Delight for Ludlow restaurant as it's named one of the best in Britain
A Shropshire restaurant has been named one of the best in the country – just weeks after landing a place in both The Good Food Guide and The Michelin Guide.
Mr Underhills, at Dinham Weir, in Ludlow, will tomorrow feature in the top 10 of The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants.
It is one of only seven from the Midlands to make it, with judges also including two from Birmingham, one from Derbyshire, one from Rutland, one from Lincolnshire and one from Nottinghamshire.
Today Judy Bradley, who runs Mr Underhills with her husband Chris, said they were delighted.
She said: "We never take any of these things for granted. During the past few weeks, we have been honoured by Michelin, the Good Food Guide and now The Sunday Times.
"It's a real thrill and it's a testament to the hard work of our team. We all put in a great deal of effort to make our restaurant with rooms as good as it can possibly be. We never rest on our laurels and we continue to move forward and innovate. Being named among the best in the UK is very pleasing."
Mr and Mrs Bradley created Mr Underhills more than 30 years ago and moved to Ludlow just before the Millennium. They were part of the wave of Ludlow restaurants that made the town one of Britain's most renowned foodie destinations.
And they are presently the only restaurant in Shropshire to hold a Michelin star.
Mr Underhills is no stranger to being named among Britain's elite restaurants. In recent years, it was voted the UK's very best, by the Hardens guide.
Mrs Bradley said: "Being placed in the top 10 is a real feather in our cap and we are delighted."
Editor of The Sunday Times 100 Top Restaurants, Karen Robinson, said: "The Sunday Times 100 Top Restaurants is the definitive guide to the best places to eat in Britain.
"We carefully compile and analyse the reviews of thousands of diners to produce our top 100, so the chefs and restaurants that feature have truly earned their place.
"It is very exciting to see the evolution of the list since The Sunday Times first published it in 2010 – this year has seen a marked increase in the number of restaurants outside London, a sign that we are becoming an increasingly sophisticated culinary nation."
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