England 2013 Guidebook
Best and worst restaurants:
Best: Drakes Fish & Chips (York)
Why: Lightly, perfectly battered Fish; super fries; great tarter sauce make for one super meal! After, check out the fudge shop just up the road (toward the Minister) for a great treat!
Craig in Tallahassee, FL USA 03/26/2013
Best: Belgo Centraal
Why: Imagine the atmosphere of a German Beer Garden, serving delicious French food in huge portions, with strong Belgian beer. These things combined and you don't mind the somewhat cheesy monk outfits the servers are wearing. Also, service is incredibly quick. Since your server only gets your drink and order, someone from the kitchen will bring your food the moment it is ready, meaning I got my dinner within five minutes of ordering and before my server had even gotten back to checking up on if I wanted another beer.
Peter Schank in Cheektowaga, NY USA 10/21/2012
Best: Bari and Cafe Concerto in York
Why: Very good food and service
Marina in Washington, DC USA 09/06/2012
Best: St. George's Tavern in London (Victoria)
Why: Great food, decent service, and entertaining waitstaff. Also very good variety of drinks, both beer and wine. A great place to escape from the rain after a long day traveling from Blackpool to London!
Worst: Lygon Arms in Chipping Campden
Why: We were greeted with a "hold on" when we walked through the door, and the service didn't improve much after that. The waitstaff was stressed out and just plain grumpy. Food was tasty, but we spent 2 hours between walking in the door and walking out, just to eat dinner. Definitely would not go back.
Karen Meehan in Houston, TX USA 07/15/2012
Best: The Old Stocks Hotel in Stow-on-the Wold
Why: Wow! What a great meal. Best we on on the trip. Fresh ingredients wonderfully prepared. Attractive outdoor patio. Highly recommend it. Thanks for the tip.
Tom Hampson in Granger, IN USA 06/16/2012
Worst: New China
Why: This restaurant in London's China town was extremely chaotic, very slow service and the food poorly prepared.
Anne Virtue in Port Townsend, WA USA 05/08/2012
Why: Good Mediterranean food. You're right about the large portions!
Yousuf & Theresa Omar in Coppell, TX USA 08/04/2011
Best: St. Martins-in-the-Field Crypt Restaurant
Why: Atmospherice (you're eating in the crypt!), reasonably priced, large servings, good food.
Anne Klowden in Moscow, ID USA 07/03/2011
Best: Cafe No. 8
Why: well-prepared, fresh, modern food. we had a lovely dinner there.
Susan in Bellevue, WA USA 06/25/2011