United kingdom which is one the most developed country in Europe has one the best restaurants in the world. Many of this restaurants has variety of dishes which they offer in their menus, in this article we’ll list l the top 10 best restaurants in the UK where you can eat and enjoy your stays while in UK. You can as well check out related articles on How to get UK work permit without a job offer
- OSIP (lacated at “1 High Street, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0AB”)
It’s fair to say, Osip is not your average neighbourhood restaurant in this part of the world. You wouldn’t guess from the modest frontage but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes – Osip is a true farm-to-table event, with produce coming largely from the farm and kitchen garden, as well as via local suppliers.
The dining room is equally humble, but like Labron-Johnson’s cooking it highlights beauty in simplicity. A pale green leather banquette hugs one wall, contrasting against whitewashed brick and a flash of original stonework. Dried flowers hang from the walls, alongside a shelf that shows off a handful of influential cookbooks. There are white tablecloths, and crisp, white-shirted servers too, but everything is relaxed. Front-of-house manage the room with ease – never intrusive, but always on hand.
We proceed through eight courses of outstanding food – the sort where recency bias takes hold and each dish becomes your new favourite. A Jerusalem artichoke snack – steamed then fried in tempura batter, dusted in togarashi and served on a splodge of black garlic – is unique and eye-widening. It only gets better from there: creamy white onion royale with morels and vin jaune has a comforting Gallic richness to it, but interspersed with rich courses are lighter ones, like a taco of spring vegetables and mole verde, or young leeks with almond and ricotta.they have Manus as listed on their. website they have variety of foods and drikds
2. Ynyshir “British, Japanese, Pan Asian”(Eglwys Fach, Powys, SY20 8TA)
Manicured grounds, luxury rooms, courteous service and the peaceful surrounds of an RSPB nature reserve have long been a lure for VIPs and those after some Welsh R&R – although the star attraction at this glorious restaurant-with-rooms is the “awesome” cooking of chef/patron Gareth Ward.
Leisurely meals unfurl over four hours of 20 doll-sized courses; lunch takes less time, but with nothing but the glorious Welsh countryside for miles around, where else would you be rushing off to? – except, perhaps, one of the 10 individually designed bedrooms, three of which are out in the garden.
From the first taste of the home-baked bread with cultured butter through to the final sampling of strawberries with elder and yuzu, meals are shot through with intense flavours – not surprising, given that wunderkind Ward trained at high-flying Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham.
There are also starring roles for Welsh lamb and Welsh Wagyu beef, prominent roles for pickling, curing and fermenting, while ‘desserts’ offer a profusion of sweet (and sometimes savoury) delights, from ‘birch porridge’ to miso treacle tart.
This is, to be sure, challenging cooking that will not be to everyone’s taste – not least vegetarians, who are unlikely to get the most from the meat-focused kitchen. But with only five tables in the main dining room, Ynyshir offers a highly personal dining experience at the cutting edge of modern British cooking.
Wines fit the top-end scenario, the dining room is a modern vision of simplicity to counteract the pyrotechnics on the plate, while the chef’s table and counter are a shoo-in for that special Michelin-starred occasion. All in all, “incredible everything and truly special in every way” – and well worth setting the satnav for. click on the link to visit their office
3. PENSONS . ( location “Pensons Yard, Tenbury Wells, Herefordshire, WR15 8R”)
Pensons is a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms sitting in the Netherwood Estate, Tenbury Wells. Pensons is open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, and for lunch and dinner from Thursday to Saturday. Their seasonal tasting menu is designed by head chef Chris Simpson, ever changing, it is inspired by local suppliers and produce. The restaurant itself is open and airy, enjoying large windows and vaulted ceilings from their luxurious converted barn location.
If you’re visiting Pensons for dinner you will find a five course tasting menu, which changes regularly depending on local supply and season. An example of the dishes you may find include monkfish served with artichoke, seaweed and chicken sauce, and a venison dish served with onion, bacon, parsnip and celeriac sauce. Smaller courses may include homemade bread with yeast butter, and a mushroom dish served with truffle, hazelnut and artichoke. Desserts sound equally as tempting with dishes such as spiced red wine pear, and vanilla panna cotta served with gingerbread and yoghurt sorbet. There is also an optional cheese course, and paired wines to accompany each dish on the menu.There is also a smaller three course lunch menu available, with a smaller selection of dishes from the evening menu on offer.
Pensons is located in Pensons Yard, Tenbury Wells. You are located within reach of many local attractions such as the Arley Arboretum and Gardens and Croft Castle. With plenty of interesting places to visit in the Malverns you are also close by to a number of museums such the Regal Cinema museum and the Tenbury Wells History Museum.
A popular restaurant with locals due to exceptional service and food means booking is essential when visiting this Michelin-starred restaurant.
4. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie. ( location ” Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scottish Borders, PH3 1NF”)
Occupying “the most perfect setting” in a quiet corner of the luxury Gleneagles, which is Scotland’s most famous hotel complex, Restaurant Andrew Fairlie is a calm, sophisticated space with enough formality to create a sense of occasion – think diffuse lighting, soft furnishings and lively paintings hung on textured brown/black walls.
The restaurant first opened in 2001, before becoming the only establishment in Scotland to be awarded two Michelin stars in 2006. Fairlie is rightfully credited with having transformed the culinary landscape of Scotland, but tragically, the chef passed away in January of 2019 after falling victim to a brain tumour.
Today, the restaurant honours his legacy with precise and highly assured cooking which is rooted in the classic European tradition. The kitchen team here showcases a masterclass in refinement: home-smoked Scottish lobster dressed with warm lime butter has been on the menu since the very early days, and other dishes also seem like old friends – the breast of duck with foie gras in a port jus for example, or the roast loin of monkfish with chicken, Swiss chard and girolles.
Elsewhere, sophistication is the watchword (think wild mushroom and truffle ravioli with minted pea velouté or a crumpet topped with salt-baked beetroot, confit Ayrshire potato and Oscietra caviar), while desserts such as raspberry soufflé with geranium ice cream or the cherry tart with white chocolate and pistachio are works of art. The “amazing” wine list is as long as a school register and might prove to be overwhelming for some, but the knowledgeable sommelier is eager to offer teasing suggestions.
It’s no surprise that prices are high, but the quality on show here is second to none. If you’re looking to enjoy a truly memorable experience though (and have the budget for it), we’d recommend plumping for the eight-course Menu Dégustation, which can be matched with paired wines.
5. The Muddlers Club. (location “1 Warehouse Lane, Belfast, Co Antrim, BT1 2DX”)
Tattooed staff, a location down a graffitied alleyway in the backstreets of the cathedral quarter and a name inspired by a 200-year-old drinking club might strike an unimpeachably urban pose but The Muddler’s Club also has impeccable culinary credentials: this is one of only three Belfast restaurants to hold a Michelin star.
Head chef and owner Gareth McCaughey has earned his place in the famous red restaurant guide by turning the best in-season Irish ingredients into a six-course tasting menu produced from a theatrical open kitchen.
Bread and snacks are delivered before a procession of meticulously crafted small plates in which the terse descriptions of the menu are belied by the multi-faceted flavours of what arrives at the table.
Things might kick off with an opening salvo of scallops, bisque and cauliflower ahead of the likes of venison with beetroot and artichoke, halibut with mushroom and broccoli and duck with foie gras and heritage carrot.
A sommelier is on hand to step up to the task of matching what’s on the plate to the perfect bottle from the wine list, although by-the-glass suggestions make pairing easier for everyone: a Devils Corner Pinot Noir from Tasmania for the venison, perhaps, or a Ned Noble Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand with the final course of chocolate espresso.
Vegetarians aren’t neglected either with the likes of a cheese, onion and dill tart or assemblies of cauliflower, curry and golden raisin, or squash, broccoli and mushroom proving every bit as creative as their meat and fish counterparts.
If you don’t want to commit to a tasting menu, a conventional two/three course menu is served at lunchtime, when mackerel with buttermilk, dill and potato might be followed by flat iron steak with onion and horseradish – though the tasting menu is served at lunch too, and is really what the place is all about.
6. Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms ( “location Prescot Road, Aughton, Lancashire, L39 6RT”)
Previously executive chef at two-Michelin-starred L’Enclume, Mark Birchall has brought his own distinctive style to this restaurant-with-rooms housed within a historic 16th-century manor house. Champagne and canapés served next to an open fire in a wood-panelled lounge set the historic scene, but the dining room couldn’t look any more up-to-date.
A huge open kitchen runs down one side of the room while floor-to-ceiling windows take up the other walls, with views over lawns onto an azalea-fringed pond where the moat used to be. Modern and laid back, it is “a wonderful setting for a delightful and unique tasting menu,” according to fans.
Much of the restaurant’s produce is grown on the five-acre estate or sourced locally – Aughton sits in the middle of some of the most fertile farmland in the country – and the result is two tasting menus showcasing Birchall’s innovation and formidable talents.
Appetisers of crisp, light black pudding parcels set the tone for a series of beautifully presented dishes demonstrating impressive skill and attention to detail. A pretty plate of baked carrots is dressed with chrysanthemum and sea buckthorn, monkfish is cooked on the bone with a mussel and squash stew, while Holstein Friesian is partnered by barbecued celeriac, mustard and shallots. To finish, herbally embellished desserts could include Worcester Pearmain with woodruff, almond and whey caramel, but don’t miss out on a visit to the dedicated cheese room.
Young staff – many of them locals – deliver friendly, knowledgeable service, while there are eye-opening wine suggestions from the sommelier team, who are just as happy to accommodate classic old-world tastes as more adventurous palates.
Seven bedrooms, meanwhile, make Moor Hall a valid destination for a gourmet mini-break – not least because The Barn over the pond offers more straightforward cooking from Birchall to entice for a second night’s stay.
Professional service, flawless cooking and elegant surroundings – Moor Hall cries out for repeat visits. “I absolutely love it”, declaims one convert.
7. The Little Fish Market. ( location “10 Upper Market Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN3 1AS”)
The Little Fish Market is proof positive that good things really do come in small packages. Hidden down a nondescript side street in Hove, this teeny but terrific fish restaurant has room for just 20 diners across a handful of tables.
The Little Fish Market is owned by the fittingly named Duncan Ray – a chef who used to work at Heston Blumenthal’s Michelin-starred The Fat Duck in Bray. At The Little Fish Market, Ray creates seriously refined food in a tiny basement kitchen.
The fixed-price tasting menu is a constantly evolving affair (dishes change every 4-6 weeks) dictated by the catch from the local boats, although diners can expect “magnificent” dishes packed with flavour. Dishes you might find on the menu include celeriac with seaweed potato and hispi cabbage, followed by a mussel curry served with apple. Desserts are a highlight too, with options including the likes of a Valhrona chocolate tart and mandarin with cacao nib.
With the multi-course tasting menu clocking in at £87 per person, this is not exactly a cheap night out by Brighton standards, but the quality of food on show here more than justifies the price tag. We were also impressed by the superb service, while we found the concise wine list to be a good match for the range of fish served to us. Our top tip is to reserve your place well in advance, especially for weekend meals, as tables here often get snapped up weeks in advance.
The Little Fish Market joins a clutch of Brighton-based restaurants that have proved themselves as more than capable rivals of their London counterparts, with other top Brighton joints to look out for including Murmur, The Salt Room and 64 Degrees.
8. Opheem (“48 Summer Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JJMichelin-starred”)
Opheem is the creative outburst of Birmingham-born chef Aktar Islam, who pushes the boundaries of Indian cuisine with masterful dishes that combine an array of culinary techniques from ancient to modern.
Islam believes that cooking is, and always should be, a constantly evolving art form that takes inspiration from the past but strives to thrust dishes into the future in a way that not only comforts but challenges and confronts diners.
Inspired by the food he ate growing up with immigrant Bangladeshi parents, Islam was determined to take the flavours of his childhood and elevate them into dishes worthy of ‘kings and emperors’. He describes his passion in the kitchen as the ultimate freedom; a safe place where he can practice his creativity without constraint. Judging by the response he receives from diners and critics alike, this innate passion translates well to the plate.
Islam’s progressive gastronomic style involves grinding his own spices and using the classic arts of pickling and fermenting to create dishes that are striking to both the eyes and palate. Some recipes are from his study of 15th century culinary techniques while others simply derive from his mother’s kitchen. Careful research into his cultural heritage has ensured that his menus reflect many different regions of India with an occasional Persian and Arabian influence too.
The eight-course tasting menu is a great way to experience Islam’s full repertoire. Highlights include nandu Kerala – a king crab dish with cauliflower custard, pork broth and crispy rice; and shalgam gosht Delhi – salt-aged beef rib with Tokyo turnip, fermented garlic, smoked bone marrow and black cardamom sauce.
On the sweeter side of things, manjari Madagascar provides a decadent finale – a rich chocolate mousse with an Opalys sorbet and cocoa nibs. Wine flights are an optional addition to all the tasting menus but there is also a good selection of reds and whites available to order by the bottle or glass.
9. The Man Behind The Curtain ( location “68-78 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7JH”)
Obscure food in a fashionable environment” is one reader’s snapshot of The Man Behind the Curtain. Taking its name from a quote in The Wizard of Oz, this cool white space atop Flannels clothes store promises views over the city’s rooftops and a menu that throws down lots of boundary-smashing gauntlets: thrills and challenges abound as maverick chef Michael O’Hare conjures up a riot of cutting-edge dishes – although the whole experience sometimes feels like performance art rather than a meal.
At lunchtime, you can graze from a ‘rapide’ menu, but the real action takes place in the evening, when it’s all about ‘the permanent collection’ – a tasting extravaganza involving 10 to 14 ‘sequences’ (aka courses) running from Wagyu beef with olive juice to a dessert that combines cardamom and lemongrass soup with chilli sorbet. In between, expect the unexpected as the chef conjures up tomato tartare with beetroot and macadamia nuts, ackee and salt fish with tripe dumplings, artichoke and brioche Rossini or bowls of birds’ nest and kimchi ramen. To drink, off-piste wines and wacky cocktails are the stars – in short, this place is a genuine one-off.
The Man Behind the Curtain was awarded a coveted Michelin star in 2015, and subsequently three AA Rosettes, so you’re near guaranteed a good meal here. Because of the scarcity of similarly-awarded restaurants in Leeds it does get booked up ahead of time, so it’s always worth securing your spot if you’re thinking about visiting.
If after dining at this city centre restaurant you want to take a little piece of your experience with you, it’s good news. Michael O’Hare has created a shop of various goods for fans of his brand to buy. You might be surprised to know that you can purchase a slogan skateboard for £50, or even house-branded gin by Slingsby.
10. Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 (“6 Middle Street, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8AP”)
Paul Ainsworth and his team have something special here” notes a fan of No. 6 – a restaurant that challenges Rick Stein’s dominion over Padstow.
This Georgian terraced house is an endearing charmer, from its composed, elegant interior to its “delicious, inventive and beautifully presented” food. The kitchen, which is headed up John Walton – an old friend and colleague of Paul himself, delivers wave after wave of inspired, fashionable dishes spanning everything from a smoked haddock ‘quiche Lorraine’ to ‘all the rabbit’ with grilled bread and damsons. After that, keep things diverse with, say, local hogget, red garlic ketchup and sweetbread fricassee or the fish of the day from Cornish waters – perhaps white crab with leeks royale and ‘jack shell gravy’. Whatever you pick you can trust the ingredients will have been handled with care for satisfyingly superior results.
The British cheeseboard is well worth investigating too, while dessert could bring ewe’s milk cheesecake in puff pastry with bitter cocoa sorbet or Ainsworth’s famous reinvented ‘trifle Cornish’ flavoured with Tregothnan tea prunes and saffron.
Visitors are treated to the warmest of welcomes, service is “top-notch” and the set lunch gets a big thumbs-up. During summer this weekly-changing deal uses the very best produce of the season and will set you back £30 for two courses, or £34 for three, perfect if there’s a crowd of you looking to enjoy high-end food without breaking the bank. Those wanting a sleepover should check out the Padstow Townhouse (also owned by Ainsworth and co).
With a whole host of accolades, including a coveted Michelin star, Paul Ainswoth at No. 6 has become a must-try foodie mecca, and as such gets booked up well in advance. If you’re planning a trip to Cornwall, or live close by and fancy treating yourself, we suggested calling ahead to ensure you snag yourself a table.