Top chefs share their favourite UK restaurants

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 22nd January 2020

Where do top chefs like to eat? 

Last week in The Observer, chefs shared their favourite spots to eat across the UK, from casual eateries to fine dining destination restaurants. Here is the full list:

1. Silk RoadLondon SE5

Recommended by James Cochran, chef-owner, 1251 & Goat.


2. Inver, Strathlachan, Argyll

Recommended by James Lowe, chef and co-founder, Lyle’s and Flor


3. The Dawnay Arms, Newton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire

Recommended by Tommy Banks, head chef, Black Swan


4. Black Radish, London SW19

Recommended by Phil Howard, chef and co-owner, Elystan Street


5. St Kew Cafe, Bodmin, Cornwall

Recommended by Paul Ainsworth, chef-owner, Paul Ainsworth at No 6


6. Native, London SE1

Recommended by Ramael Scully, head chef and co-owner, Scully St James’s


7. The Dining Room, Abersoch, Gwynedd

Recommended by Gary Usher, chef-owner, Sticky Walnut and Hispi


8. Taste of Pakistan, Hounslow

Recommended by Asma Khan, chef-founder, Darjeeling Express


9. Lina Stores, London W1

Recommended by Zoe Adjonyoh, chef-owner, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen


10. Kitchen at the Chapel, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Recommended by Sarit Packer, chef and co-owner, Honey & Co


11. Sambal Shiok, London N7

Recommended by Chantelle Nicholson, chef-owner, Tredwells


12. Singburi, London E11

Recommended by Erchen Chang, co-founder, Bao and Xu


13. The Walled Gardens, Manchester

Recommended by Mary-Ellen McTague, chef and co-founder, The Creameries


14. L’Escargot Bleu, Edinburgh

Recommended by Tom Kitchin, chef-owner, Kitchin, the Scran & Scallie and the Bonnie Badger


15. Tá Tá Eatery at Tayēr/Elementary, London EC1

Recommended by Jeremy Chan, head chef and co-owner, Ikoyi


16. Ultracomida, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

Recommended by Stephen Terry, chef-owner, the Hardwick


17. Perilla, London N16

Recommended by Selin Kiazim, chef-director, Oklava


18. The Canton Arms, London SW8

Recommended by Margot Henderson, chef and co-owner, Rochelle Canteen


19. The Inn at Whitewell, near Clitheroe, Lancs

Recommended by Lisa Goodwin-Allen, executive chef, Northcote


20. Chesters by the River, Ambleside, Cumbria

Recommended by Simon Rogan, chef-owner, L’Enclume

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 22nd January 2020

Top chefs share their favourite UK restaurants