Top UK food destinations to give you food for thought as you plan your next foodie getaway, Guest Post written by Ulpa from Yummy Love Journey
“Living in London means I have access to some of the greatest restaurants in the world. But the UK itself is a hotspot for great dishes and dining.
I have compiled a list of some of the best foodie destinations in the UK that will not only be a feast for the stomach but also a feast for the eyes as you wander and discover the new city. Stay in one of the recommended places suggested by Niche Escapes and you have a recipe for a fabulous break.”
You may have already read my post on Edinburgh so will already be familiar with the fact that this is a place close to my heart. I’m never short on places to eat and try and there is always the trusted family to rustle up some great food. While they might not appreciate all my readers turning up for some home cooked food I have therefore included a couple of places here that you may like to try out.
Sheep Heid Inn – www.thesheepheidedinburgh.co.uk
One of the oldest pubs in Edinburgh with old school style bowling and great Sunday roasts.
Mimi’s Bakehouse – www.mimisbakehouse.com
Great for a Scottish breakfast followed by some scrumptious sweet treats. I can definitely vouch for them!
The Pantry – www.thepantryedinburgh.co.uk
A 10 min walk from Princes Street. Great place for Brunch serving locally sourced produce. Plenty of space for a buggy. If you want to really get involved they even run cooking classes for ages 2+. And of course there is a Disney Frozen themed class for your little princess!
Tiger Lily – www.tigerlilyedinburgh.co.uk
This one is definitely for the grown ups. A boutique hotel but also a cocktail bar and restaurant housed in a New Town Georgian, this is great for night out with the other half or with friends!
I have enjoyed many summer trips here when I was younger and Brighton is now a huge tourist hotspot. Taking this into account the variety of restaurants and cuisines has grown over the years and you can now find some really imaginative dishes.
The Coal Shed – www.coalshed-restaurant.co.uk
All about home grown food they adopt the farm to fork mentality. What more could you want, fresh food and the beach on your doorstep.
The Salt Room – www.saltroom-restaurant.co.uk
You are by the sea, so you must try one of the great fish restaurants, the Salt Room. It only opened February 2015 but is already popular with the locals. Not cheap but great food!
BRAY – BERKSHIRE
A foodie post about the UK has to include Bray. Two of the four Michelin starred restaurants in the UK can be found here. There must clearly be something in the air here!
The Fat Duck by Heston Blumenthal – www.thefatduck.co.uk
The Waterside Inn by the Roux family – www.waterside-inn.co.uk
I love Norwich and have been here a couple of times. A great place for wandering the streets and taking in the great sites but also a great place to visit a dear friend too. She has personally recommended a few of her favourite places to dine.
Benedicts – www.restaurantbenedicts.com
“Richard Bainbridge was a big hit on Great British Menu and having been several times to Benedicts since it opened in 2015 I can understand why. His simple yet exquisite dishes, bursting with usual and unusual flavour combinations makes every visit a memorable one.”
East Twenty Six – www.easttwentysix.co.uk
“Cocktails and tapas inspired dishes is the way to go in this glorious intimate restaurant. Cosy and welcoming in winter yet come spring dine on the balcony and enjoy your meal al fresco.”
The Iron House – www.theironhouse.co.uk
“The Iron House is a favourite of mine for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Offering a great menu using locally sourced ingredients, it’s a wonderful place for a quick stop or a longer meet with friends.”
“All three of these independent places to eat in Norwich offer a different experience but all are hugely enjoyable. Norwich being located in a farming county means most menus in the area use delicious local produce and of course it’s seasonal!”
Thank you Melanie for these recommendations. Breakfast at the Iron House is on me!
To find out more about Norwich go to www.visitnorwich.co.uk
Now I couldn’t do a post about food and not include an Indian restaurant. I am definitely spoilt for choice here in London and since you ask, my favourite place has got to be The Regency Club. But this is not about London. So I would like to introduce you to Prithvi.
Prithvi – www.prithvirestaurant.com
A restaurant that has continually received rave reviews on TripAdvisor that fellow diners have been using words such as ‘amazing’, ‘cut above the rest’ and ‘faultless’. I’m heading there as you read this!
Thank you for Ulpa for these great tips, check out Ulpa’s blog here for more food related inspirations, if you have any suggestions then we would love to hear about them in the comments below.