FINE DINING
National Geographic Traveller (UK)|Wales 2021
Five Welsh restaurants hold a Michelin star. And they’ve transformed locally sourced ingredients into menus of dazzling ingenuity
NEIL DAVEY

THE WHITEBROOK, MONMOUTH, MONMOUTHSHIRE

The Wye Valley is stamped all over the menu here. Chef-patron Chris Harrod and wife Kirsty preside over this laid-back venue, where the overall experience is simple and the dining ultra-local (there are even Welsh wines). This applies to the more unusual wild flavours, flowers and foraged herbs that inform Chris’s cooking, such as pennywort, three-cornered garlic, bittercress and wild onion. Expect dishes such as Wye Valley asparagus served with maritime pine, hogweed, hedgerow pickings and Tintern mead sauce. thewhitebrook.co.uk

BEACH HOUSE, OXWICH BAY, GOWER

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