We have rounded up the most beautiful restaurants in England ¨C from a sleek locavore joint in Somerset that¡¯s been recently awarded a Michelin star to a sustainable outdoor shack in Cornwall and a Scandi-style Yorkshire hotspot.
This Somerset address has gained a Michelin star for its focus on locally sourced ingredients on the farm-to-table menu from chef Merlin Labron-Johnson (formerly of Portland in London). Attached to staycation favourite Number One Bruton, Osip has muted mint interiors filled with colourful jars of pickles and pretty dried flowers.
Address: Osip, 1 High St, Bruton BA10 0AB Telephone: +44 1749 813322 Website: osiprestaurant.com
Lush foliage plays with soft pinks and whites at Skye Gyngell’s beautiful spot in Somerset House. One wall in particular is adorned with 300 delicate white-ceramic petals commissioned by Brazilian artist Val¨¦ria Nascimento.
Address: Spring, Somerset House, New Wing, Lancaster Place, London, WC2R 1LA Telephone: +44 20 3011 0115 Website: springrestaurant.co.uk
The Hidden Hut, Cornwall
This tiny, sage-green open-air caf¨¦ above Porthcurnick Beach in St Mawes invites diners to bring their own cutlery and feast on seasonal lunches of fish chowder and spiced dhal while watching surfers splash below.
Address: The Hidden Hut, Portscatho, Truro TR2 5EW Website: hiddenhut.co.uk
Hearth at Heckfield Place, Hampshire
Australian-born Skye Gyngell has brought her love for English produce and biodynamic ingredients to the Hampshire hotel. The interiors are elegantly rustic with exposed beams and bricks, wooden tables and industrial-size lights. Find dishes such as flatbread with stracciatella and white truffle or slow-cooked shoulder of lamb with charred collard greens on the menu, both most likely cooked on the restaurant’s open fire.
Address: Heckfield Place, Heckfield Place Park, Hook RG27 0LD Telephone: +44 118 932 6868 Website: heckfieldplace.com
The Gunton Arms, Norfolk
This flint-built pub-with-rooms, set in the 1,000-acre deer park of 18th-century Gunton Hall, is filled to the brim with world-class art, including a neon sign by Tracey Emin, delicate butterflies by Damien Hirst and an etching by Lucian Freud.
Address: The Gunton Arms, Norwich NR11 8TZ Telephone: +44 1263 832010 Website: theguntonarms.co.uk
The Pig at Combe, Devon
Deck chairs and vintage sun umbrellas dot the terrace at this foodie hotel where an afternoon Victoria sponge is served with fresh local strawberries and homemade clotted cream.
Address: The Pig at Combe, Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AD Telephone: +44 1404 540400 Website: thepighotel.com
Pythouse Kitchen Garden, Wiltshire
A distressed-white-brick conservatory in Tisbury looks out onto an 18th-century walled kitchen garden of flowers, vegetables and fruit that get picked each morning for lunchtime specials that may include chargrilled purple-sprouting broccoli with smoked almonds, Greens of Glastonbury cheese and kale or roast squash with pumpkin-seed butter, orchard glaze and crispy sage.
Address: Pythouse Kitchen Garden, West Hatch, Tisbury SP3 6PA Telephone: +44 1747 870444 Website: pythousekitchengarden.co.uk
L¡¯Enclume, Lake District
Simon Rogan¡¯s two-Michelin-star flagship restaurant-with-rooms lures serious foodies to the tiny village of Cartmel in Cumbria. Once a former blacksmith¡¯s workshop, the space is characterised by soft neutral tones, with wooden seating and the delicate mismatched tableware that the innovative tasting menu is served on.
Address: L’Enclume, Cavendish St, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QA Telephone: +44 15395 36362 Website: lenclume.co.uk
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, London
Tropical interiors ¨C floral print and green living foliage ¨C fill the Bourne & Hollingsworth buildings, a popular brunch spot in Clerkenwell where laptoping toting creatives feast on fluffy banana pancakes and eggs royale.
Address: Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Rd, Farringdon, London EC1R 0HU Telephone: +44 20 3174 1156 Website: bandhbuildings.com
The Wigmore, London
High-gloss pea-green walls contrast with red and yellow leather seating at the Martin Brudnizki-designed pub-meets-contemporary-tavern. We suggest grabbing a seat at the timber bar (it¡¯s been crafted with blue-and-white-patterned fabric panelling) to order a plate of the crispy, fat chips with Bloody Mary salt and a large glass of Chapel Down.
Address: The Wigmore, 15 Langham Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 3DE Telephone: +44 20 7965 0198 Website: the-wigmore.co.uk
The Clockspire, Somerset
London-based Studio Indigo revived this former 19th-century schoolhouse in Milborne Port and restored the original adjoining clock tower too. Blending old with new, interiors feature bare stone walls and sleek seating so diners can admire the vaulted oak-beam ceilings while sipping on homemade honeysuckle vodka.
Address: The Clockspire, Gainsborough, Milborne Port, Sherborne DT9 5BA Telephone: +44 1963 251458 Website: theclockspire.com
New Yard, Cornwall
Set in a converted carriage house on the Trelowarren estate, New Yard aims to become totally self-sufficient in fuel and food. Eco-conscious owner Jeffrey Robinson and right-hand man Tyler Doonan are working to fill the menu with exclusively Cornish ingredients such as Cusgarne vegetables, game from the surrounding estate and seafood caught fresh in Helford.
Address: New Yard, Stableyard, Trelowarren, Mawgan, Helston TR12 6AF Telephone: +44 1326 221595 Website: newyardrestaurant.co.uk
This Hexham restaurant, whose name means ¡®home¡¯ in Norwegian, oozes Scandi cool with pale wood, exposed bulbs and mid-century furniture, and there’s refined Nordic-style cooking on the menu too in dishes such as quail¡¯s egg served with peas in a pink fir potato broth and rapeseed-oil ice cream with raw milk and fermented blackcurrant.
Address: Hjem, The Hadrian Hotel, Front St, Wall, Hexham NE46 4EE Telephone: +44 1434 681232 Website: restauranthjem.co.uk
The Hind’s Head, Berkshire
This is Heston Blumenthal¡¯s neighbourhood gastropub in Bray, just down from the three-Michelin-starred Fat Duck. The menu celebrates British dining at its best (spiced potted shrimp, golden Scotch eggs and sweet devils on horsebacks). A former hunting lodge, the building dates from the 15th century and is still a place of wood panels, open fires and dimly lit tables.
Address: The Hind’s Head, High St, Bray SL6 2AB Telephone: +44 1628 626151 Website: hindsheadbray.com
The little pop-up sister of Ollie Dabbous¡¯s Hide now lives permanently on Mayfair¡¯s Mount Street. The all-day caf¨¦ serves coffee and pastries in the morning and oysters and Champagne in the evenings, as well as choice vintages from its friends at Hedonism Wines just around the corner.
Address: Hideaway, 100 Mount St, Mayfair, London W1K 2TG Telephone: +44 20 3146 8666 Website: hideawaylondon.co.uk
The Rose, Kent
A grown-up eight-room bolthole in the town of Deal on the Kentish seaside. Panels of the former pub¡¯s original wood keep in theme with the ocean feel, with added olive green accents and teal seats from which diners watch the chefs in the open kitchen. Expect to find a vibrant Scandi breakfast plate with pink pickled onion and green avocado or a hearty fish pie on the menu.
Address: The Rose, 91 High St, Deal CT14 6ED Telephone: +44 1304 389127 Website: therosedeal.com
Black Swan Olstead, Yorkshire
This place was awarded one of Michelin¡¯s first ever green stars, with many of the ingredients listed on the tasting menu grown in the two-acre kitchen garden. Upstairs is a Scandinavian-style dining room with natural light and twisting tables while downstairs you¡¯ll find worn leather benches and dark wooden shelves lined with pickled vegetables and wild herbs.
Address: The Black Swan, Oldstead, York YO61 4BL Telephone: +44 1347 868387 Website: blackswanoldstead.co.uk
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