Eating out

Best food in England

From gastro-pubs with handwritten menus to family-friendly cafés serving organic coffee, and sophisticated eateries promising fine dining in glamorous rooms. It’s easy to find the best restaurants for every occasion and budget. Places to eat range from street stalls and quirky restaurants to Michelin-starred establishments. And every taste is catered for too. Choose from curries, noodles and pho, as well as regional Italian pastas, Argentine steaks and Spanish tapas. Closer to home, foraged food and seasonal ingredients top the bill.

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Fill your belly on a gourmet getaway in Leicestershire

Fill your belly on a gourmet getaway in Leicestershire

Try the famous Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, local Stilton cheese, cream tea, ales, wines and sloe gin as part of a delicious countryside break.

Location: Melton Mowbray and the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire

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Discover a foodie’s heaven on the quayside

Discover a foodie’s heaven on the quayside

Enjoy fine dining, traditional pubs and a long history of oyster fishing in Emsworth, near Portsmouth.

Location: Emsworth, Hampshire

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Enjoy four-star dining at Albright Hussey Manor Hotel

Enjoy four-star dining at Albright Hussey Manor Hotel

From the minute you drive over the bridge spanning the Tudor Moat and walk into this impressive Manor Hotel; you’ll be transported into foodie heaven.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Indulge in the culinary delights of Manchester

Indulge in the culinary delights of Manchester

Manchester is well known for its vast selection of dining opportunities, with a huge range of international cuisine spread across the city.

Location: Manchester

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Discover Winchester’s exciting and varied food scene

Discover Winchester’s exciting and varied food scene

Sample Winchester’s best restaurants and find out why TV chefs are locating their new eateries in Hampshire’s perfect foodie break destination.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

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Seasonal wine and menu tasting at Finbarr’s

Seasonal wine and menu tasting at Finbarr’s

Try a bit of everything at one of the northeast's best-loved eateries.

Location: Durham

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Enjoy a gourmet break at Rick Stein’s cookery school

Enjoy a gourmet break at Rick Stein’s cookery school

On the beautiful north coast of Cornwall, the award-winning Padstow Seafood School offers a fantastic foodie break for seafood lovers.

Location: Padstow, Cornwall

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Enjoy Yorkshire’s best seasonal foods – from forest floor to plate

Enjoy Yorkshire’s best seasonal foods – from forest floor to plate

The Michelin-starred food at Harome’s Star Inn is not the only reason to make a foodie trip to the pretty North York Moors’ village.

Location: Helmsley, North Yorkshire

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Cook with celebrity chefs in Dorset

Cook with celebrity chefs in Dorset

Share in Lesley Waters' and Mark Hix's kitchen secrets.

Location: Dorset

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Enjoy michelin-starred dining at Casamia

Enjoy michelin-starred dining at Casamia

Splash out on a romantic Michelin-starred meal with wonderful waterfront views.

Location: Bristol

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Sample some thoroughly British fare at The French

Sample some thoroughly British fare at The French

At Michelin-starred restaurant The French, you’ll find British food at its freshest and best, and in the most beautiful of surroundings.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Feast on Warwickshire’s regional produce at The Cross

Feast on Warwickshire’s regional produce at The Cross

The Cross is a historic 19th century inn and a Michelin starred ‘restropub’ in Kenilworth, in the heart of rural Warwickshire.

Location: Kenilworth, Warwickshire

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Don your chef’s hat at Birmingham’s Michelin-starred eateries

Don your chef’s hat at Birmingham’s Michelin-starred eateries

At the elegant Simpsons restaurant you’ll do more than enjoy a tranquil lunch. You’ll be swapping places with the chef and making the food yourself.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Experience the ultimate rugby weekend at Newcastle Falcons

Experience the ultimate rugby weekend at Newcastle Falcons

Stay at the four-star Sandman Signature Hotel, experience the famous Geordie welcome and watch top flight rugby at Newcastle Falcons.

Location: NewcastleGateshead, Tyne and Wear

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Sample fine food at every turn in Manchester

Sample fine food at every turn in Manchester

With hundreds of variations in places to eat and drink, Manchester is the place to be for a real culinary treat this summer.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Quirky by name, delicious by nature

Quirky by name, delicious by nature

Explore the Peak District National Park around Meltham in West Yorkshire then settle down to a relaxed fine dining experience at The Quirky Corner.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

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Enjoy hearty Yorkshire winter warmers to keep out the chill

Enjoy hearty Yorkshire winter warmers to keep out the chill

Eat, drink and be cosy this winter by tucking into some crisply battered, succulent fish and chips sprinkled with sea salt – perfect way to warm up after a bracing walk.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Enjoy an evening of fine dining at The Peacock at Rowsley

Enjoy an evening of fine dining at The Peacock at Rowsley

After a day of fly-fishing on the River Wye, stop by The Peacock for a beautiful fine dining experience.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

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Go on a ‘Veggie Vacation’ in Leicester

Go on a ‘Veggie Vacation’ in Leicester

Herbivores need not have to worry about a lack of menu options anymore, for now you can enjoy a veggie and vegan friendly weekend break in Leicester.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

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Sizzle in Nottingham’s emerging Curry Quarter

Sizzle in Nottingham’s emerging Curry Quarter

From award-winning Indian fine dining to traditional curry houses, the city has plenty to tempt the taste-buds as the summer nights start to hot up.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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