A little more time to spare? These vegetarian options are a must- try if you’re nearby.
The Fat Duck, Bray
Much has been said about Heston Blumetnhal’s three- Michelin starred restaurant that takes you on a theatrical journey back to childhood. Not enough has been said about the vegetarian tasting menu, which creatively mimics the main menu where it can, and replaces it if not. With delicious choices like mock turtle soup or bone marrow made with artichoke and radish, it’s worth every penny of its £ 275/¤ 315.
Dan Moon at The Gainsborough, Bath
Never mind that The Gainsborough is the only hotel in the UK to use its locale’s mineral waters, the vegetarian tasting menu (£ 60/¤ 68) is reason enough to visit. Served in a refined yet relaxed restaurant, it’s a six- course meal that’s small on size and big on flavour – the stuffed courgette flower with roasted cauliflower is a particular highlight.
Terre à Terre, Brighton
An hour away from London by train, Brighton is the epicentre of alternative lifestyle, so it’s no surprise that it houses a reputable high- end vegetarian restaurant, Terre à Terre. Successfully employing a global menu, it’s delicious and substantial enough to have turned more than a few of its omnivorous customers into vegetarians over the course of a meal. Expect to pay around £ 36/¤ 41 for a three- course meal.