Private Chauffeur Tours of the UK
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Our Gourmet tours of the UK are a rare opportunity to sample the ultimate in Michelin Starred dining, 5 star hotels and beautiful country inns. Our tailor-made tour itineraries give you the flexibility to enjoy the most idyllic scenery, stately homes and the best of British heritage, coupled with the finest cuisine the UK has to offer.

We will create a personal tour with you to include all of your wish list, to be taken on any dates throughout the year to fit in with your business and family commitments.

Our tried and tested recommendations stretch the length and breadth of Britain. Something to whet your appetite below from our personal list of recommendations:-

SCOTLAND

With such a glorious array of fresh produce available it is no surprise that Scotland is home to some of the UK's finest restaurants. Scottish seafood, abundant in the country’s coastlines, rivers and lochs, is famed the world over for its quality, while the variety of game available during the hunting seasons is also superb.

This collection contains some of the finest Michelin star restaurants in Scotland, run by chefs who more than make the most of the produce their country has to offer. In the east The Peat Inn provides exquisite food and warm hospitality to both locals and visitors to nearby St Andrews alike, while The Kitchin offers Michelin star dining in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Restaurant Martin Wishart is another string to Edinburgh’s culinary bow, while the eponymous chef has also ventured west, with Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond boasting both quality menus and incredible views.

Indeed, incredible views - and incredible food - are not hard to come by in a country with such dramatic landscapes. Further up towards the Highlands is Inverlochy Castle, a haven of fine dining sandwiched between the mountains and glens, while Kinloch Lodge on the Isle of Skye delivers unique menus against a glorious island vista.

THE LAKE DISTRICT

Often voted one of the most spectacular places on earth The Lake District is home to England’s deepest lake, Wastwater; the highest mountain, Scafell Pike and the longest lake, Windermere - and it's overlooking this 10.5mile stretch of water that Holbeck Ghyll proudly sits, offering views that have been voted among the top 15 in the world. Some people visit the Lake District for the scenery. Others come for the incredible food. At Holbeck Ghyll they combine both in a way that no other luxury Lake District hotel can.

Recognised as one of the best restaurants in the North, Holbeck Ghyll’s fine dining rooms form the focal-point of visits to this stunning country house hotel.

Together with the supremely talented head chef David McLaughlin, they have built a reputation around serving the very finest food, coupled with one of the most extensive wine cellars in the region. With the quite incredible views from the elegant oak-panelled dining room, Holbeck Ghyll is the ultimate gastro getaway.

Our other Lake District gem is The Samling set among 67 acres of rolling hillside, manicured lawns and private woodland, The Samling offers a country getaway like no other. Once owned by Wordsworth’s landlord, this 18th century property is currently one of the most sought after luxury hotels in the Lake District. A key element at The Samling is the Michelin starred restaurant, recently voted ‘Best Dining Hotel in the World’ by the Boutique Hotel Awards. Talented Head Chef Ian Swainson offers an award-winning tasting menu for both lunch and dinner, with signature fine dining dishes that include Risotto of Truffle with Artichoke, Pan Fried Halibut with Squid Pearls and Peppered Loin of Venison.

YORKSHIRE

Yorkshire now boasts more Michelin Starred restaurants than any other county in England outside of London. To celebrate this we offer below a selection of Yorkshire's very own Michelin Star Experiences.

The Box Tree, Ilkley - has retained its Michelin Star for the 10th year running. The modern French classical menu and extensive wine cellar offer food lovers an unforgettable experience.

The Old Vicarage, Sheffield - Michelin Star Chef, Tessa Bramley's cooking is grounded in nature and evocative of the seasons. She is a country cook whose work revolves around her garden.

Yorke Arms, Nr Harrogate - Michelin Star Chef, Frances Atkins' cooking is based on simple ideas and well-tried combinations, but still contrives to introduce new twists and original touches.

The Pipe and Glass, South Dalton - Michelin starred for 5 years (and 6th time in total)! and winner of the 'Taste of England' Award. Other awards include being voted one of the top 40 restaurants outside of London.

The Black Swan at Oldstead, a Michelin Star, and 3 AA Rosette, pub and restaurant with rooms, 20 miles north of York. Michelin says of chef/owner, Tommy Banks, who is believed to be Britain's youngest Michelin Star Chef, 'cooking is modern and highly skilled but satisfyingly unpretentious.' The AA says 'Chef Tom cooks with the seasons and with a great deal of passion and flair'.

The Star Inn at Harome, Situated in a picturesque village on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, a couple of miles outside the market town of Helmsley, this much loved inn has origins believed to date back to the 14th Century. This restaurant is owned by Andrew Pern and the Head Chef is Steve Smith.

SOUTH EAST

With the culinary behemoth that is London slap bang in the middle of the south east people often forget that the surrounding counties hold more than their fair share of Michelin stars too. With the agricultural might of the home counties there is no shortage of high quality, fresh produce in the region, with the chefs who's cooking in the area making expert use of these resources.

Our next collection features some of the best places to eat in the south east, which includes some of the country's most esteemed restaurants; The Latymer in Surrey holds two Michelin stars and five AA rosettes, while Oxfordshire's Le Manoir au Quat'Saisons has been a successful training ground many chefs who now hold Michelin stars of their own. For altogether heartier fare The Beehive in White Waltham offers premium gastropub fare still served with a lightness of touch one would expect from one of Heston Blumenthal's former head chefs. For one of the best restaurants in Kent try Chapter One, an establishment with a true field-to-fork ethos, or if heading down to Brighton there's The Restaurant at Drakes, a charming seafront venue with a daily changing menu.

SOUTH WEST

With stunning views, unique architecture and fresh produce from the abundant fields and coastline, it is not for nothing that the South West is such a popular place to visit. While the region might also be known for its cream teas, cider and pasties there is plenty to be found on the fine dining end of the culinary spectrum, with a number of exciting, innovative chefs living and working in the area. Ranging from the Cotswolds to Cornwall, this collection features some of the best places to eat in the south west of England.

Ellenborough Park and Whatley Manor situated in the heart of the Costwolds, offer grandeur along with excellent menus, while The Pony and Trap near Bristol provides Michelin standard pub fare in more relaxed surroundings. Further down the coast in Cornwall is Port Isaac's superb seafood Restaurant Nathan Outlaw. Devon, too, is not without its treasures - The Elephant in Torquay serves up exquisitely presented dishes with many ingredients sourced from the chef's own farm. Gidleigh Park is home to the much loved two-Michelin-starred celebrity chef Michael Caines MBE. Michael continues to develop his cuisine using the very finest local produce and his exceptional culinary skills to great appreciation. As one would expect, the dining experience is matched with one of the finest cellars in the UK, holding over 1,300 bins under the expert guidance of Master Sommelier, Edouard Oger. Gidleigh Park is a quintessential country house which nestles in a wooded valley within the natural beauty of the wilds of Dartmoor, Devon. Its location is breathtaking and the views are something else altogether. Taking in the gardens of the estate and the river running through, the house is a backdrop to showcase an eclectic art and antique privately owned collection. The journey to Gidleigh is of course so often made by those seeking to enjoy one of the finest dining experiences in the UK.

The list of Gourmet establishments in the UK is almost endless so wherever you wish your gastronomic adventure to take you we can advise where to dine and stay.

A longer tour of the UK can be linked with our tours of The Lake District, Peak District, Scotland, Ireland and Wales

As your journey is as important as your destination then sit back and relax in one of our luxurious vehicles. Our prices are per vehicle NOT per person and include your chauffeur guide. Collection and return from any airport in Scotland or England can be built into your bespoke tour. Please contact us for sample itineraries.

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