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Masa Restaurant

The Old Chapel, Brook Street, Derby

Masa Restaurant, The Old Chapel, Derby, Derbyshire

Masa boasts one of the most unusual and visually stunning restaurant settings in the country. A grade II listed chapel has been lovingly converted into an elegant and luxurious dining room that makes any meal a special occasion. Enjoy an aperitif in... more

Medlar Restaurant

438 Kings Road, Chelsea, London

Medlar Restaurant, 438 Kings Road, London, London

Owners Joe Mercer Nairne (chef) and David O'Connor (maitre'd) have an impressive track record working in top restaurants including Chez Bruce and The Square in London and Rockpool in Sydney. All that experience shows in a smart yet casual restaurant... more

Sonny's Kitchen

94 Church Road, London

Sonny's Kitchen, 94 Church Road, London, London

This long established and well thought of neighbourhood restaurant in the chi chi area of Barnes has recently been revamed by Phil Howard of The Square in Mayfair and is now well worth making a journey for. Its a menu of two halves here, with smart... more

Ziba at Racquet Club

Hargreaves Building, 5 Chapel Street, Liverpool

Ziba at Racquet Club, Hargreaves Building, Liverpool, Merseyside

Located in a handsome Victorian building close to Liverpool’s historic docks, this rather grand dining room offers all day modern European dining. Chandeliers, polished wood floors and huge arched windows create an elegant yet relaxed mood. An... more

La Trompette

5/7 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London

La Trompette, 5/7 Devonshire Road, London, London

This upmarket neighbourhood restaurant is part of the acclaimed stable of Nigel Platts-Martin and Bruce Poole group that also includes Chez Bruce and The Glasshouse. The restaurant underwent a major refurbishment in spring 2013, expanding into the... more

The Quay Restaurant

11 The Quay, Ilfracombe

The Quay Restaurant, 11 The Quay, Ilfracombe, Devon

Controversial modern artist Damien Hirst might be the man behind this quayside restaurant and bar, but they won’t try and serve you a plate of shark in formaldehyde. Hirst’s works do however decorate the interior of this restored Victorian Inn with... more

Opus at Cornwall Street

54 Cornwall Street, Birmingham

Opus at Cornwall Street, 54 Cornwall Street, Birmingham, West Midlands

Opus Restaurant’s modern British menu celebrates the seasonal variety of regionally sourced, quality produce. Their commitment is to free range meat and a large range of freshly caught wild fish delivered daily. Enjoy, for example, Cornish lamb with... more

Malmaison Brasserie

Great Western House, 18/20 Station Road, Reading

Malmaison Brasserie, Great Western House, Reading, Berkshire

Part of a nationwide group of glamorous, eccentrically designed boutique hotels, Malmaison Reading offers reasonably priced, modern European food right in the city centre. The seasonally changing menu might include a very French terrine of chicken,... more

Vennell's Restaurant

7 Silver Street, Masham

Vennell's Restaurant, 7 Silver Street, Masham, North Yorkshire

Vennells, named after owners Jon and Laura has been highly praised by the critics since opening in 2005. The intimate, thirty cover restaurant had an amazing new makeover in January 2012. Jon Vennell’s cooking is traditional yet modern. Buy a main... more

The Lighthouse Restaurant

New Road, Boylestone, Ashbourne

The Lighthouse Restaurant, New Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire


The Lighthouse Exposed brick, wood beams, wood floor. Sounds like a traditional rural British pub. In fact this is a clean modern space in a new building at the back of the Rose and Crown set in the beautiful countryside of... more

Rhubarb at Prestonfield

Prestonfield House, Prestonfield Road, Edinburgh

Rhubarb at Prestonfield, Prestonfield House, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Three words sum up this restaurant – decadent, indulgent and lavish. Set in a renovated 17th century country house, the glamorous backdrop surroundings include original paintings hung on hand-woven richly coloured wallpaper and huge chandeliers... more

La Chouette

Westlington Green, Dinton, Aylesbury

La Chouette, Westlington Green, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Self-proclaimed ‘Belligerent Belgian’ chef-patron Frederic Desmette’s La Chouette restaurant stands in a charming 16th century building on Dinton green. There, the eccentric and photography-loving chef dishes up his brand of rich and generous,... more

Pied à Terre

34 Charlotte Street, London

Pied à Terre, 34 Charlotte Street, London, London

When taking your seat in this neutral toned Fitzrovia restaurant you are at first greeted by a giant pink gerbera emblazoned on a dinner plate. Marcus Eaves is a young chef to watch and his food is as colourful and beautiful as the place setting. To... more

Cwtch

22 High Street, St David's

Cwtch, 22 High Street, St David's, Pembrokeshire

You’ll find a relaxed, mixed crowd in this converted house in the Pembrokeshire coastal town of St Davids. Surfers in shorts and flip flops might find themselves sitting next to smartly dressed couples. Exposed stone and rough plaster lend their... more

St John Bar & Retaurant

26 St John Street, London

St John Bar & Retaurant, 26 St John Street, London, London

The austere surroundings of this converted smokehouse are matched by the stripped back food on the plate. Chef Fergus Henderson’s signature roast marrow bones served with grilled sourdough bread and parsley, shallot and caper salad typifies his “nose... more

Paul Ainsworth at No. 6

6 Middle Street, Padstow

Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, 6 Middle Street, Padstow, Cornwall

Paul Ainsworth has built up a devoted following at his Padstow restaurant for creating menus around local, seasonal ingredients, often humble in nature, cooked in a simple modern style with a Cornish influence. The intimate dining spaces in this... more

Forth Floor, Harvey Nichols

30/34 St Andrews Square, Edinburgh

Forth Floor, Harvey Nichols, 30/34 St Andrews Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Blessed with spectacular views of the city of Edinburgh, The Forth Floor has a choice of three distinct dining areas all in Harvey Nick’s trademark, clean, sophisticated style. There’s a cocktail bar for pre-dinner drinks and snacks, the brasserie... more

East Beach Cafe

Littlehampton

East Beach Cafe, Littlehampton, West Sussex

The Heatherwick that houses the East Beach Cafe is a stunningly modern building. But once you've admired the architecture, make sure you head inside to enjoy a delicious Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serving 7 days a week throughout the year. The... more

The Ivy

1/5 West Street, London

The Ivy, 1/5 West Street, London, London

Despite the behind the scenes changes of management a few years ago this theatre land stalwart continues to draw the stars of stage and screen in their droves. There's a touch of magic to the wood panelled dining room that seems to be bathed in... more

The Bell Inn

High Road, Horndon on the Hill

The Bell Inn, High Road, Horndon on the Hill, Essex

The colourful hanging baskets which grace the front of this former coaching inn give an indication of the vibrant menu on offer. Inside you will find everything you would associate with a 15th-century building from low beamed ceilings and oak... more

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, Evershot, Dorset

A former dower house tucked away in the Dorset Downs, this is classic English country house hotel territory. The chintzy yet elegant dining room overlooks the hotel’s charming grounds with the best views from the cosy conservatory. Chef Steve Titman... more

The Old Bakery

26/28 Burton Road, Lincoln

The Old Bakery, 26/28 Burton Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Situated in the historic cathedral quarter of Lincoln, this former bakery dating from the Victorian era has been transformed into a stylish yet informal restaurant and deli. Your meal can be enjoyed in an impressive vaulted garden room but while your... more

The West Arms

Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Llangollen

The West Arms, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Llangollen, Denbighshire

The original charm of this 16th-century inn have been preserved with low beams, uneven floors and blazing inglenook fires welcoming visitors in the winter months. The West Arms has been commended for its seafood dishes. These could include a... more

Kitchen Table

70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London

Kitchen Table, 70 Charlotte Street, London, London

Hidden away behind a curtain at the back of Bubbledogs hot dog and champagne bar is top chef James Knappet's intimate fine dining experience. As the name suggests, there's just one 'table' or counter with nineteen stools arranged around an open... more

The Ginger Pig

3 Hove Street, Hove, Brighton

The Ginger Pig, 3 Hove Street, Brighton, East Sussex

This vibrant, contemporary restaurant is a further offering from the acclaimed local Gingerman group. Like its sister restaurants, The Ginger Pig takes advantage of seasonal ingredients to produce excellent food in a laid-back setting. Although the... more

Bell's Diner

1 York Road, Bristol

Bell's Diner, 1 York Road, Bristol

There's been a restaurant at this location since 1976 and the latest relaxed incarnation comes courtesy of a team that has worked in the lauded and much missed Bristol restaurants Rocinantes and Quartier Vert. Chef Sam Sohn-Rethel (who also has... more

Tabb's Restaurant

85 Kenwyn Street, Truro

Tabb's Restaurant, 85 Kenwyn Street, Truro, Cornwall

In 2005, Nigel and Melaine Tabb relocated their fifteen year old establishment from Portreath to this former pub. Now the smartly appointed thirty seat dining room is a culinary beacon for gourmets. Peruse the menu over drinks in the cosy bar before... more

The Wee Restaurant

17 Main Street, North Queensferry

The Wee Restaurant, 17 Main Street, North Queensferry, Fife

Diminutive by name, diminutive by nature. There’s room for just 24 people in this simply decorated dining room with its white washed stone walls and smart wooden tables and chairs. But there’s nothing small about the food of chef Craig Wood who... more

The Stonemill

Rockfield, Monmouth

The Stonemill, Rockfield, Monmouth, Monmouthshire

Set in an oak timbered 16th-century cider mill complete with vaulted ceiling and mill stone still in situ, this atmospheric restaurant offers modern European cooking in an ancient setting. Bare brick walls and wooden tables and chairs complete the... more

Winteringham Fields

1 Silver Street, Winteringham, Scunthorpe

Winteringham Fields, 1 Silver Street, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Owner Colin McGurran ensures commitment to the highest of standards at Winteringham Fields. Luxurious ingredients abound on the ambitious menu; roasted lobster is indulgently paired with sautéed foie gras and a lobster and morel mushroom reduction... more

The Dining Room

20 St James Square, Boroughbridge

The Dining Room, 20 St James Square, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire

Located in this north Yorkshire town’s fine Georgian square, Liz and Chris Astley’s small (it seats 30) semi-formal restaurant is the one locals and those further afield flock to. Chris Astley, a past chef at the Savoy and at Mallory Court, sources... more

The Wildebeest

82/86 Norwich Road, Stoke Holy Cross

The Wildebeest, 82/86 Norwich Road, Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk

The typical pub exterior of The Wildebeest conceals an award-winning restaurant. Warm tones, wicker furniture and African artefacts give an exotic touch to the traditional pub interior of polished floor boards and welcoming log fire. The kitchen... more

Malmaison Brasserie

49/53 Queens Road, Aberdeen

Malmaison Brasserie, 49/53 Queens Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Part of a select nationwide group of glamorous, eccentrically designed boutique hotels, Malmaison Aberdeen offers reasonably priced, modern European cooking close to the city centre. The seasonally changing menu in the buzzy 100 seat brasserie might... more

The Greenhouse

27a Hay's Mews, Mayfair, London

The Greenhouse, 27a Hay's Mews, London, London

Tucked away in a charming Mayfair mews, The Greenhouse is one of the most delightful places in London to dine. The elegant, recently refurbished dining room features displays of tree branches enclosed behind plate glass, echoing the restaurant's... more

La Becasse

17 Corve Street, Ludlow

La Becasse, 17 Corve Street, Ludlow, Shropshire

Le Becasse ('the woodcock') is set in a 17th century former coach house where the handsome wood panelled dining room is home to the modern cooking of chef Chris O’Halloran. An eight course menu gourmand dinner might include hand dived scallop with... more

Oakley Hall Hotel

Rectory Road, Oakley, Basingstoke

Oakley Hall Hotel, Rectory Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire

Enjoy modern British cuisine in our elegant yet relaxed 2 AA Rosette Glasshouse Restaurant. Quality is everything – right down to every ingredient. We follow a ‘field to fork’ philosophy and pride ourselves on using local produce sourced from within... more

The Mole Inn

Toot Baldon, Oxford

The Mole Inn, Toot Baldon, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Gary and Jenny Witchalls have lovingly refurbished this 300-year-old country pub with a sun soaked glass extension, chunky leather sofas, bear brick walls and terracotta floors, which combine to give a relaxed, continental feel. Sourcing is at the... more

St John Bread and Wine

94/96 Commercial Street, London

St John Bread and Wine, 94/96 Commercial Street, London, London

Bread and Wine shares the same stripped back architectural approach to interior design as sister restaurant St John, all bear wooden tables, painted white walls and exposed pipe work. The menu language is as austere as the surroundings with... more

Rossini at The Leatherne Bottel, Goring-on-Thames, Berkshire

Idyllically tucked away between the Oxfordshire downs and River Thames, the Leatherne Bottel serves elegant food in polished surroundings. In summer, lunch is enjoyed on the terrace surrounded by the restaurant’s own herb and vegetable gardens; in... more

Sumas

Gorey Hill, Gorey, St Martin, St Helier

Sumas, Gorey Hill, St Helier, Jersey

Located on the east coast of Jersey, Sumas offers Casual fine dining in a contemporary setting. The dining room is light and airy, with white stone walls, whitewashed wood framed mirrors and crisp white linen contrasting the blue chairs. French... more

Lido Restaurant

Oakfield Place, Clifton, Bristol

Lido Restaurant, Oakfield Place, Bristol

Bristol’s Victorian Lido’s mammoth refurbishment included the creation of Lido Bar and Restaurant – which is now situated in the old viewing gallery, complete with original features and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows. Chef Freddy Bird... more

The Plough at Bolnhurst

Bolnhurst, Bedford

The Plough at Bolnhurst, Bolnhurst, Bedford, Bedfordshire

This handsome, white painted medieval building is home to Raymond Blanc-trained chef Martin Lee and wife Jayne, a couple with extensive experience of running successful dining pubs together with their partner Michael Moscrop. Low ceilings sporting... more

21212 Restaurant with Rooms

3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh

21212 Restaurant with Rooms, 3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

There's nothing run of the mill about 21212, the latest addition to Edinburgh's burgeoning gastronomic scene. Take that rather cryptic-sounding name for example; its not the restaurant's telephone number, but a numerical indication of the structure... more

Sketch

9 Conduit Street, London

Sketch, 9 Conduit Street, London, London

Algerian restaurateur, Mourad Mozouz of Momo fame let his imagination run free in the creation of the surreal, sumptuous Sketch, set over two floors of an 18th Century building. It houses a restaurant, cafe, tea room and bar and enjoys quirky... more

Second Floor, Harvey Nichols

21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester

Second Floor, Harvey Nichols, 21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester

There's stunning panoramic urban views through the floor to ceiling picture windows of this modernistic city centre restaurant. It's a fashionable spot so don't be surprised to find yourself dining among any number of local celebrities including soap... more

Caprice Restaurant & Terrace

Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct 10, Wharfedale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Wokingham, Reading

Caprice Restaurant & Terrace, Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct 10, Reading, Berkshire

The stylish new 2 AA Rosette Caprice Restaurant & Terrace, near Reading is the epitome of fine dining; offering some of the finest freshly prepared modern British cuisine in the Reading area. Located in the exceptional new AA 4 Silver Star Holiday... more

Marco

Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London

Marco, Stamford Bridge, London, London

Culinary legend Marco Pierre White's flagship restaurant might be located in the Chelsea Football Club Complex at Stamford Bridge, but it shouldn't be left just to the match day crowd. Although Marco hung up his kitchen whites well over a decade... more

Hipping Hall

Cowan Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale

Hipping Hall, Cowan Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

Hidden by towering trees and draped in wisteria, Hipping Halls is an impressive 17th century building set within three acres of walled gardens on the Cumbria/Yorkshire border. The restaurant is located in the hotel’s medieval hall and retains the... more

Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Soar Mill Cove, Marlborugh, Salcombe

Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Salcombe, Devon

This seaside chic coastal restaurant tells us is 'the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident'. But its no accident that there are spectacular sea views from this bright and modern dining room with its painted tongue and groove, dark wood... more

Llys Meddyg

East Street, Newport (Pembrokeshire)

Llys Meddyg, East Street, Newport (Pembrokeshire), Pembrokeshire

Llys Meddyg’s owners have brought something of the metropolitan cool to sleepy west Wales. Llys Meddyg is a boutique restaurant with rooms sitting neatly between the Pembrokeshire mountains and coast. There are three dining areas: the garden room and... more

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