I continue to wonder if Hedone is the UK's most under appreciated restaurant. On the occasion of our first visit last year, we suggested it was one of the best meals of the year, where a unique vision of food was being crafted by chef-proprietor Mikael Jonsson. Back then it was relatively early days and we speculated that an exciting future awaited. Returning to Hedone with fellow blogger cumbriafoodie I was again struck by how Mikael's approach of the best ingredients shown off to the best advantage makes for such a compelling meal. From warm crab cooked to order, cepes and marinated duck's foie gras, the most amazing roasted pork chop of suckling "Noir De Biggore" pig through to roasted snipe and more, each dish is a exceptional without fail. Not only is my view unchanged then, it is strengthened: Hedone is one of the very best and most exciting restaurants in the UK today.
We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. (Oscar Wilde)