Britain’s restaurant scene has never been more exciting. The cities, and the neighbourhoods within them, are developing their own distinctive culinary characters, drawing on tradition and local produce, but spun in new ways by dynamic chefs. From small plates to pies, Indian to Italian, it’s enough to make us hungry for our next weekend break. Have a sneak peak at the latest additions to the nation’s culinary scene.
1. 14 Hills, Fenchurch Street, London
14 Hills, famous by the name “forest in the sky”, is a plant-themed all-day restaurant owned by D&D London, and operating under executive chef Thomas Piat. Located on the 14th floor of 120 Fenchurch Street, the restaurant offers spectacular panoramic views of London and landmarks including the Shard, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf. The interior of the restaurant, bar and deli is packed with trees and shrubbery and is designed by award-winning international designer Robert Angell. Creating an exquisite range of menus, which simultaneously showcase the best of British produce while embracing an elegant French influence, the food champions flavour and quality – as all the best do.
Where: 14th floor, 120 Fenchurch St, Langbourn, London EC3M 5BA, United Kingdom
Monday-Friday: Lunch: 11:30 am to 3:00 pm | Dinner: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Saturday: Lunch: 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Dinner: 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am to 5:00 pm
2. Fafa’s, Covent Garden, London
If you have been looking for Finnish street good, Fafa’s is just the place for you. Bringing a taste of the Middle East to the heart of Seven Dials in Covent Garden, Fafa’s is currently operating across three countries with over 40 sites. Breakfast delicacies ranges from avocado and fried egg with chilli and mint, to all-day pitas, falafel or slow-cooked short rib with beetroot and harissa. Fafa’s also serves up mezze boxes, and creative cocktails within its jewel-coloured walls.
Where: 1 Monmouth St, West End, London WC2H 9DA, United Kingdom
Monday-Saturday: 11 am to 11 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am to 6:00 pm
3. Bills, Victoria, London
Located in Cardinal Place, just shy of the main road, Bill’s Victoria is a bar and restaurant serving up fresh seasonal plates and delectable cocktails. Set over two floors, the glass-fronted venue fronts stylish interiors with geometric lamps and colourful furnishings, as well as a mezzanine dining area and outdoor terrace for when the alfresco mood takes you. Newly refurbished, the outdoor terrace’s interior also features their partnership with Hendricks Gin. So, whether it be a quick bite to eat you’re after, or leisurely dinner and drinks after work, you’ll be well looked after from the moment you walk through the door.
Where: 6 Cathedral Walk, Westminster, London SW1E 5JL, United Kingdom
Monday-Saturday: 8 am to 11 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am to 10:30 pm
4. Winchester City Mill, Winchester, Hampshire
Winchester City Mill is a working watermill dating back to at least Saxon times; now fully restored by the National Trust, the City Mill is probably the oldest working watermill in the UK. The City Mill is also home to a wide variety of wildlife including kingfishers, grey wagtails, wild trout, water voles and even otters which can be viewed from our on-site observation cameras. The new cafe that opened in late November of 2019, sells goods baked from flour that is ground on site.
Where: Bridge St, Winchester SO23 9BH, United Kingdom
Monday-Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm
5. Henrock, Linthwaite House, Lake District
The opening of Simon Rogan’s Henrock restaurant on 4th October completes the repositioning of Leeu Collection’s Linthwaite House as a luxury country house hotel in the heart of the Lake District offering exceptional food, restful interiors, beautifully manicured gardens and a superb art collection. Guests can relax in the elegant setting that overlooks the landscaped gardens of the house, before tucking into small sharing plates of local produce from head chef Brian Limoges, influenced by techniques gathered from around the world. Produce from Rogan’s farm, Our Farm, is a key ingredient on a menu featuring signature dishes like Jerusalem artichoke custard with elderberries, Brussel sprout and turnip, and Dover sole with shiso salsa verde and broth of citrus and radish.
Where: Crook Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3JA, United Kingdom
Monday-Saturday: 6:30 pm to 9: 30 pm
Sunday: Lunch: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Dinner: 6:30 pm to 9: 30 pm