With an abundance of restaurants, pop-ups and events happening every day throughout the country, it’s sometimes hard to know where to go. Have a look through some of our top restaurant and event reviews to get a feel of the different dining experiences on offer.

Restaurant reviews

27 features

Xu restaurant review
Xu restaurant review
Xu restaurant review
by Great British Chefs
1 June 2017
Fresh florals, funky ferments and a hefty helping of heat make London’s Xu – the new Taiwanese restaurant from the people behind BAO – stand out from the crowd.
Mere: a look inside Monica Galetti’s new restaurant
Mere: a look inside Monica Galetti’s new restauran...
Mere: a look inside Monica Galetti’s new restaurant
by Great British Chefs
9 March 2017
There’s been a lot of buzz around the MasterChef judge’s newly-opened restaurant in Fitzrovia, which she opened with sommelier husband David. We went along to check out the menu.
Sartoria restaurant review
Sartoria review
Sartoria review
by Eliot Collins
28 January 2016
Eliot Collins dines at the newly refurbished Sartoria in Savile Row and gets to taste Francesco Mazzei's southern Italian cuisine.

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Restaurant reviews Kitchen W8 review
Kitchen W8 review
Kitchen W8 review
by Tom Wildman
19 January 2016
Kitchen W8’s set menu is one of London’s best restaurant deals, proving that Michelin-starred food doesn’t have to be out of reach. Tom made his way to Kensington to sample the culinary delights of Mark Kempson and his team.

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Restaurant reviews The Man Behind the Curtain review
The Man Behind The Curtain review
The Man Behind The Curtain review
by Gemma Harrison
16 November 2015
Michael O’Hare set 2015’s Great British Menu alight with his unique style of cooking. Gemma Harrison headed up to Leeds to visit his restaurant, The Man Behind The Curtain.

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Chinese Laundry review
Chinese Laundry review
by Maggie Mo
12 November 2015
Maggie sampled new Islington eatery Chinese Laundry, casting her expert eye (and tastebuds) over the authentic Chinese cuisine served up in the tiny, 80s-inspired restaurant.
The White Swan - game and fine wine dinner review
The White Swan - game and fine wine dinner review
The White Swan - game and fine wine dinner review
by Sally Abé
28 October 2015
One of the highlights of the colder months in the UK is the abundance of wild game available. Sally Abé makes the most of this by eating her way through a five-course game dinner at The White Swan, Fetter Lane.
Alfredo Villanueva at Mallory Court review
Alfredo Villanueva at Mallory Court review
Alfredo Villanueva at Mallory Court review
by Ella Timney
27 October 2015
As part of The Year of Mexico in the UK, chef Paul Foster opened the kitchen doors of Mallory Court to Alfredo Villanueva from Monterrey, Mexico. Ella went along to try the specially devised menu. To learn more, read the full interview with the chefs.
Sticky Walnut and Burnt Truffle review
Sticky Walnut and Burnt Truffle review
Sticky Walnut and Burnt Truffle review
by Gemma Harrison
16 October 2015
Gary Usher put Chester on the culinary map with his first restaurant, Sticky Walnut and has just opened a second, Burnt Truffle. Gemma Harrison made the trip to try them both.
Pidgin review
Pidgin review
Pidgin review
by Gemma Harrison
5 August 2015
James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy go from supper club hosts to restaurateurs – Gemma Harrison heads down to Pidgin to find out what’s on the menu.
The Clove Club review
The Clove Club review
The Clove Club review
by Gemma Harrison
29 July 2015
Gaining a Michelin Star in its first year, The Clove Club in Shoreditch Town Hall is going from strength to strength. Gemma Harrison makes a long overdue visit to find out what’s on the plates in one of East London’s best restaurants.
Lady Betty Afternoon Tea at Betty’s Café Tea Rooms
Lady Betty Afternoon Tea at Betty’s Café Tea Rooms
Lady Betty Afternoon Tea at Betty’s Café Tea Rooms
by Nancy Anne Harbord
17 July 2015
Betty’s Café Tea Rooms house a charming bakery, patisserie and café located in the elegant spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire. We reviewed their champagne afternoon tea - a nostalgic, beautifully executed, lunchtime treat.
José Pizarro (Broadgate)
José Pizarro (Broadgate) review
José Pizarro (Broadgate) review
by Gemma Harrison
14 July 2015
Spanish chef José Pizarro has just opened his third restaurant in London. With early diners claiming the tapas was even better than in Spain, Gemma Harrison went to find out if it lived up to expectations.
The Yorke Arms review
The Yorke Arms review
The Yorke Arms review
by Nancy Anne Harbord
25 June 2015
Set in one of the most stunning locations in Britain, The Yorke Arms offers beautiful, traditional rooms, immaculate kitchen gardens and creative, highly seasonal cuisine.
El Celler de Can Roca review
El Celler de Can Roca review
El Celler de Can Roca review
by Gemma Harrison
1 June 2015
On a recent foodie trip to Catalonia, Gemma Harrison visited El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, ranked at number 1 in the World's 50 Best Restaurants.
Taberna do Mercado review
Taberna do Mercado review
Taberna do Mercado review
by Gemma Harrison
27 May 2015
Nuno Mendes goes back to his Portuguese roots with Taberna do Mercado – Gemma Harrison finds out if it lives up to the hype.
Yauatcha City review
Yauatcha City review
Yauatcha City review
by Mecca Ibrahim
20 May 2015
Yauatcha's second London restaurant opens in the heart of the City on 20th May 2015. It's hard to imagine that a 7,220-square-foot semi-circle restaurant in Broadgate Circle can offer the intimacy of a Chinese dim sum teahouse. Happily it does.
Grain Store Unleashed review
Grain Store Unleashed review
Grain Store Unleashed review
by Ella Timney
18 May 2015
We visited Bruno Loubet's Grain Store Unleashed for a spectacular tasting menu that put vegetables first.
The Goring restaurant review
The Goring restaurant review
The Goring restaurant review
by Ella Timney
30 January 2015
Don't be intimidated by the old-school air of The Goring. Ella discovered the wonderful staff are experts at putting all diners at ease.
Pipe and Glass Inn review
Pipe and Glass Inn review
Pipe and Glass Inn review
by Isaac Parham
15 January 2015
James Mackenzie's Pipe and Glass Inn is one of a handful of pubs in the UK to hold a Michelin star, Isaac Parham took the trip to East Yorkshire to experience it for himself.
A review of The Driftwood Hotel
A review of The Driftwood Hotel
A review of The Driftwood Hotel
by Isaac Parham
10 July 2014
Isaac reviews Chris Eden's cooking at The Driftwood Hotel, where he has earned the accolade of first Cornishman to win a Michelin Star in Cornwall.
Fera at Claridge's restaurant review
Fera at Claridge's restaurant review
Fera at Claridge's restaurant review
by Great British Chefs
2 June 2014
Simon Rogan’s new London restaurant, Fera, has opened to much fanfare and acclaim. Not ones to miss out on a good lunch, five of us from Great British Chefs made the short journey across town to see what all the fuss was about – and working on the principle that five reviews > one review, here are each of our musings on the experience.
Lunch at Paul Ainsworth at No. 6
Lunch at Paul Ainsworth at No. 6
Lunch at Paul Ainsworth at No. 6
by Food Urchin
1 May 2014
Danny experienced a cosy lunch at Paul Ainsworth's venue in Padstow and also got to sample his Great British Menu winning dessert.
Lunch at Cliveden House review
Lunch at Cliveden House review
Lunch at Cliveden House review
by Isaac Parham
19 February 2014
Isaac from Great British Chefs reviews lunch at Cliveden House. In a magnificent setting including knights in armour in the reception, manicured lawns and palatially high ceilings.
The Square restaurant review
The Square restaurant review
The Square restaurant review
by Great British Chefs
4 July 2013
A few weeks ago Sara Zavagno went for dinner at Phil Howard’s two Michelin star restaurant The Square in Mayfair. She reviews her experience for Great British Chefs.
The Terrace at The Montagu Arms review
The Terrace at The Montagu Arms review
The Terrace at The Montagu Arms review
by Isaac Parham
27 February 2012
You may not expect to find an acclaimed restaurant nestled in the heart of the New Forest. Happily Isaac Parham was visiting the area last week and decided to go for dinner. Let's see what he thought.
Martin Wishart
The Honours, Martin Wishart’s Edinburgh Brasserie
The Honours, Martin Wishart’s Edinburgh Brasserie
by Chris Osburn
1 February 2012
Edinburgh, it’s as delicious a destination as any you’ll find. With five Michelin Starred restaurants and an increasingly aware and sophisticated foodie scene continuing to grow, Edinburgh offers not just some of the best top end dining in Scotland but the whole of Britain as well. Guest blogger, Chris Osburn, takes a look at Martin Wishart’s brasserie - The Honours.