Ice Cream and Snail Porridge, and using unorthodox methods including the use of liquid nitrogen, the restaurant has enjoyed massive success.

A tasting menu at The Fat Duck currently costs £160 per person.

Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley in London Is Voted Third Best Restaurant in the UK

Already a holder of two Michelin stars, Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley offers "sophisticated fine dining" in London's Knightsbridge area. The restaurant is Marcus Wareing's first solo venture, having previously worked with culinary greats such as Albert Roux and Gordon Ramsay.

A seven-course tasting menu, called The Menu Prestige, offers dishes including Foie Gras with Prunes and Walnuts with Toast and Aberdeen Angus Beef Fillet with Glazed Root Vegetables, Trompettes and Malt. The Menu Prestige is priced at £95 per person (not including wine).

The entire list can be viewed on The Sunday Times website, along with news reports and reviews of those restaurants mentioned. While those restaurants mentioned can now celebrate with their individual teams, this list is monumental in itself - in that it celebrates the innovation and excellent quality of British cuisine at its best.