Two renowned Lake District restaurants have been crowned among the very best in the UK.

Travel writer Tabitha Joyce remarked that these restaurants are "worth touring the country for – plus some seriously smart bedrooms to boot" in a recent review.

Both restaurants are deemed to be among the very best in UK culinary and it is not hard to see why.

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L’Enclume, Lake District 

The Telegraph said: "This restaurant with rooms from Simon Rogan (who arguably led the way in Britain for menus driven by foraging and local sourcing) has two restaurants, set five minutes apart – one with a Michelin star, the other with three.

"The three Michelin-starred L’Enclume (tasting menu from £250) offers 15 courses, each made with exceptional skill, balance and creativity. 

"L’Enclume’s sister restaurant is the one Michelin-starred Rogan & Co (three courses plus canapés and pre-dessert cost from £79). It offers the same skill – on display in a semi-open kitchen – with a more straightforward presentation.

"The smart but unshowy rooms are scattered around the restaurants, all within the pretty village of Cartmel."

Book it: Doubles from £270, including breakfast (01539 536362;

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Forest Side, Lake District 

The Telegraph said: "The vast kitchen garden is a clue that this solid Victorian villa is not what it seems. A Michelin-starred restaurant-with-rooms, interiors are coolly elegant and flooded with light while head chef Paul Leonard’s food is creative, with a real sense of terroir.

"The seven-strong kitchen brigade build complex, though unflashy, and precisely flavour-balanced dishes that are more filling than their small size suggests. Perhaps beef tartare with caviar and smoked bone marrow, a punchy salad of pickled vegetables and walnuts, tiny gnocchi with caramelised shallots and wild garlic.

"All 20 rooms share the same softly elegant style: unvarnished fruitwood Gustavian furniture, chocolate carpets, dove-grey walls and shimmery fabrics in silver and delicate aqua."

Book it: Doubles from £320, including breakfast (01539 435250;