If you're bored of cooking pasta or beans on toast for the fourth time this week and feel in the mood to treat yourself why not visit one of the UK's restaurants run by celebrity chefs? You might even be lucky enough to see them in the kitchen that evening. Why not take a trip around the UK and visit some of these famous restaurants?
The Fat Duck - London
The Fat Duck is owned by Heston Blumenthal. It has 3 Michelin stars and was named the best restaurant in the world. His scientific approach to food means that you'll find quite a few peculiar pairings on the menu such as lamb with cucumber and mustard ice cream. The 17-course taster menu will set you back £195 per person and if you fancy a bottle of wine to wash it down the cost varies from a modest £32 to a whopping £8,500!
Restaurant Gordon Ramsey - London
This restaurant, which opened in 1998, is also the proud owner of 3 Michelin stars (since 2001) and offers modern French-inspired food by its top chef, Clare Smyth. You can expect mouth-watering delights such as Isle of Gigha halibut with Atlantic King crab or poached Scottish lobster tail with lardo di colonnata. Three courses come to £95 or alternatively you can order the Prestige Menu for £135. If you want to find out how to recreate the masterpieces you can also take a master class to learn how.
Fifteen – London and Cornwall
The 'baby' of Jamie Oliver opened its doors in 2002. The idea was to give young people, who'd maybe not had the best start in life, a chance to become talented chefs. All the profit goes to the charity, The Better Food Foundation. The produce is all British and on offer you'll find dishes such as grilled cuttlefish with courgette & herb vinaigrette, and braised lamb, sea beet & new season garlic. Prices range from £4 to £35.
Rhodes Twenty Four – London
Gary Rhodes' restaurant is on the 24th floor of London's tallest building, Tower 42. In 2005 the British cuisine restaurant won a Michelin star. An example of one of their tasty main courses is roasted monkfish in black olive emulsion or there's also the roasted cod fillet with lobster & sauternes curry. Go all out and try the Rhodes Twenty Four signature pudding plate for dessert.
The Sea Food Restaurant – Cornwall
Rick Stein has many restaurants, but this is his flagship one, which was established in 1975. The seafood is caught on their doorstep by local fishermen so you can rest assured that it'll be as fresh as possible. Sample their Indonesian seafood curry with monkfish, cuttlefish and prawns or the 30-day aged Cornish rib-eye steak. The mains range from £18 to £48.50.
But if you do happen to be hungry right now and don't want to want to travel to one of these celebrity restaurants just yet why not order pizza online or any other food that takes your fancy?
This has been a guest post by Rachel who also writes for hungryhouse, one of the UK's leading online fast food delivery platforms so if you're peckish right now give them a try!
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