The Best UK Foodie Destinations

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A Food Fun Travel Guest Post

We in the UK love our food so, during your travels, it’s imperative you head to a few of our foodie capitals.

A whole host of cities, towns, and villages across the UK can lay claim to incredible eateries and delicious dishes, but there are a few that always come out top. If you take a trip to one of these choices, ensure you take a big group of friends and family along to enjoy the dining experience with you.

Stay in one of the best UK foodie destinations for a holiday full of great food.

 

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Perhaps it comes as no surprise that Edinburgh is one of the top places in Scotland for food. After all, this cultural capital is an incredible place for music, art, and history, so it only makes sense that it would be home to some delicious foodie destinations too.

First off we have Wedgwood The Restaurant, an eatery where the award-winning head chef and co-owner, Paul Wedgwood, actually goes out and forages interesting wild herbs to use on his salads, and has made quite a name for himself doing so. Another top choice is The Witchery by the Castle, a unique eatery with incredible carvings and impressive gothic décor, while The Dome in Edinburgh makes an impact with Graeco-Roman façade and Corinthian Portico and columns. Of course, there’s a whole host of trendy bars, cosy pubs and stylish eateries for chilled evenings out in the city, including Heads & Tales Gin Bar mixologists bar for gin lovers, The Hanging Bat pub for tasty comfort food,and The Devil’s Advocate, an industrial-themed bar and kitchen with a selection of Scotland’s renowned whiskey.

Luxury escapes for big groups

Tranquil Retreat | Edinburgh, Scotland | sleeps 10

After dinner, head to the bar or luxuriate in the sunken swim spa.

Forth Bridges View | Edinburgh | sleeps 10

Dine with an incomparable view over the Firth of Forth Bridge.

Edinburgh Golf Lodge | Edinburgh| sleeps 14

Spend your day on the course before dining beneath a scene-stealing chandelier.

 

Conwy, Wales

Conwy, Wales

An unexpected treasure, the exclusive market town of Conwy is set on Wales’ far northern coast and hides a wealth of award-winning eateries. Discover delicious dishes and local produce during a getaway to this remote and wild coastline. 

Winner of the exclusive accolade of Bib Gourmand by Michelin in 2018, the elegant bistro Porth Eirias offers exquisite food in a coastal setting. If the food doesn’t impress you, the view certainly will, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering an incredible vantage across the sea. For beer lovers, The Mulberry is owned by Robinsons Brewery and provides a chilled-out setting with cushy seating and coastal style where you can enjoy a classic brew. Meanwhile, at Signatures, there’s a contemporary theatre-style kitchen where you can watch the award-winning team put together your meal.

Luxury escapes for big groups

50 Acre House | Conwy | sleeps 10

Share a glass of bubbly in the hot tub with the Conwy landscape laid out before you.

CoedMawr Hall – Conwy | Conwy | sleeps 14

Georgian elegance and contemporary twists combine in this eternally-stylish manor house.

Orme View | Llandudno| sleeps 24

Days spent exploring this seaside town are sure to work up an appetite.

 

Cartmel, England

Cartmel, England

A village in the Lake District providing both an elegant retreat and top foodie destination, dine out with guests at an award-winning restaurant or sit back and relax in the beer gardens of a few of these warm and welcoming pubs. 

The jewel in the crown of Cartmel’s foodie scene has to be L’Enclume, run by award-winning chef Simon Rogan who practises a ‘farm to table’ philosophy – that means a seasonal menu inspired by local produce ensuring fresh ingredients and tasty food. For a more relaxed setting, dine at The Pig and Whistle, a cosy pub and restaurant with a menu full of hearty dishes including halloumi, seafood, and sirloin. Or treat yourself by putting together a food and drink basket from the excellent independent shops in pretty Cartmel including Cartmel Village Shop (home of sticky toffee!), Cartmel Cheeses and Unsworth Yard Winery.

Luxury escapes for big groups

Town End Cottage | Cartmel | sleeps 8

A crackling wood burner throws out warmth while you enjoy a candlelit dinner.

Thorphinsty Barn | Cartmel Fell | sleeps 10

Feast like the kings of old at this medieval masterpiece of a holiday home.

Priory Close House | Cartmel | sleeps 10

Cooks and budding chefs could spend hours in this elegant kitchen.

Where to next? All of these top foodie destinations would make wonderful getaways, perfect for a celebratory dinner or big party escape. Whether you choose to travel to Edinburgh for the huge variety on offer, visit Conwy for stylish coastal dining or stop by the award-winning L’Enclume during a trip to Cartmel, you can be assured there’ll be plenty of delicious food to enjoy.

If you’re ready to head off on a foodie holiday to one of these excellent destinations, browse through these large UK holiday homes and dine out or eat in with your guests.