Resident food writer Andy Lynes reveals how this seaside city now has a distinctive dining identity that’s well worth taking the train from London to experience.
Pining for large open spaces and fresh country air? These pubs are all close enough to town for you to countenance a day trip - and some have rooms to stay over if you fancy.
To go alongside our guides to all the new and upcoming London restaurants, here's our guide to the very best restaurants opening around the country
Mark Birchall and his team have turned this Jacobean manor house into a world class destination for foodies - we checked in for a modern day feast.