There are excellent eateries almost everywhere you turn. I guarantee you’ll come across at least one brilliant mom-and-pop operation quietly going about its business, serving honest and delicious plates of food, if you travel 30 minutes from your front door. Creating a list like this – a rundown of the greatest restaurants in the United Kingdom – is challenging because there are simply too many to select from, but here are 10 that are consistently rated among the best:
1. The Fat Duck (Bray, Berkshire)
Chef Heston Blumenthal’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant offers a unique and creative dining experience.
2. Core by Clare Smyth (London)
This two-Michelin-starred restaurant offers a modern and elegant take on fine dining, with a focus on locally sourced ingredients.
3. The Ledbury (London)
Chef Brett Graham’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant offers contemporary European cuisine with an emphasis on quality ingredients and precise techniques.
4. Moor Hall (Aughton, Lancashire)
This two-Michelin-starred restaurant is located in a stunning 16th-century manor house and offers innovative, seasonal cuisine.
5. L’Enclume (Cartmel, Cumbria)
Chef Simon Rogan’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant focuses on locally sourced ingredients and offers a tasting menu that changes with the seasons.
6. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (London)
This three-Michelin-starred restaurant is one of the most prestigious dining destinations in the UK, offering classic French cuisine with a contemporary twist.
7. The Clove Club (London)
This Michelin-starred restaurant offers creative, modern British cuisine in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
8. The Sportsman (Seasalter, Kent)
This Michelin-starred pub is located on the Kent coast and offers a seasonal, seafood-focused menu.
9. The Raby Hunt (Darlington, County Durham)
This Michelin-starred restaurant offers a unique and inventive tasting menu that showcases local ingredients.
10. Restaurant Sat Bains (Nottingham)
This two-Michelin-starred restaurant offers modern, experimental cuisine that is heavily influenced by Chef Sat Bains’ Indian heritage.