England

Restaurants in England

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.

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.

The Islington location of this seven-brasserie Indian food chain has an outdoor food court and an interior with eye-catching murals by tribal artists. As with other Masala Zone eateries, the decor is contemporary with a warm, earthy color palette and plenty of art.

Tucked away inside a multilevel townhouse just off Sloane Square, this haute Indian restaurant has an unassuming location that belies its Michelin one-starred status.

The first United Kingdom-based Vietnamese tea and coffee supplier, Ca Phe VN is open every Saturday at Hackney’s Broadway Market.

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.