Foodie breaks in spring

Places to eat in spring

From tender lamb to salty samphire, buttery new potatoes to tangy rhubarb, Nature’s larder is abundant during spring. And with England’s best restaurants and breweries scattered all over the country, you don’t have to search far and wide for good food. Sample locally prized dishes, like Derbyshire’s famous Bakewell pudding, or watch fresh, seasonal produce get given the gourmet treatment. Fancy donning a chef’s hat for a day? Hone your skills on a professionally led cookery course or, if you’re feeling brave, whip up a tasty lunch in a Michelin-starred restaurant for a MasterChef experience but without the stress.

Places to eat in spring

Foodie breaks in spring

From tender lamb to salty samphire, buttery new potatoes to tangy rhubarb, Nature’s larder is abundant during spring. And with England’s best restaurants and breweries scattered all over the country, you don’t have to search far and wide for good food. Sample locally prized dishes, like Derbyshire’s famous Bakewell pudding, or watch fresh, seasonal produce get given the gourmet treatment. Fancy donning a chef’s hat for a day? Hone your skills on a professionally led cookery course or, if you’re feeling brave, whip up a tasty lunch in a Michelin-starred restaurant for a MasterChef experience but without the stress.

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Fill your belly at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

Fill your belly at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

Sample the best of Liverpool’s thriving food and drink scene at this weekend of gastronomic delights.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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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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Treat yourself at Brighton & Hove’s Food & Drink Festival

Treat yourself at Brighton & Hove’s Food & Drink Festival

It’s a case of food, glorious food at Brighton & Hove’s Food & Drink Festival but don’t miss out on the chance to learn about local produce too.

Location: Brighton, East Sussex

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Fill your belly on a gourmet break in Bakewell

Fill your belly on a gourmet break in Bakewell

Enjoy a delicious culinary experience in Bakewell, home of the world-famous Pudding, and hone your hands-on skills on a specialist cookery course.

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

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Treat yourself on a shopping break in Salisbury

Treat yourself on a shopping break in Salisbury

Enjoy a city break in Salisbury and shop in the city’s historic Market Place, with regular weekly markets, farmers markets and themed markets.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Experience seafood heaven in South Devon

Experience seafood heaven in South Devon

Tuck into delicious seafood on a foodie break in Salcombe, known for its picture-perfect estuary and golden sand beaches.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

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Pick up your knife and fork in Sheffield’s Kelham Island

Pick up your knife and fork in Sheffield’s Kelham Island

Take a new twist on ‘Made in Sheffield’ and you’ll see why cutlery still has such an important place in Sheffield’s heart.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Discover what goes into your pint on a brewery tour

Discover what goes into your pint on a brewery tour

Home to a number of award-winning breweries, Nottinghamshire is the perfect place to discover what goes into the quintessentially English pint.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Get a taste for elegance at Mark Poynton's celebrated spot

Get a taste for elegance at Mark Poynton's celebrated spot

Alimentum is firmly in the stratosphere of England's dining elite. But its prices show its feet are firmly on the ground.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Eat authentic Italian food at Bibis Italianissimo

Eat authentic Italian food at Bibis Italianissimo

Be wined, dined and entertained at this decadent 1920s themed Italian restaurant and cocktail bar.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

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Enjoy street food beside the river in Exeter

Enjoy street food beside the river in Exeter

Choose from an impressive line-up of different cuisines at this regular night market, set against the stunning backdrop of Exeter's historic quayside.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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Tuck into a three day food festival in Exeter

Tuck into a three day food festival in Exeter

Celebrate the best food and drink from the South West at this event in May.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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Visit Bath’s best bars on a cocktail trail

Visit Bath’s best bars on a cocktail trail

If your favourite tipple is a cocktail, you won’t want to miss sampling the best in these stylish bars.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Dine out on vegan specialities at El Piano

Dine out on vegan specialities at El Piano

If you are into healthy vegan food in an amazingly quirky restaurant or just want to try something new, then El Piano is for you.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Take a taste of Norwich back home with you

Take a taste of Norwich back home with you

Norwich’s compact creative quarter is packed with foodie delights, from fine dining restaurants to asparagus and Colman’s Mustard.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Enjoy Afternoon Tea with a twist in Windsor

Enjoy Afternoon Tea with a twist in Windsor

Indulge in the quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea from a wooden river boat, or whilst dressed in your best vintage clobber this spring.

Location: Windsor, Berkshire

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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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Discover Brighton and Hove’s fresh and exciting foodie scene

Discover Brighton and Hove’s fresh and exciting foodie scene

In recent years restaurants in Brighton & Hove have proved that the city has a lot more to offer gastronomes than just fish ‘n’ chips.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Enjoy a fantastic Lancashire taste experience

Enjoy a fantastic Lancashire taste experience

The award-winning Cartford Inn is an ideal place to pause and sample some of the best food found in Lancashire’s countryside.

Location: Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire

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Stuff yourself silly on Nottingham’s finest cooking and produce

Stuff yourself silly on Nottingham’s finest cooking and produce

Tempt your taste buds with Michelin-starred fine dining, delis brimming with local produce and a heritage tour of some of the city’s best pubs.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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