These 13 restaurants in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire are all recommended by the Michelin Guide
The Michelin Guide is widely considered the gastronomic bible of where to eat out – and there are a number of restaurants in the area surrounding Milton Keynes recommended by the 2019 edition of the famous guidebook.
Not all of these restaurants have the coveted Michelin Star, but all come highly recommended by the prestigious guide. Here are some of the top places to eat in the area.
Michelin say: "A beautiful mock-Tudor house built in Paris and reassembled in an idyllic parkland location; enjoy a drink on the terrace and watch the deer. Dishes reflect the chefs passion for Asian ingredients and are creative and complex with some challenging flavour combinations. The tasting menus are the way to go."
Michelin say: "A friendly community pub filled with heavy timbers; find a spot by the wood-burning stove in the cosy bar-lounge. Proper home-cooking relies on local, sustainable produce. Every Tuesday the menu changes for Village Night."
Michelin say: "Charming whitewashed pub with a rustic bar, a modern restaurant, a lovely garden and a bustling atmosphere. Menus change with the seasons but always feature 28-day aged Aberdeenshire steaks, dishes containing Mediterranean ingredients like Sicilian black olives, and a great selection of wines and cheeses."
Michelin say: "In Saxon times, shires were divided into hundreds for military and judicial purposes. This charming 17C inn keeps the concept alive by sourcing its produce from within its hundred. Great value dishes arrive in hearty portions, packed full of flavour and influences from Matts time at St John are clear to see. Modest bedrooms are continually being upgraded."
Michelin say: "It might have been modernised but this welcoming local retains plenty of rustic character. Choose from pub staples or more adventurous dishes, with steaks hung in a unique salt-ageing chamber and specials from the wood-fired oven in summer. The friendly team always welcome you with a smile."
Michelin say: "Youll find walkers relaxing at the tables to the side and a large terrace to the rear. Daily coffee mornings are followed by a great value lunchtime plat du jour and on Fridays they host childrens tea parties. The chef knows how to get the best out of his ingredients and dishes are packed with flavour."
Michelin say: "Find a spot in the characterful bar-lounge, in the beamed dining room or out in the garden of this delightful pub. Choose from pub classics or more modern dishes with European influences and be sure to take something home from their butchers shop. Stylish bedrooms are situated in the cottage opposite."
Michelin say: "Arrive early for a cocktail in the smart bar before being shown through to a copper-walled room where orange leather stools are set at a large U-shaped counter. Lunch is at 12. 30 and dinner at 7. 30. Seasonal tasting menus feature creative, eye-catching modern dishes with distinct flavours and textures."
Michelin say: "An attractive Victorian pub beside the village green. The menu follows the seasons and offers a broad array of dishes, so alongside British classics youll find dishes with more global leanings such as imam bayildi."
Michelin say: "A charming pub built in 1831 as part of a local farm workers estate, with low wonky ceilings, open fires and a large garden offering commanding country views. The menu features classic British dishes and heartwarming puddings. Staff are friendly and there are five cosy bedrooms in the adjoining house."
Michelin say: "With its 15C origins and smartly thatched roof it looks like a typical English pub, but this is no ordinary village local. Menus comprise of refined, satisfying, full-flavoured dishes; for a quick snack try the Bar & Garden menu or for the full experience, go for the 8 course tasting menu."
Michelin say: "A pretty sandstone pub run by a keen young couple. The self-taught chef crafts the creative modern dishes from scratch and always tries to exceed guests expectations. Produce is local and follows a when its gone, its gone approach. The Taste of The White Horse menu fully demonstrates his talents."
Michelin say: "The Fox sits in the heart of the village and is a pleasingly unpretentious place. Monthly menus present an appealing range of modern British dishes which keep natural flavours to the fore and arrive neatly presented. Service is sweet and friendly, and comfy, contemporary country bedrooms await."