Restaurants

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 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 Seafood in Port Isaac

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

Port Isaac's prestige has skyrocketed since Cornwall's top chef, Nathan Outlaw, moved his main operation here from Rock. This is the place to experience Outlaw's passion for Cornish fish and seafood. His style is su…
Top Choice British in Bristol

Riverstation

Riverstation is one of Bristol's original dining-out destinations, and still leads the pack. The waterside location is hard to beat, with a view over the Floating Harbour, but it's the food that keeps the punters co…
Top Choice Modern British in Totnes

Riverford Field Kitchen

This ecofriendly, organic, plough-to-plate farm is where everyone wants to eat when they come to Totnes (booking essential). It began as a food-box scheme, and has now branched out with a delightful barn bistro, whe…
Top Choice British in Padstow

Paul Ainsworth at No 6

Rick Stein might be the household name, but Paul Ainsworth is touted by those in the know as Padstow's top chef. His food combines surprising flavours and impeccable presentation with a refreshingly unpretentious ap…
Seafood in Padstow

Seafood Restaurant

Rick Stein's flagship seafooderie needs no introduction – it's one of Britain's foremost fish addresses, with an expensive menu offering treats such as fresh Padstow lobster and sumptuous fruits de mer. The setting …
Top Choice British in Zennor

Gurnard's Head

On the wonderful coast road between Zennor and St Just, you can't miss the Gurnard's – its name is emblazoned on the roof. Run by the Inkin brothers (who also own Mousehole's Old Coastguard Hotel) this is the quinte…
Top Choice Modern British in Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst & Around

The Pig

Add this to your must-eat-here list. The Pig's creative chefs devise menus by the 'micro-season'; they change hourly depending on what's been found when foraging or in the hotel's kitchen garden. This results in ima…
Top Choice International in Porthleven & the Loe

Kota

Half-Maori, half Chinese-Malay, chef Jude Kereama takes his culinary inspiration from his globetrotting travels, and his menu is spiced with exotic flavours, from Szechuan to Thai and Malaysian. His main restaurant …