Restaurants in South East England recipes

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Restaurants in South East England recipes


With the culinary behemoth that is London slap bang in the middle of the south east people often forget that the surrounding counties hold more than their fair share of Michelin stars too. With the agricultural might of the home counties there is no shortage of high quality, fresh produce in the region, with the chefs who cooking in the area making expert use of these resources.

This collection features some of the best places to eat in the south east. This includes some of the country's most esteemed restaurants – indeed, Oxfordshire's Le Manoir au Quat'Saisons has been a successful training ground many chefs who now hold Michelin stars of their own. For altogether heartier fare The Beehive in White Waltham offers premium gastropub fare still served with a lightness of touch one would expect from one of Heston Blumenthal's former head chefs. For one of the best restaurants in Kent try Chapter One, an establishment with a true field-to-fork ethos.

Restaurants in South East England recipes on Great British Chefs

43 restaurants

This Michelin-starred, Heston Blumenthal-owned gastropub might be across the road from The Fat Duck, but head chef Pete Gray’s menu of traditional British classics (with a little Heston twist of course) has turned this beautiful old building into a destination restaurant in its own right.
High Street, Bray, Berkshire, SL6 2AB
by Pete Gray

The Hind's Head

Not content with their dominance in London, Chris and Jeff Galvin have spread their wings beyond the capital with Galvin Green Man, returning home to the beautiful Essex countryside they grew up in.
Main Road , Howe Street, Great Waltham , CM3 1BG
by Galvin brothers

Galvin Green Man

Steve Drake returns to the restaurant scene at Sorrel, where he offers uniquely creative, seasonal British food from a beautiful listed building in the heart of Dorking.
77 South Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2JU
by Steve Drake


As the first Indian chef to win a Michelin star, Atul Kochhar has led the charge to bring Indian food into the twenty-first century. At Sindhu in Marlow his elegant, contemporary Indian cuisine is as brilliant as ever.
Marlow Bridge Ln, Bisham, Marlow , SL7 1RG
by Atul Kochhar


As one of the very few restaurants in the UK to hold four AA rosettes and a Michelin star, The Latymer in Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, under the guidance of Matt Worswick, has quietly established itself as one of the UK's greatest restaurants.
Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, London Road, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5EU
by Matt Worswick

The Latymer

As far as modern fine dining restaurants go, Chapter One is a touch out of the ordinary – being neither a voguish urban townhouse nor a rustic country retreat. In truth, its location on a busy road connecting the Kentish towns of Bromley and Orpington is rather inauspicious. But rest assured, the food is anything but.
Farnborough Common, Locksbottom, Orpington, BR6 8NF
by Andy McLeish

Chapter One

Francesco Mazzei’s latest venture sees relaxed southern Italian food on offer opposite the Almeida Theatre in Islington.
30 Almeida Street, London, N1 1AD
by Francesco Mazzei


Not many bakeries can say they have a Michelin-starred chef making the bread, but The Bread Station at London Fields is one of them.
373 Helmsley Place, London, E8 3SB
by Christoffer Hruskova

The Bread Station

This Italian restaurant in Clapham combines the beautiful dishes of the Amalfi Coast with Robin Gill's unmistakable style of cooking.
148 Clapham Manor Street, Clapham, London, SW4 6BX
by Robin Gill


This relaxed Michelin-starred restaurant in London's Fitzrovia serves up small plates of beautiful French food with a hefty dose of Mediterranean influences.
22 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NB
by Jun Tanaka

The Ninth

Jewel in the crown of the Blanc enterprise, restaurant, hotel, cookery school, gardening school and TV location - Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, colloquially abbreviated to Le Manoir, is a picturesque paradise in Oxfordshire and one of the country’s most renowned restaurants.
Church Road, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, OX44 7PD
by Raymond Blanc

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Offering a dining experience like no other, acclaimed chef Kuba Winkowski has transformed a humble shed into a development and test kitchen for his new concept KUBARN.
Bourton-on-the-Water, , The Cotswolds
by Kuba Winkowski


The Galvin name has always been synonymous with top-quality French cooking, but for the first time, the brothers are taking on British classics at a new restaurant in the Athenaeum Hotel.
116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BJ
by Galvin brothers

Galvin at the Athenaeum

Having worked at some of the UK’s top culinary institutions (The Hind’s Head and Fat Duck to name two), and putting his stamp on The Royal Oak after eight years as Head Chef, Dominic Chapman finally has a place to call his own.
Waltham Road, White Waltham, Maidenhead, SL6 3SH
by Dominic Chapman

The Beehive

Hartnett Holder & Co, the restaurant at Lime Wood – a luxurious boutique hotel in the New Forest with a bohemian vibe – is a culinary breath of fresh air compared to conventional country house eateries.
Beaulieu Rd, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7FZ
by Luke Holder

Hartnett Holder & Co at Lime Wood

While some diners will come for the views, with the talented Marcus Eaves in the kitchen, the food at skyscraping restaurant Oblix will be the reason they return.
The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London , SE1 9RY
by Marcus Eaves


Chef Stephen Crane gives classic British dishes a European touch, producing luxurious food at Ockenden Manor
Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5LD
by Stephen Crane

Ockenden Manor

The restaurant features a number of dining rooms, including one for 16 which allows views into the kitchen and a ‘garden room’ which provides guests with a view of the ‘living wall’ of herbs, which are used in the kitchen.
9 Market Square , Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 ODF
by Laurie Gear


Chef Robert Thompson’s first solo restaurant gives the diner front row seats to the theatre of the kitchen and all the wonderful flavours the Isle of Wight has to offer.
11 Town Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1JU
by Robert Thompson


After seventeen years of working at a two-Michelin-starred level, Phil Howard left The Square to open Elystan Street, a place where the highest quality cooking is presented in relaxed, welcoming surroundings.
43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 3NT
by Phil Howard

Elystan Street

Kent is known as the Garden of England with good reason, and here in the most picturesque of locations sits a restaurant which celebrates the region’s prime terroir with supreme honesty and wonderful skill.
28 High Street, Biddenden, Kent, TN27 8AH
by Graham Garrett

The West House

Tom Aikens' exciting return to the world of fine dining comes in the form of Muse, an elegant, intimate restaurant in the heart of London's Belgravia.
38 Groom Place, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7BA
by Tom Aikens


With gorgeous views of the Thames and a sprawling open terrace, Fiume is a true slice of the Mediterranean in Battersea. Where better to enjoy Francesco Mazzei’s comforting southern Italian food?
24 Circus West, Battersea Power Station, London , SW11 8EZ
by Francesco Mazzei


Many of the UK’s greatest chefs learnt their craft in the kitchens of Bibendum. Now, with the legendary Claude Bosi at the helm, it has returned to its rightful place at the forefront of London’s dining scene.
81 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 6RD
by Claude Bosi


This authentic tapas restaurant – along with its two other sites in London – is where you'll find some of the best Spanish food in the UK.
10 Adelaide Street, Covent Garden, Soho, London, WC2N 4HZ
by Angel Zapata Martin

Barrafina Adelaide Street

Surrounded by coppiced woodland, the drive into Gravetye Manor can feel a little off-piste. But overgrowth makes way for opulence once the tyres meet gravel.
Vowels Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4LJ
by George Blogg

Gravetye Manor

The Galvin brothers' bistrot reflects the look and style of similar establishments found in Paris and Lyon, serving flavourful dishes at reasonable prices with seasonal produce at their core.
35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DX
by Galvin brothers

Galvin Bistrot and Bar

Found within the luxurious Coworth Park Hotel near Ascot, Restaurant Coworth Park offers up classical Michelin-starred fine dining in stunning surroundings, overseen by executive chef Adam Smith.
Blacknest Road, Sunningdale, Ascot, SL5 7SE
by Adam Smith

Restaurant Coworth Park

Short for Great British Restaurant, GBR is housed in the luxury Dukes London hotel and specialises in classic British food, courtesy of talented chef Nigel Mendham.
35 St James's Pl , St. James's, London , SW1A 1NY
by Nigel Mendham


In the beautiful (and aptly named) village of Beaulieu, right on the edge of the New Forest national park in Hampshire, The Terrace at The Montagu Arms offers an unparalleled showcase of local produce cooked with panache by chef Matt Whitfield.
Palace Lane, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZL
by Matt Whitfield

The Terrace at The Montagu Arms

Offering a tasting menu of playful small dishes over the course of a single service, The Set is a restaurant found within Brighton’s Café Rust overseen by chef-owner Dan Kenny.
50 Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 4QF
by Dan Kenny

The Set

After stumbling upon an old pub in Slaugham, Matt Gillan took to Kickstarter to raise funds to renovate the rundown site. The result is Heritage – a beautiful restaurant with rooms in the heart of the verdant Sussex countryside.
Heritage , The Chequers, Slaugham , RH17 6AQ
by Matt Gillan


Colette’s restaurant has pride of place in the sprawling country estate of The Grove hotel and resort in Hertfordshire, where the three AA rosette restaurant of chef Russell Bateman both utilises and enhances its elegant surroundings with refined food and fantastic wines.
The Grove, Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG
by Russell Bateman


Le Bar, Club Gascon’s lively little sister, is where you'll find London's best cocktails, wines and 'frapas' (French tapas) inspired by the flavours of southwest France.
57-59 West Smithfield , London, EC1A 9DS
by Pascal Aussignac

Le Bar

Few will require an introduction to the eponymous chef at the helm at The Berkeley. He’s one of the country’s most revered professionals, who has long stamped out a reputation for near-perfection.
Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL
by Marcus Wareing


Theo Randall's restaurant at the InterContinental Hotel has a crowd-pleasing approach, serving honest yet skilled Italian dishes in a sleek dining room.
1 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7QY
by Theo Randall

Theo Randall at The InterContinental

Boasting a menu promising to 'redefine quintessential British cuisine', an ample wine list and an interior redolent of a German hunting lodge, Corrigan's Mayfair well and truly lives up to the name above its doors.
28 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7EH
by Richard Corrigan

Corrigan's Mayfair

On an unassuming road near Victoria Underground Station, this Chinese restaurant takes diners on a whistle-stop tour of China’s greatest gastronomic regions.
70 Wilton Road, Pimlico, Victoria, London, SW1V 1DE
by Andrew Wong

A Wong

What do you do if you can’t find a unique space for your restaurant on the crowded streets of London? Look up. Galvin at Windows follows a recent trend for sky-scraping venues – and, as you’d expect from a venue which is named thus, it offers plenty of spectacular sights.
22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1BE
by Galvin brothers

Galvin at Windows

When Adam Byatt opened Trinity in Clapham, he brought a new level of class to the southwest London suburb. The gifted chef’s new venture, Bistro Union, is a more relaxed affair, a family-friendly neighbourhood restaurant – albeit one with an impressive pedigree.
40 Abbeville Road, Clapham, SW4 9NG
by Adam Byatt

Bistro Union

Francesco Mazzei couldn’t stay out of the kitchen long. After leaving his acclaimed restaurant L’Anima in 2015 and releasing his book Recipes from Southern Italy that same year, Francesco has now found a new home to showcase his sumptuous Italian cooking.
20 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PR
by Francesco Mazzei


In a new Covent Garden location, Asma Khan continues to deliver an authentic taste of India at her world-famous restaurant. Recreating the royal Bengali and Rajput dishes of her upbringing, she also offers a platform to support women in food.
2a Garrick Street, London , WC2E 9BH
by Asma Khan

Darjeeling Express

Offering the purest example of French luxury, Le Gavroche has been delighting diners for over fifty years.
43 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7QR
by Michel Roux Jr

Le Gavroche