CHAPTER ONE, BROMLEY, KENT
It may be in Bromley, but with a Michelin star and four AA rosettes, Chapter One is on the same plane as London’s Pied a Terre and Cambridge’s magnificent Midsummer House. It’s very nicely done French food with creative ingredients – if you live near Bromley, lucky you. Farnborough Common, Locksbottom, Kent BR6 8NF, tel: 01689 854848.
MULBERRY TREE, NEAR MAIDSTONE, KENT
Awarded Kent Restaurant of the Year 2008, the Mulberry Tree has also been voted The Good Food Guide Readers’ Favourite Restaurant for the South East of England. Get the hint??It’s top-of-the-line, easy to enjoy modern?European, the menu bursting with seasonal, local produce. Hermitage Lane, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, ME17 4DA, tel: 01622 749082.
PETERSHAM NURSERIES, RICHMOND, SURREY
Utterly charming and seriously accomplished at the same time, queen of organic cooking Skye Gyngell serves up a lovely menu of squeaky clean food. Think slow-cooked squid with red wine, fennel and polenta, guinea fowl with anchovy butter and for dessert, lemon ice cream. Church Lane, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AG, tel: 020 8940 5230.