The Best Places to Eat (And How to Find Them)

The restaurant business has always been competitive, and the title of ‘best restaurant in the UK’ is highly sought after. The most recent National Restaurant Awards honored establishments with a variety of different cuisines and atmospheres from traditional British fare to Chinese cuisine. It almost goes without saying that what critics consider the best meals in the country are usually found in London, but you don’t necessarily have to plan a trip to the capital for a gourmet meal. First place in 2016 went to a restaurant in Kent, and its fellow award winners hailed from f different regions all over the country. Another excellent way to find great dining is to check out the list of restaurants that have achieved a coveted Michelin Star, and there are plenty of these to be found in almost every county.

Indian butter chicken curry in balti dish

There’s no shortage of choices for those of us looking for something a little closer to home, and there’s plenty of great places within Southport itself. If you’re looking for a great new place to eat out, sites like TripAdviser or Yelp are often the best place to start in order to find hidden gems as well as award-winners. The best rated local places recently included everything from Thai food to barbecue, so there’s a little something for everyone. Le Boulevard and Bistro 21 currently hold some of the best ratings for classic British fare, and there’s plenty of others like Thai Rice or La Tabella if you find yourself craving something a little less traditional with equally stellar ratings. Whether you’re looking for a gourmet gastropub or you just want to samply get the best Indian takeaway in town, Southport boasts a variety of great establishments with the ratings to show for it. If you’re a foodie who likes to explore, or someone who knows their favorite dishes and likes to stick to them, the restaurants that win awards and get the best ratings cover a wide range and there’s something in town to suit everyone’s tastes.


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