Restaurants

The Cartford Inn, Lancashire: ‘Long may it flourish’ – restaurant review | Jay Rayner

December 3, 2017

A contender for dessert of the year is the icing on the cake at this supreme exponent of inventive pub grub The Cartford Inn, Cartford Lane, Little Eccleston, Lancashire PR3 0YP (01995 670 166). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £60-£100 If you were to assess the Cartford Inn based solely on its interior […]

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Angkor Soul, Stockport: ‘It lives up to its name’ | Jay Rayner

November 3, 2017

It’s a popular restaurant, a café and a record shop, too. But all that matters is the great Cambodian home cooking Nungwi Village Angkor Soul, 12 Stockport Road, Marple, Stockport SK6 6BJ (0161 222 0707). Lunch £30, dinner £60, both for two Marple, just outside Stockport, is not the kind of town in which you […]

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Black Swan country pub in Yorkshire named world’s best restaurant

November 3, 2017

Family-run inn in Oldstead beats fine-dining rivals Blumenthal and Blanc in global poll based on millions of reviews A country pub in North Yorkshire has been named the best restaurant in the world based on a poll of customer reviews. The Black Swan in Oldstead, on the edge of the North York Moors, shot straight […]

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The White Lion Inn, Cray, Yorkshire dales: hotel review

November 3, 2017

This revamped old drovers’ pub above Wharfedale offers a roaring fire, real ales and a menu designed for those who’ve been out walking on the fells When Yorkshire hosted the grand départ of the Tour de France in 2014, the first taste of the wild for the peleton was climbing out of Wharfedale past a […]

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Salt, Stratford-upon-Avon: ‘I want this restaurant to be great’ | Jay Rayner

November 3, 2017

Paul Foster won top awards as a young chef, now he’s got his own place in the Midlands. And Jay feels fully vindicated Salt, 8 Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB (01789 263 566). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £70-£110 Paul Foster is living other chefs’ fantasies. He has the thing they all want: […]

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Fence Gate Lodge, near Burnley, Lancashire: hotel review

November 3, 2017

This inn on the edge of the Ribble Valley has long had a reputation for good food and drink. Now it’s added a glam 24-bedroom lodge across the road When I arrive at Fence Gate Lodge, owner Kevin Berkins is busy with a tape measure on the staircase, checking the installation of a bespoke bannister. […]

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Piecaramba!: ‘A bloody good pie shop’ – restaurant review | Jay Rayner

November 3, 2017

The restaurant may be filled with vintage comics, but the pies served up in this Winchester diner are no joke Piecaramba!, 11a Parchment Street, Winchester SO23 8AT (01962 852 182). Meal for two, including service and drinks: £25 (if you really try) Getting too analytical about our food is never a good idea. Eating is […]

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The Game Bird, London: ‘This is a love letter’ – restaurant review

November 3, 2017

This plush bolthole unapologetically serves up classic British dishes without froth or fuss – and long may it continue The Game Bird, The Stafford, 16-18 St James’s Place, London SW1A 1NJ (020 7518 1234). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £140 It takes guts to write a menu full of original dishes nobody has […]

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Try the world’s first fusion food – in the backstreets of Macau

October 3, 2017

Mix Chinese flavours with ingredients from Portugal and spices from its colonies across three continents and you have a unique cuisine that dates back 450 years Macau attracts some 30 million visitors a year, drawn by its pastel baroque churches, ancient Chinese temples and (mostly) vast casinos that dwarf even Las Vegas’s. But Macau can […]

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10 of the best restaurants near Florence’s major attractions

October 3, 2017

Exploring Florence’s cultural riches builds up an appetite – so we asked a foodie tour guide for her tips on the best places to dine on Tuscan classics, as well as pizza and pasta, an olive stone’s throw from the tourist hotspots Vini e Vecchi SaporiThis tiny space packs a flavourful punch for home-style Tuscan […]

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