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17 Aug 2017

The Good Food Guide 2018 reveals its best restaurants in the East of England

Good Food Guide 2018 Cover

The Good Food Guide has announced its top restaurants and award winners today.  Alongside the finest dining establishments in the country, the guide, owned by Waitrose, celebrates quality eateries and discoveries in local areas. For the East of England, this includes one restaurant in the Top 50 and six new entries, with four of those being Reader Recommendations. 

The Good Food Guide is compiled by combining reader feedback on restaurants up and down the country with anonymous inspections by a team of industry experts. 

Best restaurant in the East of England
Restaurants from across the UK that have made it into the Top 50 have been unveiled, with the top scoring restaurant in the East of England named as Midsummer House in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, coming in at no. 20 with a cooking score of 8.

Elizabeth Carter, Waitrose Good Food Guide Editor, notes of Midsummer House, “There’s a romance about Cambridge that never fails to enchant. Drop the seductive food at Daniel Clifford’s legendary common-side restaurant into the mix, and you have a gloriously heady potion.”

She continues, “The chefs in this oh-so-talented kitchen pour creativity and an unquestionable love of ingredients on to every plate.”

Restaurants in the East of England that appear in The Good Food Guide
Other high-scoring restaurants in the region also featuring in The Good Food Guide this year alongside Midsummer House are:

•    Paris House, Woburn, Bedfordshire
•    The Croft Kitchen, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
•    Alimentum, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
•    Thompson St Albans, St Albans, Hertfordshire
•    Tuddenham Mill, Tuddenham, Suffolk
•    Maison Bleue, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk

Unusual eateries in the East of England 
•    Prévost, Peterborough - promising ‘flavours without boundaries’, each dish features a selection from 16 coloured dots to demonstrate prominent flavours, including: ‘roasted’, ‘earthy’, ‘woodland’, ‘sulphurous’, ‘brine and salty’, ‘marine’, ‘sour’, ‘fresh fruity’, ‘bramble and hedge’. 
•    Shucks at the Yurt, Norfolk - A Reader Recommendation from last year’s guide has this year earnt its Main Entry status. It may look 'an unpromising tent from the outside' but a quirkier, cosier, more comfortable place to eat you'd be hard-pressed to find. Phil Milner's compact all-day menu in this family-friendly, fairy-lit yurt offers dishes packed with local flavour.

New Entries
The East of England is home to six new entries in this year’s Good Food Guide, which are:

•    Prévost in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
•    The Dog and Duck in Campsea Ashe, Suffolk
•    Grain in Colchester, Essex (Reader Recommendation)
•    The White Hart Inn in Margaretting Tye, Essex (Reader Recommendation)
•    Wells Crab House in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk (Reader Recommendation)
•    The Angel in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (Reader Recommendation)

Reader Recommendations are direct quotes from our reader feedback and highlight places that have caught the attention of our loyal followers.

Notes to Editors

The Good Food Guide is published by Waitrose on 4 September.  The 2018 edition is the fifth GFG to be published by the supermarket. RRP £17.99. 


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