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Travel Ideas from Andy Hayler

Here are the Travel Ideas for Britain's Finest chosen by Contributing Editor, Andy Hayler.

Andy Hayler

Andy Hayler

Andy Hayler is a freelance food writer, restaurant critic and author. He has been a regular guest critic on BBC’s “Masterchef: The Professionals” and has made various TV appearances discussing restaurants, including on Sky News. His website ( was ranked the #2 food website in the world in 2006 by the Guardian. He is the only person to have eaten at every three star Michelin restaurant in the world, a feat he completed in 2004, and again in 2008 and 2010.

Robert Louis Stephenson described wine as “bottled poetry”, and there are many occasions when you want to indulge in some fine wine to accompany your meal. Only a few restaurants have the inclination and resources to invest in a really top cellar, and for wine-lovers such... more

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It's January and we all feel the pinch a bit after the season's spending spree. Still going out for a delicious meal is a treat you should allow yourself. Michelin-starred food need not set you back the earth. All the restaurants below have excellent value menus available... more

For those wanting culinary sophistication but in a country setting, a short train ride or car journey can bring you to some superb establishments within an hour or so from London. All the restaurants below combine pretty countryside locations with Michelin-starred cooking.... more

The British Isles are home to many great ingredients, from beautiful diver-caught scallops to world-class lamb. Food lovers can look forward to a range of festivals in the coming months celebrating the range of great British produce, the best of which are listed below. In... more