Restaurants

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 like seared scallops with seaweed butter, duck breast with smoked …
Top Choice Burgers in Hereford

A Rule of Tum

Exposed brick, elongated wooden benches and a courtyard garden are the backdrop for brilliant brioche-bun burgers such as the Hereford Hop (pulled beef shin, Hereford Hop cheese, dill pickles and mustard mayo). Vegg…
Top Choice British in Leicester

John's House

Chef John Duffin was born here on 16th-century Stonehurst Farm, 8 miles north of Leicester. After working in Michelin-starred restaurants, he returned in 2014 to open his restaurant, and has since gained a Michelin …
Top Choice Gastronomy in Bakewell

Fischer's Baslow Hall

This 1907-built manor house, 4 miles northeast of Bakewell, has a magnificent Michelin-starred dining room showcasing British produce (Derbyshire lamb, Yorkshire game, Cornish crab…) along with vegetables from its k…
Top Choice British in Birmingham

Simpsons

It's worth the 2.5-mile journey southwest of the centre to this gorgeous Georgian mansion in leafy Edgbaston for sensational Michelin-starred menus (kids and vegetarians catered for) in its contemporary dining rooms…
Top Choice British in Castleton

Samuel Fox

In the Hope Valley village of Bradwell, 2.5 miles southeast of Castleton, this enchanting inn owned by pedigreed chef James Duckett serves exceptional British cuisine: venison with pickled red cabbage, and roast phe…
Top Choice British in Worcester

Old Rectifying House

Worcester's hippest dining space has a candlelit, painted-brick interior and umbrella-shaded terrace tables. Its switched-on menu features dishes such as braised pork cheek with a crispy ham bonbon. DJs often hit th…
Top Choice British in Stratford-upon-Avon

Salt

Stratford's gastronomic star is this intimate, beam-ceilinged bistro. In the semi-open kitchen, owner-chef Paul Foster produces stunning creations influenced by the seasons: spring might see glazed parsley root with…
Top Choice Cafe in Bakewell

Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop Cafe

One of the finest places to eat in the Peak District, this bucolic cafe serves hearty breakfasts (eggs Benedict with Chatsworth-cured bacon or salmon; strawberry-and-honey Chatsworth yoghurt with muesli) until 11.30…
Top Choice Gastropub in Leicestershire

Hammer & Pincers

For a mind-blowing meal, head to this idyllic gastropub set in bucolic gardens at the edge of the cute village of Wymeswold. Everything is homemade, down to the breads and condiments; seasonal specialities might inc…