If I was going to get out of London to eat now I would head to Port Isaac and just get spoiled by all the banging local seafood. – Andy Taylor

AARHUS. – Bo Bech

Can I say area, and that would be West Cork in Ireland. I live in London but I go back to Cork where I was born a lot. The food scene there is incredible. Fabulous farmers markets in all the villages, the best seafood served in little traditional pubs. Some of the best Irish artisan food producers are based in West Cork making delicious cheeses, smoked fish, charcuterie and so on. – Clodagh McKenna

In the UK, it has to be Manchester. In India, it would be Mumbai. – Dhruv Mittal

Bristol. It’s the gateway to the South West and also Wales, both of which are brilliant areas for food producers. And the city itself has a quality set of independent restaurants — and it seems a supportive local audience. – Ed Smith

Manchester. – Fergus Jackson

Lyon. – Greg Marchand.

Brighton is a gem and has some amazing restaurants. It’s always nice being by the sea
. – Ivan Tisdall-Downes

I love Kochi, in Kerala it’s such a melting pot of cultures and has some of the best food on offer. Outside India, I loved Kyoto in Japan. – Karan Gokani

London for me is the best city in the world, there’s no second, I love this city and I always get homesick whenever I go away. – Kian Samyani

Bristol has a fantastic emerging food scene with brilliant new restaurants popping up all the time. It is also surrounded by some incredible farms producing some of the best vegetables and meat in the country. – Merlin Labron-Johnson

Birmingham. – Michael Carr

At present I’d say Bristol. Due to history of the city and it being a port, over the years the different cultures there have made for a wide range of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. The place is buzzing and really deserves a foodie trip. A couple of favourites are The Mayflower Cantonese restaurant and Casa Mia. – Nathan Outlaw

Cornwall in my humble opinion. I think the choice and what we have going on down here in terms of diversity is like nowhere else outside London. – Paul Ainsworth

It’s hard because I don’t get to travel around the UK that much. I hear great things about Brighton with restaurants like 64 degrees, little fish market and the chilli pickle. Bristol also seems to be on the cards with Casa Mia. – Sam Buckley

That is a tough question as there are so many great food cities around the U.K. One that stands out is Ludlow. The quality of the ingredients available is amazing and also the amount of good restaurants in such a small area is inspiring. – Theo Randall

I would have to say Newcastle. It’s often overlooked but there is so much going on there right now. – Tom Anglesea

Manchester. – Ellis Barrie

Galway. – Robin Gill

I’d say York. I know that sounds… because we’re opening up in York, but York is a city that’s just really changing on the food scene. You go back five years and there wasn’t much here. Now we’ve got loads of really good restaurants. During the day there’s amazing cafes and bakeries and then we’ve got Spark, which is like a food outlet made of shipping containers with street food in. There’s new breweries popping up, gin distilleries. Literally, I think over the next couple of years people are going to realise that York has actually become a food capital of the UK. – Tommy Banks


Interview by Davey BRETT & Will HALBERT