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At The Good Food Guide we equip members with the knowledge to eat out well wherever they go. But we're also here to bring them money-can't-buy experiences. As a member of The Good Food Guide, you get access to exclusive events, from restaurant previews to foraging walks, and unique dining experiences with renowned chefs.

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Good Food Guide members events

Coming up:

Mýse, Hovingham, Friday 27th September

Located in this years Most Exciting Food Destination in The Good Food Guide Awards Good Food Guide members' will get to experience this exceptionally rated restaurant exclusively at our next meet the chef event.

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Previous member events:

Farewell Pollen Street Social lunch, Saturday 13th July

The Good Food Guide gave a grand farewell to one of Britain's most important restaurants of the past decade at this special lunch. In celebration of Pollen Street's standing in the Guide, Jason Atherton created a special menu to chart the course of its success over the years from as early as 2015. After lunch Jason reflected with the Guide's co-editor Elizabeth Carter on the restaurant's legacy.

Our Farm, Monday 1st July

Good Food Guide Members got to experience the best of the British farm-to-table lunches powering the kitchen of World Class-rated L’Enclume. Head farmer John Rowlands took us behind the scenes of the unique regenerative growing operation, which won the Best Farm to Table prize at The Good Food Guide Awards 2024. The lunch was a generous feast with Simon Rogan and Head Chef Liam Fitzpatrick.

Elystan Street, Saturday 8th June

Good Food Guide members' enjoyed lunch at Elystan Street on Saturday 8th June, with the prolific chef Phil Howard and restaurateur Rebecca Mascarenhas. Over a special four-course lunch the best of the summer season was delivered with skill and precision by Phil and his team - including roasted fillet of Cornish cod with lardo di colonnata, new season’s peas, braised lettuce and spring onions. After lunch, our co-editor Elizabeth Carter will hosted a memorable Q&A with Phil and Rebecca on running top neighbourhood restaurants in the tricky 2024 climate and how the industry has changed over the past 20 years and the importance of a good butter.

Lunch at WOVEN with Adam Smith

Fresh from a triumphant turn in this year’s Great British Menu, our members joined us for an exclusive lunch with Adam Smith at his restaurant Woven, within the beautiful surrounds of Coworth Park in springtime bloom. Smith cooked his winning fish course 'Road to Paris' as part of a seasonal menu, with English sparkling wine and still pairings from Chapel Down. After lunch, there was a Q&A with Adam Smith and a walk through the Coworth Park grounds.

'It was an excellent event - probably the best meal we've enjoyed in the last 12 months.' - Good Food Guide member

Lunch at Amaya celebrating 'The evolution of Indian food in the UK'

The Amaya team cooked a special twelve-course tasting lunch for Good Food Guide members. Diners enjoyed sharing plates, with dishes including tandoori ocean wild prawns and smoked chilli lamb chops. Lunch was followed by a Q&A with Camellia Panjabi hosted by Elizabeth Carter, discussing the evolution of Indian food in the UK.

'We loved the event. Paying upfront (i.e., we could arrive ready to enjoy ourselves rather than contemplating prices) for an innovative, excellent meal with multiple tastes and textures followed by a discussion of the cuisine and restaurant.'
- Good Food Guide member

Lunch at Carters of Moseley summer residency with Brad Carter

Good Food Guide members joined Brad Carter at Westlands in Evesham, one of the restaurant’s key producers and its temporary home for the 2023 summer season. In one of the impressive glasshouses, Brad and the team cooked a special eight-course tasting lunch for Good Food Guide members. Lunch was followed by a Q&A hosted by Good Food Guide editor, Elizabeth Carter, and we rounded off the afternoon with a tour of the gardens and greenhouses with Westlands’ owner Will Boers. Tickets included a glass of Gusbourne sparkling wine on arrival and the eight-course lunch.

'We had a brilliant experience, loved the concept, the partnership of the restaurant and producer, the themes of sustainability and British produce and of course the incredible food.' - Good Food Guide member

Lunch at Pollen Street Social with Jason Atherton

The Good Food Guide member exclusive lunch at Jason Atherton's exceltpional-rated Pollen Street Social restaurant in Mayfair, London began with a welcome glass of Moët & Chandon champagne, followed by a 3-course menu cooked by Jason Atherton and his team. During the event, there was an interactive Q&A with Jason Atherton, hosted by Good Food Guide editor Elizabeth Carter.

'Loved it. Well organised. DREAMY food! Great to meet Jason Atherton and he answered the questions very well. Fantastic staff, attentive and knowledgeable and appeared happy.' - Good Food Guide member

Dinner at The Sportsman with Stephen Harris and Will Devlin

The Good Food Guide hosted an intimate night at The Sportsman with the inimitable Stephen Harris joined by our Chef to Watch of 2020, and owner of The Small Holding, Will Devlin.The duo collaborated to cook a six-course dinner exclusively for members of The Good Food Guide Club, with a line up of elegant, brilliantly delicious dishes using the best local ingredients. To top things off, Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew MW of Noble Rot poured a special selection of matched wines and spoke to guests about delivering great value in a wine list.

'Only positive feedback – the food and format were outstanding and I hope this will be my first of many events!' - Good Food Guide member

Foraging walk in Hampstead Heath

In spring 2024, we headed back to the Heath for our next Good Food Guide members-only foraging event with Flavour Fred. Learning about brewing herbs, bittersweet liqueurs, and spot blossoms bursting into life, we explored the abundance of fresh greens including many punchy alliums, varieties of tart sorrel and more.