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star inn the city 2013UK restaurant round-up: October 2013

This month, cosy new gastropubs and smashing city-centre destinations have opened their doors. Here are October’s eye-catching acquisitions.

Eat Sleep Escape_Cley WindmillEat, sleep, escape: UK restaurants with rooms

From north of Scotland to England’s southernmost county, we've chosen five coastal hotels perfect for a relaxing summer break.

UK chefs favourite restaurants Chefs’ favourite UK restaurants

The Hit List 2013 revealed our readers' favourite restaurants outside London. We asked four of Britain’s top chefs to tell us theirs, too.

Le Manoir 2013The Hit List 2013

Here we go again! Based on the expertise from our UK reviewers as well as your comments, we now reveal our Top 50 list of out-of-London restaurants for 2013.

the french at the midland hotel 2013The French by Simon Rogan

Manchester’s Midland hotel is where Rolls met Royce, and Simon Rogan’s takeover of its flagship restaurant, The French, makes for another excellent match.

eat sleep escapeEat, sleep, escape: UK restaurants with rooms

From the north of Scotland to England's southernmost county, we've chosen five coastal hotels perfect for a relaxing summer break

Somthing for the weekendSomething for the weekend

Seaside luxury, northern escapism, southern eccentricity, designer glamour… plan your end-of-year escape with the help of Square Meal.

sftw watergate bay 2012_C Ben RoweSomething for the weekend: active weekends

Whether you’re into high-octane water sports, hill walking, sustainability or spa luxury, Sophie Dening has found the perfect place for you to stay, such as the Watergate Bay Hotel on the Cornish coast (pictured).

restaurants with rooms summer 2012Eat, sleep, escape: UK restaurants with rooms

The August bank holiday weekend beckons, offering ample opportunity for a three-day jaunt in the British countryside. Enjoy rural relaxation with top-quality dining guaranteed at five hand-picked restaurants-with-rooms from around the UK – from a long weekend at The Horn of Plenty, a comfortable Victorian house in lush Devon, to a few days at The Yorke Arms, an elegant, timeless 18th-century coaching house in Yorkshire.

Eat, sleep, escape: UK restaurants with roomsEat, sleep, escape: UK restaurants with rooms

Looking for some rural relaxation where you’re also guaranteed top-quality dining? Molly Monroe finds some delightfully secluded restaurants-with-rooms

enclume 2010Eat, sleep, escape: UK restaurants with rooms

Treat yourself to a weekend away in a restaurant with rooms this summer. Whether you venture just outside London to the Michelin-starred Hand & Flowers, or further afield to sample Simon Rogan’s celebrated cooking at L’Enclume in Cumbria (pictured) , Square Meal suggests foodie destinations hidden in the UK’s loveliest locations so that you can plan your escape.

luke thomas_sanctum on the green 2012Up-and-coming chef launches new restaurant at Sanctum On The Green

MARCH 2012: Teenage chef Luke Thomas has launched a new restaurant at Berkshire’s Sanctum On The Green (formerly Inn On The Green), called Luke’s Dining Room, which opens today.

Bordeaux Quay BrasserieFocus on: restaurants and bars in Bristol

Bristol boasts plenty of cheery caffs and easy-going eateries, but neither ‘fine dining’ nor culinary risk-taking seem to be a top priority here (with some notable exceptions). Meanwhile, the city’s bar scene has culture and entertainment at its heart: whether you opt for a pint of scrumpy in a dingy music venue, or a swanky cocktail made with local booze, you'll find Bristolians friendly, unaffected and always up for it.

POPPOP Bar & Restaurant, Brighton

The latest addition to the boutique Royal York Hotel – just a stroll from the famous Palace Pier – is POP, an equally snazzy restaurant//bar that aims to mix city chic with ‘bohemian seaside charisma’.

restaurant mark greenaway hawke and hunterMark Greenaway at Hawke & Hunter, Scotland

With a background in country house hotels & a spell in Sydney, Greenaway’s creative cooking immediately places him in Edinburgh’s premier league. He's in his element here, serving dishes such as deconstructed Cullen Skink, and sous-vide skate with olive mash and crispy squid.

crown social cardiffCrown Social, Cardiff

Martin Blunos' restaurant in Cardiff's Parc Hotel is a metropolitan affair with views of the bustling city centre from the bar. The menu offers small sharing dishes, served throughout the day, and there's a 20-page wine list to get stuck into, too.

rocksalt_2011Rocksalt, Folkestone

Mark Sargeant’s restaurant-with-rooms is the first of two offerings in Folkestone from the ex-Claridge’s chef. The ground-floor dining room has a glass façade that offers stunning views of the harbour and is kitted out in green-and-blue hues with a curved burnt-timber feature wall. Upstairs, there’s a bar and terrace. The menu offers hyper-local sustainable piscine treats straight from the sea outside.

Felin Fach GriffinDinner with drink pairings at Felin Fach Griffin

Felin Fach Griffin is hosting a four-course dinner with drinks pairings that celebrate British drinks producers. Drinks will include perry from Polgoon Perren brewery in Cornwall, a sweet red beer from Breconshire Brewery, and whisky from the Penderyn distillery. The brew that will accompany the main course, called One for the Road, has been specially created by Breconshire Brewery for the inn’s 10th anniversary.

Food goes 3D at Ubiquitous Chip

Glasgow restaurant Ubiquitous Chip has unveiled an interactive 3D dining experience, one of a series of projects to celebrate its 40th anniversary – and a world first for restaurant dining. Ingr3dients, which will run throughout March, will feature a digital seascape and Highland scenes, complete with wildlife that will move around and react to diners’ movements, making each evening unique. The aim of the art installation is to bring Scotland to life in the restaurant.

White truffleThe Truffle Pig

The Truffle Pig, a travelling pop-up restaurant in search of a permanent home, will launch a series of pop-ups in different premises. First up is The Queens Head in Brandeston, Suffolk, on 29-30 January. Run by experienced hands David and Susanne Williams, who have experience in hotels and restaurants, including Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, and Nottingham's Lace Market Hotel, The Truffle Pig hopes to capitalise on Suffolk's produce - and the inhabitants' appreciation of it. Lunch will be served from 12-2.30pm, dinner from 6.30-9.30pm. Booking is essential.

ukThe Hit List UK - The Top 50 restaurants outside London 2010

Square Meal has consulted the opinions of our 25 regional reviewers as well as readers in our annual search for the best UK restaurants outside London. Here’s our top 50 selection

Squaremeal's Best UK RestaurantsVote for the best restaurants outside London

With the days getting sunnier, thoughts are turning to jaunts around the country, so it's high time we select Square Meal's 2010 list of Best UK Restaurants (to be published in our summer magazine and online). Our in-house panel has drawn up a shortlist, but now we need your help in picking the actual winners in various categories: simply cast your votes here. What's more, five respondents will be chosen at random and will each win a bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne. What better way to start summer?

The Hit List UK - The Top 50 restaurants outside London

What with all the sunny weather we've been having, isn't it time we all got out of the smoggy old capital and started eating further afield? If you're a keen foodie looking to dine out of town, but don't know where to start, never fear: Square Meal has trawled the length and breadth of the land in search of Britain’s 50 top regional restaurants – and here is our pick, kicking off with Whatley Manor, the winner of our award for the best out-of-London eatery.

The Walnut TreeTaste the Nation - Best UK Restaurants

From stunning seaside eateries to gastronomic temples, Square Meal travels the country to discover the UK’s best restaurants

The Vyse RoomThe Vyse Room, Stoke Poges

If you long for an English country garden, why not pack your bags and head to The Vyse Room in Bucks? Set within boutique hotel Stoke Place, it offers views of the stunning Capability Brown-designed grounds alongside a kitchen garden menu of soused mackerel, lamb 'hotch potch' and proper blancmange. Wash it all down with a quirky cocktail: a gooseberry and lemon thyme bellini, say.

VatikaVatika, Southampton

Bringing a breath of fresh air to the country, Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochar describes his new project at Wickham Vineyard as 'modern British with an Indian twist'. Dishes are named after their key two ingredients, so charred chicken breast with stewed corn and pickled avocado becomes ‘chicken-corn’.

Zilli Brasserie, Brighton

When he's not marauding around TV kitchens, celebrity chef Aldo Zilli is behind some very respectable, if pricey, Italian restaurants. His latest venture, Zilli Brasserie, has recently opened in Brighton, serving memorable dishes of ricotta-stuffed courgette flowers or lobster ravioli...

Jamie Oliver Jamie's Italian, Oxford

Love him or loathe him, Jamie Oliver's empire is showing no signs of stopping. This Oxford newcomer is the first in a nationwide chain intended to bring an affordable version of Jamie's take on Italian home cooking to Britain’s high streets: think bruschetta, grilled lamb chops or tortelloni with leeks and gorgonzola

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