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Restaurants – 5 top British dining experiences

Best of British

Sometimes dining is all about the experience – here are 5 of the best to start you off.

Northcote chef table
Photo: Chef's table at Northcote

1. Get to the heart of the culinary action at Northcote

A bespoke chef’s table provides an interactive experience with the kitchen team creating masterpieces before your very eyes.

2. Surprise menus at Winteringham Fields

Evening dining offers up two 'Surprise' menus of seven or nine courses. Lunch also offers a three- or four-course carte if you’re determined not to be surprised

3. Seasonal tasting menus at The Olive Tree at the Queensberry Hotel

The dynamic cooking and sharp technical skills of head chef Chris Cleghorn is showcased here via a choice of seasonal tasting menus, including an impressive one for vegetarians.

4. 'Egg and soldier' at The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

The Harrow's pre-dessert signature dish is mango mousse set in Italian meringue with a tuile representing the finger of toast.

5. Dynamic modernist food is the order of the day at Gravetye Manor

Chef George Bloggs might serve up local South Downs hogget in a three-way presentation – the loin, shoulder and sweetbread served with cabbage, lamb jus and mint jellies.