The tired cliché from those who have never visited Britain before is that our food is dreadful. I remember watching a travel tv programme a few years ago, featuring an American tourist stuffing her suitcase full of cakes and cereals as she thought we ate hedgehogs and squirrels.
In fact, most “Themed” British pubs in America do us no favours with their outdated, poorly cooked British food. I personally blame many of them as they don’t reflect modern British food in any way. Sure, we still have the traditional Sunday roast lunch – but most people in the UK eat a very eclectic diet these days.
So it’s good to see that Restaurant magazine has listed three British establishments in their “World’s top 50 restaurants” list, with Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London coming in at a very respectable number five.
- 5) Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK: Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal opened this restaurant in 2011 and it received its first Michelin star within a year. It features traditional British dishes dating back to the 1300’s, including Meat Fruit and Rice & Flesh.
- 10) The Ledbury, London, UK: Australian Brett Graham is the head chef of this two Michelin starred restaurant, which opened in 2005. It features dishes such as buffalo milk curd with truffle toast and a broth of grilled onions.
- 47) The Fat Duck, Bray, UK: The Fat Duck is one of Heston Blumenthal’s restaurants, which features a tasting menu made of dishes including snail porridge, jelly of quail with crayfish cream, oak moss and truffle toast, and a dish called Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, which includes mock turtle soup.
Read more on the World’s 50 Best website