Restaurants

Top Choice Modern British in Cartmel

L'Enclume

'The Anvil' is run by the wildly imaginative chef Simon Rogan (often dubbed Cumbria's answer to Heston Blumenthal), and this is one of Cumbria's most famous Michelin-starred restaurants. Known for his boundary-pushi…
Top Choice Gastropub in Beverley

Pipe and Glass Inn

Set in a picturesque hamlet 4 miles northwest of Beverley, this charming country pub has held a Michelin star since 2010. The setting may be delightfully informal, with weathered timber tables, stone hearths and lea…
Top Choice Gastropub in Kenilworth

The Cross

One of England's culinary jewels, this Michelin-starred gastropub occupies a romantic 19th-century inn. Prepare to be dazzled by exquisite creations such as seared scallops with smoked butter and roast cauliflower, …
Top Choice Fish & Chips in North London

Hook Camden Town

Working entirely with sustainable small fisheries and local suppliers, Hook also makes all its sauces on-site and wraps its fish in recycled materials, supplying London diners with some extraordinarily fine-tasting …
Top Choice Modern British in Helmsley

Star Inn

This thatch-roofed country pub is home to a Michelin-starred restaurant, with a menu specialising in top-quality produce from the surrounding countryside: Whitby crab with pickled cockles and avocado 'ice', or roast…
Top Choice Gastropub in The Helford

Ferryboat Inn

This lovely riverside pub is now owned by the Wright Brothers, Britain's premier oyster entrepreneurs, who also run the oyster farm at nearby Porth Navas. Outside, there are wooden picnic tables with dreamy views ov…
Top Choice French in The West End

Brasserie Zédel

This brasserie in the renovated art-deco ballroom of a former hotel is the Frenchest eatery west of Calais. Favourites include choucroute Alsacienne (sauerkraut with sausages and charcuterie, £14) or a straight-up s…
Top Choice Pub Food in Hawkshead

Drunken Duck

Long one of the Lakes' premier dining destinations, the Drunken Duck blends historic pub and fine-dining restaurant. On a wooded crossroads on the top of Hawkshead Hill, it's renowned for its luxurious food and home…
Top Choice Modern British in Lymington

Elderflower

An Anglo-French feel infuses Elderflower – from the truffle-scented braised New Forest venison, to the apple and vanilla soufflé, which comes with custard laced with Calvados. Or opt for the tapas-style petites assi…
Top Choice Modern British in Kensington & Hyde Park

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Sumptuously presented Dinner is a gastronomic tour de force, taking diners on a journey through British culinary history (with inventive modern inflections). Dishes carry historical dates to convey context, while th…