The tired cliché from those who have never visited Britain before is that our food is dreadful. I remember watching a travel tv programme a few years ago, featuring an American tourist stuffing her suitcase full of cakes and cereals as she thought we ate hedgehogs and squirrels.
In fact, most “Themed” British pubs in America do us no favours with their outdated, poorly cooked British food. I personally blame many of them as they don’t reflect modern British food in any way. Sure, we still have the traditional Sunday roast lunch – but most people in the UK eat a very eclectic diet these days.
So it’s good to see that Restaurant magazine has listed three British establishments in their “World’s top 50 restaurants” list, with Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London coming in at a very respectable number five.
Read more on the World’s 50 Best website