Two Londonrestaurants have been named in the world's top 20 by a group of experts.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (pictured, below) in central London is the UK's top offering although its seventh place was a drop from last year's fifth.
The two Michelin-starred restaurant provides diners with historically inspired British dishes. WORDS: PA.
Brett Graham's The Ledbury, in west London, which also has two Michelin stars, suffered an even bigger fall, dropping to 20th place from 10th last year.
The results were revealed at The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards, which were held in the capital.
El Celler de Can Roca of Girona, north-east Spain, regained its title as the world's number one restaurant.
Renowned for its free-style cooking and cutting edge techniques, it held the title in 2013 but slipped to number two last year.
Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana in Modena, northern Italy, moved up to second place after two years occupying the third spot.
Last year's top placed restaurant, two Michelin star Danish restaurant Noma, dropped to third place.
The annual awards ceremony is considered a highlight of the global gastronomic calendar.
William Drew, group editor of The World's 50 Best Restaurants, said last night: "It has been a hugely exciting year with such a variety of culinary talents celebrated here tonight.
"As the appetite for reaching new gastronomic heights continues to grow we feel privileged to play a part in this journey of discovery and are proud to bring together this unique community of extraordinary talent within the industry."
The list is made up of votes of more than 900 international leaders in the restaurant industry, who each cast seven votes.