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.

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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Visit top chef Tom Kerridge’s Michelin pub in Marlow

Visit top chef Tom Kerridge’s Michelin pub in Marlow

Located in the charming Georgian town of Marlow, the Michelin starred Hand and Flowers is all about great food in luxurious surroundings.

Location: Marlow, Buckinghamshire

 
Enjoy fine dining at The Samling

Enjoy fine dining at The Samling

Top grub and sweeping views of Lake Windermere.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

 
Enjoy great views from Lincoln’s Electric Bar and Restaurant

Enjoy great views from Lincoln’s Electric Bar and Restaurant

Gaze down on the picturesque city of Lincoln while sipping cocktails and enjoying a delicious meal.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

 
Sleep in a Yurt in the middle of the Peak District

Sleep in a Yurt in the middle of the Peak District

Wake up in a yurt in the middle of the beautiful Peak District countryside on a relaxing rural escape.

Location: Cauldon, Staffordshire

 
Get a True Taste of Derbyshire

Get a True Taste of Derbyshire

Tuck into a delicious experience in Bakewell, home of the world-famous Pudding...

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

 
Dine with sharks at Two Rivers restaurant

Dine with sharks at Two Rivers restaurant

Enjoy a sumptuous meal surrounded by stunning aquatic displays at Two Rivers, The Deep in Hull, set in the Endless Oceans Gallery.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

 
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

 
Take afternoon tea at Bettys Café Tea Rooms

Take afternoon tea at Bettys Café Tea Rooms

Experience vintage English hospitality and choose from hundreds of delicious treats and tea varieties in this iconic Art Deco café.

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

 
Enjoy elegant riverside dining at The Folly

Enjoy elegant riverside dining at The Folly

Enjoy alfresco dining whilst taking in views of the river at The Folly in Oxford, followed by a cruise aboard one of the river boats moored outside.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

 
Catch the sunset at The White Horse on Brancaster Staithe

Catch the sunset at The White Horse on Brancaster Staithe

Stop for a fresh seafood lunch overlooking the tidal saltmarshes of the North Norfolk coast.

Location: Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk

 
A warm welcome awaits weary travellers at the Victoria Inn

A warm welcome awaits weary travellers at the Victoria Inn

Reward yourself after a bracing walk along the coast with a pint in one of Cornwall’s oldest watering holes.

Location: Penzance, Cornwall

 
Enjoy a romantic city break at Oddfellows

Enjoy a romantic city break at Oddfellows

With its gorgeous Georgian architecture, Oddfellows is the perfect place to have a romantic break away.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

 
Enjoy luxury by the lake at Storrs Hall Hotel

Enjoy luxury by the lake at Storrs Hall Hotel

Perched on the edge of the famous Lake Windermere, this Grade-II-listed Georgian mansion is surrounded by 17 acres of neatly trimmed grounds – plus the obligatory folly (in this case a temple).

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

 
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

 
Enjoy a pint in ‘England’s oldest pub’

Enjoy a pint in ‘England’s oldest pub’

Experience a meal at Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, ‘England’s oldest pub’ according to Guinness World Records, where Oliver Cromwell dined in the 1600s.

Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire

 
Enjoy a Sunday lunch on the Severn Valley Railway

Enjoy a Sunday lunch on the Severn Valley Railway

Setting off from Kidderminster, dine in style on a steam-hauled restaurant car train, along 16 miles of Shropshire’s beautiful Severn Valley.

Location: Kidderminster, Worcestershire

 
Enjoy a 360-degree Champagne view of Birmingham

Enjoy a 360-degree Champagne view of Birmingham

Luxury and fizz, at the top an icon of Birmingham's exciting modernity.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Spend an afternoon in the gardens of The Fishes pub

Spend an afternoon in the gardens of The Fishes pub

Eat away the afternoon at the Fishes, a serious gastropub with beautiful views in the Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: North Hinksey, Oxford

 
Eat delicious seasonal food at the Wild Rabbit Inn

Eat delicious seasonal food at the Wild Rabbit Inn

Pop in for a drink by the fire or a locally-sourced meal, and then stay over at this charming inn in the idyllic Cotswold village of Kingham.

Location: Chipping Norton, Cotswolds

 
Embrace the pop-up dining trend at Trinity Kitchen

Embrace the pop-up dining trend at Trinity Kitchen

Take your pick from a mix of vibrant restaurants and street food vans all under one roof.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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