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Melton's

7 Scarcroft Road, York

Melton's, 7 Scarcroft Road, York, North Yorkshire

You can’t help but be lifted by a visit to this excellent neighbourhood restaurant thats been run with caring aplomb by Michael and Lucy Hjort since 1990. The cheery blue painted facade stands out amongst the terraced row of shops a few minutes... more

The Clos Maggiore

33 King Street, Coven Garden, London

The Clos Maggiore, 33 King Street, London, London

It seems everyone agrees, Clos Maggiore is one of the most romantic restaurants in London if the numerous awards its received for that attribute are anything to go by. Blossoming trees overhang the tables and a crackling fire warms the restaurant... more

El Gato Negro Tapas

Oldham Road, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge

El Gato Negro Tapas, Oldham Road, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire

Where can you find some of the best tapas in the country? In a converted village pub in West Yorkshire of course! Chef Simon Shaw keeps an eye on the latest tapas with regular visits to Spain and brings interesting produce such as the Mallorcan cured... more

The Beach House

Park Lane, Milford on Sea

The Beach House, Park Lane, Milford on Sea, Hampshire

Take a seat in the lounge by the pre-Raphaelite fireplace and sip a signature Westover champagne and spiced rum cocktail. Canapés such as rosette of prawn, mango and coriander will keep hunger at bay while you read the menu. Take your seat in the... more

Malmaison Brasserie

Piccadilly, Manchester

Malmaison Brasserie, Piccadilly, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Part of a select nationwide group of glamorous, eccentrically designed boutique hotels, Malmaison brasserie offers reasonably priced, modern European cooking right in the city centre. The seasonally changing menu might include a robustly flavoured... more

Jose

104 Bermondsey Street, London

Jose, 104 Bermondsey Street, London, London

Jose Pizarro made his name at Brindisa before launching this delightful and always busy traditional Spanish tapas and sherry bar. There's no reservations at this smallish corner site with its exposed brickwork and tiled bar so be prepared to stand or... more

Maliks

High Street, Cookham, Maidenhead

Maliks, High Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire

With quotes in its online guestbook from local celebrities including Heston Blumenthal, Peter Jones and Chris Barrie from Red Dwarf, Maliks is clearly a favourite for Indian cuisine in the Maidenhead area. But the restaurant, which is situated in the... more

The View

Treninnow Cliff Road, Millbrook

The View, Treninnow Cliff Road, Millbrook, Cornwall

Choosing the name for this restaurant must have been an easy job for owner and head chef Matt Corner. Perched high above Whitsand Bay, it looks out across the Rame Peninsula - a spectacular view that would be reason enough for visiting. But the vista... more

Anchor Inn

Lower Froyle, Alton

Anchor Inn, Lower Froyle, Alton, Hampshire

The Anchor Inn is a quirky English country inn dating back to the 14th century. Situated in the heart of picturesque rural Hampshire, the inn offers charming accommodation, unique countryside dining and a warm, friendly service. Having been... more

The Dining Room

59a High Street, Reigate

The Dining Room, 59a High Street, Reigate, Surrey

TV chef Toby Tobin’s clean, modern restaurant features beige walls festooned with paintings and mirrors and tables laid with crisp white linen. Three menus including set lunch and dinner, five course tasting and vegetarian provide something for... more

Chilston Park Hotel

Sandway, Lenham, Maidstone

Chilston Park Hotel, Sandway, Maidstone, Kent

It is not just the views you will want to feast on at Chilston Park – the head chef Rohan Nevins is a taste perfectionist and sources the best local and seasonal produce when planning his signature menus. From fine dining in Culpeper’s to traditional... more

The Killingworth Castle

Glympton Road, Wootton, Woodstock

The Killingworth Castle, Glympton Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

This traditional 17th century coaching inn located on the edge of a picturesque Oxfordshire village has been showered with accolades since it came under new ownership in late 2012. As much a locals pub as a dining destination, the winning formula... more

brassserie at Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester

brassserie at Wivenhoe House, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex

Refurbished in Autumn 2017, The contemporary brasserie bar and restaurant is ideal for get-togethers with family and friends as well as for business gatherings. Our expert chefs concentrate on using the best of British produce to bring a little taste... more

Caunton Beck

Caunton Village, Newark

Caunton Beck, Caunton Village, Newark, Nottinghamshire

A thoroughly refurbished 16th century hostelry, close to a “beck” or stream, is now home to this fine gastropub. Browsing the newspapers on a comfortable sofa or taking a drink while checking out the menu in the bar are de rigueur in this relaxed... more

Punchbowl

41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London

Punchbowl, 41 Farm Street, London, London

Every stage of Mayfair’s hallowed history has been one of luxury, wealth and fine living. From bohemian playground, to wartime stronghold and thriving financial mecca, the history of London’s most coveted district is a hallowed scroll of glitzy... more

The Rose Garden

218 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester

The Rose Garden, 218 Burton Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester

As Sly Stone once sang, 'It's a family affair'. Head chef is William Mills whose elder brother Tom created the striking white minimalist interior to their architecht father's design while service comes courtesy of Mill's younger siblings. It might... more

Yew Tree Inn

Hollington Cross, Andover Road, Highclere, Newbury

Yew Tree Inn, Hollington Cross, Newbury, Berkshire


The Yew Tree Inn, Newbury The Yew Tree is a delightful 17th century country inn with rooms and excellent dining situated in the lovely English countryside, moments from Highclere Castle. The eight cottage-style bedrooms have... more

MEAT Market

The Deck, Jubilee Market Hall, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London

MEAT Market, The Deck, London, London

This might be more grunge eating than grand dining, but you can't argue with the effort owner Yianni Papoutsis put into researching what many say is the best burger in London. This branch of the wildly hip and successful Meat Liquor overlooks the... more

Restaurant 36 On the Quay

47 South Street, Emsworth

Restaurant 36 On the Quay, 47 South Street, Emsworth, Hampshire

This elegantly decorated restaurant overlooking Emsworth bay is one of the best on the South Coast. Chef Ramon Farthing made his name hovering up awards in notable West Country restaurants such as Calcot Manor and Harvey’s of Bristol before opening... more

The Bybrook

The Manor House Hotel & Golf Club, Castle Combe, Bath

The Bybrook, The Manor House Hotel & Golf Club, Bath, Wiltshire

Situated in 365 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside, and named after the meandering river that carves its way through the grounds, the Michelin starred Bybrook restaurant enjoys the most beautiful setting for any dining experience. The dining room... more

Hotel Endsleigh

Milton Abbot, Tavistock

Hotel Endsleigh, Milton Abbot, Tavistock, Devon

This 19th century shooting and fishing lodge has been sensitively converted by designer Olga Polizzi. The beautiful wood panelled dining room with its views over the grounds is a decidedly chintz free zone and sets an elegant, restrained stage for... more

Hotel du Vin & Bistro

Thames Street, The Quay, Poole

Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Thames Street, Poole, Dorset

With its smoky cream walls crowded with wine related art, simple wooden tables and wood flooring, Bistro du Vin offers modern European cooking in classic Parisian bistro-style surroundings close to Poole harbour. Order smoked salmon or... more

Restaurant Bosquet

97a Warwick Road, Kenilworth

Restaurant Bosquet, 97a Warwick Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Husband and wife team Bernard & Jane Lignier have run Bosquet for more than a quarter of a century, he in the kitchen, she front of house. The pair of small coffee coloured dining rooms that hold 26 customers between them are lent an air of... more

The Dartmoor Inn

Moorside, Lydford, Okehampton

The Dartmoor Inn, Moorside, Okehampton, Devon

The Dartmoor Inn has a series of intimate dining rooms each with its own intriguing style. There are decorative nods towards Scandinavia and New England in this contemporary restaurant but although each room differs in style a relaxed and friendly... more

Vujon

29 Queen Street, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Vujon, 29 Queen Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

This stylish, modern restaurant located in Newcastle's historic Quayside area is a million miles from the traditional British curry house. Forget flock wallpaper and multi-purpose sauce served with dozens of menu items, and instead imagine a sleek... more

Club Gascon

57 West Smithfield, London

Club Gascon, 57 West Smithfield, London, London

Club Gascon brings the flavours and wines of South West France to Smithfield. Occupying a former Lyons Tea House the innovative restaurant has held a Michelin star for over ten years. Chef Pascal Aussignac encourages the diner to dismiss the... more

The Sun Inn

High Street, Dedham, Colchester

The Sun Inn, High Street, Colchester, Essex

The Sun Inn is a coaching inn with a bar, dining room, lounge and guest rooms. It serves our immediate community whether it is for just drinks or food and provides a refuge for travellers seeking a one night stay on business or a short break away... more

The George & Dragon

Coggeshall Road, Kelvedon

The George & Dragon, Coggeshall Road, Kelvedon, Essex

The George and Dragon offers modern British cuisine in a tranquil environment. The natural tones and general airiness of the place lend the pub a Zen quality whether relaxing on one of the leather sofas in the bar area or eating in the restaurant. ... more

The Masons Arms

Knowstone, South Molton

The Masons Arms, Knowstone, South Molton, Devon

Chef and owner Mark Dodson spent thirteen years as head chef of the legendary Waterside Inn in Bray before taking over this rural 13th century thatched inn in 2005. Wife Sarah oversees the modernized dining room with its stripped floors and Exmoor... more

Hotel du Vin & Bistro

89 The Mount, York

Hotel du Vin & Bistro, 89 The Mount, York, North Yorkshire

Housed in a converted 19th century orphanage in the Mount area close to York’s historic centre, Bistro du Vin offers modern European cooking in classic Parisian bistro-style surroundings. Start with a bowl of Moules mariniere from the 'simple... more

Brasserie Blanc

Promenade, Queen's Hotel, Cheltenham

Brasserie Blanc, Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

For most people, dinner at Raymond Blanc's temple of fine dining Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons is reserved for special occasions only. But a meal at his casual French brasserie is an altogether more affordable option. This elegant dining room in the... more

Hotel du Vin & Bistro

89 The Mount, York

Hotel du Vin & Bistro, 89 The Mount, York, North Yorkshire

Housed in a converted 19th century orphanage in the Mount area close to York’s historic centre, Bistro du Vin offers modern European cooking in classic Parisian bistro-style surroundings. Start with a bowl of Moules mariniere from the 'simple... more

Brasserie Blanc

Promenade, Queen's Hotel, Cheltenham

Brasserie Blanc, Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

For most people, dinner at Raymond Blanc's temple of fine dining Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons is reserved for special occasions only. But a meal at his casual French brasserie is an altogether more affordable option. This elegant dining room in the... more

The Mulberry Tree

Hermitage Lane, Boughton Monchelsea

The Mulberry Tree, Hermitage Lane, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent

The Mulberry tree is a contemporary bar and restaurant in Boughton Monchelsea four miles from Staplehurst. With a mix of antiques and contemporary furniture, The Mulberry tree is light and airy with a modern finish. The sunny spacious terrace and... more

Craig Millar@16 West End

16 West End, St Monans

Craig Millar@16 West End, 16 West End, St Monans, Fife

This smartly converted harbour side pub serves up some fresh seafood and cracking best sea views. The design here is elegant, with high-backed Rene Mackintosh-style chairs at white linen clad tables. Begin with smoked haddock rarebit with creamed... more

Malmaison Brasserie

Charterhouse Square, London

Malmaison Brasserie, Charterhouse Square, London, London

Part of a nationwide group of glamorous, eccentrically designed boutique hotels, Malmaison brasserie offers reasonably priced, modern European food right in the city centre. Start with half a dozen Maldon oysters or a classic fillet steak tartar,... more

Holdsworth House

Holdsworth, Halifax

Holdsworth House, Holdsworth, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant is Halifax's first four star hotel and is a magnificent 17th century Jacobean manor house. Oak panelling, huge open fireplaces and leather armchairs set the tone of this traditional country house hotel. The 2AA... more

The Shibden Mill Inn

Shibden Mill Fold, Shibden, Halifax

The Shibden Mill Inn, Shibden Mill Fold, Halifax, West Yorkshire

There’s a choice of experiences at this charming 17th century inn. Downstairs in the cosy bar with its red painted walls and corner banquette, there’s an extensive menu that covers “grills” such as Gloucester Old Spot pork chop with sage mash,... more

Jamie's Italian, Shepherd's Bush

Unit 1078 Westfield Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, London

Jamie's Italian, Shepherd's Bush, Unit 1078 Westfield Shopping Centre, London, London

Set in the Westfield shopping complex, this modern trattoria is worth a visit even if you're not indulging in a spot of retail therapy. Yes, its part of tv chef Jamie Oliver's nationwide chain but each restaurant is individually designed (this one... more

The Red Leaf Restaurant

Springfield Quay, Paisley Road, Glasgow

The Red Leaf Restaurant, Springfield Quay, Glasgow, Glasgow City

There's stunning views of some Glasgow's most famous landmarks through the picture windows at this smart contemporary casino restaurant including the Armadillo and the Squinty Bridge. But all eyes will be on former Dorchester and Mosimann Club chef... more

Ning

The Burton Building, 92/94 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester

Ning, The Burton Building, Manchester, Greater Manchester

With its purple floral print wallpaper, closely set tables and buzzy atmosphere, this modern Malaysian restaurant is as bright and ebullient as its owner. Norman Musa is the self appointed poster boy for this still under-celebrated cuisine and hails... 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

Cucina

G&V Royal Mile Hotel, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Cucina, G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Hold on to your hats. The interior of this buzzy city centre Italian is a wild ride of polka dotted banquettes, bright red table tops and a dizzying collection of kinetic artworks. But somehow it all hangs together, as does the extensive menu put... more

Demuths Restaurant

2 North Parade Passage, Bath

Demuths Restaurant, 2 North Parade Passage, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Bath’s only vegetarian restaurant is less about moral zeal and more about great tasting, additive free dishes using predominantly local, fair trade and organic produce. It’s a lively place with original panelled walls, colourful modern art, armfuls... more

Lasswade Country House

Station Road, Llanwrtyd Wells

Lasswade Country House, Station Road, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

Expect warm hospitality, amazing views, tranquility and excellent food at Roger and Emma Stevens Edwardian country house and restaurant. Spurred by their dedication to being a leading Green Business and being awarded 2 AA food Rosettes. Roger’s menu... more

Brula

43 Crown Road, St Margarets, London

Brula, 43 Crown Road, London, London

Brula is a buzzy neighbourhood bistro that has been offering an ever-changing menu of consistently good French and modern European dishes to keep locals coming back for more for over a decade. Expect to find a classics like chicken liver parfait and... more

Panoramic 34

West Tower, 34th Floor, Brook Street, Liverpool

Panoramic 34, West Tower, Liverpool, Merseyside

Draw up a contemporary dove-grey armchair to your linen covered table and take in the stunning panoramic views of the city and river Mersey. This recently opened fine dining restaurant brings bags of cool metropolitan style to Liverpool’s city... more

St Kew Inn

St Kew, Bodmin

St Kew Inn, St Kew, Bodmin, Cornwall

Slate floors, an open fire and beer from wooden barrels make for a suitably rustic atmosphere at this beautiful 15th century village pub. The building once housed the masons that built the village’s impressive church, while the pub’s huge lawn garden... more

Margot's Bistro

11 Duke Street, Padstow

Margot's Bistro, 11 Duke Street, Padstow, Cornwall

This unassuming bistro in a side street a few yards from Padstow harbour has been packing them in for over a decade. Owner Adrian Oliver flits between the tiny kitchen and the dining room, helping to prepare the food and serving his loyal following... more

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