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Tamarind

20 Queen Street, Mayfair, London

Tamarind, 20 Queen Street, London, London

Executive Chef Alfred Prasad sets himself the challenge of changing your perception of Indian food. This award-winning Indian restaurant in Mayfair offers a fine dining experience which successfully mixes modern and seasonal dishes alongside... 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

Kai

65 South Audley Street, London

Kai, 65 South Audley Street, London, London

It’s not just the decor that sets this restaurant apart from other Chinese restaurants with its plush gold hued seating and gentle lighting. The a la carte menu covers some 17 pages and demonstrates the diversity of Chinese cuisine. Curiously it... more

Restaurant Alimentum

152/154 Hills Road, Cambridge

Restaurant Alimentum, 152/154 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Alimentum has an all-star cast with Mark Poyton as Chef Patron, who joined Alimentum from two Michelin-starred Midsummer House in 2009 and Kyle Shimmon, ex- Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, front of house as Sommelier. The restaurant uses ethically sound,... more

The Kitchin

78 Commercial Quay, Leith

The Kitchin, 78 Commercial Quay, Leith, City of Edinburgh

No, that’s not a spelling mistake; this popular casual fine dinning restaurant is named after its young chef and owner Tom Kitchin. With a surname like that, he was destined to work with the best French chefs including Alain Ducasse. Now he's brought... more

Locanda Locatelli

8 Seymour Street, London

Locanda Locatelli, 8 Seymour Street, London, London

Locanda Locatelli takes Italian cuisine to a new level. Opened by celebrity chef Giorgio Locatelli (revered by many as one of the finest Italian Chefs in the UK) over ten years ago, it has won numerous awards. It’s a stylish, sophisticated venue with... more

The Sir Charles Napier

Sprigg's Alley, Chinnor

The Sir Charles Napier, Sprigg's Alley, Chinnor, Oxfordshire

Perched on top of the Chinnor valley in the Chiltern hills, Julie Griffiths’ attractive red brick and flint restaurant has a striking personality that changes with the seasons. Open fires and overstuffed sofas provide a warm welcome to winter guests... more

Pollen Street Social

8/10 Pollen Street, London

Pollen Street Social, 8/10 Pollen Street, London, London

'Casual fine dining' sounds like marketing nonsense, but chef Jason Atherton, formerly of Gordon Ramsay's Maze restaurant has made it a magnificent reality. Dishes such as escabeche of quail, chicken liver cream, nuts and seeds are as modern and... 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

The Star Inn

Harome, Helmsley

The Star Inn, Harome, Helmsley, North Yorkshire


The Star Inn at Harome This 14th century “longhouse” has been one of the most successful and lauded gastropubs in the land for more than a decade. In that time the business has grown to encompass luxury accommodation, but at heart... more

HKK

Broadgate West, 88 Worship Street, London

HKK, Broadgate West, London, London

This modern Cantonese from the Hakkasan group offers no choice surprise 15 course tasting menu in the evenings in elegant, stripped back surroundings. This might be the best Chinese meal of your life. A whole cherry wood roasted Peking duck is... more

The Ledbury

127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London

The Ledbury, 127 Ledbury Road, London, London

The Ledbury is a classy affair. Attentive, knowledgeable staff serve up haute French-inspired cuisine. Hugely talented Australian-born chef Brett Graham is a culinary superstar in the making, creating bold, complex dishes. A seven course tasting menu... 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

The Sportsman

Faversham Road, Seasalter, Whitstable

The Sportsman, Faversham Road, Whitstable, Kent

An unassuming pub exterior conceals a restaurant of high culinary ambition. They make their own sourdough bread, butter, and even salt from the nearby seawater. Inside is all stained floor boards, tongue and groove and wooden tables and chairs. An... more

5 North Street

Winchcombe

5 North Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Chef Marcus Ashenford is the unsung culinary hero of the Cotswolds, perhaps because he is usually to be found in his kitchen rather than on our TV screens. He first found success at Le Chavignol restaruant in nearby Chipping Norton and opened this... more

Yauatcha

15/17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London

Yauatcha, 15/17 Broadwick Street, London, London

Yauatcha is a trendy dim sum restaurant in Soho designed by Christian Liaigre as a modern reinterpretation of an old Chinese teahouse with an open plan layout and kitchen. It offers a large range of Chinese and Indian teas and an all day grazing... more

Red Lion Freehouse

East Chisenbury, Pewsey

Red Lion Freehouse, East Chisenbury, Pewsey, Wiltshire

Set in the charming village of East Chisenbury, The Red Lion feels delightfully isolated yet its only a few minutes from the A35. While the pub, with its tasteful tiles and exposed floorboards and timber walls remains an essential part of village... more

Wilks Restaurant

1 Chandos Road, Redland, Bristol

Wilks Restaurant, 1 Chandos Road, Bristol


Wilks Restaurant With a CV that includes Michelin-stared restaurants like Aubergine with Gordon Ramsay and The Orrery with Chris Galvin, you might expect chef James Wilkins first restaurant to be a formal sort of affair, but not a... more

Northcote

Northcote Road, Langho, Blackburn

Northcote, Northcote Road, Blackburn, Lancashire

They take Lancashire hotpot so seriously at luxuriously appointed Northcote, they've had an Aga oven installed especially to cook them in. The resulting dish made from local heather fed Bowland lamb, Golden Wonder potatoes and served with a gently... more

Kitchen W8

11/13 Abingdon Road, London

Kitchen W8, 11/13 Abingdon Road, London, London

Large circular mirrors placed around the room reflect the elegance of this Kensington restaurant. Dove grey banquettes, muted walls and soft lighting provide a soothing ambience. With roots in French cuisine (executive chef is Phillip Howard of The... more

The Black Rat

88 Chesil Street, Winchester

The Black Rat, 88 Chesil Street, Winchester, Hampshire

This handsome 18th century building used to be a pub. Exposed beams and brickwork and chunky wooden tables still give the place a homely feel, but the focus now is firmly on food and wine. There's a cosy first floor bar for those all important ... more

Outlaw's at The Capital

The Capital Hotel, 22 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London

Outlaw's at The Capital, The Capital Hotel, London, London

The Capital Hotel has been a fine-dining destination for more than 40 years. Now Cornwall based seafood chef Nathan Outlaw joins the illustrious roll-call of chefs to have worked in its famous kitchens that also includes Brian Turner and Gary... more

Purnell's

55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham

Purnell's, 55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham, West Midlands

They call Glyn Purnell the “yummy Brummie”. While we can’t comment on the Birmingham-born chef’s pin up potential, we do know his cooking justifies the nickname. Attention grabbing dishes such as poached egg yolk with smoked haddock milk foam,... more

Chez Bruce

2 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth Common, London

Chez Bruce, 2 Bellevue Road, London, London

If only every neighbourhood restaurant was as good as Chez Bruce. The attention to detail in everything from the warm greeting at the door to the home made complementary palmiers served with coffee makes eating here a joy. Expect outstanding Modern... more

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

68 Royal Hospital Road, London

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, 68 Royal Hospital Road, London, London

Gordon Ramsay’s eponymous restaurant combines contemporary elegance, an intimate ambience and unparalleled service, and has all the hallmarks of true excellence. Beautifully presented, each dish not only uses the best ingredients and sublime flavour... more

Umu

14/16 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London

Umu, 14/16 Bruton Place, London, London

Offering an extensive wine and sake list and serving, some say, the best Japanese food in London Umu is a meal to remember. It starts with the concealed entrance in Mayfair, where you need to place your hand over a sensor to activate a sliding door... more

Kinloch Lodge

Sleat, Isle of Skye

Kinloch Lodge, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Highland

Kinloch Lodge is a small, luxury hotel on the romantic Isle of Skye with a Michelin-starred restaurant, set at the foot of the Kinloch Hill and on the shore of the Na Dal sea-loch. Kinloch Lodge is the highland home of Claire and Godfrey Macdonald,... more

Wild Honey

12 St George Street, London

Wild Honey, 12 St George Street, London, London

In July 2007 the team behind Arbutus, introduced their second restaurant Wild Honey in Mayfair. Offering the same trademark of great cooking combined with sensitive pricing. The room is wood panelled with ornate plaster mouldings and an original... more

Lords of the Manor Hotel

Upper Slaughter

Lords of the Manor Hotel, Upper Slaughter

As one of the finest restaurants in the Cotswolds, Lords of the Manor Hotel have held a Michelin star for eight consecutive years and are established as one of the best restaurants in Gloucestershire – indeed the Sunday Times include the hotel in... more

Turners

69 High Street, Harborne, Birmingham

Turners, 69 High Street, Birmingham, West Midlands

Award-winning chef, Richard Turner, is at the helm of his eponymous restaurant in Harborne. The highly tuned kitchen produces a combination of classic French cuisine mixed with Oriental and Mediterranean flavours. The dark blue of the interior... more

Hedone

301/303 Chiswick High Road, London

Hedone, 301/303 Chiswick High Road, London, London

Swedish émigré Mikael Jonsson's elemental approach to cooking that lives and dies by the quality of the ingredients on the plate has won him raves from bloggers and critics alike. Not bad for a self-taught chef who only a few years ago still made his... more

Restaurant Tristan

3 Stan's Way, East Street, Horsham

Restaurant Tristan, 3 Stan's Way, Horsham, West Sussex

A wooden beamed 16th Century building, with contrasting modern touches, houses this restaurant, which is run by chef proprietor Tristan Mason. Tristan is an award-winning chef with an impressive pedigree, having trained under Marco Pierre White... more

The Black Swan at Oldstead, Oldstead, York, North Yorkshire

A handsome, double bow-fronted 16th century building set amid the beautiful North York Moors. The Black Swan provides a tranquil setting for some superior grub. Inside there’s everything you’d want from a rural English pub; natural flagstone floors,... more

Alain Ducasse

The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, London

Alain Ducasse, The Dorchester, London, London

Alain Ducasse is one of the best chefs on the planet and his London outpost exudes glamour and style. The refined dining room is a quiet riot of beige with the private ‘Table Lumiere’ providing a stunning centre piece with its luminescent fibre optic... more

The Elephant Restaurant & Brasserie

3/4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay

The Elephant Restaurant & Brasserie, 3/4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay, Devon

Unpretentious, warm and friendly, this lively ground floor brasserie and more formal first floor restaurant on a side street just up from Torquay harbour is everything you could want from a neighbourhood restaurant. Chef Simon Hulstone is one of the... more

Whatley Manor

Easton Grey, Malmesbury

Whatley Manor, Easton Grey, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

A wonderfully restored Cotswolds manor house set in 12 acres of magnificent grounds is home to the luxurious Dining Room. Cream walls, floral fabrics and comfortable, upholstered armchairs create a relaxing ambience in which to enjoy chef Martin... more

The Ritz London

150 Piccadilly, London

The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, London, London

If you're in the mood to seriously spoil someone special, then a meal at the Ritz is a grand gastronomic treat. The large dining room is one of the most opulent in the whole of London with swagged curtains, pink chairs and gilded statuettes and very... more

The Box Tree

35/37 Church Street, Ilkley

The Box Tree, 35/37 Church Street, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

This 18th century converted farmhouse has been a restaurant since the early 1960’s when it was one of the country’s leading establishments. Since then its reputation has waxed and waned. Now Simon and Rena Gueller have put The Box Tree firmly back... more

L'Enclume Restaurant with Rooms

Cavendish Street, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands

L'Enclume Restaurant with Rooms, Cavendish Street, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

The pretty village of Cartmel used to be known as the home of sticky toffee pudding. Now thanks to this former 12th century blacksmiths (L’enclume is French for anvil) it’s more likely to be known as the home of “hot cheese cake in the style of... more

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Church Road, Great Milton

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Church Road, Great Milton, Oxfordshire


Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons At Belmond Le Manoir we have created a world of culinary delight. Described as “a twist of imaginative genius”, Raymond Blanc’s dishes utilise the freshest, best quality ingredients. The... more

Lima

31 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London

Lima, 31 Rathbone Place, London, London

Peruvian cuisine has thousands of years of history behind it yet its only just begun to make its mark internationally. In Lima, London can now boast one of the best restaurants outside of Peru itself to sample the food that's as delicious as it is... more

Ametsa

The Halkin Hotel, 5 Halkin Street, London

Ametsa, The Halkin Hotel, London, London

If you've read about contemporary Spanish cooking but not had the chance to sample it, this ultra modern hotel restaurant is for you. Daughter and father team Elena and Juan Mari Arzak from the internationally renowned Arzak restaurant in San... more

Murano

20 Queen Street, London

Murano, 20 Queen Street, London, London

Angela Harnett MBE opened Murano in Mayfair in August 2008 and reflecting her ancestry, there’s a strong Italian influence to the cuisine. The dining room is light and airy with a stylish, decor which boasts hand painted fresco panels, traditional... more

Andrew Fairlie @ Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perth & Kinross

Gleneages is not just for golfers, it’s for gourmets too. Named after its chef (the most highly lauded in Scotland), Andrew Fairlie is probably the finest dining experience available north of the boarder. A recent refurbishment has transformed a... 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

Adam's

21a Bennetts Hill, Birmingham

Adam's, 21a Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands

Chef Adam Stokes worked at Hambleton Hall and Glenapp Castle before opening this contemporary fine dining restaurant in a converted sandwich shop in the city centre with wife Natasha who looks after front of house. The intimate and glamorous interior... more

Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond

Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond

Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond, Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond, Argyll & Bute

A menu created by one of Scotland's best chefs, an ultra-stylish 1920's inspired dining room and one of the best locations in the country; what's not to love? Chef Martin Wishart has installed a team of his top people to re-create the style of food... more

Gravetye Manor

Vowels Lane, West Hoathly

Gravetye Manor, Vowels Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex

Set in 1000 acres of William Robinson-designed gardens, this Elizabethan manor has been offering diners the classic English country house experience for over 50 years. From unhurried classical dining in the atmospheric Michelin-starred restaurant... more

Ynyshir Hall

Eglwysfach, Machynlleth

Ynyshir Hall, Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Powys

A mix of 16th century, Georgian and Victorian (Queen Victoria slept here), this handsome, luxurious hotel has all the hallmarks of the escape from the world one could wish for. Sit in the pale blue restaurant with its paintings and flowers to sample... more

Gymkhana

42 Albemarle Street, London

Gymkhana, 42 Albemarle Street, London, London

Gymkhana is one of the most critically lauded Indian restaurants ever to open in London. This is the second venture from chef Karam Sethi of the acclaimed Trishna in Marylebone and is inspired by the Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs of the Raj. The... more

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