England

Restaurants in England

There’s a story behind the cured ham Stephen Harris serves at his seaside pub on the pebbly Kent coast. “We’re not the archetypal village pub,” Harris says. “You can imagine bikers on bank holiday getting into a fight here.

Gerard Basset, co-founder of England’s Hotel du Vin (11 wine-focused properties), opened his luxe new hotel and restaurant in the New Forest near Southampton. Unsurprisingly, the wine list is terrific, with 350 or so selections.

Although its name refers to a cooking method that involves showcasing three main ingredients in each dish, Trinity does often evoke flavor-inspired hallelujahs with its utterly divine dishes.

Now the owner of more than 20 restaurants on four continents, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay opened this namesake eatery in 2001 inside Claridge’s Hotel, a 19th-century Art Deco landmark in Mayfair.

Hix Oyster & Chop House sits not far from London’s historic meat market, Smithfield. Originally a sausage factory, the Islington restaurant features wooden floors, a marble oyster bar, and tiled walls.

Now open in its new location on Bethnal Green Road, fun and funky Story Deli remains one of London’s top spots for flavorful, inventive pizza.