Beauty and the feast
Eating out and trying new things is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but often finances restrict us to high street chains or cheaper local restaurants.
But imagine having plenty of cash to be able to enjoy a meal at a fine dining establishment instead. Play online bingo at websites such as Redbus Bingo and you could be in with the chance of securing a win – meaning you can swap McDonald’s for a Michelin-starred restaurant. Hit the jackpot and you could even make a weekend of it by combining an indulgent meal with a city break.
Here’s a round up of three of the most exclusive eateries in the UK.
The Fat Duck
You may not heard of this restaurant before, but you’ve probably heard of its owner and head chef – Heston Blumenthal. The wacky cook is known for his unusual looking meals, made out of stranger ingredients and constructed using bizarre processes. Take his famous bacon and egg ice cream, for example.
The Fat Duck has been awarded three Michelin stars and was voted best restaurant in the world in 2005. To see what all the fuss is about, travel to Bray in West Berkshire and book yourself a table for dinner.
You’ll be treated to a £195 tasting menu, which takes over three hours to get through and includes intriguingly named dishes like Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, snail porridge and “sound of the sea”. The cost doesn’t include alcohol unfortunately, but there’s a carefully selected wine list to bring out the flavours of each unique dish.
This eponymous Japanese restaurant is headed by acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa and was opened in conjunction with Hollywood star Robert De Niro.
It occupies the first floor of the Metropolitan Hotel on Park Lane in London so you can rest assured the location is suitably classy for a Michelin-starred restaurant – with huge glass windows looking out over Hyde Park.
Although nowhere near as odd as Heston’s Fat Duck, Nobu is certainly as impressive, with the chef’s innovative take on traditional Japanese food served with a modern twist – something which is his trademark and foundation of the restaurant’s success.
Of course, salmon and sashimi feature heavily, while the stunning interior design will help you relax into your meal and enjoy every mouthful.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
For an out-of-this-world fine dining treat, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay at the Royal Hospital in London won’t disappoint.
While it bears the superstar TV chef’s name, it’s actually headed up Clare Smyth who has an MBE for her culinary skills. It’s no wonder then that the establishment boasts three Michelin stars and Smyth herself has been awarded Chef of the Year by Good Food Magazine.
The Northern Irish cook leads her dynamic team in providing elegant and unsurpassed modern French cuisine in a truly intimate and serene setting – don’t worry, there’s no danger of Ramsay poking his head out and launching into a tirade of bad language here.
Use your bingo winnings to feast on exquisite sounding dishes, with rich ingredients – including classics such as pan-fried scallops, ravioli of lobster and langoustine, or sauteed foie gras for the more adventurous.
Three courses will set you back around £95, but since you’re celebrating a big bingo win, why not splash out on Champagne and savour the occasion?