Bursting with innovative gastro pubs, Michelin-starred restaurants, trendy eateries and dining institutions, Great Britain’s diverse and axciting foodie scene is a culinary journey that will tantalise and delight the taste-buds! From Insta-famous cafes in Britain, to intimate hidden gem eateries in Scotland, and rustic farm-to-table restaurants in Wales, here are our top spots in Britain to suit every taste, budget and appetite! 

TRENDING

Market Coffee

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Owned by fashion and interior design blogger, Kate Spiers, it makes perfect sense that this chic cafe in Mount Florida, Glasgow is a total hit! The combination of pastel hues, sleek decor, fresh blooms and ornate details, like rose gold cutlery and cheeky neon signage make this pint-sized space a treat for the eyes. As well as being ultra-photogenic, the selection of freshly baked vegan and gluten-free goodies, and artisanal coffee certainly won’t disappoint. This cafe is an absolute must visit for a bite and a snap!

No. 197 Chiswick Fire Station

LONDON, ENGLAND

Bright, airy and undeniably stylish, this refurbished fire station packs a punch when it comes to stylish interiors. Get comfy on a pastel pink velvet sofa and admire the sleek, minimalist space, complete with rustic furnishings, bespoke artwork and tasteful greenery or venture out to the courtyard and soak up some sunshine, cocktail in hand. This uber-trendy hotspot isn’t just for keen Instagrammers, the relaxed atmosphere, modern pub fare and extensive drinks list make it an all-day dining destination that everyone can enjoy.

SUSTAINABLE

Anna Loka

CARDIFF, WALES

One glimpse of the fresh, vibrant dishes coming out of the kitchen at this hole-in-the-wall is enough to convert even the most hardened carnivores. With a focus on raw and natural ingredients, this low-key eatery brings meat- and dairy-free deliciousness to life, with dishes that are not only healthy and wholesome but also jam-packed full of flavour! Serving breakfast and lunch from Monday to Saturday and a special Sunday menu, this local favourite is unsurprisingly always busy, but don’t be deterred, the wait is well worth it, the hardest part is deciding on just one dish!

Silo

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND

Boasting a zero-waste approach and an innovative menu, this rustic warehouse located in the epicentre of Brighton is a hit with foodies and eco-activists alike. From the locally sourced produce to the up-cycled and repurposed furnishings and the onsite composting system, a meal here is as wholesome for the soul as it is environment! Seasonal produce, ancient cooking techniques and food preservation play a key role in the menu offerings, with most dishes featuring a pickled or fermented element – a zesty reminder that good food doesn’t need to be complicated!

NEW

Din Tai Fung

LONDON, ENGLAND

Perhaps one of the most hyped restaurants to open in London in late 2018, Din Tai Fung’s newest Covent Garden outpost has already attracted a cult-following, and for good reason! The Taiwanese dumpling specialist delivers mouth-watering flavours and signature Din Tai Fung dishes, including the world-famous Xiao Long Bao (steamed pork dumplings), with the addition of a unique cocktail bar. Once in, grab a spot at the bar or get comfortable in the spacious dining room, and order as much xiao long bao, beef noodle soup and tasty fried nibbles that you can muster.

The Little Chartroom

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Found in Edinburgh’s culture hub, Leith Walk, just a mere stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle, the modern French-British fusion fare and lively atmosphere make The Little Chartroom worth the trip! The dining space is intimate and welcoming, and the refined yet delicious brunch, lunch and dinner menus offer a trio of options for each course starter, making it refreshingly easy to decide. Between the seasonal fare, think seared Scallops, cauliflower with Vadouvan butter, crispy capers & lemon, the cosy and stylish space and the affordable pricing, it’s only time before this hidden gem becomes a local favourite!

UPSCALE  

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

CORNWALL, ENGLAND

With a serious knack for seafood, Nathan Outlaw’s namesake restaurant is continuously dubbed one of the top dining destinations in the UK. Subtle flavours and simple culinary techniques are at the forefront of the chefs foodie philosophy, creating a vibrant set menu that showcases daily caught fish and seafood, and fresh, locally sourced produce. Perched at the top of Port Isaac, overlooking the rugged Cornish coastline, get comfortable in the first floor dining space and take in the spectacular ocean views, or grab a seat in the lively kitchen and bar, and watch the chefs in action – either way, it promises to be a dining experience like no other!

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-by

ISLE OF SKYE, SCOTLAND

This destination restaurant is located on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, on the western side of Skye. Internationally-acclaimed, the menu highlights the wealth of ingredients available on Skye, and across Scotland. With this desire for local ingredients comes a constant reinvention of the offering based on seasonality and freshness. The restaurant also includes accommodation onsite, for those that want to combine the dining experience with a stay at the stunning waterfront location.

BUDGET BITES

Padella

LONDON, ENGLAND

Padella’s popularity is on show daily with a line of patient pasta-fans waiting their turn for a plate of carby-goodness. Try and arrive just before open if you don’t want to wait too long, but even if you do have to join the queue – which moves quickly – it’s totally worth it. The dishes are simple, handmade and delicious, and the menu is short and frequently updated. Take a seat upstairs along the bar and watch as the chefs prepare an array of beautiful dishes, or head downstairs to the basement if you want a little bit more room. The buzz of patrons and staff adds to the environment, but make no mistake – it’s the food here that really does the talking.

Grub Food Fair

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

Every Friday and Saturday, the Fairfield Social Club in Manchester is transformed into a vibrant hub of street eats, craft brews and live music for the Grub Food Fair. With a tantalising variety of regularly changing street stalls on offer, avid foodies can embark on a culinary journey around the world, sampling classic British fare to exotic International cuisine, decadent desserts and fragrant craft beers – the only limitation is your appetite! Check out the Facebook page for a sneak peek at the weekly food stall lineup, or simply go along and delight in the gourmet grub, lively atmosphere and toe-tapping tunes!