Birmingham has been snubbed in the latest Good Food Guide after none of the city’s restaurants made the top 50 list.
The top 50 is dominated by restaurants in the South East and despite Birmingham boasting four Michelin star restaurants , and several more thought to be on the cusp, none made it.
The guide, published by Waitrose and now in its 64th year, gave three restaurants full marks for the first time in 15 years.
L’Enclume, in Cumbria, Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck, in Berkshire and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in London, were all given 10 out of 10.
The editor of the prestigious Michelin Guide labelled Birmingham’s restaurant scene “world class” last year.
Birmingham’s culinary rise in recent years has made it the UK and Ireland’s only city, outside the capitals of London, Dublin and Edinburgh) to boast four Michelin star venues, while not a single one can be found in Manchester, Liverpool or Leeds.
However, the likes of Purnell’s, Turners, Adam’s and Simpsons are all left out of the Good Food Guide's top 50.
The full top 50 listing will be published in the Good Food Guide 2015, the UK’s bestselling and longest-running restaurant guide, on September 8.