Cities, towns & regions explored: The lake district, rural Wales, Manchester, Newcastle, Tynemouth, Nottingham
Length: 6 days
Date: JUNE 13 TO 18, 2023
Availability: Limited to 12 guests
Ready for an incredible culinary tour of the North of the UK? Achefabroad has curated a unique experience with nine of the country’s best restaurants, including Ynyshir, currently voted as the top eatery in Britain, and Moor Hall, now The National Restaurant Awards’ current Best Restaurant in England. And that’s not all – you’ll also get to explore many little-known hidden gems!
Experience cutting-edge gastronomy at the prestigious three Michelin-star restaurant Lénclume, or indulge in expertly cooked seafood on a beach by a log fire. You can even try Rock ‘n’ Roll dining at two Michelin star Ynyshir Wales while they live up to their motto “fun dine, not fine dine”. Discover some of the UK’s most promising young chefs at Pine, The Times’ 2022 Restaurant of the Year, and the newly opened Jericho.
Hungry Tourist Tours are not only exciting but also welcoming. It is sure to be a truly memorable affair with people from across the globe gathering around one table to exchange stories and share delicious food. Everyone is welcome – whether you’re traveling as part of a couple, alone or with family – let’s embark on this marvelous journey together!
Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable culinary journey with @achefabroad? Neil Walker,AKA Achefabroad, is one of the world’s most experienced diners and has traveled the globe in search of exquisite dining experiences. From renowned Parisian temples of gastronomy to off-the-beaten-path hawker stands in Bangkok, Neil has scoured hundreds of destination restaurants and crafted unique tours every year based on his extensive knowledge and connections with top chefs.
Follow @achefabroad’s popular Instagram and Facebook pages for a glimpse into his global culinary explorations. Not only does Neil have a pleasant and friendly attitude but also he has forged lifelong friendships with some of the world’s greatest chefs and fellow food fanatics, allowing him to plan incomparable gastronomic excursions that will leave you with fond memories.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to join Neil as he takes you on a journey through the UK’s rich culinary offerings—it is sure to be a world-class experience!
Meeting at Grand Hotel Birmingham
Transfer to Ynyshir Restaurant & Rooms, Machynlleth, Wales from Birmingham
Traveling to this far corner of Wales and arriving with an open heart will ensure a first evening of pure bliss!
Let’s treat ourselves to an unforgettable evening at Ynyshir, holder of two coveted Michelin stars and the current National Restaurant Awards UK’s best restaurant.
Gareth and Amelia invite you to their home for an immersive dining experience like no other. Let the DJ curate your soundtrack as the theatre of the kitchen takes center stage – get ready for intense world flavours, fire-cooked delicacies, and top-quality meat and fish from all corners of the globe.
Step back in time and explore the rich history of Ynyshir. This sprawling estate dates back to the 1750s, with later Georgian and Victorian additions. Then, make yourself at home in the main house where you’ll find 7 bedrooms, a restaurant, lounge, bar, and kitchen – Gareth and Amelia can’t wait to welcome you here!
Breakfast at Ynyshir
Transfer to Mana restaurant, Manchester
A creative British restaurant with its eyes open to the world around it.
Unlock the power of the elemental forces of nature with a visit to Mana.
The British Isles are known for their delicious produce, and at Mana, you can trust that it is prepared from its original form every day, enhanced with preservation methods inspired by seasons past.
As an island nation, Mana honours our land and waters – creating a menu that encapsulates our natural resources. Moreover, the chefs work in collaboration with farmers, fishermen and artisans alike to ensure the best possible experience for each guest. Mana will open exclusively for our group!
Transfer to Moor Hall, Aughton
Step into the world of Moor Hall and experience an award-winning dining experience like no other.
Voted best Restaurant in England by the National Restaurant Awards, Moor Hall is located in Aughton, West Lancashire, situated amongst a five-acre expanse of beautiful gardens with views to the south over a shimmering lake, believed to be the remains of a medieval moat.
Inside this historic setting, you will find Mark Birchall’s two Michelin-star restaurant, as well as his masterful menus which showcase his unique style of modern British cuisine.
From artisanal produce grown on-site to local suppliers across the British Isles – each dish reflects Mark’s two decades worth of culinary expertise and has been recognized for its excellence when he was recently crowned ‘Best Chef in the UK’ at the AA Hospitality Awards.
Transfer to Heft, High Newton
Like the Herdwick, Kevin & Nicola Tickle are ‘hefted’ to Cumbria.
Nicola is from a family that has continuously farmed the fells and valleys of the Lake District since the 1600s. Kevin, also Cumbrian born, was taught by his father to forage and fish. He understands the rhythms of the lakes, becks, heaths and the sea.
They are of this landscape. Cumbria is their ‘heft’
Chef Kevin Tickle will be the man behind the stoves at Heft, High Newton. Without question his upbringing is the underpinning of his intimate knowledge of both the local landscape and its environment. Ultimately, it’s this knowledge that plays a major part in his cooking, his awareness of his surroundings and consequently what grows where and when is just as important as his obvious skill in creating plates of food.
Transfer to Cartmel
Discover seasonally inspired cuisine with the newest three Michelin-star restaurant in Britain, Lénclume. Chef/owner Simon Rogan has created a menu filled with traceable ingredients that demonstrates his farm-to-table philosophy.
At Lénclume, expect the best seasonal and regional ingredients that are handled with passion and creativity. Vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers are grown on their farm and those from neighbouring areas take centre stage – all harvested at their peak freshness for the ultimate flavour.
Taste it all through a unique rotating selection of tasting menus crafted by Simon himself that stand in harmony with nature’s ever-changing variations.
Hotel: UPLANDS INN
Explore Cartmel at your leisure in the morning
A guided tour of Lénclume´s farm by their head gardener.
Lunch: free choice in Cartmel and the local area.
Transfer to The Raby Hunt, Summerhouse, Darlington
James Close is not a run-of-the-mill chef. He’s self-taught, driven by pure passion and determination to gain knowledge about the culinary world. With an obsession for the craft and with no formal training, he has been able to make great strides in his field.
He purchased the Raby Hunt in 2009, and since then his drive and passion have paid off; he was awarded his first Michelin star in 2012 and his second came five years later in 2017.
Recently married to Maria, who joined the Raby Hunt team 8 years ago as a pastry chef, they are an even stronger force together. Traveling around the world visiting markets and sourcing top ingredients from suppliers all over, they create an ever-evolving Global Menu that demonstrates their passion for food.
Transfer to Tynemouth
Are you ready to tuck into the ultimate seafood feast? Riley’s Fish Shack in Tynemouth is renowned for its fresh, delicious, and authentic seafood dishes.
Founded by Adam and Lucy Riley, this venture has blossomed from a humble street food stall into an unforgettable beachfront restaurant housed inside a converted shipping container. Every element of the shack, from the packaging to the sourcing and cooking of food, has been carefully crafted with sustainability in mind.
With vibrant flavours inspired by Tynemouth’s coastal surroundings, come along and discover why Riley’s Fish Shack is worth coming back for – time and time again!
Experience culinary perfection in the picturesque setting of Restaurant Pine. Northumbrian-born Cal Byerley and his partner Siân Buchan, have brought their passion for local produce to an old cow barn, where guests can admire the stunning views of Hadrian’s Wall or observe their evening meals being prepared in an open kitchen by a team of talented chefs.
Enjoy a generous tasting menu crafted from ingredients foraged around the Northumberland countryside or grown onsite in the kitchen garden. The warm, inviting atmosphere and country-style décor will make you feel right at home.
A special shout-out goes to achefabroad’s Neil; it was his tip-off that landed Restaurant Pine on Marina O’Loughlin’s radar (she even crowned it her “restaurant of the year” for 2022!). Tables are now almost impossible to come by! So if you’re ready to experience culinary perfection surrounded by breathtaking views, head over to Restaurant Pine and book your table today!
Transfer to Jericho, nr Nottingham
Neil very recently discovered this gem in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, and immediately knew that it had to be on the tour. Not only that but this is the perfect way to end our journey together.
Restaurant Jericho is a unique dining experience off the beaten track, literally and metaphorically, for food lovers curious of heart who want to truly feed their souls and discover ‘food at one with place’.
The Jericho team will open up just for us so we can enjoy this wonderful farmhouse kitchen all to ourselves. Come savor a unique culinary experience surrounded by breathtaking views and get a taste of local produce crafted with love.
Price includes all food, beverages, taxes, service charges, domestic transportation, and 5 nights of accommodation.
Price does not include airfare to and from the UK, and any travel or medical insurance.
A Note on Set Menus
The menus offered during the tour are selected by The Hungry Tourist with the help of our local partners. We believe they represent the best culinary fare this destination has to offer. Guests may order outside of these menus at their own expense.
A non-refundable deposit of GBP 1500 per person will be charged upon reservation.
The balance must be paid no later than 60 days prior to the first day of the tour..
Payments with Credit Cards will incur a 4% supplement.
All payments will be charged in US Dollars (exchange rate of day of payment)
Cancellation Policy and Penalties
If cancellation is received up to 30 days before the first day of the tour, the deposit will be forfeited.
If cancellation is received up to 10 days before the first day of the tour, a penalty fee of 50% of the remaining balance will be charged. If a cancellation notice is received within 10 days of the first day of the tour or the guest is a no-show, the entirety of the remaining balance will be charged.