England

Restaurants in England

An hour outside London, the Michelin three-starred Fat Duck is widely considered one of the best restaurants in the world.

A restored circa-1880 pub, this Shoreditch restaurant and lounge is where London's beautiful and moneyed sup.

From the same owners as Michelin-starred Club Gascon, basement-level Le Cercle serves modern French cuisine in tapas-size portions. Sheer, floor-length draperies add privacy to the booth seating and elegance to the main dining room.

This subterranean den at Smithfield Market opens at 6 a.m. to feed a ravenous crowd of butchers and night traders. The kitchen is known for its deviled lamb's kidneys.

This Indian bistro in Chelsea has won chef Yogesh Datta acclaim for the past decade. It re-opened in 2010 after a top-to-bottom renovation and has a frequently changing menu of classical Indian cuisine with European touches and in-season, local ingredients.

Sketch is far from a simple place to come and dine. French master chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mazouz created the space in a historic Mayfair building for more than fine dining: there's a whirlwind entertainment center spread out on two rambling floors.

The Chef: Heston Blumenthal’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Fat Duck, in Bray, Berkshire, is a perennial favorite on acclaimed “best restaurant” lists and is famous for unusual dishes like bacon-and-eggs ice cream.

Tom's Kitchen is chef Tom Aiken's (with his twin brother, Robert) second place, done up like a fantasy Edwardian country-house kitchen. The food is plain, simple, and delicious - like the enormous wooden slab of charcuterie.

For local steamed mussels, head to BBC chef Rick Stein’s Cornish Arms pub.

Originally opened in 1939, Geales is a traditional fish and chips restaurant (affectionately known as a “fish and chippy”) that uses ingredients from sustainable sources within the UK. The specialty here is, of course, fish and chips, and it can be prepared using pollock, cod, haddock, or sole.