Two Bedfordshire restaurants have been named in the prestigious Michelin Restaurant Guide 2022.
Steve Barriger’s Eileens in Ampthill and Paris House in Woburn have secured a place in the guide.
Eileens has been praised by the prestigious brand for its intimate size and successful menu.
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The guidebook description says: “This charming little restaurant has just eight tables and is named after Steve’s grandmother, who inspired his career as a chef.
“Two monthly-changing tasting menus feature complex dishes — often with a seasonal ingredient used in several different ways — and the flavors are bold and rich.”
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Also highly rated on TripAdvisor, guests point to the variety of high-quality dishes and high-quality service.
One customer said: “I’ve wanted to try this place for ages and finally got a seven course tasting menu for a party of 10. Amazing food! All the dishes were very inventive and tasty. The food and they have all said the wine complemented the food perfectly Staff were great very friendly and knowledgeable Great place to come for special occasions Will be back.
Meanwhile, Paris House, located in Woburn Park, has been praised for its creativity.
The guide’s description of the restaurant says: “A beautiful mock Tudor house built in Paris and reassembled in idyllic grounds; have a drink on the terrace while watching the deer.
“Tasting menus offer creative and complex dishes with challenging flavor combinations. Alternate menus are available for those with specific dietary needs.”
TripAdvisor customers have praised the restaurant for its dining experience. One review reads: “What a wonderful experience from start to finish. Outstanding hospitality and service from all the staff, especially the sommelier (who was not only knowledgeable and experienced, but fun and responsive).
“The menu is exciting and takes you on a great journey, we didn’t want the night to end. Star required, star justified, star deserved. Thank you Paris House for another exceptional dining experience.”