Best of British, coming to a plate near you

From Saturday until 5 October, restaurants around the UK are celebrating home-grown produce during British Food Fortnight.

Between 25 September and 2 October, chefs from the Lake District's Sharrow Bay will bring Cumbrian cuisine to the Fifth Floor Restaurant, Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, London (020-7235 5250;

Next weekend, TV chef Matt Tebbutt will offer special dishes of wild and foraged foods, including wood pigeon and snails, at The Fox Hunter, Nantyderry, Abergavenny (01873 881101;

A five-course Yorkshire tasting menu will be served from Friday until 27 September at Melton's, 7 Scarcroft Road, York (01904 634341; meltonsrestaurant., including Whitby crab with pasta.

The Oh So British menu at The Red Lion Inn, Clanville, Andover, Hampshire (01264 771007;, will feature classic British dishes such as steak, kidney and Guinness pudding.

The three-course British Food Fortnight dinner at The Red Lion, High Street, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire (01799 530 601; on 25 September includes hot smoked Wiltshire rainbow trout from River Farm Smokery in Bottisham.

Andy Lynes