Anybody got any recommendations for properly posh places further afield? Here's a couple of recommendations from me: Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles - probably the best food I've eaten. Every course was beyond tasty and into astounding. Also, it wasn't at all stuffy like some of the big name/big prices places often are. Purnell's, Birmingham - Lively atmosphere, and great food - quite fun and different - duck with liquorice springs to mind as something I'd never expected, or the egg custard served in the shell! Glyn Purnell turns up on the telly a lot these days. L'Enclume, Cartmel - one of the places Coogan and Brydon went to in The Trip. Probably the closest thing in the north to the Fat Duck - very imaginative stuff. My Grandma lives in the next village. She hates it. Royal Oak, Paley Street, Berks - Michael Parkinson owns this pub - he was there when we went! Best Sunday lunch I've ever had. Pretty reasonable too - £200 for four of us including desert and a bit of wine. That was a few years ago though.