Nosh Watch: Where The Celebs Love To Eat

If you're hell-bent on a sprinkling of stardust with your chips, read on for our round-up of the top restaurants in UK for celebrity spotting. You never know, you might end up sitting next to David Beckham…

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The A-Listers know exactly where to go for great food and great service. So if you fancy a meal at a trendy, top-rated restaurant (with a side of celebrity), here are the best dining hotspots across the UK…

The Ivy

Where is it? 1-5 West St, London

What food is it? In an art deco space with stained glass windows, The Ivy serve a modern British staples alongside international influences, with a particular nod to Southern Europe and Asia. 

Who goes there? Tom Cruise, David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Dame Maggie Smith, Liam Neeson


Where is it? 15-17 Broadwick St, London

What food is it? Expect top-of-the-range, contemporary Chinese dining with expertly-crafted dim-sum and handmade sweets. The interior of this sexy dim sum teahouse in Soho is enchanting, where the "it crowd" dines on a menu of more than 84 amazing Chinese dishes. This Michelin-star restaurant is a once in a lifetime experience - just be sure to sample the cocktails served from behind the fish tank bar too.

Who goes there? Amanda Seyfried, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gwen Stefani

The Witchery

Where is it? Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

What food is it? Located by Edinburgh Castle, The Witchery by the castle has developed a world-wide reputation for its exceptional dining experience, showcasing the very best of Scotland's produce (including their legendary Angus beef steak tartare and haggis) in the most magical of settings. 

Who goes there? Catherine Zeta Jones. Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Jack Nicholson

Yang Sing

Where is it? 34 Princess St, Manchester

What food is it? The highly acclaimed Yang Sing sets the standard both within Manchester and beyond as a Cantonese restaurant of the highest quality. They serve traditional chinese dishes with a modern twist and dim sum too. 

Who goes there? Coleen Rooney, David Cameron, Gok Wan, Gordon Ramsay


Where is it? Edward Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool

What food is it? In the city that doesn't do things in halves, Gusto serves classic Italian dishes and pizza in a room with vaulted brick ceilings, wall mirrors and retro photos.

Who goes there? Marvin Humes, Helen Flanagan, Abbey Clancy Crouch

Hotel Tresanton

Where is it? 27 Lower Castle Rd, St Mawes, Truro, Cornwall

What food is it? The dining room at Hotel Tresanton has a calm and cool Mediterranean atmosphere with a mosaic floor and tongue and groove walls. The menu changes a little each day, but the emphasis is always on fresh fish. Dogs are also welcome on the terrace or in the Dogs' bar.

Who goes there? Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, Madonna


Where is it? 1 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea

What food is it? Bourgee restaurant in the heart of Southend-on-sea is luxurious yet affordable dining experience with a lobster and steak-focussed menu.

Who goes there? Thom Evans, Ferne McCann, Harry Derbridge

Road Hole

Where is it? Old Station Rd, St Andrews, Scotland

What food is it? Working closely with the best Scottish producers and suppliers, the dishes at Road Hole feature the finest seasonal ingredients from Scotland's fabulous larder including delicious West Coast scallops, perfect Dornoch pork and tender Black Isle beef fillet.

Who goes there? Elizabeth Hurley, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, Hugh Grant


Where is it? 9 Conduit St, London

What food is it? This quirky, 18th-century townhouse tea room serves classic cream tea in the afternoon and a mixture of foods from meat and fish to pasta and risotto in the evening. Celebrated British artist, David Shrigley, has transformed the Gallery at sketch as part of a long-term programme of artist-conceived restaurants and it's interior is truly magnificent, matching the extraordinary service and food. The sketch space also transforms into a cocktail lounge every evening too.

Who goes there? Taylor Swift, Jessica Alba, Harry Styles


Where is it? 4 Princes St, Mayfair, London

What food is it? Chisou is simple, contemporary Japanese restaurant with an extensive menu of sushi, traditional cuisine and sake.

Who goes there? Gwyneth Paltrow, Penelope Cruz

Just don't tell 'em we told you….