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Affordable food from Britain's top chefs

Treat yourself when you come to Britain - eat at a restaurant owned by a Michelin-starred celebrity chef. If you're thinking 'I can't afford it' - think again!

Some of Britain's favourite celebrity chefs are opening new restaurants serving award-winning food at affordable prices. Find out what Jamie, Gordon and co. have to offer here.

Gordon Ramsay - The Narrow, The Devonshire & The Warrington

Not content with his collection of 7 Michelin-starred London restaurants, Gordon added 3 gastropubs to his empire in 2007. The Narrow in Limehouse, East London; The Devonshire in Chiswick, West London; and The Warrington in Maida Vale, Central London all serve classic British dishes with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

You'll find a great selection of wines, beers and real ales at each pub, as well as the great classic décor that you'll find throughout all of Gordon's Restaurants. Expect to pay from £7 - £19 for a main course and from £13 for a bottle of wine.

Jamie Oliver - Jamie's Italian

Following the success of his Fifteen Restaurants, Jamie is opening a new collection of 'neighbourhood' restaurants called Jamie's Italian. The first restaurants will be opening in Oxford and Bath, and will reflect on Jamie's passion for high quality, authentic and affordable Italian food.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week, Jamie's Italian will be accessible and convenient. So whether you want to grab a quick breakfast, a quality, fresh sandwich, a long lunch or a fantastic evening meal, you'll find it at Jamie's Italian.

Antonio Carluccio - Carluccio's

When Italian chef Antonio Carluccio and his wife Pricilla opened the first Carluccio's caffè, restaurant and foodshop in 1991, their aim was to provide great quality, authentic Italian food at affordable prices.

There are now 34 branches of Carluccio's all over Britain, still serving delicious, fresh food. In the Carluccio's shops, you'll find delicious authentic products brought back from all over Italy - from pasta in Puglia, capers from Calabria, olive oil from Sicily, and fat risotto rice from the Veneto.

Marco Pierre White - Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill

When Marco Pierre White hung up his chef's whites and retired from cooking in 1999, the foodie world despaired. But instead of disappearing from the restaurant scene entirely, Marco became a restaurateur, and now has a number of enterprises all over Britain.

Marco joined forces with racing jockey Frankie Dettori to create Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill, a chain of exciting family restaurants serving everything from burger's and pizzas to fish and steak. There are 4 restaurants in London - Knightsbridge, Chiswick, Putney and the department store Selfridges.

Raymond Blanc - Brasserie Blanc (Le Petit Blanc)

In 1996, Raymond Blanc opened his first Brasserie Blanc in Oxford. His aim was to be the best within the brasserie scene in England. Today, there are 7 Brasserie Blanc's in Britain, and they've become the only brasseries in the UK to achieve the Michelin Bib Gourmand.

Brasserie Blanc is perfect for a long lunch or dinner - expect to pay from £7.50 - £16.50 for a main course, and from around £13 for a bottle of wine - not bad for a Michelin-award winning brasserie!

Rick Stein - Stein's Fish & Chips

Rick stein is the King of seafood, and with no less than 5 establishments in the beautiful Cornish harbour town of Padstow, it's not hard to find somewhere to sample his tasty food. But if you're on a budget, head to Stein's Fish & Chips, where you can get Rick's delicious fresh fish in a traditional British chippie.

If you want to push the boat out, you can start with oysters, or treat yourself to Sea Bass, Tuna, or John Dory with chips instead of the traditional Cod or Haddock.


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