Eating

Gastropubs

  • The Cross Culinary perfection in a romantic 19th-century inn.
  • Star Inn Cracking country dining with premium Yorkshire produce.
  • Sportsman Pub A Whitstable-born chef works wonders here.
  • Anchor & Hope One of London's original gastropubs, still going strong.
  • Pipe and Glass A Michelin surprise in Yorkshire's East Riding.
  • Hind's Head Heston Blumenthal's pub in Bray is typically inventive.

Gastronomic Adventures

  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal The scientist chef who pioneered molecular gastronomy.
  • Menu Gordon Jones If the idea of eating out of test tubes and paper bags appeals, this Bath address is for you.
  • Norse Scandinavian flavours with a healthy dash of fun on the side.
  • Lake Road Kitchen Cumbrian tasting menus courtesy of Noma-trained James Cross.
  • Restaurant Fraiche There's no menu at Marc Wilkinson's tiny restaurant in the Wirral, so surprises are guaranteed.
  • Clove Club Started as a supper club, now it's a Michelin-sanctioned superstar.

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  • Towpath Canalside cafe in East London made from shipping containers.
  • Koi Ramen Bar Slurp Japanese noodles in ever-buzzy Brixton.
  • Vaults & Garden Bargain lunches overlooking the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford.
  • Iydea Veggie food galore at this hip Brighton hangout.
  • Hidden Hut Cornish beachside cafe serving delicious snacks on the sand.
  • Fellpack Fantastic, locally run Lakeland cafe in Keswick.

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  • Ottolenghi Islington's legendary Mediterranean cafe and bakery.
  • Spiced Roots Zingy Caribbean flavours hit genteel Oxford.
  • Riverstation Hard-to-beat Bristol stalwart near the harbour.
  • Circus The best food, and the best value, in Bath.
  • Mackie Mayor Select from 10 street-food vendors at this Manchester food market.
  • Ox Club The best of British bistro dining in downtown Leeds.

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  • Restaurant Nathan Outlaw Cornwall's seafood maestro works wonders near Port Isaac.
  • Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Raymond Blanc's legendary Oxfordshire restaurant is a hymn to classic French cookery.
  • Midsummer House Daniel Clifford’s double-Michelin-starred restaurant is Cambridge's finest.
  • 20 Stories Dine 20 storeys up at this exciting rooftop restaurant in Manchester.
  • House of Tides Multi-course menus in a former merchant's house in Newcastle.
  • Elephant This Torquay fine-diner is more faultless than Fawlty Towers.