UK restaurant reviews – The Guardian

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This 1,000-year-old inn is in an idyllic Cotswolds town beloved by American tourists and affluent down-from-Londoners, but it makes an effort to add excellent food and service to its perfect settingThere has been an inn on this site in Stow-on-the-Wold since 947AD, which allows the Porch House to call itself [...]
Sat, Jun 06, 2015
Source Guardian - restaurants
Cranborne, an ancient village set amid a bucolic landscape, is host to a B&B and restaurant with decor that defies 21st-century norms but is ahead of the game with its modern menuWe accidentally set the satnav to shortest, rather than quickest, route to Cranborne, so on the last leg of [...]
Sat, May 30, 2015
Source Guardian - restaurants
Bookings for supper nights at the beachside Hidden Hut in south Cornwall are as sought-after as festival tickets. And, as with festivals, no one lets the weather get in the way of a good timeHidden Hut has come a long way since the days when it sold plastic buckets, spades [...]
Sat, May 23, 2015
Source Guardian - restaurants
Dorset reminds Jay Rayner of family holidays in the 70s, but Brassica gives him the chance to make some new memoriesFor seven years from 1970 my family went on holiday to a hotel overlooking Studland Bay in Dorset. As a result I’ve never quite managed to believe that the county [...]
Sun, Apr 12, 2015
Source Guardian - restaurants
Birmingham’s diverse range of cuisines can be savoured without spending big bucks. Here – updating his 2009 guide to the city – Tony Naylor picks 10 inspirational indies where you can eat well for under £10 a head• Want more? Here’s Tony’s original top 10 Birmingham budget eats• Let’s go [...]
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
Source Guardian - restaurants
The third in this arty hotel chain is a welcome model of craft and creativity offering great value and a warm welcome very unusual in central London• And while you’re there, follow this walk around PimlicoAs I walk through Pimlico, it appears to be a neighbourhood of overpriced B&Bs and [...]
Sat, Feb 07, 2015
Source Guardian - restaurants
Guardian readers recently voted Newcastle their favourite UK city, but how does it fare for good affordable food? Updating his 2010 budget eats guide, Tony Naylor chooses 10 more Tyneside restaurants where you can eat well for under £10Zapatista may not be breaking new ground – San Francisco’s Mission District-style [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source Guardian - restaurants
‘I love the names so much: idli, puttu, varuval, idiappam… It’s like a lullaby sung by Tinky Winky’So Farage has Thanet in his beady sights, dividing the isle as efficiently as a Japanese-bladed knife. With his usual clammy bonhomie, he promises to sprinkle fairydust over an area that contains some [...]
Fri, Jan 16, 2015
Source Guardian - restaurants
Prehistoric stones, an old brewery and a brand new boutique hotel make this market town perfect weekend break territoryTell me about it Once a prosperous market town, Devizes is now a place most people drive past on their way elsewhere. But with a new boutique hotel and Stonehenge’s swanky visitor [...]
Tue, Dec 02, 2014
Source Guardian - restaurants
Perfect for a car free break, this endearingly eccentric hotel never lets you forget you are in the middle of the New ForestIt’s a shame the last word my husband utters during our stay at Cottage Lodge Hotel in Brockenhurst is an expletive – as we head out of the [...]
Sat, Nov 29, 2014
Source Guardian - restaurants