Friends of the Hardwick

A few trade secrets and a few of the places we love to eat when we've got a rare night off from working hard at the Hardwick.

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  • Lido: Restaurant, Spa & Pool, Bristol

  • A recent discovery for us, Bristol's Victorian Lido, dating back to 1849, has undergone a major transformation. Tucked away in Clifton, the Lido has become a year round destination thanks to not only the solar heated pool, but the superb restaurant, bar and spa.

    Lido, Bristol website

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  • Ypolyn, Nantgaredig

  • Great mates and great food. We had one of the best meals we've ever had in our lives here. A simple and fantastic take on food.

    Ypolyn website website

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  • Culinaria, Bristol

  • Traditional Bistro food is served in a contemporary setting. Stephen and Judy Markwick opened this new venture in the summer of 2004. Changing the Menu weekly means there is always something new to try.

    Culinaria website website

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  • Northcote Manor, Lancashire

  • A taste of Lancashire Nigel Haworth's restaurant is a testament to the great local produce of Lancashire. Lucky enough to have his own gardens at the Manor, Nigel has fresh ingredients in abundance and he never disappoints.

    The Northcote Manor website website

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  • The Kitchin, Edinburgh

  • "From nature to plate." Tom Kitchin's Edinburgh establishment boast innovative seasonal menus that'll keep you taste buds jumping for joy.

    The Kitchin website website

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  • Plas Bodegroes, Pwllheli

  • Idyllic and beautiful. Chris and Gunna Chown's wonderful restaurant with rooms. Traditional dishes and local ingredients. The way things should be.

    Plas Bodegroes website website

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  • Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo

  • Perfect for Snowdonia. Bryan and Susan Webb returned home from London to set up a fantastic country house hotel and restaurant.

    Tyddyn Llan website website

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  • Tom’s Kitchen, Chelsea

  • The best 'hang-out' breakfast in town It's not like we're in London much these days, but when we are and a late night is involved, you can be sure we'll head on the Tom's Kitchen for breakfast.

    Tom's Kitchen website website

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  • The Star Inn, Harome

  • Destination restaurant in North Yorkshire. Could be the longest drive to lunch we've ever had, but it's worth the effort.

    The Star Inn website website

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  • Harbourmaster Hotel, Ceredigion

  • Harbour Master In the heart of Cardigan Bay. As well as fantastic local seafood, they have superb meats from the welsh hills and a great breakfast menu too.

    Harbourmaster Hotel website website

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  • Purnell’s, Birmingham

  • Bold and innovative cuisine. Glynn Purnell's contemporary fine-dining restaurant located in one of Birmingham city centre.

    Purnell's website

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  • Dewsall Court, Hereford

  • A beautiful country house setting for all manner of events large or small. A gem.

    Dewsall Court