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At one time Ludlow boasted three Michelin star restaurants. At the time of writing this has shrunk to one. La Becasse, a former "star", closed last year but is rumoured to be re-opening soon under the stewardship of Alan Murchison. I'm sure he will be targeting a Michelin star.

The growth of quality restaurants has continued, however, and this page features my recommendations. In no particular order here are my current top ten:
1. Mr Underhill's - Ludlow's Michelin star restaurant, one of the best in this category in the country.
Mr Underhill's is situated in the bottom left of the above picture, in the shadow of Ludlow Castle. A restaurant experience for a special occasion.
2. The Green Cafe - My favourite Ludlow restaurant for value for money and quality of food and service.
The Green Cafe is situated very close to Mr Underhill's, also on the river bank. Check out the Trip Advisor reviews if you don't believe how good it is - it's rated No 2 (behind the Fish House - see below) of 69 Ludlow restaurants!
3. The Queen's  - My local. Very competitively priced local beer and tasty home made food like fish pie.  
4. The Clive - A restaurant with rooms close to Ludlow racecourse.
The Clive, Bromfield, Ludlow
5. Ludlow Kitchen - A few hundred yards from the Clive.

Uses fresh produce from the Earl Of Plymouth estate/Ludlow Food Centre (Britain's best farm shop 2013). Opened Easter 2013.  

6. The French Pantry - Quality bistro, especially for lunch.

7. The Cliffe at Dinham - Refurbished and modernised. Managed by team that used to run The Clive. Five minutes walk from Green Cafe. Look out for value 2/3 course promotions. Up at No 4 on trip advisor. 

Impressive new extension at the Cliffe Hotel

8. Chang Thai - You can also enjoy their excellent Thai food in the bar (The Globe, adjacent to the restaurant) or from their take-away opposite the Co-Op.

Ludlow has two Indian restaurants the best of which I think is Golden Moments, however my Asian of choice is definitely Ludlow's Thai restaurant: Chang Thai.
9. The Fish House - Oyster bar and fishmonger. Enjoy a glass of wine and a plate of Whitby dressed crab at a barrel table.

10. The Stagg Inn - A Michelin-starred Gastro Pub not in Ludlow but around thirty minutes drive away at Titley.

Sunday lunch at the Stagg must be the best value Michelin-starred three-course meal and is strongly recommended. 

Mike Q 
March 2015