Best Restaurants in the world? Condé Nast thinks so!

Friday 23 September 2016
MDean

Ready for the finest food you’ve ever tasted? Some of Britain’s best restaurants were recently included in Condé Nast Traveler’s list of the Best Restaurants in the World! Take a look at what the experts had to say, then get planning for your next tasty trip to Britain. Don’t forget, the London Restaurant Festival takes place in October, so it’s a great time to come! (quotations cited from Condé Nast Traveler)

Market Bistro, King’s Lynn
“This place is a revelation—unpretentiously locavore-ish, welcoming, and personal. The house-made breads are brilliant.” Kate Sekules, food and travel expert

The Clove Club, London
“This is where young British chefs take aspects of gourmet pub fare and good local ingredients and bring them to a whole new innovative level. I had super-tender fried chicken with pine salt that was excellent.” Dominique Ansel, baker

Gymkhana, London
“The city’s most ambitious and luxurious Indian restaurant, right in the heart of elegant Mayfair.” Peter Jon Lindberg, contributing editor

Kitchen Table, London

Photo by Kitchen Table

Image (c) Kitchen Table

“James Knappett harvests his own samphire from the Cornish coast, collects verbena from his mom’s backyard in Cambridgeshire, and makes biscuits with pine. He’s a freaking savant.” Peter Jon Lindberg

Kitty Fisher’s, London
“A devilishly cozy restaurant hidden away in Shepherd Market, with wood-paneled walls, dusty-pink velvet banquettes, and raffish, informal service. The aged Galician beef is a must.” Skye McAlpine, food writer and Instagrammer

The Ledbury, London
“Sophisticated tweezer food that’s never cloying, just exactly precious enough.” Peter Jon Lindberg

Lyle’s, London

Lyles Restaurant London

Photo (c) Lyle's

“Chef James Lowe’s food—like his springy salad of pea shoots, podded peas, and Ticklemore cheese—represents an evolution of British cuisine from sturdy nose-to-tail cooking to an elegant celebration of the delicacy of the English seasons.” David Prior

Nopi, London
“Amazing and surprising use of Mediterranean herbs. Sit at the communal table downstairs, right by the kitchen pass, with a view of all the action.” Steve Wilson, co-founder/CEO of the 21c Museum Hotels

Ognisko, London
“Like being invited to the most fabulous dinner party. I love the blini with herring, the goose confit, smoked eel salad, golonka, and steak tartare.” Kate Sekules

The Quality Chop House, London
“Warm, unpretentious, and just plain delicious—with food and wine to match.” Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and founder of Shake Shack

The River Café, London
“Quite possibly my favorite Italian restaurant in the world.” Danny Meyer

Rochelle Canteen, London
“Everything works for me inside the walls of Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold’s art-world lunch spot.” Andrew Tarlow, owner of Wythe Hotel, Diner, and Marlow & Sons in New York City

Spring, London
“By far the prettiest dining room in London—and the food is exquisite.” Skye McAlpine

St. John, London
“Buttery Eccles cakes with Lancashire cheese, meat pies, and tongue with pickled walnuts—all cooked to perfection. You’ll wonder how Britain ever came to suffer from a poor culinary reputation.” Skye McAlpine

Remember to stop by our Top Restaurants pages for more delicious inspiration!

 

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