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 Observer Food Monthly 27/04/2015

 Forty chefs open up their address books for Observer Food Monthly and reveal their favourite places to eat, from Inverness to Paignton and from Michelin-starred restaurants to a pie and mash shop

The 40 Best Restaurants in Britain

Latest Michelin Guide

Michelin Guide UK and Ireland 2016

Three Stars

Gordon Ramsay, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Waterside Inn

Fat duck was closed most of last year and hence has lost its stars

Two Stars


Araki , Umu



Ledbury, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Le Gavroche , Greenhouse, Hibiscus, Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library), Square , Michael Wignall at The Latymer, Midsummer House, Gidleigh Park, Le Champignon Sauvage, L’Enclume, The Dining Room, Hand and Flowers, Restaurant Sat Bains, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw


Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles 


Patrick Guilbaud

One Star


 Lyle’s , Bonhams , Carters of Moseley , Portland , Gravetye Manor , Victoria Dining Room at the Goring , Greenhouse, Loam , The Man Behind the Curtain , House of Tides , John’s House , Woodspeen , Eipic , OX , The Cellar


Dabbous , Hakkasan Hanway Place, Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs, Pied à Terre, City Social, Club Gascon, Clove Club , HKK , Harwood Arms , River Café , Hedone, La Trompette , St John , Angler , Outlaw’s at the Capital , Kitchen W8 , Launceston Place, The Glasshouse, Story , Galvin La Chapelle , Chez Bruce, Amaya , Ametsa , Pétrus , Alyn Williams at The Westbury, Benares , Brasserie Chavot, Fera at Claridge’s, Galvin at Windows , Gymkhana , Hakkasan Mayfair , Kai, Murano , Pollen Street Social , Tamarind , Wild Honey , L’Autre Pied , Lima Fitzrovia , Locanda Locatelli , Texture , Trishna , St James’s Seven Park Place , Soho Arbutus, Barrafina, Social Eating House, Yauatcha Soho, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Quilon , The Samling, Fischer’s at Baslow Hall , Bath Priory , The Park, The Terrace, Pipe and Glass Inn, West House, Fraiche,  adam’s,  Purnell’s, Simpsons, Turners,  Northcote, Morston Hall , Lords of the Manor Hinds Head , Royal Oak , Casamia , wilk’s  Alimentum , Bybrook , Ocean , Bohemia , Rankin , Simon Radley at Chester Grosvenor, Pony & Trap , Sir Charles Napier , Ockenden Manor , Raby Hunt , Red Lion Freehouse , Butchers Arms , Star Inn , Restaurant Tristan , The Neptune , Box Tree , Cross at Kenilworth , Masons Arms , The Pass , Mr Underhill’s at Dinham Weir, Harrow at Little Bedwyn , Nut Tree,  Hambleton Hall , Black Swan , Paul Ainsworth at No.6 , Yorke Arms , JSW , Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen , Driftwood  L’Ortolan, Drakes, Thackeray’s , Treby Arms , Room in the Elephant , The Sportsman , 5 North St , Black Rat , Paris House , Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond, Braidwoods , Number One , 21212 , Kitchin , Martin Wishart , Elie Fife Sangster’s Isle of Eriska Albannach, Boath House , The Peat Inn , Kinloch Lodge 


Walnut Tree , Tyddyn Llan , Ynyshir Hall , The Whitebrook , The Checkers


House , Chapter One , L’Ecrivain , Aniar , Campagne , Lady Hele

Noma Japan, February 2015, where every morsel was savoured and umami from each dish, lingered so intensely that to take a bite of the next offering was almost sacrilege.  You knew you would have to say goodbye to a new best friend to make way for the next. Exploring the street food and food halls of Tokyo, provided the matrix to begin to understand what Rene Redezpi’s genius set out to achieve. At the end, I asked “What did you think about the food?'  “incredible”  Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy