The Good Food Guide by Waitrose & Partners is a highly respected ‘bible’ for foodies, published annually since 1952, covering the best places to eat out throughout the UK. The Whitebrook Restaurant with Rooms, owned by chef Chris Harrod - 2018 winner of BBC2's Great British Menu - has moved up 11 places in this year's Good Food Guide by Waitrose & Partners UK Top 50.
Nestled in the Wye Valley against a backdrop of the beautiful Forest of Dean, this secluded restaurant with rooms won a Michelin star within months of opening and is recognised as one of the Waitrose Good Food Guide's UK top 50 restaurants at number 38 and with a score of 7 denoting a 'High level of ambition. Attention to the smallest detail. Accurate and vibrant dishes'.
In the same week, The Whitebrook has been included in the Square Meal Top 100. Voted for by thousands of readers and bloggers Square Meal is the only poll to exclude London restaurants allowing regional establishments to take the limelight. The Whitebrook is among 100 of Square Meal's best restaurants in the UK outside London.
Chris has also been shortlisted in the prestigious Hotel Catey Awards in a newly created category: Hotel Restaurant Chef of the Year. Hotel Cateys celebrate the best hotels, hoteliers and hotel chefs in the UK as selected by 70 judges chosen for the wealth of industry experience.
A protege of Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons chef, Raymond Blanc, Chris, who runs his restaurant with his wife, Kirsty, has a big focus on local produce, foraged ingredients and organic wines. With dinner, bed and breakfast rates priced from £279, The Whitebrook represents excellent value.
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