THREE restaurants in Bucks are officially among the 100 best in Britain.

Judges in the annual National Restaurant Awards have published the 2019 results of the ‘definitive’ list of the best places to eat in the country.

Bucks Free Press:

And it’s a familiar story at two of the county’s culinary hotspots, with celebrity Marlow chef Tom Kerridge appearing in the list twice for the second year in a row.

His two Michelin star Hand and Flowers in West Street, Marlow, shot up 25 places to number 37 on the UK list.

However his pub The Coach, which opened in the former Coach and Horses pub in 2014 and soared to number 12 in last year’s rankings, only made it to 36 this time around.

Bucks Free Press:

But there’s a new entry this year, as another Bucks eatery joins the elite list.

The Mash Inn, Radnage enters the top 100 list at number 81, with the judges praising the restaurant’s ethos of ‘hospitality for grown-ups’.

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Bucks Free Press:

Pic. Kuba Nowak​/Mash Inn/Vimeo

They said: “Headed up by chef Jon Parry, the restaurant is central to the unwinding process, serving modern British food, much of which is grown on the grounds and cooked over a huge wood-fired grill in the open kitchen.

“Most diners start with a drink in the dinky bar at the front, complete with stained glass window and flagstone floors, before heading through to the bright dining room, which has French windows looking out over the beautiful landscape.

Bucks Free Press:

“Choose between the three-course or tasting menus and expect dishes full of seasonal flavours. Cured muntjac with pickled blackberries and sorrel (all sourced within a mile of the inn) could be followed by a charred tranche of Cornish brill still smoking from the fire.”

Mr Kerridge, who also owns and operates the Butcher’s Tap on Spittal Street, said he was ‘so proud of all the amazing guys’ at both his winning eateries.

Elsewhere, Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Great Milton made the list again, but this time at 67 - down from 25 in 2018.

Culinary hotspot Bray features as ever, with Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck coming in at 58.

And The Crown at Burchett’s Green, near Maidenhead, reaches the heights on 35. 

The National Restaurant Awards, handed out every June, are sponsored by Estrella Damm.