The cream of the crop of Britain’s fine dining food scene
We’ve all heard about Heston Blumenthal’s famous Fat Duck and the iconic self-named Restaurant Gordon Ramsey, but have you heard about Edinburgh’s The Kitchin or London’s Frog by Adam Handling. Britain has a diverse fine dining scene, with one thing in common, sensational, seasonal and local produce by multi-award-winning chefs – a Great British pairing that cannot be found anywhere else.
Britain’s top Michelin-starred restaurants and celebrated Chef’s tables
Britain is bursting at the seams with Michelin-starred restaurants and exclusive Chef’s tables. From London’s three Michelin star Core by British female chef Clare Smyth to Hélène Darroze’s femme fatal chef’s table at the Connaught. Or from Birmingham’s well-established Michelin-starred Purnell’s to Cali Bruich’s kitchen-counter style chef’s table in Glasgow. Every corner of Britain is alive with unmissable fine dining foodie experiences that will exceed your expectations.
Our handpicked tables you really want a seat at
Limited to only eight sittings, every seat is at the Chef’s table when you visit the Soho-based Aulis London. This intentional invitation by Simon Rogan enables an exclusive look behind the scenes of his signature farm-to-fork ethos. Interact with each dish on the multiple-course tasting menu as it is prepared before you, and indulge in the carefully selected wine pairings.
Hosted in the TRUEfoods research and development kitchen, chefsTABLE is a true, up close and personal culinary experience. The chefs take on all the responsibilities from cooking and cleaning to pouring the wine, so you can get as immersed as you like. Yorkshire’s TRUEfoods is a well-known name in the British restaurant scene for their no-nonsense, all-natural, power-packing stocks and sauces – so you can expect absolute freshness and big flavours.
Hélène Darroze at the Connaught
Seated on a feminine pink marble table overlooking the pass, the Hélène Darroze at the Connaught Chef’s table is a one-of-a-kind experience. Not only will you get a three Michelin-starred quality, seven-course bespoke menu. It will be personally presented, with chefs answering questions and talking you through the seasonal ingredients delivered by farmers, producers and growers carefully picked out by Hélène herself.
Gordan Ramsey is one of the most iconic names in British cooking, and the Chef’s table at his Savoy Grill is everything you would expect it to be. After being greeted by cocktails and canapes, take an exclusive guided tour of the kitchen before being seated in your own private room, overlooking the famous Savoy Grill kitchen. Settle in and enjoy the refined British and French cuisine that the restaurant has become synonymous with.
If you want a Chef’s table that takes it one step further, the world-renowned Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner at London’s famous Mandarin Oriental is a self-proclaimed ‘gastronomic time travelling experience’. We have come to expect nothing less than theatre and phenomenal food from Heston, and his Chef’s table is exactly that. Giving you an intimate insight into the science and art that goes into one of his one-of-a-kind culinary performances.
Gareth Ward’s two Michelin starred Ynyshir, is one of Wales’ most celebrated and unusual restaurants. All the seats are at their ‘Chef’s table’ due to its open-plan and no waiting staff. The chefs bring the dishes directly to your table, talking you through their compositions and local Welsh produce. They also only do tasting menus, but these are a unique experience in themselves, with up to 20 courses of bitesize flavour explosions in each one.
For views that extend beyond the kitchen, City Social on the 24th floor of Tower 42 in the heart of London is for you. With a private dining room that overlooks both the restaurant’s kitchen and the stunning city of London, this Michelin-starred restaurant by Jason Atherton takes fine dining to new heights with a modern British menu.