England

Restaurants in England

Haggis—the Scottish dish made of sheep innards and traditionally sealed up sausage-style in the stomach—challenges many palates even in its traditional form. But Morelli’s, a shop in Harrods’s famed food hall, pushes that sheep-tissue envelope further by rendering it into ice cream.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s phenomenally popular restaurant forged a new, anti-Michelin style of cooking because of its simplicity. Dedicated to fresh, local produce, Oliver lets the flavors and textures speak for themselves, and the results are tasty without being intimidating.

A French twist on English ingredients, such as braised veal with Herefordshire snails and duck confit.

Located in London’s Covent Garden Hotel, Brasserie Max is somewhat of a celebrity haunt, and with good reason.

Set on the bank of the Thames, this renowned French restaurant is the only establishment in the United Kingdom to hold three Michelin stars for more than 25 years. Originally opened in 1972 by Michel and Albert Roux, the Waterside Inn is now operated by Michel’s son Alain.

Overlooking Henley’s market square, this seafood restaurant is part of an ever-growing chain, with more than 40 locations throughout the United Kingdom.

Ida

Situated in Queens Park, this small Italian trattoria is known for its authentic hand-rolled pastas. The restaurant is run by husband-and-wife team Avi and Simonetta Reichenbach, both of whom have Italian roots.

Located in the heart of the Kings Cross area, Acorn House is a "green" restaurant from executive head chef Arthur Potts Dawson.

You have to be a bit lucky—or plan well in advance—to book a place at the 16-seat communal (and sole) dining table at the Loft Project, an East London Friday and Saturday night experimental restaurant (in Kingsland Road, London’s Little Saigon, which is filled with Vietnamese places).

Located on a quiet residential street in the High Street Kensington district, Launceston Place sits inside a historic 1839 building that was once part of the manor of Earl's Court.

A 17th-century pub that serves excellent beer and steak and ale pie.

Fromagophile foodies will adore this cheese shop-meets-gourmet grocery-meets-tasting café set in the quaint neighborhood of Marylebone.

Just outside St. James Gardens, El Burrito serves crowd-pleasing burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and nachos to be washed down with fresh jugos or ice-cold Pacifico beer.