England

Restaurants in England

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.

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.

Casual (order from the bar) but with a sophisticated menu, this gastropub serves both posh and humble locals alike.

Specializes in fresh, locally sourced products, such as venison and goat cheese.