PUBLISHED: 06:53 06 September 2018 | UPDATED: 06:53 06 September 2018 The Old Bank's duck dish. Photo: Waitrose & Partners Waitrose The Good Food Guide 2019 has revealed the Norfolk bistro it considers the best local restaurant in the country. The Old Bank owners Lewis and Aga King. Photo: Waitrose & PartnersWaitrose & Partners announced its top places to eat and award winners today. Alongside the finest dining establishments in the country the guide celebrates quality restaurants in local areas and new discoveries.This year The Old Bank in Snettisham was named best local restaurant in East England and the UK’s overall best local restaurant. Elizabeth Carter, editor of The Good Food Guide, said: “This family-run bistro is the sort of place that I’d love to have on my doorstep.“There are no pretences to the food (a compact menu of local and seasonal ingredients) or the service (a very welcoming husband and wife, plus two respective siblings), and … [Read more...] about This Norfolk bistro has been named the best local restaurant in UK
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When I talk to people about the best Chinese restaurant in Scunthorpe, I usually get two answers - Pearl City and The Imperial. The latter has been popular with diners for many years and offers authentic Chinese food in a great setting. Having not been to the establishment for a few years, I decided to pay a visit to see if it is still worth the hype. What did we eat? After stepping through the impressive entrance, we sat down near the bar and looked through the menu. The waitress offered me a choice of beers and I decided to go with Lazy Buddha - one I haven't tried before. It was very refreshing. We were given prawn crackers and sweet and sour dip, then shown to our table, which was lovely and private. After looking through the menu for what seemed like an age (we couldn't quite decide what to get as there was so much choice), we finally decided upon the Imperial mixed hors d'oeuvre for two people. This consisted of barbecue pork spare ribs, seaweed, prawn toast, satay chicken … [Read more...] about Is The Imperial still one of Scunthorpe’s best Chinese restaurants?
Leicestershire's Sapori Restaurant and Bar is celebrating after being named the Best Italian Restaurant in the Midlands. The Anstey eatery earned the accolade at the Midlands Food Drink and Hospitality Awards 2018, which took place in Birmingham last night. The awards aim to celebrate the great work done at the best eateries, restaurants, hotels and bars across central England. Sapori (Italian for 'flavours') was shortlisted for the Best Italian Restaurant award after a public vote put them in the region’s top five. The judging process included a visit from a mystery diner, who commended Sapori on their authentic Italian fine dining experience. The judging panel included food writer Andrew Adam Hayes and hospitality expert Ben Drayner. Read More Reviewed: How we rate county's restaurants The Sapori team were crowned as the Best Italian Restaurant in the Midlands in front of hundreds of key food and drink industry professionals last night. Situated in the heart of Anstey, the … [Read more...] about This is officially the best Italian restaurant in the Midlands
With stunning views and refreshing cocktails, we discover the best Edinburgh restaurants to dine in this summer The Gardener’s Cottage (Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5DZ) With a magical setting in the cottage that was once a gardener’s cottage, the team here conjure spectacular meals from local ingredients. Inside this cosy historic building designed by William Playfair at the foot of Calton Hill there are large shared tables for sociable dining. Outside there are vegetable patches, a statement of their commitment to seasonal Scottish produce for their constantly updated menu. This was one of A A Gill’s favourite places to eat in Edinburgh. Dinner costs £50 per person. Aizle (107-109 St Leonard’s Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QY) With the name meaning glowing hot ember in Scots, this place shines bright in summer. At this modern bistro on the Southside there is no traditional menu, just a blackboard of 20 monthly changing seasonal ingredients which make up that … [Read more...] about Ten best Edinburgh restaurants to dine in on a summer evening
London has long been a firm favourite with foodies thanks to the wide range of international cuisines to be found throughout the capital - but where it really excels is its offering of brilliant Indian restaurants. Whether you're after a curry with mates, somewhere fancy for date night or a kid-friendly restaurant, there are plenty of places that serve up really, really good food. Of course with so much on offer it can be difficult to pick somewhere for your night out - so we've done the legwork for you. We've scoured the streets to bring you a round-up of the best Indian restaurants in London, suiting a wide range of budgets to give you some inspiration for your foodie quest. Check out our top 10 favourites below (in no particular order!). 1. CHAKRA Kensington For something a bit more elegant, head to CHAKRA on Kensington's swanky Holland Street. The restaurant's just had a huge revamp, and despite its fancy interiors it's pretty laidback and offers some good value dishes. Think … [Read more...] about Best Indian restaurants in London from cheap eats to fancy dining