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.

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Tuck into enjoy fresh seafood on the River Exe Café

Tuck into enjoy fresh seafood on the River Exe Café

Take a water taxi to the River Exe Café, located on a floating pontoon on the Exe Estuary, and sample freshly caught fish dishes.

Location: Exmouth, Devon

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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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Experience a revival of Cotswolds’ culinary traditions

Experience a revival of Cotswolds’ culinary traditions

Perfect your culinary skills at Thyme at Southrop’s cookery school, then explore some of the Cotswolds’ best restaurants in Bibury and Nailsworth.

Location: Southrop, Gloucestershire

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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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Discover a hidden gin distillery in the heart of the City

Discover a hidden gin distillery in the heart of the City

Explore the art and science of gin making at the City of London Distillery.

Location: London

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Soak up Bristolian life at Casamia

Soak up Bristolian life at Casamia

From early 2016, one of the most beautiful, vibrant parts of the city, Bristol’s Harbourside, will be home to Michelin-starred restaurant, Casamia.

Location: Bristol

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Learn cooking from an expert at Clockhouse Cafe and Tearoom

Learn cooking from an expert at Clockhouse Cafe and Tearoom

Whether you are a beginner or already an accomplished cook, there is no better place to hone your skills than the Clockhouse Cafe and Tearoom.

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire

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New Michelin stars make Cumbria foodie heaven

New Michelin stars make Cumbria foodie heaven

Sample delicious menus of quality produce at four different Michelin star restaurants.

Location: Cumbria

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Unique foodie treats in NewcastleGateshead

Unique foodie treats in NewcastleGateshead

Quirky and delicious food awaits you on every corner, so explore the best restaurants NewscastleGateshead has to offer.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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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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Beer tasting with the Britain's oldest brewer

Beer tasting with the Britain's oldest brewer

Celebrate one of Kent's finest exports - the humble hop - with a beery-break in Faversham in Kent.

Location: Faversham, Kent

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Raise a glass of English sparkling wine to the South Downs

Raise a glass of English sparkling wine to the South Downs

Bathed in the sunshine and shelter of the South Downs in Sussex, enjoy some fine English wines direct from grape to glass.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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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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Dine at one of Yorkshire’s best restaurants

Dine at one of Yorkshire’s best restaurants

Indulge in a candlelit dinner at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, Halifax.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

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