British food is back at the top table of the gourmet world. From shouty Gordon to experimental Heston, a host of homegrown chefs have become world-famous celebrities, helping to raise Britain’s culinary reputation. But it’s not all about celeb chefs. The last few years have seen a real British food revolution that can be witnessed in the resurgence of farmers’ markets, the growing interest in local food and (God help us) "Come Dine With Me".
British Food Fortnight, the 2011 edition of which started last Saturday, was launched in 2002 to give us an opportunity to celebrate the best food this nation has to offer. It’s time to fly the flag for Britain’s top produce: langoustine from Scotland, Welsh lamb, Aberdeen Angus beef, Cornish sardines, Colchester oysters, asparagus from the Vale of Evesham... the list goes on.
To help you celebrate British Food Fortnight, we've looked at our best foodie deals. Why not treat yourself to a 3-course dinner at Albannach, a Scottish-themed restaurant in the heart of London? The restaurant uses ingredients from top UK producers and, at £45 for two, this deal saves you over £40. Click here for more information.We also found a 2-night Derbyshire escape at the Best Western Yew Lodge Hotel with a 3-course dinner on one night at the hotel’s 2-AA-Rosette restaurant, which uses locally sourced ingredients. This deal is £79 per person and saves you 59% on regular prices. Click here for more details. If you’re after a little bit of celebrity excitement, this Cornwall break, with dinner at Jamie Oliver-inspired restaurant Fifteen might just fit the bill.
We also love this Pembrokeshire deal with two nights’ accommodation, dinner and champagne (not so British, I agree) for £119 per person.
For more foodie deals, have a look at our Local Deals for offers in your area.