While we adore the city and all of its masterful culinary delights, sometimes it’s nice to stretch our legs and venture out to explore the rest of the country’s foodie offerings. And there’s so much choice! No longer does it feel like Michelin stars are reserved for London restaurants only, with more and more outside of the capital restaurants claiming stars every year. 

From affordable Michelins to countryside hotels, these are our favourite Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK.

Three Michelin Star Restaurants

The Waterside Inn, Bray

Clue’s in the name of this riverside gem, The Waterside Inn can be found in Bray and is headed under the watchful eye of chef-patron Alain Roux. 

Set up by brothers Michel and Albert Roux following the success of Le Gavroche, the Waterside Inn was awarded its first star in 1974. Now with three stars under its belt, it’s since been taken over by Michel’s son and has been striving ever since. 

While their a la carte menu is hard to fault, it’s their exceptional tasting menu that keeps groups coming back for more. Think flaked Devon crab meat with yuzu and oscietra caviar; roasted coastal lamb with fennel hearts barigoule style and confit lemon jus; and warm raspberry soufflé.

Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire, SL6 2AT 

The Fat Duck, Bray

Having won foodies over with his bizarre and out-of-the-ordinary flavour combinations, Heston Blumenthal’s Bray outpost is well worth a visit for a culinary experience with a difference. 

The Fat Duck will take you and your senses on a multi-sensory gastronomic journey. We’d recommend going in with little research and being blown away by the unexpected.

High Street, Bray, Berkshire, SL6 2AQ 

L’Enclume, Cartmel

Boasting three Michelin stars and a Green star, L’Enclume is well worth the journey to the Lake District. Chef-owner Simon Rogan’s aim is to be as sustainable as possible, with the kitchen working in harmony with the farm. A farm-to-fork concept, the restaurant’s menu is crafted around ingredients grown and foraged on-site. 

Sample dishes include raw mackerel in coal oil, noriko kohlrabi and marigold; Cumbrian beef from Gaisgill Row Farm, brassica leaves and beef tendons, horseradish and preserved truffle; and caramel mousse with miso, apple and spruce.

Cavendish Street, Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11 6QA 

Two Michelin-Starred Restaurants

The Hand and Flowers, Marlow

Guaranteed you’ll have heard of this countryside pub from celebrity chef Tom Kerridge. Hand and Flowers is the only pub in the UK with two Michelin stars and brings to life the hearty, British fare that Kerridge is known for. 

Taking your favourite pub classics to the next notch, Hand and Flowers works with independent butchers, fishmongers and vegetable suppliers. Make a weekend of it and recline in one of their rooms spread across Marlow.

126 West Street, Marlow, SL7 2BP 

Moor Hall, Aughton

Boasting two Michelin stars, one Michelin Green star and five AA Rosettes, it’s easy to see why Moor Hall is so popular. Located on the five-acre estate, The Restaurant is headed by chef patron Mark Birchall and is produce and seasonally-driven. 

On-site expect to find a dedicated cheese room showcasing the finest British and Irish farmhouse cheeses, as well as a wine cellar for all of your wine pairing needs.

Prescot Road, Aughton, Lancashire, L39 6RT 

Midsummer House, Cambridge

For traditional British cooking techniques with a modern approach, Cambridge’s Midsummer House ticks all of the boxes. Chef-owner Daniel Clifford set up the restaurant in 1999 and now works with head chef Mark Abbott and their team to serve up Michelin-approved dishes along the River Cam. 

Championing natural, seasonal ingredients, the tasting menu is packed with loved British tastes and international flavours. Think Irish oysters with passion fruit, green pepper and jalapenos; Cambridgeshire asparagus with cocoa nib, pistachio puree, pickled mushroom and sorrel; and Cornish turbot with razor clams, white asparagus, samphire and jus de cuisson.

Midsummer Common, Cambridge, CB4 1HA 

Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham

A family-run restaurant with rooms, Restaurant Sat Bains is renowned for its fresh flavours and innovative techniques. Expect modern classic gastronomy to be presented through their signature tasting menus. 

Seating up to 28 guests with the largest table accommodating six guests, this is the perfect spot for an intimate date with your partner or close friends. Opt for their Tasting Room experience and look out over the chefs as they prepare your meal in front of you, or get even closer to the action on the Kitchen Bench, a bench with high chairs in the body of the pastry kitchen.

Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2SA 

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Condita, Edinburgh

Lasting all evening, Condita’s tasting menu is all surprise, all thrill. Priced at £140 per person, you really won’t know what you’re feasting on until it’s presented in front of you, adding a sense of mystery to your night. 

Located in Edinburgh, it’s not only the menu that changes regularly – the interiors are switched up seasonally too.

15 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SL 

One Michelin Starred Restaurants

The Tudor Pass, Egham

A gastronomic journey for all of the senses, The Tudor Pass is located at Egham’s Great Fosters. The luxury five-star Tudor estate is set within 50 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds. 

Home to only seven tables, this intimate setting is led by executive head chef Alex Payne and serves up a tasting menu inspired by classic flavours and seasonal ingredients. Choose from a four-course or seven-course tasting menu and a wine flight to complement each course.

Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR 

Latymer, Bagshot

Boasting a sparkly new Michelin star for 2023 and 4 AA Rosettes, the Latymer is a restaurant inspired by the seasons. Expect the freshest produce to be brought to life by head chef Steve Smith’s culinary expertise.

Sample your way through the Discovery Menu, featuring dishes such as Brixham sea bass with roscoff onion, smoked eel and mustard; Herdwick lamb with artichoke, courgette and tomato; and Yorkshire rhubarb with waina and pistachio.

Pennyhill Park Hotel, London Road, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5EU 

The Angel at Hetton, Yorkshire

Set in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, this cosy 15th-century stone-built inn is the perfect spot for a gourmet getaway. With 16 individually designed rooms, The Angel ticks all the boxes for luxe staycation-inclined foodies.

Receiving a Michelin star just 12 months after opening, chef patron Michael Wignall and wife Johanna have created an 8-course tasting menu that champions quality ingredients and unexpected flavours.

Wind down after your meal by ordering a cocktail we can guarantee you’ve never tried before: the wagyu fat-washed Old Fashioned.

Back Ln, Hetton, Skipton BD23 6LT

Roots, York

Rooted in Yorkshire’s rich traditional techniques, this Michelin-starred restaurant champions the local area’s farming heritage and adds a modernised twist. 

Local produce is elevated to the next level, with a seasonally changing tasting menu offering available. Expect fresh and light fish dishes, rich hearty red meats and innovative desserts you won’t find anywhere else.

68 Marygate, York, YO30 7BH

Woven by Adam Smith

From its sprawling wildlife meadows to its hard-to-beat spa, Ascot’s Coworth Park needs little introduction. On the food front, a table at Woven by Adam Smith is a must. 

Just six months after opening, this restaurant gained its first Michelin star and it’s easy to see why. Inspired by the natural world, the interiors are rich with subtle autumnal tones, from crisp burnt oranges to the airy floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the estate. 

Under the watchful eye of Adam, the kitchen showcases Britain’s finest produce, from freshly caught seafood to locally foraged mushrooms and hand-picked herbs. 

Coworth Park, Blacknest Road, Sunningdale, Ascot, SL5 7SE 

Heron, Leith

You can’t beat a restaurant with a view and Scotland’s Heron looks out over the Water of Leith. This isn’t your typical stuffy Michelin starred restaurant, Heron offers a more bespoke, relaxed approach to fine dining. 

Boasting both a la carte options and a tasting menu, expect to indulge in some of Scotland’s finest quality produce.

87-91A Henderson Street, Leith, EH6 6ED 

Osip, Bruton

Taking a new approach to dining out, Osip ditched the menus and invites guests to put their faith in the kitchen to prepare a meal to remember. With produce changing daily, this farm-to-fork restaurant’s dishes are composed on the day and champions earthy flavours. 

An average evening could see you tucking into a selection of small snacks and raw or preserved vegetables, freshly baked breads and a broth, followed by larger plates and various desserts to finish.

No.1 High Street, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0AB 

Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park, Colerne

For those searching for a scenic five-star experience, Lucknam Park looks as if it’s been plucked straight out of Downton Abbey. Every ounce of the luxury estate has been primed and prepared, from the indoor pool that looks out over the gardens and is slotted against a roaring fireplace to the fine dining options. 

For Michelin delights, book in for the Hywel Jones Restaurant in the main house. Following suit with the rest of the house’s design, it’s very rich and traditional – think tasselled curtains, white linen tablecloths and gold-framed oil paintings. 

Led by executive chef Hywel Jones who has held a Michelin star at the restaurant since 2006, expect a menu bursting with flavour. There’s even a dedicated vegetarian-tasting menu option to choose from too.

Lucknam Park, Colerne, SN14 8AZ 

Crocadon, Cornwall

One of the newest Michelin-star restaurants on the list, Crocadon received its star in the latest award round in February earlier this year. 

This Farm-to-Fork organic restaurant is known for a  collaborative approach to food and farming, working together
to explore and celebrate a brighter vision for food and agriculture across the 120 acre estate. 

 St Mellion, Saltash PL12 6RL

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