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'The PH GGG'
The Unofficial 'Pistonheads Good Grub Guide'




note. My aim is to list all those 'hidden gems' of quality food, good beer and atmosphere. Not just your locals. - Shadytree wink

SCOTLAND

Stirlingshire

Dunblane - Sherriffmuir Inn. Great food and the old home of Hercules the bear! (IforB)

Stirling - Corrieri's. Fantastic Italian cafe. Excellent pizza and Ice cream. Very reasonable too. (IforB)

Glendevon - The Inn at Tormaukin. Magic food and accomodation too. An Lochan(IforB)


ENGLAND

Avon

Bath - The Firehouse Rotisserie - short menu, but 'fresh n tasty' - Bedford Rascal

Clevedon - Murrays - brilliant Italian only 5 mins from J20 of the M5. - Dozen

Bedfordshire
Ireland (nr Shefford) - The Black Horse - gtr-gaz
George and Dragon - "best pint of London Pride outside W6" - Olf
Wargrave, nr Henley-o-Thames - St George & Dragon - Rower
Gaberiles Sandy, cant find the website though.
Riseley - Fox & Hounds - mxdi -
Stanford - The Green Man - great family pub and a choice of 5 menus - gretchen -
Pulloxhill - The Cross Keys - Proper country pub and restaurant (huge portions and cheap!) has huge field outback, owners often have car rallies there -
Mentmore - The Stag - No website but here is the address. The Green, Mentmore, nr Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0QF
Real lovely food and atmosphere. Mark Webber has a share and is sometimes in there. matt p

Berkshire

Bray - The Fat Duck - Voted best Restaurant in the World 2005 - (good luck -
getting a table) princeperch, plotloss, puggit, Fatbloke
Bray - The Hinds Head - Heston Blumentals Gastro Pub - Fatbloke
Bray - The Riverside Brasserie - Fatbloke
Bray - Crown Inn, Real old style pub, centre fire, low ceilings....food is excellent. - Mickken
Caversham - Kyrenia - smashing Greek restaurant - puggit -
Caversham - Picasso Tapas Bar - 'Very down to earth restaurant, looks terrible from the outside. Good service, fantastic food - recommend the squid cooked in beer' - puggit -
Caversham - Suwanna Thai Restaurant - great service and fantastic food - puggit -
Caversham - Mya Lacarte Awful name, but a great little bistro that will give London St Brasserie a run for it's money. All food sourced in the UK. -
Chieveley - The Crab at Chieveley - Amazing sea-food. Top class service. - Altrezia
Coockam Dean - The Inn on the green - Krusty -
Kintbury - The Dundas Arms - speedychrissie -
Maidens Green, Winkfield - The Cottage Inn Ltd - "chateaubriand is very good" - NikB -
Maidens Green, Winkfield - Cinnamon Tree - Brilliant Curry house - Andy_CTR -
Newbury - The Vineyard at Stockcross - Fatbloke
Old Windsor - Punto Restaurant. Bistro type Italian. -
Reading - Nino's - Fantastic, Authentic, No-Frills small Italian restaurant - Dave200 -
Reading - Sale Pepe - A very traditional Italian dining experience with a Sardinian twist to the flavours - Dave200 -
Reading - Sweeney & Todds, much loved PH pie and ale shop, Castle Street - puggit -
Windsor - Viceroy Tandoori - "yet to have a better curry" - NikB -
Windsor - The British Raj - "Great value Sunday buffets" - shoestring7 -
Sonning - The French Horn - Plotloss, shadytree -
Swallowfield, Reading - George and Dragon - "best pint of London Pride outside W6" - Olf

Buckinghamshire
Beaconsfield - The Royal Standard of England - Oldest "free house" pub in England - amzaing food, very popular - chrisbr68
Easington - The Mole and Chicken - dragonfly74uk
Moulsoe - The Carrington Arms - Bedford Rascal
Marlow - Don Lorenzo - 'Italian' - t1grm
Marlow - Compleat Angler - Plotloss & t1grm
Marlow - Villa D'Este - 'Italian' - t1grm
Newton Longville nr Milton Keynes - The Crooked Billet - Ahhh Moneypenny
Woburn - The Inn At Woburn - Mrs BlueCerbera , clairey
Wooburn Common - The Royal Standard (near Odds Farm Rare Breeds Centre) superb range of real ales and excellent value pub food. - motco
Wooburn Green The Old Bell Excellent Oriental restaurant with good range of draught real ales. - motco

Cambridgeshire
Cambridge - Kingston Street - Kingston Arms - FunkyGibbon
Cambridge - Tennison Ave - The Salisbury Arms - FunkyGibbon
Cambridge - Gwydir Street - The Cambridge Blue - Venom
Cambridge - Newmarket Road - The Wrestlers - "Great Thai" - Venom, Marshy
Cambridge - Bridge Street - The Big Bhudda - Marshy
Cambridge - The Vaults - "great Tapas" - Marshy
Duxford - The John Barleycorn - "Mmmm. Pie." - vernan
Duxford - The Plough - FunkyGibbon
Godmanchester - The Exhibition - Marshy
Great Shelford - The Railway Tavern - FunkyGibbon
Horningsea - The Plough & Fleece - "Suffolk Ham Hotpot - mmmm" - Marshy
Horningsea - The Crown & Punchbowl - Marshy
Little Shelford - The Navigator - Marshy
Newton - The Queens Head - mmmn soup, mmmn broadside - Apache
Peakirk nr Peterborough -The Ruddy Duck - "top notch food" - 406
Stapleford - The Longbow- great Thai food - great real ales - Big Rumbly
Whittlesford - The Tickell Arms - weird but great food - Apache

Cheshire
Alderly edge - The Drum And Monkey - fantastic home cooked food with a twist - Phil Hopkins
Alderley Edge - The Wizard - Brilliant location and fantastic food & wine list, again book in advance away from all the pretentiousness of AE village - Fieldl -
Alderley Edge - The Alderley Edge Hotel - Excellent food and drink, some of the best selection locally and tend to use local ingredients. Expensive but worth a treat - Fieldl
Comberbach nr Northwich - Spinner & Bergamot - Superb food and service at a reasonable price! - kirsty-SC
Oulton Park (5 miles south) - The Dysart Arms "The best Gastro pub within a 20 mile radius of Oulton" - XM5ER
Liverpool - Tai Pan - "great Chinese" - a2z
Macclesfield - El Rio "Fatastic traditional Mexican, but not the cheapest" - Phil Hopkins
Wilmslow - Barinda Curry House - Good mix of traditional and contempory dishes - Phil Hopkins, collateral
Wilmslow - Heddy's - Middle eastern, great starters. - collateral
Wilmslow - Chili Banana Highly recommended Thai with a superb menu, there's also one in Macc right by the road to Buxton - Phil Hopkins, collateral
Wilmslow - The King William- Local pub that does a great selection of Tapas - Fieldl
Mobberley - The Plough and Flail - Recently renovated now a 'gastro' pub albeit a very good one, always busy book in advance - Fieldl
Prestbury - The White House - The best restaurant in Prestbury by far, excellent menu that is often updated. Lovely location and great service - Fieldl
Macclesfield - The Ship Inn, Wincle - Superb food with decent real ales - PlasticPig -
Macclesfield - Chesters - Classic British cuisine. This restaurant has been under the same ownership for over 20 years, that speaks volumes nowadays! - Phil Hopkins
Macclesfield - La Cantina - A decent tapas place, great value for money set menus too! - Phil Hopkins
Alderley Edge - The Bubble Room - Classic dishes with a modern take. Really really good, source local ingredients too! - Phil Hopkins
Alderley Edge - London Road - A Heathcotes restaurant. Top quality food & a superb dining experience. - Phil Hopkins
Swettenham - The Swettenham Arms - Lovely traditional food with excellent car park for parking your pride and joy! Lottie, collateral
Nantwich - The Bhurtpore Inn Off the beaten track with a great selection of ale and decent food too. collateral

Cornwall
Lamorna - Lamorna Walk - mxdi
Mousehole, Penzance - The Ship - fantastic seafood - mxdi
Paul, Penzance - The Kings Arms - book early always busy - mxdi
Portloe nr Truro - The Lugger - "great seafood" - shadytree
St Merryn - Ripley's - Outstanding seafood, simple decor, a little-known gem - t0ny99
Blisland - The Blisland arms - Good simple pub food, excellent range of real ales at varying prices, always busy.
County Durham
The Pavillion - Iveston, Consett - The best Chinese / Cantonese food you will ever eat in a lovely environment. - Stu R
The Moorings - Nr. Chester-le-Street - Lovely Gastro-pub-esque restaurant - www.themooringsdurham.co.uk - Stu R

Cumbria
Lake District
Ambleside - Lucy4 - "tapas and great beer" - a2z
Buttermere - The Bridge Hotel - "just a great
setting and good ale - food ok" - GetCarter
Carlisle - Fantails in Wetheral, simply superb food. - Clarkmagpie
Eskdale - The Boot Inn - "Excellent food, splendid beer, great location & good accomodation too" Skywalker
Kirkstile - The Kirkstile Inn - "wins all the awards, most years - great setting , good food" - GetCarter
Staveley, nr. Kendal - The Eagle and Child (http://www.eaglechildinn.co.uk/) - Wedg1e


Derbyshire
Breedon-on-the-Hill - The Three Horseshoes Inn - http://www.thehorseshoes.com/ - andrew--
Dowds - Glossop: Contemporary/modern english food - top notch restaurant with excellent service. Jagdpanther
Etwall - The Blenheim House neil.b
Darley Abbey - Darley Abbey Mill Darley's Waterfront - neil.b
Derby - Brook Street - Masa - neil.b
Melbourne - The Bay Tree Restaurant - neil.b
Old Whittington, Chesterfield - The Cock and Magpie - I can reccomend the shoulder of lamb with redcurrant sauce! The pub is next to 'Revolution House'.
Tutbury - Ye Olde Dog & Partridge - High Street. DE13 9LP Not the cheapest in the world, but great food, and the chips are the best I've ever had. - UK89camaro
Weston-on-Trent - The Coopers Arms Ace-T -
Alderwasley nr Belper - The Bear Inn - Becca, minornut

Devon
Combe Cellars Combeinteignhead-phil633
Bantham - The Sloop Inn - Krusty
Bickley, Tiverton - The Fisherman's Cot - "Best and biggest Sunday Roast outside my mum's" - stumartin
Clovelly - The Red Lion Hotel - local seafood - Rower
Dartmouth - The New Angel - Fantastic food, lovely building, very reasonable price - t0ny99
Doddiscombsleigh - The Nobody Inn , Nic Jones
Exeter Canal - Double Locks - gizmo.mp3
Exeter to Tiverton - The Fisherman's Cot - Idylli cspot and a fantastic Sunday Roast - stumartin
Exminster (ish) - Turf Hotel - gizmo.mp3
Horsebridge - Royal Oak - mxdi
Noss Mayo - The Swan Inn - bga, t0ny99
Slapton - The Tower Inn - bga
Speyton- The Tom Cobley EX17 5AL,- Won best pub of the year a number of times.
Cockwood - The Anchor inn - excellent seafood - Philthy
Tuckenhay - The Malsters Arms - bga
Wembury - Langdon Court Hotel - very good evening meals and superb as a wedding venue to boot - Mustang Baz
Lynton & Lynmouth - The Woody Bay Hotel http://www.woodybayhotel.co.uk/ - Small family run Hotel, Best food in the area and beautiful location
Topsham, Exeter - The Lord Nelson - Great pub food, highly recommended

Dorset
Bournemouth - West Beach - 2005/6 AA Best Seafood Restaurant in England. Great food and wine - munky. Simple yet fantastic - Noger -
Bournemouth - Oscars 'Fine Dining' - munky -
Christchurch - Splinters - Best reastaurant in Christchurch - munky -
Evershot - http://www.summerlodgehotel.co.uk/: pricey, but the quality of food, the promptness of service, and the mind boggling array of wines / cognacs / whiskeys makes it worth every penny. - smiller -
Farnham, Nr Blandford - The Museum, Fantastic food and Service. Hidden Gem. -
Poole - The Mansion House - Very Good modern British in a fantastic building - munky -
Poole - Sands Brasserie - 180 degree view of the beach and great food - munky -
Wkyke Regis - The Crab House Cafe - Looks like a shack, but the food is fantastic - munky

East Sussex
Bexhill - De La Warr Pavilion - 'Best building on the south coast, very good restaurant inside ' - vernan
Bexhill - Sovereign Light Cafe, West Parade - 'Seaside. Bacon. Homemade cakes. What more is there to life?' - vernan
Bexhill - De Paolo's Cafe, behind DLWP - 'Proper cafe, proper food, banana custard' - vernan
Brighton - Aberdeen Steak House - (not the chain, but same name) "Great Steaks" - t1grm
Brighton - Havana - "French/New World, with a great ambiance" - t1grm, shadytree
Brighton - Hotel Du Vin - "excellent French food, and a wonderful hotel with a great bar" - shadytree
Brighton - Due South - funky/trendy French, under the arches on the seafront, Fatboy Slims favourite - shadytree
Brighton - The Gingerman at Drakes Hotel - "good food guide top 100 restaurant" - Raify
Brighton - Vanilla Coast - "Best meal you'll eat in Brighton" - sexy, opullant experience - Lucas
Cowfold - Hare & Hounds - family run pub, simple but good food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere on some great driving roads - MKH9130
Danehill- Coach and Horses - Superb setting, Michelin 'Bib Gourmand' rated, "Sussex Dinning Pub Of the Year" - Zeek
East Chiltington - The Jolly Sportsman - dragonfly74uk
Slaugham - Chequers - "great food" - funinthsun
Uckfield - The Griffin Inn - bga
Uckfield - Phish. Great little fish restaurant - Julesv

East Yorkshire
Hull - Lounge, Princes Ave - A-W
Dunswell - The Ship Inn - A-W
Howden - Barnes Wallis - Elster


Essex
Littley Green (nr Chelmsford) - The Compasses Inn – “olde English pub, great beer, just wait till you try a ‘huffer’, mmm…” - Podie
Brentwood - Sugarhut - Good Thai restaurant - jonboy996 (Woeful service and bland food -rich1231)
Clacton-on-Sea - Gurkha Tandoori - Nepalese restaurant, makes an interesting change to typical Indian. Fresh cooked food, and ruddy gorgeous! - muppetdave
Colchester - Nip-pon - Fantastic Sushi - muppetdave
Fryerning - The Woolpack- Good Modern British/European Food - jamesrose
Fyfield nr Ongar - The Queens Head - "great food and Ales" - goatboy
Herongate - Olde Dog Inn ,just off A128 near halfway house..Great Ales from the cask and lovely pub grub..Deantdi

Aythorpe Roding nr Great Dunmow - The Axe and Compasses - "Excellent food and real ales" - mikey_p
Benfleet, next door to Hoy and helmet Pub - The Fish Market Superb quality fish, well cooked and nicely presented. "Prices very good and lunch an absolute bargain" - Grey Ghost (but very cramped inside - rich1231)
Fyfield nr Ongar - The Queens Head - "great food and Ales" - goatboy
Horndon-On-The-Hill - The Bell - zetec & Trackdemon (his local)
Ingatestone - 51 Ingatestone High St - IS200RJR
Leigh-on-Sea - Manoly's (Leigh Broadway) 01702 475513 - pistonbroke PHd
Manningtree - Lucca - "Authentic Italian, stonebaked pizza, wood roasted meats, excellent decor & service" - ScuttleRX
Manningtree - The Mogul - "Superb indian food, and fantastic service, lots of acclaim" - ScuttleRX
Mill Green - Fryerning - The Viper - - IS200RJR
Southend - Fleur de Provence - "great French" - Rich1231
Toot Hill nr Ongar - The Green Man - "great food" - Tank Slapper
Westcliff-On-Sea - Thai Nava - "Great Thai" - shadytree
Westcliff-On-Sea - Il Gattopardo - "Good traditional Italian in a renaissance setting" - shadytree
Westcliff-On-Sea - Stefan's Brasserie - Rich1231, shadytree
Masa Dining - Hadleigh - Modern Indian, Great menu and service - rich1231
Dining Rooms - London Road Leigh -Modern European/British - Very impressive service, always great food -rich1231

Gloucestershire
Cotswolds
Ford - The Plough Inn - excellent pub and food cooked to order - Coolcatmaz
Gloucester- The Hilltop. South Indian and Nepalese. Very good quality.- Dr.Sickman
Cheltenham - The Rising Sun - Gaffer
Coombe Hill nr Tewkesbury - The Swan - "runner up Good Pub Food 2003" - Gaffer
Ewen (nr Cirencester) - The Wild Duck Inn - Glade
Nailsworth - The Weighbridge Inn - Sixpackpert
Nailsworth - Halfway House at Box - Cotswold Dining Pub of the Year 2007 - evenflow
Nailsworth - The Egypt Mill - Lovely setting, old mill, great food - evenflow
Ross-On-Wye - The Saracens Head - 'a must addition' - beano500

Hampshire
Arlesford - The Cricketers - "good home cooked food" - NikB
Basingstoke, Festival Place - Ciao Baby Cucina - "a real gem, excellent Italian food with awesome deserts" - shadytree
Basingstoke,Olivers Chip shop,Situated on the A30,London road, at Old Basing(several times award winner)
Baughurst - Wellington Arms - 'truly outstanding dining experience' - GingerNinja, also Don1. Stunning meals.
Bishops Waltham - Banks Bar & Bistro - "good French" shadytree
Chandlers Ford - Kings Court - "need to book, HUGE portions, really great food" - shadytree
Chilworth - The Chilworth Arms - great bar and restaurant with a cool trendy vibe - shadytree
Cheriton nr Alresford - The Flower Pots - "Wed is Curry nights" NikB & Krusty
Cowplain (Waterlooville) - O Sole Mio - Excellent Italian food run by an Italian family, proper stonebaked pizzas and homemade pasta. Excellent! - ThunderSpook
Dummer - The Queens Inn - Krusty
Durley - The Farmers Home - "Fantastic Sunday Roasts" - shadytree
Ecchinswell - The Royal Oak. Recently been re-opened, with a great menu of truly home made dishes. Large garden that backs on to the village stream - Schmalex
Hordle nr Lymington - The Mill at Gordleton Hotel - super setting and lovely food -shadytree, t0ny99
Petersfield - The Kitchen -great food just off the main square - julesv
Netly - The Prince Consort - excelled food, nice atmosphere. a cracking find - shadytree
Romsey - Berties- "great French" - shadytree
Park Gate, between Southampton and Fareham - Kams Palace - "The lunch time Dim Sun best this side of Hong Kong" - HarryW
Ringwood - The Elm Tree - Thatched traditional country pub with a lovely bar area and great food. The latest menu's are all listed on their website - http://www.elmtreeringwood.com - blondemoment
Romsey - The Suan Thai Restaurant - Great authentic Thai food with excellent service. Much better than the other local Thai restaurants.
Romsey - Berties - "great French" - shadytree
Romsey/Ampfield - Keats - Italian, http://www.keatsrestaurant.co.uk/
Romsey - The Mandarin Chef, Chinese.
Romsey - Casa Bodega - fantastic home made burger and a great menu - shadytree
Shedfield (Nr Wickham)- The Wheatsheaf, Botley Road. Outstanding Real Ales straight from the barrel, hearty home cooked food at lunch
Sopley - The Woolpack Inn- Excellent choice of daily specials, the steak was fantastic and the onion rings are HUUUUUGE - shadytree
Southampton - Ceno Brasserie on Portswood - great vibe to this modern bistro with a great menu and superb food - shadytree
Southampton - Dockgate4 - very noce modern french, a but pricey - shadytree
Southampton - The White Star Tavern - Krusty
Southampton - Pilgrim House Chinese - Fantastic buffet at very resonable prices, food is great - shadytree
Southampton - Kisna Indian Restaurant, 42 Commercial Road SO15 1GD. A hidden gem and consistently one of the best curry houses you will find anywhere in the south. Amazing value. Stone's throw from central station. - moosepig
Sparsholt (Nr Winchester) - The Plough Inn SO21 2NW - Fantastic pub food. Duck is out of this world, goats cheese is yummy. Never had a bad meal and draft beer excellent too. - merc_man
Stockbridge/Sutton Scotney - Clos Du Marquis at the Leckford Hutt - Amazing little French Restuarnt, lovely ambiance and simply divine food, my new favourite in Hants - Shadytree
Stockbridge - The Greyhound - Lovely little town and a nice ambiance to the restaurant, very nice food - shadytree
Wickham - Veranda - superb posh curry house with great food and a nice ambiance - Shadytree
Winchester - The Wykeham Arms - the Rack of Lamb was the best I have ever tasted, and you have to get the cheeseboard just for the "Green Thunder" cheese - amazing. Seriously good food - staying there is pretty pleasant too if you get one of the rooms across the road. Harry Flashman
Winchester - Brasserie Blanc - Brand new Raymond Blanc Bistro in Winchester. Nice atmosphere and tasty food, especially the matured steaks -shadytree
Yateley - Casa Dei Cesari - veetwin

Herefordshire
Ross-On-Wye - The Saracens Head - 'a must addition' - beano500
Titley - http://www.thestagg.co.uk/ - cracking Sunday Lunch and beers on tap. Lovely countryside to boot- Mustang Baz

Hertfordshire
Bushey - St James Restaurant http://www.stjamesrestaurant.co.uk/ topjay
Chandlers Cross - The Grove Hotel - "excellent restaurants, trendy hotel and great gold course" - hughsieII, shadytree
Chorleywood - The Gate - hughsieII
Chorleywood - The Rose and Crown - hughsieII
Clavering - The Cricketers - "Jamie Oliver's Old Man's pub" - princeperch
EAST BARNET - Chez Tonton - Glassman
Letchworth - L'Artista - gtr-gaz
Lemsford (Opposite Brocket Hall) - The Crooked Chimney - good grub, great ale, perfect for an afternoon stroll round Brocket Hall grounds - Legend83
Hertford - The Raj, Ware Road - Easily the best Indian restaurant in the Hertford/Ware area - cottonfoo
Hertford - The Salisbury Arms - princeperch (but not the Sunday roast, it's frozen! - cottonfoo)
Reed - The Cabinet - in between Buntingford and Royston, Cosy fine dining with the benefit of a fantastic garden (hog-roasts/BBQ's in the summer). - Cinque
St Albans - Kamillo's - Fantastic Italian - Hobes
Wadesmill - The Feathers Inn - princeperch
The King Harry - St Albans - Don1
St Albans - The Pre, Good carvery for £3.25 6 days a week

Isle of Wight
Bembridge - The Crab & Lobster Inn - wedgegirl
Yarmouth - Saltys Fish Restaurant - "prickly owner, but excellent food" NJW 77
Shalfleet, The New Inn - excellent food, tricky to park The New Inn BigLepton
Bonchurch, The Pond Cafe - superb modern cuisine, best on the island. The Pond Cafe BigLepton
East Cowes/Whippingham, The Folly Inn - good pub grub right on the water lots of moorings. The Folly Inn BigLepton

Kent
A2 Singlewell, South bound - Nells Cafe - "Monster Fry up" - wedge girl
A21 towards Bromley jctn for Locksbottom - Chapter One - "Michelin star chef , Andrew McLeish" - mel
Beckenham - Zi Teresa - Italian, great service and fantatstic food - curtisl
Boxley - Kings Head - "Very nice grub and nice tapas" - KingRichard
Bluebell Hill/Aylesford - Kits Coty Brasserie - 'good food and views, bit nouveau which is odd for Maidstone' - vernan
Fawkham Green (Round the back of Brands Hatch) - The Rising Sun, Fawkham Green, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8NL - fantastic food and great quality- cslgirl
Green Street Green - Crescent Cafe - 'best fryup there is' - vernan
Green Street Green - The Bombay, High Steet - 'Sublime' - vernan
Marsh Green - The Wheatsheaf - "great food" owner has an Elise, entertains car clubs - Raify
Orpington - Xian, High Street - 'Famous for being Gary Rhodes's favourite but deserves to be' - vernan
Rusthall - The Beacon - 'excellent food, excellent views' - vernan
Smarts Hill , Penshurst - The Spotted Dog - "fantastic gastro pub" - Raify
Smarts Hill, Penshurst - The Bottle House - "More standard food than spotted dog, but equally as good and slightly cheaper" - Raify
Seasalter, nr Faversham - The Sportsman - "Fabulous michelin starred food @ Gastropub prices. Everything recommended. Booking essential... an absolute must for food lovers" - trackdemon
Sevenoaks - The Woodman Ide Hill - "That has very good pub food" - JagLover
Sevenoaks - Club Spice, High St - 'above average food, above average prices' - vernan
Tunbridge Wells - Signor Francos - "good traditional Italian, with excellent service" - Raify
Tunbridge Wells - Hotel Du Vin - "excellent traditional French" - Raify
West Peckham - The Swan on the Green - "Microbrewery, great food, v busy on Sundays" - Raify
Whitstable - The Crab & Winkle - wedge girl
West Malling - The Farmhouse, on the high street, but you can park in the carpark around the back for free and the food is great with a large Sunday selection of grub - _deano
Wilmington - Truffles Restaurant - French - wedge girl
Canterbury - Cafe Belge on St Dunstans - Fantastic Belgian, 100 ways to eat moules, 150 Belgian Beers, Great atmosphere. A must. - KingRichard
Canterbury - Kathton House, Sturry High Street - Trad/French, great set menu for £35ph. Beautiful food, decent wine cellar. - KingRichard
Ulcombe - Pepperbox Inn http://www.shepherd-neame.co.uk/pubs/pubs.php/pepp... Fantastic character, great A la Carte Menu, well kept beer, reasonable prices. KingRichard
Canterbury - Fordwich Arms, Fordwich - Excellent pub grub, well cooked. Occasional game. Landlord Sean is a legend. KingRichard
Upchurch, Nr Sitttingbourne - The Owl Restaurant - Amazing grub, nice surroundings, sun terrace etc... menu is nothing but local produce. Exceptional. KingRichard

Lancashire
Goldborne - The Bulls Head - pub grub from a real chef - moleamol
Manchester , City Centre - Mr Thomas Chop House - "The Steak & Kidney pud is fantastic" - NWTony
Manchester - Kim By The Sea - "Fantastic and really worth a visit, great atmosphere - ceebmoj
Manchester - Ning - recomended - ceebmoj
Greater Manchester, Audenshaw - The Pearl - Curry house. Five miles from the town centre, two minutes from the M60. The Restaurant has a large lounge/bar and disco so you can make a night of it. If the disco isn't your thing, it is well seperated and you cannot hear it in the dining area. - Ganglandboss
Whitewell - The Inn at Whitewell - wolves wanderer. Another thumbup here for the Inn - photo_ed.
Wrightington nr M6 - The Mulberry Tree - moleamol
The Fleece Inn - Dolphinholme nr Lancaster - Burgmeister
Thornton Cleavleys - Twelve Restaurant - v.good contemporary english menu using local produce - photo_ed
Mitton - 3 Fishes http://www.thethreefishes.com/ - chriswhitlock
Blackrod - The Thatch and Thistle - 10 mins from Reebok stadium. Lovely food and atmosphere! http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/63/6306/Tha... - Kaelic

Leeds
Anthony's - 19 Boar lane - http://www.anthonysrestaurant.co.uk - It's dead posh, all the sauces are frothed up and look like spit on your plate, nice though. Never knew a pigs windpipe could taste that good!

Leicestershire
Veneto's in Market Harborough - small & basic Italian restaurant but good value and well cooked food - Tyre_Tread
Little India - Arnesby - Briliant Indian food (be prepared to wait fo it though) Tyre_Tread
A good list here for the Leicestershire and Rutland restaurant awards: http://www.lrra.co.uk/ - williamp
Halli in Leicester - probably the best vegetarian bangladeshi resturant I have ever been to in my life, sister resturant in Nottingham as well - RupertTheFridge



Lincolnshire
Alford - Half Moon Hotel Proper beer and excellent food defiantly not 'pub grub'! Not expensive - most main courses under £10.
Collyweston Slater, Nr Stamford/Peterborough. Proper pub, AA rosette for food, 4 stars for accommodation.
Hough on the Hill Nr Grantham - The Brownlow Arms - TimJMS
A57 1/2mile north of Lincoln - The Pyewipe - paddy27 , chumpers, R5GTTgaz
Winteringham Fields, Winteringham. One Michelin star. Mark V8. -
Harry's Place, Great Gonerby http://www.harryalbright.co.uk/restaurant.htm Only has three tables, so is very intimate and the Michelin starred cooking is some of the best I've tasted -wmg100.

London
Barnes - The Idle Hour - "great food and pub" - gumballer
Barnes - San Remo - great little Italian - tertius
Barnes - Riva - Mickken
Blackheath - Chapter Two - "sister Rest of Chapter One in Kent, excellent food" - iaint
Blackheath - Loco Locale - "good French + Italian, bit pricey" - Raify
Borough High St - Brindisia - "fantastic Tapas and great Rioja" - Raify
Borough Market - Roast - Breakfast Fine Dinning - Fatbloke
Balham - Lamberts - GingerNinja
Balham - Nanglo (Nepalese/Indian) excellent - E36GUY
Battersea - The Masons Arms - "Best burgers ever tried and awesome Sunday lunches" - GingerNinja
Clapham - La Pampa - plotloss
Clapham - Bodeans - "Meat Meat Meat!" - Ginger Ninja
Clapham - Metro - Mickken
Charterhouse Sq - Cafe Du Marche - "lovely French brasserie" - cinque
Dalston - Faulkners Restaurant " Really fresh fish and fantastic home made puddings" - Freddie von Rost
Earlsfield - Nazmins - "Best Indian in the area" - GingerNinja
Hackney - Anatolia Ocakbasi "Huge amounts of Turkish food, excellent meze, good service and all food " - Freddie Von Rost -
Hackney - Blueberries Restaurant, 87 Lauriston Road, London E9 9HJ. www.blueberries-restaurant.com Freddie von Rost
Hamstead - La Gaffe - Marquis Rex
Hammersmith/Fulham - The River Cafe - Outstanding food in novel, if hot & noisy, canteen surroundings - t0ny99
Putney - Popes Eye Steak House - Plotloss
Covent Garden - St Martins Lane Luxury Hotel - bmwdrivernigel
Smithfields - Smiths of Smithfield - great food, nice atmosphere, sensational burger http://www.smithsofsmithfield.co.uk/sos/index.html
Swilly - Ubercool, astonishing - Swilly
Soho - Randal & Aubin - Really, really good seafood at quite reasonable prices - sleep envy
'Rules' one of the oldest restaurants in London, game speciality(missdiane)
Tower Bridge - Gauchos - Excellent Argentinian steak. Not cheap, but worth it. - Tankslapper
Latium - Easily the best Italian food I've eaten. Small restaurant, very friendly staff and not too expensive. - Dick Dastardly
Tooley Street - Magdalen - Fatbloke
Clapham - Clapham Tandoori - excellent - E36GUY
Clapham - Windmill on the Common (or any Youngs' pub!) V. good quality pub food - E36GUY
Clapham Old Town - The Tim Bobbin - great value sunday lunch - E36GUY
Knightsbridge - Petrus @ The Berkeley - not cheap, but superb Michelin 2* food and service - havoc
Mayfair - Benares - Spicy - Fatbloke
Mayfair - Maze - one of Ramseys Empire- Fatbloke
Wandsworth Common - Chez Bruce - Fatbloke
West End - The Wolsey - wonderful setting, great food, celeb spotting, unpretentious - E36GUY
West End - Langans - excellent British food. Good service and atmosphere E36GUY
West End - The Ivy - Strange menu including Shepherd's Pie but what they do they do well. Surprisingly unpretentious - E36GUY Bar and club will open above fairly soon - sleep envy
West End - J.Sheekey - wonderful famous fish restaurant. Book early! - E36GUY
Chelsea - Gordon Ramsey, Old Hospital Road. Exquisite and unpretentious - E36GUY - Fatbloke
Balham - Balham Kitchen & Bar - Part of the SoHo House chain - great food and atmosphere. Excellent party room for hire - E36GUY
Balham - Dish Dash - Moroccan grub. Great for a quick bite on the way out - E36GUY
Balham - Tagine - more Moroccan grub. Excellent Tagine dishes. Shame the smoking ban outlawed after-dinner Shisha! - E36GUY
Barnes - Annies - excellent English food including divine burgers and traditional fish & chips. Always a cosy, friendly atmosphere - E36GUY
King's Cross - Konstam - the best seasonal local produce, simply prepared - t0ny99
The Strand - Banquette - a Ramsey Group diner at the Savoy, great for pre-theatre dinner, excellent value - t0ny99
Soho - Randal & Aubin - great seafood, no reservations available so always good when nothing booked - sleep envy
Soho - Susie Wong - Excellent thai with an intimate atmosphere, food is very different from a normal thai, I had pidgeon in a strawberry and shezuan sauce! - BJG1
Portman Square -Locanda Locatelli - lobster spaghetti to die for - sleep envy
South Bank - OXO TOWER - Comfortable surrounding, not too up itself, exquisite brown truffles - Patrick Fitzmichael & Michael Fitzpatrick
Shepherds Bush - The Princess Victoria, Uxbridge Rd - Best pub food (and prices) in London!! - _dan_

Merseyside
Liverpool - Tai Pan - Great Chinese, large car park and excellent Chinese supermarket underneath. - a2z
Liverpool - 60 Hope St - http://www.60hopestreet.com/ - Excellent Restaurant, ideal for a pre theatre meal and the hotel above can't be faulted (on street parking though) - a2z.

Norfolk
Aylsham - The Black Boys Inn - Good menu for lunch and dinner. Locally caught fish available. Nice atmosphere (Pub, rather than Restaurant).- Bedford Rascal
Attleborough - http://www.the-mulberry-tree.co.uk/contact.htm - "Excellent food and Excellent presentation. Not cheap but neither is it overly expensive" - Rude-boy
Brancaster - The White Horse - "won best British seafood restaurant in 2005" - FunkyNige
Coltishall , Honningham Buck , Honningham - Recruiting Sergent - popov123
Fakenham nr Sculthorpe - Colkirk Crown - FunkyNige
Norwich , Magdalane St - Brummels - "superb seafood" - Nick P
Norwich , Newmarket Rd - The Eagle - "Good Food" - cotty
Norwich - The Merchants Of Colegate - popov123 Mellis , A140 - The Auberge - "A bit cliquey but excellent food"
Thornham - The Orange Tree - WWESTY
Titchwell - http://www.titchwellmanor.com/ - Award winning evening meals and a lovely place to stay for a weekend as well - Mustang Baz
Wells-next-the-Sea - The Crown Hotel - celebrity Kiwi chef Chris Coubrough, the steak is divine! - Naughty Magpie

Northamptonshire
Fawsley nr Daventry - Fawsley Hall Hotel - "Consistently superb food in wonderful surroundings" - GregE240
Kilsby - The George - "Good Food" - Marquis Rex
Kilsby - Hunt House - "Very good quality food, nice driving roads nearby" - GregE240
Northants.. Lamport, The Swan, good quality pub/restaurant food -
Rushton Hall - An expensive high class restaurant BUT the atmosphere and food are brilliant! - Tyre_Tread
West Haddon - The Sheaf Inn - "great food and excellent comedy turns from Derek the proprieter" - Yugguy

North Yorkshire
The Angel Inn - "a bit nice for a special occassion" - beaublack -
The Cleveland Tontine, Staddlebridge - Mark V8.
Chequers Inn - Bilton-in-Ainsty, on the B1224 York-Wetherby road. Terrific food, reasonable price, friendly staff, great atmosphere... well worth a drive out. - PeteG
Church Fenton - The White Horse - pies - Ali D (pies gone down hill a bit! Other food still good though!)
East Witton nr Leyburn - The Blue Lion - mawds
Harome nr Helmsley - The Star Inn - mawds, t0ny99
Scarborough - Florios - "great Italian and a really good atmosphere" - markmullen
West Tanfield - The Bruce Arms - "Good bistro food and great atmosphere" - Gopher
Marton (Nr Pickering) - The Apple Tree (01751) 431457 - Geat wine list and superb dining -Gemini
Weaverthorpe (Nr Driffield)-Star Inn - real ale and fine food (inc game) - Gemini
Ryther (Nr Tadcaster) Ryther Arms (01757 268372) - Great Steak house - Gemini
West Witton - Wensleydale Heifer http://www.wensleydaleheifer.co.uk-Gemini
York - Cafe 8 - great breakies and fantastic dinner www.cafe8.co.uk - Gemini
Evil Eye Lounge - York - Great cocktails and good asian food - BJG1
The Blue Bicycle - York - BJG1
El Gaucho - elster
The Highwayman - Vale of Lune. Excellent contemporary British food, using locally produced fresh food - Mannginger
Asenby - The Crab and Lobster. Excellent seafood - Unrepentant
North Stainley - The Staveley Arms. Good pub grub - Unrepentant
Well - Millbank Arms. Great pub food - Unrepentant

Nottinghamshire
Colston Bassett - The Martin's Arms - Excellent grub, especially good sunday lunch - Neil_Sc
Langar, Vale of Belvoir Langar Hall - TimJMS
Newark - Café Bleu - http://www.cafebleu.co.uk/ - TimJMS
Markham Moor - Mussel & Crab on Sibthorpe Hill on A1 - Exceelent Seafood (owned by PHer Bruce1) - minorout
French Living - Nottingham - lovely intimate little restaraunt with brilliant French cuisine - BJG1
Memsab - Nottingham - fantastic modern Indian restaurant, frequented by Atul Kocchar (of Benares in Mayfair fame) - Doctor Bone
Bluu - hidden gem - Doctor Bone
Nottingham - Sat Bains - now thats what I'm talkin' 'bout. Close to Graypaul Ferrari. Get ready to have your wallet emptied. Inspirational. http://www.restaurantsatbains.com/ TimJMS

Oxfordshire
Ewelme - Shepherd's Hut - Highway Star
Farnborough - The Inn - great grub - ajcj
Great Tew - The Falklands Arms - GetCarter
Great Wolford - The Fox & Hounds - "15th century pub with 21st century food" - GetCarter
Pishill - Henley-On-Thames - The Crown Inn - "Not cheap, but excellent quality and portions" (Closes during the afternoon) - puggit
Ramsden - The Royal Oak - dragonfly74uk
South Leigh - Mason Arms
Swerford (near Chipping Norton) - The Masons Arms - ajcj
Wolvercote - 'lovely in summer' - mxdi


Wolvercote - The Trout Inn - recomended - haze
Hook Norton - The Sun Inn. Huge fish menu, and just down the road from the Brewery - fatboy b
Moulsford - The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse Beetle & Wedge recomended - Smoked Venison (when available) - StevieGee
Shiplake - The Plowden Arms Plowden Arms Good food, friendly family atmosphere - StevieGee

Rutland
Clipsham The Olive Branch - TimJMS
Oakham Hambleton Hall - TimJMS

Shropshire
Bridgnorth - Blue Ginger - AMAZING Indian food in a great modern restaurant, excellently priced & a really good night out - Naughty Magpie.
Claverley - The Boycott Arms - Huntsman chicken is delicious & there's often nice cars parked outside. Proprietor is a friendly chap too & you'll need to book as it gets busy! - Naughty Magpie.
Shrewsbury - Osteria di Paolo, Hills Lane, SY1. The best Italian food outside of Italy (IMHO, of course), family run by Italians and headed by the genial Paolo himself. Unmissable - smiller -
Church Aston - The Last Inn. Location for the Shrops / Staffs monthly PH meets. Excellent Greek influenced food a speciality, good value - smiller
Waters Upton - The Lion. Curry in a pub. Serves more madras than Marstons though. Raj's Jalfrezi has a great kick with a smoky background flavour. Wonderful. - smiller
Plough Inn - Allscott Village, Telford, Shropshire: Tremendous tasting food which manages to fill you up as well. A particular strong point in the menu is the mix 'n' match sausage and mash. - lightningghost

Somerset
Taunton- The Willow tree restaurant- how it hasn't got at least 1 michelin star i don't know. A real gem of a place.http://www.restaurant-guide.com/willow-tree.htm - Pugwash
The Lord Poulett arms - Gastropub of the Year 2008 http://www.lordpoulettarms.com/flash/ - Krusty
The Flintlock, Marsh just off A303 between Ilminster and Honiton. A real Olde Worlde Pub with all home cooked food and frinely serivce. Well worth a stop for good old fashioned Pub food that is rarely found anymore- Pugwash

South Yorkshire
Sheffield - AKBARS in Rotherham - Best indian food in the North.
Braithwell nr Doncaster/Rotherham - Plants Of Special Interest nursery - "fabulous cafe" - lefte
Bawtry - China Rose - Absolutely outstanding, definately worth travelling for - Trax
Meadowhall - Pizza Express - No I am not mad, probably the best pizza's you can get, honest. - Trax
Tickhill - Zara's - Fantastic indian food and great service - iamlofi

Staffordshire
Salt nr Stafford - The Hollybush - Prof Beard
Yarlet nr Stafford - Greyhound Inn - Phil S
Tatenhill nr Burton On Trent - Horseshoe Inn, Main Street. DE13 9SD - UK89camaro
The Church - Old Town Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, http://www.thechurchbarandrestaurant.co.uk/contact... - bigTee

Suffolk
The Flint House, 80 The High Street Lowestoft. Brilliant, highly recommend for an evening, quite intimate, classy, but retains a friendly atmosphere - thewave
Orford - Butley Oysterage.Great for fresh seafood simply cooked and served -Bacardi
Levington - The Ship Inn. Not child friendly but good food - Bacardi
Maison Bleu - Bury St Edmunds - BJG1
The Cadagon Arms - Ingham - BJG1
6 Bells pub - Felsham - BJG1

Surrey
Ashtead - The Moghul Dynasty, Craddock's Avenue, Lower Ashtead, Tina K, Le TVR
Bagshot - The Latymer - Penny Hill Park Hotel - veetwin
Bansted - Post - Fine dinning - Fatbloke
Carshalton - Maneeya - "Thai, great food and service - Toastboy
Chilworth - Percy Arms - "great food and a nice garden" - Holty_GTM
Chobham - The Fours Seasons - vixpy1
Chobham - The Cloche Hat - veetwin
Esher - Siam Food Gallery - Carrera2, Fatbloke
Elstead - The Donkey - fantastic food, great garden with donkeys wandering - bmwdrivernigel
Fetcham - The Fetcham Tandoori - Tonker
Forest Green (nr Dorking) - The Parrot Inn - RH5 5RZ for the satnav-enabled. Tina K "seconded but watch your heads (v low ceilings)" - Toastboy
Fox corner , nr Maford/Pirbright - The Fox - vixpy1
Gomshall - Beau Thai - "tasty food, live music" - fido
Guildford - Auberge - "upmarket French" - fido
Guildford - Thai Terrace - "R