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Britain’s most expensive restaurants

15/10/2015

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Britain’s food is considered a bit bland by the rest of the world (except maybe America). But if you look beyond the pie ‘n’ mash you’ll discover a whole wealth of fancy restaurants just ready to fill you to bursting with the most extravagant (and expensive) food Britain has to offer. Here are ten that’ll strain your wallet and your waistband.

 

 

 

1. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay 

Staff at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

It'll cost you over £100 a head to dine here

Average cost: £107 per head

We kick off with Gordon Ramsay's first entry on the list, and possibly his most well-known establishment. It'll cost you over £100 a head to dine here - that's if you're lucky enough to get a reservation in the first place.

2. Waterside Inn 

Waterside Inn exterior

The Waterside Inn in Berkshire is the latest restaurant belonging to the suave and stylish Michel Roux Jr

Average cost: over £100 per head

The Waterside Inn in Berkshire is the latest restaurant belonging to the suave and stylish Michel Roux Jr. - another Michelin starred chef with more than one entry in this list.

3. Le Gavroche 

Michel Roux posing outside his restaurant Le Gavroche with a sports car

Le Gavroche offers classic French food with a modern spin

Average cost: £95 per head

This very French affair is Michel Roux's second entry on the list. Le Gavroche offers classic French food with a modern spin, such as Soufflé Suissesse – a cheese soufflé baked in double cream. Our mouths are watering already!

4. Petrus 

Front door of Petrus restaurant

Petrus delivers the standard you'd expect of the Ramsay empire

Average cost: £95 per head

This is foul-mouthed master chef Gordon Ramsay's second entry. Petrus delivers the standard you'd expect of the Ramsay empire - but you'll be lucky if you can get a table for all the celebrity diners.

5. The Square 

A laid table at The Square restaurant

The Square in Mayfair is Classy with a capital C

Average cost: £87 per head

The Square in Mayfair is Classy with a capital C, as proven by the price tag. But is it the food, or the location that means it can command such a price? (Spoiler: it’s both.)

6. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon 

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon restaurant interior

Translating as ‘workshop’

Average cost: £85 per head

Translating as ‘workshop’, this fancy French-style restaurant lets you watch your chef while he makes your food. That must be pretty nerve wracking for the poor fellow. Just try not to judge him too harshly – remember, he’s the guy with the kitchen knife!

7. Tom Aikens 

Tom Aikens in his chef whites

Tom Aikens serves up the likes of scallops with poached grapes

Average cost: £83 per head

If you're a fan of Gordon Ramsay's 'straightforward English food' then this is not the place for you. Tom Aikens serves up the likes of scallops with poached grapes and Pernod followed by steamed pigeon. Erm, ok then.

8. Pied à Terre 

Former Pied à Terre head chef Shane Osborn

Pied à Terre is one of the most popular, serving gastronomic delights to London food lovers

Average cost: £82 per head

If you've ever been to Charlotte Street in London you'll know that it's renowned for its restaurants. Pied à Terre is one of the most popular, serving gastronomic delights to London food lovers.

9. The Capital 

The Capital restaurant interior

One critic described it as 'prissy-dissy'

Average cost: £75 per head

Wow, almost a full tenner per head cheaper than our previous entry. But then we're not sure this one's worth it. One critic described it as 'prissy-dissy' (whatever that means - can't be good though) and said they'd eat there once, but they wouldn't go back!

10. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal interior

If you can get a booking you could enjoy a delightful piece of meat fruit

Average cost: £72 per head

Last but not least, we have Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in Knightsbridge. Ol’ Heston is well known for his unusual culinary inventions, and this restaurant is no exception from his kooky kitchen experiments. If you can get a booking you could enjoy a delightful piece of meat fruit, or perhaps a chicken liver mousse designed to look like an orange. 

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