The Fat Duck, Bray

The waiting list just got longer. Heston Blumenthal's Berkshire restaurant is named 10th best in the world.

Oops he did it again! Heston Blumenthal’s restaurants have been named among the best places to eat in the world. Seriously, WOW!.

Having regained his three Michelin stars after The Fat Duck‘s 6-month sabbatical to Australia, Berkshire’s finest has now been awarded 10th place in the Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants 2017, with Dinner sliding in at 15th.

Global domination beckons. All Heston needs is a long-haired cat and a private island where he can conduct his gastronomic experiments in total secrecy and the fantasy will be complete (OK, my fantasy will be complete).

Of course it’s not all about the big man. Heston has an exceptional team and chef Jonny Lake is the talent bringing his multi-sensory journey to life at The Fat Duck in Bray. The new menu’s based on a collection of Heston’s favourite childhood memories – 14 courses in which each plate draws on nostalgia of a seaside holiday, from “The Day Before We Go” and “Rise and Shine It’s Breakfast Time to “Bedtime Off To The Land Of Nod” –  living up to culinary alchemist Blumenthal’s international reputation for pushing the boundaries of British gastronomy. But at £255 a head, genius comes with a hefty price tag.

Making the top 10 is particularly impressive as there are just five English restaurants on the list. They are Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (22) and The Ledbury (36), both in London, as well as Sat Bains (94) in Nottingham. The top spot was awarded to Spanish restaurant Azurmendi.

See the full Elite Traveler 100 Restaurants 2017.

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