Renowned chef Nathan Outlaw’s first London venture, Outlaw’s at The Capital, has just been awarded a Michelin star. The menu abounds with delectable seafood dishes using fish primarily sourced around the Cornish coast, such as lobster risotto with orange and basil.
The Capital is a family-run five-star townhouse hotel with 49 guest bedrooms, mere moments from Harrods. The six-course tasting menu is priced £70 pp and an overnight stay costs from £380 per room (two sharing).
The Chester Grosvenor, Chester
‘Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor’ combines contemporary and innovative cuisine with a traditional and elegant setting. The menu changes regularly according to which ingredients are at their best, and features inventive creations such as caramelised veal sweetbread with vanilla-scented lobster tail and avocado cream. Located in the centre of historic Chester, The Chester Grosvenor is a sophisticated city hotel and the restaurant has, impressively retained, its Michelin star since 1990. A night’s stay costs from £184 pp (two sharing) including a three-course dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant, plus breakfast.
Grand Jersey, Jersey
The modern British menu at Tassili, the Grand Jersey’s fine-dining offering, is dotted with excellent examples of the island’s local and seasonal produce. Executive head chef Richard Allen’s seven-course surprise tasting menu capitalises on these stunning ingredients, and is sure to wow diners with examples of creative flavours, textures and technical cooking methods. The five-star Grand Jersey stands in the heart of Jersey’s capital, St Helier, and is only two minutes from the beach. A two-night gourmet stay costs from £299 pp (two sharing) and includes champagne afternoon tea, breakfast, two dinners in the Michelin-starred restaurant (one tasting menu and one à la carte) and transfers.
Hambleton Hall, Rutland
Michelin-star chef Aaron Patterson oversees an expert team at Hambleton Hall’s restaurant, producing dishes crafted from premium seasonal ingredients. Choices on the à la carte menu feature classic combinations with a distinctly-modern edge, such as assiette of rabbit with pearl barley risotto and liquorice sauce. The lakeside hotel is one of Britain’s finest country houses with 17 splendid bedrooms, situated on Rutland Water itself. A night’s half-board, including a three-course à la carte dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant, breakfast and a morning paper, costs from £188 pp (two sharing).
Holbeck Ghyll, Cumbria
Holbeck Ghyll’s restaurant has gathered a fantastic selection of awards, including three AA Rosettes, and a coveted Michelin star held for an impressive 13 years. Head chef David McLaughlin is passionate about using Cumbrian ingredients, and his menu includes lamb and venison from Cumbrian farmers, wild Cumbrian lobster and salmon smoked just down the road. The hotel is perched on a hill overlooking Lake Windermere, and provides the perfect base to explore the Lake District’s beautiful scenery. A night’s stay costs from £128 pp (two sharing) including a three-course dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant and breakfast.
Lords of the Manor, Gloucestershire
Traditional British dishes pervade the menu of the restaurant at Lords of the Manor, and head chef Richard Edwards has designed the dishes to let classic and delicious flavour combinations do the talking. Meals such as roast breast of grouse and croustillant of leg with creamed sprouts, butternut, chanterelles and blackberries are served in an idyllic setting, and are, naturally, best accompanied by a fine wine from the extensive cellar. Lords of the Manor is a luxury Cotswolds haven, ideal for a peaceful and relaxed break. A night’s stay costs from £165 pp (two sharing) including a three-course à la carte dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant and breakfast.
Lucknam Park, Wiltshire
Sourcing ingredients from the hotel’s extensive vegetable garden is just one way that Chef Hywel Jones packs The Park Restaurant’s dishes with flavour. Both the à la carte and tasting menus showcase delicious British produce and flavours with an interesting twist, with offerings such as loin of Andrew Morgan’s Brecon venison with oxtail fritters, cumin, butternut squash and sloe gin sauce. Lucknam Park is an elegant country house hotel close to the city of Bath with an award winning spa and 500 acres of parkland. A night’s stay costs from £173 pp (two sharing) – room only. A three-course dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant costs from £75 pp.
The Montagu Arms, Hampshire
One of Hampshire’s most sought-after dining experiences, The Terrace Restaurant at The Montagu Arms (voted to be one of the top 100 restaurants in the UK in the 2013 National Restaurant Awards) is committed to showcasing the abundant local produce found in the New Forest. Head Chef and Roux scholar Matthew Tomkinson’s menu often features ingredients sourced from the restaurant’s own kitchen garden, and regularly changes to reflect to best of the current season. The Montagu Arms is located in the heart of the charming village of Beaulieu, and its 22 charming luxury rooms are steeped in history. A night’s half-board, with a three-course dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant, costs from £122 pp (two sharing).
Lancashire born-and-raised chef Nigel Haworth gained his Michelin star in 1996, and has successfully retained it to this day. His menu at the Northcote restaurant reveals his passion for Lancashire’s produce, and includes fantastic game dishes sourced from the local area. Northcote is the former home of a Lancashire textile baron located near Blackburn, and has a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. A one-night gourmet break costs from £173 pp (two sharing) and includes a night’s B&B, champagne and canapés and a five-course dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant.
Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa, Sussex
The restaurant at Ockenden Manor offers an elegant fine dining experience, in a room with exquisite views over the South Downs. Head Chef Stephen Crane makes use of local ingredients to create his sophisticated dishes, such as South Downs lamb served three ways with falafel. Ockenden Manor is an Elizabethan Manor House in a Tudor village, set in nine acres of spectacular gardens. A night’s half-board, with a three-course dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant, costs from £125 (two sharing).
South Lodge, Sussex
Instead of a standard à la carte offering, diners at South Lodge’s Pass Restaurant can choose from a range of tasting menus, each incorporating a fantastic array of unusual and alluring flavours, textures and cooking techniques. The experiences include between three and ten dishes, and have been lovingly crafted by chef Matt Gillan. The hotel is located on a 93-acre estate in Sussex, with 84 individually-designed bedrooms. A one-night gourmet break costs from £153 pp (two sharing) including breakfast and an eight-course tasting menu in the Michelin-starred restaurant.