The ultimate treat for foodies, once they’ve dined on manna from heaven till they are more than satisfied, must be the knowledge that a bed is just a few steps away? And miraculous food deserves accommodation of the highest standard. Fortunately the restaurant with rooms concept is gaining in popularity and lovers of food and wine are embracing the idea up and down the country. Here is our pick of six of the best!
1. Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saison – Great Milton
From celebrated chef Raymond Blanc OBE, two Michelin star Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is renowned for offering one of Britain’s finest gastronomic experiences. Located in the picturesque village of Great Milton, it is also offers exquisite overnight accommodation with 32 individually designed and intimate guest rooms and suites.
Surrounded by lawns, flower borders and orchards, it enjoys an idyllic, typically English setting. Beyond the eye-catching displays are two acres of kitchen gardens providing ultra-fresh, organic produce of 90 types of vegetable and 70 varieties of herb. The wine cellar holds around 1,000 different wines from around the world.
Church Road, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, OX44 7PD |www.belmond.com/lemanoir
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2. Restaurant Sat Bains – Nottingham
This eponymous two Michelin Star restaurant is undoubtedly one of the country’s top dining destinations, and Sat Bains is not a man to rest on his laurels, with new developments and innovative ideas continually being added. Tasting menus are offered featuring highly original dishes – expect courses such as Kohlrabi ‘tagliatelle’ glasshouse pesto and Wood fired potato with cream cheese, kombu, caviar. Eight luxuriously appointed rooms are available including two suites in the sprawling former farmhouse which will turn a memorable dining occasion into an unforgettable overnight stay.
Lenton Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2SA | www.restaurantsatbains.com/
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3. Boundary – Shoreditch
This highly acclaimed, stunning Conran showhouse has it all: trendy location, outré décor and solidly perfect, traditional French food that is rooted in classic recipes and techniques. Delights include the chariot de charcuterie, feathered and furred game, Dover sole, turbot, lobster and wild salmon. Set in the heart of the East End, here you will find conviviality, delicious food and a buzzing address. Boundary’s timeless and comfortable bedrooms, studos, lofts and suites are each inspired by a legendary designer or design movement. A place worth knowing.
Entrance in Redchurch Street, 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DD | www.theboundary.co.uk
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4. L’Enclume – Cartmel
One of the most talked about restaurants with the reputation of being the finest northern restaurants. Chef Patron Simon Rogan reigns supreme for his unmatched quality and craftsmanship and is noted as one of the most innovative and exciting chefs around. He specialises in using local and foraged ingredients – mainly home grown vegetables and more recently livestock too from his seven-acre farm in the valley.
Set in a peaceful medieval village away from the main tourist areas on the edge of the Lake District, this is a beautiful restaurant with rooms for a true gastro break.
Cavendish Street, Cartmel, Nr. Grange Over Sands, Lancashire LA11 6PZ | www.lenclume.co.uk
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5. Titchwell Manor – Brancaster
Perched on the edge of the haunting Norfolk salt marshes, this former farmhouse fairly oozes atmosphere and character. With views of the Marsh Harriers feeding their young, with succulent local produce sizzling on the plate and with the comfort and warmth of a lovely old farmhouse enveloping you, it’s as though you’ve come home. Eric Snaith’s culinary wizardry ensures that his good, wholesome local ingredients are lit up with a touch of magic. Each dish is lovingly thought-out and temptingly presented. A home from home and an absolute joy.
Titchwell, Nr Brancaster, Norfolk, PE31 8BB | www.titchwellmanor.com |
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6. The Whitebrook Restaurant with Rooms – Monmouth
Mugwort, meadowsweet, mallow cream, pickled pine berries, lesser celandine and scurvy grass; just a few of the exotic, not to say magic ingredients you will find in the sublime dishes at The Whitebrook. The menu of unusual and foraged ingredients has recently earned Chef-Patron Chris Harrod a Michelin Star and thus one of Wales’ most celebrated restaurants is back with a resounding bang. To complete the peace and tranquility they offer eight stylish and comfortable rooms, four of which are contemporary, overlooking the Wye Valley.
Nr Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP25 4TX | www.thewhitebrook.co.uk |
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